WINNIPEG, MB – It was just a matter of time before the Moose notched their first win at the MTS Centre in front of their fans.
After Thursday night’s game in which they deserved a better fate, the team built off their performance against the top Western Conference team the Chicago Wolves and kept grinding it out. The grind paid off as they got there first home with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Wolves in front of 8812 crazy Moose fans.
Moose goalie Eric Comrie, who has been good all season, got the win making 22 saves off 24 shots.
Wolves Goalie Pheonix Copley took the loss but kept his Wolves in the game, as again the Moose were playing an up tempo game throwing everything at the net. Copley stopped 28 of 31 Moose shots.
This game had everything including some nastiness as rookie blue liner and Winnipeg boy Pete Stoykewych who took exception to a huge hit by Jeremy Welsh on Josh Morrissey. Stoykewych came to his teammates aid and dropped the mitts for a spirited tilt. Stoykewych ended up with 17 minutes in penalties on the play.
This game was also very physical on the walls as these two sure got there past rivalry back and going again. Patrice Cormier threw a few thunderous checks for the Moose.
Manitoba got goals from Scott Kosmachuk his 2nd of the season a power play marker, Jiri Fronk got his 2nd in as many nights, and Joel Armia scored the OT winner on a breakaway his 3rd of the season.
Chicago got goals from Ty Rattie scored his 6th, Danny Kristo also notched his 6th goal of the season.
Its still going to be an uphill battle for the young Moose to claw their way back into the playoff race but after this weekend’s games against the Wolves, the Moose know they can play with anybody in the league.
The Moose will look to build on this huge win as they get a week off to prepare for there next opponent the Bakersfield Condors for a two-game set.
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