Rockford dominate Moose 5-1 Sunday Afternoon Featured

Sunday, 17 April 2022 22:21 Written by  Published in Player Features Read 86 times
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Dylan McLaughlin and Josiah Slavin each scored once and added an assist as the Rockford Icehogs edged the Manitoba Moose by a 5-1 score Sunday afternoon.

Michal Tepy, Jakub Pour and Andrei Altybamakien also scored for the Icehogs.

Arvid Soderblom turned aside 26 shots for Rockford, who moved to 33-26-4-1.

Cole Meier scored the lone goal for the Moose.

Evan Cormier made 20 saves for Manitoba, who dropped to 38-22-5-2.

Dylan McLaughlin scored 9:19 into the first when he moved into the Manitoba zone on his off wing before unsleahing a high wrister, beating goaltender Evan Cormier high blocker side with a wrister to put Rockford up 1-0.

The goal was his 12th of the season.

Michal Tepy scored on a rebound following a turnover of a puck in the neutral zone by Moose defenceman Declan Chisolm.

Chisolm turned over the puck which Josiah Slavin took full advantage of, skating into the Moose end before dishing to Tepy who got not one but two shots off on Cormier, beating him high with the rebound to make it 2-0 Icehogs at 14:41.

The goal was his 11th of the season.

Cole Meier got Manitoba on the board 8:28 into the third period when he took control of the puck in close on Soderblom and put on a stickhandling clinic before banking the disc in off of the goaltender's skate from the side of the Icehogs net.

The goal was his 16th of the season.

Jakub Pour scored after taking a feed from Dylan McLaughlin feed from behind the net when the Icehogs forward was able to move in unabated after Moose defenceman Leon Gawanke lost his footing and crashed into the end boards allowing McLaughlin to move in behind the net at 11:08 of the third.

The goal was his 6th of the season and second in two games against the Moose.

Manitoba responded with a push when Kristian Reichel was stymied by Arvid Soderblom when he attempted to finish off a three-on-two rush with 6:22 to go in the third.

"Not the result we wanted," said Reichel afterward.

"We need to get ready for the playoffs because the playoffs are just right around the corner. We need to start playing playoff hockey," he added.

Josiah Slavin added an empty netter with 3:06 remaining in the third to seal the win for Rockford.

The goal was his 15th of the season.

Andrei Altybamakien also scored into an empty net with 1:51 left in regulation to make it 5-1 Icehogs.

Moose defenceman Nicholas Jones, who assisted on the lone Moose goal on the afternoon was succint in his assessment of the loss.

"We've seen it all year in back-to-backs you know where we go out there and feel like the front end of the back-to-back we've played really well and you know they're going to be desperate on the second game. And we didn't match that intensity from the opening puck drop," he said.

Manitoba travels to Rockford for a Saturday matchup while the Icehogs travel to Chicago for a Tuesday game against the Wolves.