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Moose Moment: Examining the Central Division

After completing a 6-game road trip, the Manitoba Moose are ready to come home for 6-game homestand around the holiday break.  With the Moose having completed the first third of their season, this week we take a look around the Central Division and evaluate the opening two months of the season for each team.

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Moose Moment: A Playoff Rematch

The Manitoba Moose finished a 4 game Central Division homestand with a rematch of last year’s playoffs this past weekend against the Grand Rapids Griffins.  With both teams starting to heat up after slow starts and the Central Division tightening up, points against a division rival are always critical, and these 4 would be no…

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Moose Moment: Taming the Rampage

The Manitoba Moose finished their first homestand of the season last weekend by taking on the San Antonio Rampage, the new affiliate of the St Louis Blues.  With both teams struggling early in the season, this was an opportunity for the Moose to gain some confidence before heading out on the road for 3 games…

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Moose Moment: The Home Opener

The Manitoba Moose opened up the home portion of the 2018-19 season last weekend with a pair of games against the Belleville Senators, the top affiliate of the Ottawa Senators.  After losing their first two games of the season by a combined score of 12-2 in Iowa, the Moose were hoping that returning home would…

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The Crease Conundrum: Who Will Be The Jets Backup in 2018/19?

After the Jets traded Steve Mason this morning to the Montreal Canadiens to save cap space for the potential signing of Paul Stastny, the Jets now need to find a backup goalie to man the crease for the 20-25 games that Connor Hellebuyck will not play next season.  With no other goalies currently signed in…

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Calder Cup Round 2 Preview: Moose vs IceHogs

The two teams that finished at the bottom of the Central Division standings in 2016-17 will meet for a spot in the AHL’s final four, as the Manitoba Moose take on the Rockford IceHogs in the Central Division final.  The third seed Moose are coming off a hard fought 3-2 series win over the defending…

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Moose Moment: Making A Push For The Playoffs

The Moose continued an 8 game homestand with a pair of games against the AHL leading Toronto Marlies at Bell MTS Place.  Starting the weekend out of first place for the first time since November 16, the Moose were looking to snap out of a 3-game home losing streak.

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Moose Moment: The Stretch Drive

The Moose began their final homestand of the season with 4 games against teams firmly in playoff battles in the Western Conference.  With the Chicago Wolves closing fast in the Central Division standings, these games would be crucial to try and clinch a division title for the first time in Moose 2.0 history. The homestand…

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Moose Moment: Deep in the Heart of Texas

The Moose headed south to the Lone Star State for 4 games this past week.  After playing 17 straight games inside the Central Division, the Moose were looking to open some space ahead of the 2nd place Chicago Wolves.

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Moose Moment: A Busy Week

The Moose completed a stretch of 17 straight games in the Central Division this week.  With games against Iowa, Milwaukee, and Chicago, all teams that are chasing the Moose in the standings, the Moose had a great opportunity to gain some more separation in the Central Division standings.