The Manitoba Moose and Rockford IceHogs were “up and at ’em” Wednesday Morning a lot earlier than they are accustomed to. And the Baby Jets handled the 10:30 a.m. faceoff much better than the home team in skating to a 5-2 victory. The offensive outburst tied a Manitoba season high for most goals in one game on the road.
Veteran Center Patrice Cormier led the way with a hat trick while Forwards JC Lipon and John Albert each added a goal and an assist to get the Moose off to a successful start to a 5 game AHL road trip. Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves in helping Manitoba win for just the 3rd time in 23 games away from home this season.
The Moose and IceHogs meet in a rematch Friday Night at 7 p.m.