Fast Facts: Moose vs. Milwaukee – Feb. 25By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: February 25th 2023
The Manitoba Moose can pull even in the standings with the Milwaukee Admirals today, but need a regulation win to do so. The Moose held on for a 3-2 win Thursday evening to extend the team’s point streak to eight games (6-0-1-1). The win pulled Manitoba to within two points of the second-place Admirals.
It’s Military Appreciation Day at Canada Life Centre as the Moose celebrate the 100th Anniversary of HMCS Chippawa, sporting special edition military-themed jerseys. Game worn jerseys will be available for auction on the concourse and online following the game. Proceeds support local military family programs. Tickets for today’s 2 p.m. game are available at MooseHockey.com/TICKETS.
Wyatt Bongiovanni picked up three points (2G, 1A) in Manitoba’s win on Thursday. It was the first time in his professional career the forward scored three points in a single contest. In addition, the stat line was the first time the rookie forward recorded a multi-goal game in the AHL. Bongiovanni has tallied five points (3G, 2A) over his past five games and has 15 points (11G, 4A) in 46 contests. He is also the seventh member of the Moose to notched double-digit goals this season. The Birmingham, Mich. product leads Moose rookies in goals and points.
Ville Heinola tallied a pair of assists Thursday evening. The defender recorded his second straight game of two assists and finds himself on a three-game assist streak (5A). Heinola, a first round pick of Winnipeg in 2019, has tallied multi-assist games six times this season. With the pair of helpers, the Honkajoki, Finland product equaled his career-high of 26 points (3G, 23A) in 27 games. His previous high was set in
2021-22 through 41 contests. Heinola has 64 points (12G, 52A) in 90 career AHL games.
Kristian Reichel is on the verge of playing 200 AHL games. Through his first 199 games, all with Manitoba, Reichel has 72 points (34G, 38A). Once he hits the mark, Reichel will be the 35th player to suit up in 200 games with the Moose. The forward is in the midst of a career season with 20 points (9G, 11A) over the course of 46 games. The Litivinov, Czechia product also has a pair of shorthanded goals, which paces the Moose and ties his career-high from 2021-22. The forward co-leads the club with six goals in February.
Moose and Admirals are heading into their 25th matchup (regular season and playoffs) in the past two seasons. The two sides have met seven times this season. The Moose own a record of 3-2-1-1 in the season series. Manitoba and Milwaukee met a grand total of 12 times during the 2021-22 regular season, with the Moose posting a record of 7-4-1-0. The Moose and Admirals also met in the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs, with Manitoba dropping the set in five games. The teams currently rank second and third in the Central Division. So if the season playoffs ended today, Moose and Admirals would once again find themselves matched up against each other.
Tyler Boland recorded an assist in Manitoba’s win. That gives the forward two points (1G, 1A) over his past two games. It’s the fourth time this season that Boland, who inked a two-year contract in January 2022, has been on a two-game point streak. The forward has recorded 15 points (6G, 9A) in 29 games.