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Fast Facts: Moose at Rockford - Jan. 30 - Manitoba Moose


Fast Facts: Moose at Rockford – Jan. 30

By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: January 30th 2024

The Manitoba Moose are back in Rockford to face off against the IceHogs tonight (7 p.m. CT). It's the second of three games between the clubs in the span of a week as the Moose hit the midway point of their five-game road trip. Manitoba has wins in two straight after picking up a 2-1 victory against the Chicago Wolves on Sunday. Rockford has dropped three straight including a 5-3 loss to the Moose on Saturday. Coverage of tonight's game begins at 6:45 p.m. CT on CJOB.com/sports, the Winnipeg Jets App and AHLTV.

Racking Up Points

Kyle Capobianco scored the game-winning goal against Chicago on Sunday afternoon. The tally was the defender’s first winner since the 2019-20 season with Tucson. The Mississauga, Ont. product is currently riding a two-game point streak and has recorded four points (1G, 3A) over that span. Capobianco now leads the Moose squad in scoring and has registered 30 points (7G, 23A) in 36 games. He’s the first Manitoba skater this season to reach the 30-point plateau and is tied for fourth among all AHL defencemen in scoring. Capobianco is currently two points back of Chicago’s Matt Donovan and Ontario’s Brandt Clarke for the top spot.

Portage la Prairie Proud

Defenceman Dean Stewart scored the tying goal in Manitoba’s most recent contest against Chicago. The tally is Stewart’s first of the campaign and gives the defender at least one goal in every Moose season he’s skated in. The Portage la Prairie, Man. product has recorded four points (1G, 3A) in 24 games this season and is shooting at a career-best 3.4 percent clip. Stewart, who skated in his 100th AHL contest Jan. 7/24 against Belleville, has notched 31 career AHL points (3G, 28A) in 105 contests, all with Manitoba.

Czech This Out

Kristian Reichel posted an assist on the game-winning Moose goal in Manitoba’s weekend road game. Reichel, who re-signed a two-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets in 2022, is riding a three-game point streak, the longest of his 2023-24 season, and has three points (2G, 1A) in that span. In addition, the forward’s three goals in the month of January rank him second on the squad. Reichel has recorded 11 points (7G, 4A) in 37 games this campaign, which places the forward ninth in overall Moose scoring. The Litvinov, Czech Republic product is four assists away from 50 in his AHL career and has produced 87 points (41G, 46A) in 251 games.


The Moose haven’t allowed more than 20 shots on goal in their past two outings. During those games, Manitoba allowed less than 10 shots in four out of six periods. Expanding the view to the Month of January, the team has allowed 25 shots or less in four straight games and five of the past six. Moose opponents have cleared 30 shots in just three of 11 games throughout the month. The Moose are averaging 26 shots against per game over that span.

Who's Trending?

Thomas Milic recorded the road win in Chicago on Sunday and finished the contest with 18 saves. Milic, Winnipeg’s 2023 fifth round selection, has appeared in six games for the Moose this season and has posted a record of 2-2-0 alongside a 2.95 goals-against average and a .893 save percentage. The netminder secured his first AHL win Nov. 17/23 in Belleville.