Over 6000 kids filled Canada Life for today’s Project 11 school day game here in Winnipeg as the Moose took on the Admirals.
Laundry list of guys missing from the game including: Brad Lambert, Chaz Lucius, Leon Gawanke, Cole Maier and Tyrel Bauer.
The Moose had themselves a very good opening period of hockey here in Winnipeg and only thing they were missing was a goal. That was solved by Alex Limoges tying the game with his sixth of the season (see here). Nice pass by Tyler Boland.
Manitoba were shell shocked to start the middle frame being outshot 8-0 just three minutes into the period which ballooned to 11-1 less than five minutes into the 2nd. But despite this they didn’t allow a goal during that stretch.
Which was good for them because Wyatt Bongiovanni went with the pass to himself off the glass to give Manitoba their first lead of the game.
After the Admirals tied it quickly Manitoba took back the lead courtesy of Jeff Malott‘s eighth goal of the season as he was in the right place at the right time to deposit this puck home. He and Alex Limoges shared a laugh on the bench after the goal.
The PK was excellent today going 4/4 despite the fact that the officiating was not very good.
Manitoba are now 9-5-2-1 on the season. Re-match on Saturday afternoon.
One thing should be 100%: Project 11 school day game has to become a mainstay for Moose.
Player media availability:
Coach media availability:
After the game head coach Mark Morrison indicated that:
Brad Lambert is day-to-day (feels he might play next game). Same for Leon Gawanke. Not as good news for Chaz Lucius or Cole Maier. Said they were weeks away.
The Moose will conclude this short, two-game homestand with a re-match against the Admirals on Saturday afternoon. Puck drop is at 2 pm.