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Fast Facts: Moose vs. Toronto - Jan. 27 - Manitoba Moose


Fast Facts: Moose vs. Toronto – Jan. 27

By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: January 27th 2023

The Manitoba Moose open up the final weekend of a six-game home stand with the first of two matchups against the Toronto Marlies tonight at 7 p.m. The Moose roll into the contest winners of four of their past five games, including a pair of overtime wins against Texas last weekend. The Marlies are tied for the league-lead with 28 wins this season and have won nine of their past 10 outings. Tickets for tonight’s game are available at MooseHockey.com/TICKETS.

Roster Moves

Ville Heinola was reassigned to the Moose by the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. The defenceman has 11 points (1G, 10A) in 14 games with the Moose this season. The Honkajoki, Finland product sits fourth on the team in scoring among defencemen and paces the club with a plus-17 rating. Heinola has 49 points (10G, 39A) in 77 AHL contests, all with the Moose, in his career. The club also reassigned forward Isaac Johnson to the ECHL’s Newfoundland Growlers. Johnson appeared in seven games with the Moose this season and tallied one assist. The Moose also made a pair of moves and reassigned Chris Martenet to Newfoundland and Joseph Nardi to the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL.

Two Goals, Two Points

Dominic Toninato tallied a pair of goals, including the overtime winner, in Manitoba’s Sunday win over Texas. The forward, who was drafted by Toronto in the fifth round in 2012, notched his only other AHL overtime winning goal on Dec. 29/17 against the Stars when he was a member of the San Antonio Rampage. Toninato has accumulated 14 points (8G, 6A) in 21 games this season. The forward’s trio of game-winning markers also tie a career-high set back in the 2019-20 campaign. When Toninato, who has suited up with four different AHL teams, scores two goals in a contest, the combined record since the 2017-18 season stands at 5-0-0-0.

Bombastic Berliner

Leon Gawanke notched his second goal in three games in Manitoba’s extra time win over Texas on Sunday. The tally gives the defenceman 19 points (9G, 9A) in 35 games. Gawanke is now one goal away from tying his career-high of 10 that was set last season over the course of 65 contests. Four of Gawanke’s nine goals have come by way of the power play, which ranks him first among Moose blue liners and second  overall on the team. The Berlin, Germany product is in a tie for second overall among AHL blue liners in goals and power play goals. The defenceman has also equaled his career-high in power play markers from this past season.

Rookie Rising

Daniel Torgersson scored his second goal in as many games in Manitoba’s victory over Texas. The Hono, Sweden product, who is in the midst of his AHL rookie season, has tallied nine points (5G, 4A) in 36 games. The forward is currently riding a two-game point streak, which is one game shy of his career-high three that he set during a late-season stint in Manitoba at the end of the 2021-22 campaign. Torgersson, the second round pick of Winnipeg in 2020, sits fourth amongst Moose rookies so far this season.

Who’s Trending?

Alex Limoges registered an assist on Manitoba’s Sunday win over Texas. The forward is in the midst of a three-game point streak and has tallied six points (1G, 5A) over that span. Limoges leads the Moose in scoring with 35 points (9G, 26A) in 35 games. He also recorded his first career four-point game (1G, 3A) in Manitoba’s overtime win on Saturday.