Fast Facts: Moose vs. Rockford – Nov. 5By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: November 5th 2023
The Manitoba Moose and Rockford IceHogs clash in a rematch of yesterday's 4-3 IceHogs win at Canada Life Centre (2 p.m.). Cole Guttman scored midway through the third to give Rockford a 3-2 lead and Filip Roos scored the eventual winner into an empty net. Kyle Capobianco had three assists for the Moose, while Nikita Chibrikov had two points (1G, 1A) in the loss. The first 3,000 fans at today's game will receive a Team Poster. Puck drop for today's game is scheduled for 2 p.m. CT. Tickets are available at MooseHockey.com/TICKETS.
A Whole Bushel of Apples
Defenceman Kyle Capobianco continues to rack up assists, adding another three to his basket yesterday. The game marked Capobianco’s second-career three-assist game, and second multi-assist game of the season. The defender has seven assists, and 11 points, over his past five games. The five-game point streak brings Capobianco to second among all AHL defenders in scoring, and tied for the lead among defencemen in goals. The Mississauga, Ont. product comes into today’s action chasing a milestone, needing just a pair of helpers to hit 100 for his career.
Three Moose skaters cleared double-digits in the points column yesterday as Kyle Capobianco, Brad Lambert and Nikita Chibrikov all registered their 10th point of the season. Lambert’s second period power play goal pushed the rookie to 10 points (5G, 5A). Capobianco cruised into double-digits on the same goal, and kept on going to 11 points (4G, 7A) on the campaign. Chibrikov scored his second goal of the season late in the third period to reach 10 points (2G, 8A). The Winnipeg Jets 2021 second round pick’s eight assists leads AHL rookies, while he and Lambert are tied for third among the league’s scorers in overall points.
Familiar Face Between the Pipes
Moose netminder Collin Delia posted 28 saves in yesterday’s contest against Rockford. The netminder, who inked a one-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets this summer, played for the IceHogs from 2017-2022. In that time, Delia appeared in 112 contests and posted a record of 59-39-18, a 2.79 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage. Over the course of his Rockford career, the netminder ranks second in the following categories: games played, wins, minutes played and saves. Delia’s five shutouts place him in a two-way tie for third.
Keep Up That Shot Volume
The Moose lead the AHL by averaging 39.0 shots per game. That mark is a full 2.57 shots clear of second place Coachella Valley. Manitoba recorded 30 or more shots in each of its first seven games this season. After recording exactly 30 in their first game, the Moose tallied 35 or more shots in the next six games. Manitoba reached 40 shots in three of those games. The season high for the club is 48, recorded in an 8-2 win over Iowa on Oct. 21. Nikita Chibrikov leads the Moose with 29 shots in seven games. Artemi Kniazev paces the defenders with 25 shots in six games. The Moose are one of six teams with at least five players who have recorded at least 20 shots. The Providence Bruins lead the way with six players.
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby scored in Manitoba’s contest yesterday. The forward has scored in consecutive contests and put together his first point streak of the campaign. The winger has notched four points (3G, 1A) through seven games and has registered 83 career AHL points (46G, 37A) in 163 games split between Manitoba and Hershey.