From Robin Short of The Telegram in St. John’s, Newfoundland: Six years after the Maple Leafs played their final American Hockey League game in St. John’s, the league is returning to the city for the 2011-12 hockey season. The Telegram can confirm an announcement outlining the relocation of the Manitoba Moose franchise to Mile One Centre is set for 1 o’clock next Friday afternoon. Ironically, the Maple Leafs franchise, which lasted 14 years at Memorial Stadium and Mile One, played its final game in Winnipeg on April 30, 2005, when the Moose eliminated St. John’s from the Calder Cup playoffs....Click here to read more.
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Watching the Manitoba Moose play the Abbotsford Heat this past weekend, I can’t help but think how far along the Canucks’ farm team has come in the last couple of years. To recap, the Moose played a pair of back-to-back, weekend games against the Heat. They lost the game 2-1 in the shootout on Friday night, and won 3-1 on Saturday night. In both nights, the Moose dictated the play and the Heat kept it close largely because of their goaltender, Leland Irving. Probably the most noticeable improvement is in the number of higher-level prospects on the team. This weekend,...Click here to read more.
On Saturday, November 27, a group of over 30 of us are heading to the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre to watch the Manitoba Moose play the Abbotsford Heat. Together with Justine Galo, who gives you the “View from a Broad” over at Canucks Corner, we’re giving away two tickets for you to join us and cheer on the baby Canucks as they take on the baby Flames. Here’s how you can enter: 1) The Canucks have some of the best prospects they’ve had in years. For one entry to win these tickets, tell us who your favourite Canucks prospect...Click here to read more.
When the Manitoba Moose come to town in November to play against the Abbotsford Heat, I want to get a group of people to head out to Abbotsford and watch the Canucks prospects hard at work. A group of us went last year and we had a great time. The games against the Moose games are one of the few that the Heat sell out all season. When we went last year, the crowd was a solid 50-50 split of Moose and Heat fans. Every time we started a “Go Moose Go” chant it was countered by a “Go Heat...Click here to read more.
The search for Scott Arniel’s replacement as head coach of the Manitoba Moose appears close to being concluded. From Ben Kuzma (Vancouver Province): Claude Noel could succeed Scott Arniel as head coach of the Manitoba Moose, The Province has learned. The Vancouver Canucks have interviewed Noel to fill their AHL affiliate vacancy after the interim Columbus Blue Jackets bench boss was replaced by Arniel on June 8. Noel has a year left on his contract, but has an out-clause if he joins another organization. “He’s a very well thought of guy in the industry, has a terrific record and takes...Click here to read more.
According to Aaron Portzline (Columbus Dispatch), the Columbus Blue Jackets have hired Manitoba Moose coach Scott Arniel as their new head coach. After a two-month search that included one public rejection, the Blue Jackets have hired Scott Arniel to be their coach, The Dispatch has learned via multiple NHL sources. Arniel, who has coached the AHL’s Manitoba Moose the last four seasons, will be introduced at a news conference at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Neither Arniel nor Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson would comment when contacted by The Dispatch. Arniel is the third straight Moose head coach to make the...Click here to read more.
I’m going to make this short and sweet because this is it! As a fan every time I have seen Nycholat this year he has given up more goals than I can shake a goal stick at! To me losing him to the Canucks is better for the Moose as seen in the last game with a victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs. Having said that, let’s move on to tonight’s game 6 of the AHL Calder Cup playoffs… In a nutshell here is how I see it: Moose must play not the first 40 minutes but more important than anything, the...Click here to read more.
There are games that you play in hockey that no matter what you do right the outcome doesn’t fall your way. That’s what happened last night for the Manitoba Moose in Game 1 vs the Hamilton Bulldogs. Cedric Desjardins decided that he would like a shutout for his first ever Calder Cup playoff game and he did just that in a 2-0 victory last night, stopping all 21 shots the Moose threw at him. The Moose did pretty much what they needed to do against the powerful Bulldogs, including keeping them to 18 shots which is a great key to...Click here to read more.
That’s pretty much the story of tonight’s game between the Manitoba Moose and the the Peoria Rivermen. With a 3-2 victory tonight, the Moose grab 2 valuable points in the playoff picture. Actually it was Cory Schneider who swiped the the 2 points for Manitoba. Yan Stastny started it off in the first period throwing a puck short side shelf on the Peoria goaltender followed by a lucky break when Jordan Schoeder banked a shot off the D man Nate Guenin to give the Moose a 2-zip lead. The Rivermen paddled back for 2 goals but Mario Bliznak was able...Click here to read more.
So here it is in a nutshell … As it stands now the Manitoba Moose will either play the Rochester Americans or the Hamilton Bulldogs depending on this weekend. If the Moose finish in third place – which is still possible – the Moose will play the second place Americans. This weekend, we see the Peoria Rivermen, looking for a little revenge from earlier this year where the Moose lost both games of a two-game battle. Historically, the Moose have a pretty good home record against the St. Louis Blues affiliate; and two wins over them will help them pick...Click here to read more.