An even game but a lopsided score as the Manitoba Moose beat the Rockford Ice Hogs 5-1 Saturday afternoon.
The Moose never trailed in the game, Scott Kosmachuk opened the scoring in the first period before the Ice Hogs got their only goal of the game in the second. .
The Moose took control in the third with four unanswered goals. Austen Brassard scored a pair while Brendan Lemieux and Sean Escobedo had singles. Lemieux’s goal is the first of his pro career and Escobedo scored his first as a member of the Moose.
Eric Comrie went the distance in goal, making 32 saves on 33 shots. The Moose also had 33 shots on goal.
Manitoba plays its last home game of the season Sunday in a rematch with Rockford.