Roslovic has 4 point night as Moose trample Wolves 6-4

Saturday, 18 November 2017 04:36 Written by  Published in Game Stories Read 388 times
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Jack Roslovic fired two goals and had a pair of assists to pace the the Manitoba Moose to a 6-4 win over the Chicago Wolves Friday night. The Moose swept the two-game series with the win. Manitoba sits atop the Central division standings with 22 points. Chicago holds down 7th spot with 9 points on the season. The Moose host the Laval Rocket beginning on Sunday while Chicago wraps up a three-game road trip on Sunday in Rockford. Julian Melchiori, Sami Niku, Buddy Robinson and Chase De Leo had singles for the Moose. Mason Appleton had a pair of assists for Manitoba. Eric Comrie turned aside 37 shots for the Moose. Brandon Pirri, Brett Sterling, Stefan Matteau had singles for the Wolves. Jason Garrison had a goal and an assist for Chicago. Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 25 shots in the loss for the Wolves. Manitoba got on the board early 1:05 into the contest when Julian Melchiori beat Chicago goaltender Kasmir Kaskisuo with a slapshot from the point. The goal was his 2nd of the season. Sami Niku made it 2-0 after moving in from his point position and ripping a wrister past Kaskisuo, beating the Chicago netminder glove side at 8:42. With Brendan Lemieux off for unsportsmanlike conduct, Chicago wasted no time getting on the board when when Brandon Pirri one timed a Jason Garrison feed past Manitoba goaltender Eric Comrie to make it 2-1 at 12:49 of the first period. The goal was his 4th of the season. The Wolves evened the contest at 15:33 when Brett Sterling shovelled a bouncing puck past Comrie to make it 2-2. The goal was his 2nd of the season. With Bryce Gervais off for high sticking the Moose power play struck again at 17:44 when Buddy Robinson relayed in a Cameron Schilling shot past Kaskisuo. The goal was his 6th of the season. Stefan Matteau drew Chicago even at 8:33 of second period, banking a shot in from the side of the Manitoba goal off of Comrie's right goal pad after Beau Bennett hit him with a slick pass from behind the net. The goal was his 3rd of the season. Jack Roslovic restored the one goal lead at 12:58 after converting at Peter Stoykweych pass from just inside the blue line. Roslovic skated to the top of the right face off circle before snapping a wrister just inside the goal post to make it 4-3 Moose. The goal was his 9th of the season. With Brody Sutter off for tripping Jason Garrison blasted a slapper past Moose goaltender Eric Comrie from the point to even the contest at 4 apiece. Jack Roslovic put the Moose ahead just 11 seconds later, jumping on a loose puck in the Wolves zone before going through a Chicago defender and firing a low shot past Kaskisuo to make it 4-3. Chase De Leo added an empty netter with 1:53 left in regulation to make it 6-4 for the Moose. SHOTS-CHICAGO 41 MANITOBA 31 ATTENDANCE-5695
Philip Paul-Martin

A well rounded journalist with experience in both print and broadcast mediums, Philip has written news stories with impact, broken national news while at the CBC, anchored radio news and hosted talk show radio. His coverage includes feature writing, game stories and more in-depth pieces during the off-season as well as writing about the National Hockey League and the Winnipeg Jets. He calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home.
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