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Moose use force in Star Wars game to defeat Admirals 6-1

Recap from the Moose game.

Patrice Cormier shorthanded goal

Photo Credit: Dave Mahussier

(1) Official Game Sheet

Scoring summary link click here.

(2) Lineup

De Leo-Sgarbossa-Lipon



(3) Notable

– Chase De Leo had 1G 2A;
– Patrice Cormier had 2 G (one shorthanded);
– Buddy Robinson 2A;
– Mike Sgarbossa 1G 1A

(4) Game Summary

Pre-game warm up saw Jamie Phillips leading the team out onto the ice as he was today’s starter with the news that Michael Hutchinson was ailing (from an injury he suffered in the shootout yesterday) and would use former Bison goalie Steve Christie as the emergency backup.

Buddy Robinson brought the same energy he had in yesterday’s contest to today’s action and opened things up with a great chance in tight on Admirals goalie Juuse Saros but the Milwaukee goalie made the save.  A few minutes later the visitors had a 2 on 1 which they deposited behind Jamie Phillips for the early 1-0 lead.  Manitoba did outshoot Milwaukee in the opening period 13-10 but couldn’t solve Saros.

Middle frame was a different animal however as the home side playing in front of 8200 fans on Star Wars day here at Bell MTS Place scored three unanswered goals while pouring on 22 shots (to the 13 taken by the Admirals).  Goals by JC Lipon (8th), Patrice Cormier (8th, SH) and Mike Sgarbossa (9th) would allow the home side to comfortable finish off the 2nd with a lead.

The 3rd was a continuation of the 2nd it would seem as Brendan Lemieux (originally credited to Cameron Schilling) set up a perfect screen in front of Saros and tipped home his seventh to make it a 4-1 game.  Then five minutes later Patrice Cormier took a no-look Buddy Robinson pass to get his second of the game, giving the Moose a 5-1 lead.  And then Chase De Leo, who already had two assists, took his rebound around the Admirals net for his sixth of the season which made it a 6-1 game.

The Moose are 10-0-0-1 in their last 11 games and sit 1st in the central division and 2nd overall in the entire AHL.

(5) Post-game audio

Chase De Leo

Jamie Phillips

Buddy Robinson

Coach Vincent

(6) Next Game Action

Friday, December 15th in Belleville as they kick off a three-game road trip.