DES MOINES IA – Nothing better then opening night and the Manitoba Moose were looking very optimistic with what the future holds for the upcoming year. With new coach Pascal Vincent at the helm the team will be looking for big things from the baby Jets in year two in Winnipeg.
The Moose were on the road facing one of there rivals the Iowa Wild after seeing the Wild last weekend in preseason these two teams were expecting a physical battle. The Moose played a solid road game and got some key stops from goaltender Eric Comrie and held on for a 3-1 win.
Comrie who will share the net with NHL vet Ondrej Pavelec who was sent down by the Jets made 28 stops to help preserve the win.
Two young Jets prospects got their first pro goals as Nelson Nogier and 2015 first round pick Jack Roslovic found the back of the net.
Manitoba also got a goal from local product and former Florida Panther Quinton Howden who notched his first as a Moose.
The Moose got great games from Nic Petan and Roslovic who were buzzing all game. Former Jets tough guy Anthony Peluso who was sent down picked up his first helper of the season and logged some big minutes and played a solid game creating space for his young Moose mates.
Prior to the game Manitoba named Patrice Cormier as the teams new captain. Cormier has suited up for 264 games with the Jets AHL franchise and is one of those guys you know your getting maximum effort every time he hits the ice.
These two teams will get right back at each other same time and same place tomorrow night for the rematch game two of the season.
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