Manitoba Moose April in Review & 2018-19 Season Assessment

report this ad The Manitoba Moose tragically fell two points short of a Calder Cup Playoffs berth this season, but man, did they make a heck of a run down the stretch. Related: Manitoba Moose March in Review The team wasn’t even supposed to be in the conversation, but they fought for a spot until the AHL season’s very last weekend. Despite missing out on the postseason, the Moose — dead last at Christmas and one of the AHL’s biggest second-half success stories — played inspired and heady hockey in…

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Winnipeg Jets recall 6 players from Manitoba Moose for playoff run

It’s unlikely they’ll appear in a game, but the Winnipeg Jets recalled six more players from the Manitoba Moose after their season came to an end.Forwards Mason Appleton, Marko Dano, Logan Shaw, and Kristian Vesalainen, along with defencemen Cameron Schilling and Logan Stanley were all called up from the AHL team on Wednesday.The so-called “black aces” will practice with the team throughout the playoffs and will be available to play if a glut of injuries strike the team.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little nominated for NHL awardAppleton, 23,…

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Manitoba Moose done but season carries on for Mikhail Berdin, Cam Maclise

The Manitoba Moose may not be in the playoffs, but a number of their players will be.The Moose reassigned goalie Mikhail Berdin and forward Cam Maclise to the ECHL’s Jacksonville Icemen on Tuesday. The season came to an end for the Moose on Sunday after they failed to qualify for the Calder Cup Playoffs, missing out by only two points.Story continues belowBerdin, 21, appeared in 22 games for the Moose this season, boasting a pair of shutouts with a 12-8-3 record. He had a .927 save percentage which ranked fourth-best…

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Winnipeg Jets recall Eric Comrie to back up the backup

After the Manitoba Moose missed the playoffs, goalie Eric Comrie was recalled by the Winnipeg Jets.Comrie will stay with the Jets as their third goalie throughout the playoffs.Comrie was reassigned back to the Moose last week for their final road trip of the season. They were eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday.READ MORE: Manitoba Moose eliminated from Calder Cup Playoffs pictureStory continues belowBoth Connor Hellebuyck and Laurent Brossoit are healthy, but the move gives the Jets a third goalie for practices and, more importantly, for game-day skates.“We get to playoff…

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Manitoba Moose eliminated from Calder Cup Playoffs picture

Cody Glass put away the winner 2:15 into the third period as the Chicago Wolves doubled the Manitoba Moose 4-2 on Saturday in American Hockey League play.Tye McGinn, Nic Hague and Keegan Kolesar, into an empty net, also scored for Chicago (44-21-10). Oscar Dansk made 39 saves for the win.Cameron Schilling and Logan Shaw had back-to-back power-play goals in the third period for Manitoba (38-30-7), the AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets.Mikhail Berdin stopped 18-of-21 shots in net for the Moose.The Wolves did not score on their one power play…

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Manitoba Moose kick off final road trip with crucial victory to start busy weekend

Jansen Harkins scored a pair of goals as the Manitoba Moose started their final road trip of the season with a much-needed victory in Grand Rapids.The Moose defeated the Griffins 4-1 on Friday at the Van Andel Arena to kick off a stretch of three games in just three days to close out the regular season. The Moose have now won four of their last five games.Mason Appleton and Logan Stanley also scored for the Moose in the victory. Seth Griffith recorded two helpers, including his 200th career AHL assist.Story…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Friday, April 12

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!Story continues belowGoing into the Stanley Cup playoffs, it could be argued there were four “pick ’em” series – while Tampa Bay, Boston, Washington, and Calgary were thought to be the favorites in their matchups. Last night the Caps, and Flames delivered, while the Bruins joined the Lightning in the “being upset” column. Patrice Bergeron gave Boston a 1-0 lead midway through the first, but Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen slammed the door shut the rest of the way for a 4-1 Leafs victory. The first series opening win for…

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Manitoba Moose Luke Green adjusting to hockey without twin brother as teammate

After suffering an early season concussion, Winnipeg Jets draft pick and Manitoba Moose defenceman Luke Green has only appeared in 11 games this season. But hockey isn’t the only thing he’s missing with his twin brother Matt back home playing in Nova Scotia.For their entire hockey careers, the fraternal twins were inseparable. From the first moment they laced up the skates, the two were teammates.Story continues below“He’s my best friend,” Luke said. “Yeah, we literally played together our whole lives – every team.”After more than a decade as teammates in…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Thursday, April 4

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!It was a semi-favourable result for the Winnipeg Jets and their fans on Wednesday night. Not so great that St. Louis rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the third period at Chicago. But the Blues remained a point back of Winnipeg and Nashville for the Division lead when they took the 4-3 shootout loss. Tyler Bozak paved the way for the bonus point, scoring the tying goal with 38.9 seconds to play.https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/tyler-bozak.mp3Story continues belowSt. Louis has Philadelphia tonight and Vancouver on Saturday. The Canucks visit Nashville tonight, followed by…

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Manitoba Moose win again, but no closer to playoff berth

Mason Appleton broke a two-all tie with under four minutes left in regulation time to give the Manitoba Moose a much-needed two points.The Moose picked up a crucial 3-2 victory as they beat the division-leading Bakersfield Condors for the second day in a row.Charles-David Beaudoin and Logan Shaw scored the other markers for Manitoba.“They’re in first for a reason in their division,” Appleton said.Story continues below“But we weathered the storm, and then from there, we started getting into our game. We had a couple good possession shifts in the second,…

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