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Fast Facts: Moose vs. Chicago - Jan. 24 - Manitoba Moose


Fast Facts: Moose vs. Chicago – Jan. 24

By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: January 24th 2024

The Manitoba Moose close out their four-game homestand tonight with a rematch against the Chicago Wolves. The visitors snagged a 2-1 victory last night, holding off a late push from the Moose. Max Comtois and Vasily Ponomarev scored for the Wolves, while Ville Heinola tallied the lone Moose goal. Tickets for tonight's 7 p.m. clash are available at MooseHockey.com/TICKETS.

Finding Twine

Ville Heinola scored the lone Moose goal in yesterday’s contest against Chicago. The defenceman’s tally was his first of the season. Heinola, a 2019 Winnipeg first round selection, is riding a two-game point streak and has tallied a pair of points (1G, 1A) in that span. The defender has produced 78 total points (14G, 64A) over 115 career AHL contests with Manitoba. The Honkajoki, Finland product ranks 10th overall in Moose history with 64 assists and is two points shy of chasing down former Moose blue liner Sami Niku for the 10th most points all-time by a Manitoba defenceman.

Pucks to the Net

The Moose have recorded 1042 shots on goal throughout the 2023-24 season. Manitoba records the most shots in the third period, tallying 354 in the final stanza. The second period comes next with 341 shots, and the first features 332. The club is a +21 on shot differential this season, having allowed 1021 shots on goal. Jeff Malott leads the Moose with 89 shots on goal, followed by Parker Ford (82), Brad Lambert (81) and Nikita Chibrikov (80). Forward Wyatt Bongiovanni leads Manitoba skaters with at least 40 shots on goal with a 17.8 percent shooting percentage, scoring eight goals on 45 shots.

That’s 20!

Defenceman Kyle Capobianco is the first Moose skater to record 20 assists this season. Capobianco reached the mark in 33 games, and is just eight back of his career-high set in his rookie season back in 2017-18. The Mississauga, Ont. product also leads Moose rear-guards with six goals and 26 points. Capobianco is tied for sixth among AHL defencemen in assists. Capobianco is tied for sixth among the league’s defenders with 26 points (6G, 20A).

Who's Trending?

Nikita Chibrikov posted an assist in yesterday’s contest against Chicago. The forward, a 2021 second round Winnipeg selection, is riding a three-game point streak and has recorded four points (3G, 1A) over that span. The rookie forward leads the Moose with 29 points (13G, 16A) over 34 contests and co-leads the team five markers on the power play.