Fast Facts: Moose at Texas – Oct. 27By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: October 27th 2023
The Manitoba Moose dodged Winnipeg's first snowfall this week, flying south to Texas for a pair of games against the Stars. The antlered ones split their season-opening, four-game home stand against Calgary and Iowa. The last time out, Manitoba roasted the Wild by an 8-2 count. Seven different goal-scorers cashed in for the Moose in the victory. The Stars roll in on a three-game winning streak, sweeping a quick trip through Chicago and Milwaukee.
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Manitoba’s eight goal outburst on Saturday represented a season-high for the club. The last time Manitoba hung up eight on an opponent was April 8/21 in a contest against the Belleville Senators. Current Moose players C.J. Suess, Jeff Malott, Nicholas Jones and Kristian Reichel all scored in that game. Three of those players scored on Sunday. In present day, the game featured six skaters recording their first goal of the season. Nicholas Jones and Jeff Malott tallied in the first, C.J. Suess, Axel Jonsson-Fjallby and Parker Ford netted goals in the second, with Tyrel Bauer bringing up the rear in the third. Goaltender Collin Delia, who was making his third straight start in net, was also credited with a second period assist for the fourth helper of his career. In total, 16 of 19 Moose players involved in the game registered a point in the victory.
Vaulting Up the Board
Parker Ford found the back of the net and added an assist in Manitoba’s recent victory. The forward is riding a two-game point streak and has notched three points (1G, 2A) in that span. The two-point game was also the first multi-point outing of Ford’s professional career. Ford, who notched four points in eight contests with the Moose in 2022-23, is on the cusp of matching his previous career-high. The Wakefield, R.I. product is tied for fourth in Moose scoring and is one of four Moose rookies who rank in the top-20 of AHL first-year scoring.
Brad Lambert registered a first period assist on Saturday. The helper gives the forward a least one point in every game he’s appeared in this season. The four-game streak is the longest of Lambert’s AHL career, with the previous high of three coming this past season. The streak is also the longest on the Moose so far through the 2023-24 campaign. Lambert co-leads the Moose in scoring and has registered six points (3G, 3A) through four contests. The Lahti, Finland product, a 2022 Winnipeg first round pick, ranks third among all AHL rookies in both goals and overall scoring.
Wyatt Bongiovanni recorded three assists against Iowa on Sunday. The forward, who was signed to a two-year entry-level contract with Winnipeg in 2022, didn’t record his third assist of the season until the month of February during the 2022-23 campaign. The three-point outing also represents the second time Bongiovanni has achieved the feat in the AHL career. The first came on Feb. 23/23, when the forward notched a pair of goals and an assist in a 3-2 win over Milwaukee. Bongiovanni is now tied for fourth overall in Moose scoring and paces the squad with a plus-four rating.
Kyle Capobianco tallied four points (2G, 2A) in the Moose win on Saturday. That marks the second time in his AHL career the defender has notched a quartet of points in a single contest. The first time came on Feb. 26/21 when the Mississauga, Ont. native played for Tucson. Capobianco now co-leads the Moose with six points (3G, 3A) through four games.