Fast Facts: Moose at Abbotsford – March 7By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: March 7th 2023
After finishing their eight-game home stand, the Manitoba Moose are on the road to start a seven-game journey in Abbotsford tonight. The Moose wrapped up their run at Canada Life Centre with a 6-1-0-1 mark, including their 30th win on Sunday against Chicago. Dominic Toninato scored early in the third period to give Manitoba the lead on the way to a 5-3 win over the Wolves. Now the Moose shift their focus to the Canucks, trying to turn around a 1-3-0-0 record against Abbotsford this season. Coverage of tonight’s 9 p.m. CT game begins at 8:45 p.m. CT on CJOB.com/sports, the Winnipeg Jets App and AHLTV.
Nicholas Jones notched two assists in the Moose win on Sunday. The pair of points represented the fourth multi-point outing of the season for the forward. The Edmonton, Alta. product has notched 16 points (3G, 13A) in 51 games and is one of six Moose skaters to record a shorthanded marker this season. The winger has registered 83 points (28G, 55A) in 217 AHL contests and has at least one game-winning goal to his credit in each of the past four seasons.
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Alex Limoges found his return to the scoresheet with an assist in on Sunday. The assist gives the forward 42 points (13G, 29A) in 46 games, which ranks first among Moose skaters. Limoges has now matched former Moose forward Mikey Eyssimont’s team-leading point total from 2021-22. Eyssimont achieved the total in 58 contests. Limoges ranks second on the Moose with six power play tallies and third with four game-winning goals. The Winchester, Vir. product has notched 103 career points (47G, 56A) in 131 AHL contests.
Jansen Harkins registered two points (1G, 1A) on Sunday afternoon. The forward has tallied 28 points (14G, 14A) in 25 games and sits three points shy of matching his career high of 31 points he achieved in both 2018-19 and 2020-21. In addition, Harkins is one goal away from tying the career-high 15 markers he scored in 2018-19. The North Vancouver, B.C. product has notched eight multi-point contests this season, which ties his career high mark from 2019-20 in five fewer games. Harkins has racked up 110 points (41G, 69A) in 181 AHL games, ranks fourth on the Moose in total points and stands second on the club with a plus-13 rating.
On Monday morning the Moose signed forward Zack Andrusiak to a professional tryout. Andrusiak, 24, has suited up in 48 games for the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones this season while recording 58 points (24G, 34A). The forward has 191 games of ECHL experience under his belt with 153 points (64G, 89A) split between the Idaho Steelheads, Orlando Solar Bears and Cincinnati. Andrusiak also appeared in two AHL games with the Tucson Roadrunners in 2021-22. Prior to making his professional debut, the Yorkton, Sask. product skated four seasons with the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders, Seattle Thunderbirds and Everett Silvertips. Andrusiak registered 149 points (80G, 69A) in 202 career WHL games.
Cole Maier notched two points (1G, 1A) in Manitoba’s win over Chicago. Maier has broken the 20-point barrier for the second time in his AHL career and is up to 24 points (13G, 11A) in 37 games. The pivot has recorded 91 points (46G, 45A) in 198 contests and is tied for third on the Moose in goals this season.