Moose Recap: Manitoba 2 at Calgary 3

Moose Recap: Manitoba 2 at Calgary 3

By: Anthony Fusco | Released: December 15, 2022


Fast hits

  • Yan Kuznetsov scored the winning goal in the third
  • Arvid Holm ended the narrow defeat with 31 saves
  • Dustin Wolf secured the win with 36 stops of his own

game history

The Manitoba Moose (12-7-2-1) faced the Calgary Wranglers (16-7-1-0) again Thursday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. It was the last game of the regular season series between the Moose and the Wranglers. Manitoba got away with a 4-1 away win against Calgary on Tuesday night.

Neither Manitoba nor Calgary could open the goal in the first third. The Moose were given two chances for the man advantage, but Dustin Wolf was solid and blocked all 13 shots he faced in the frame. Arvid Holm was also up to the task, making 12 stops for Manitoba in the first 20 minutes of the game. Evan Polei led both teams with three shots on goal in the first stanza.

Calgary opened the scoring in second. With two Moose skaters in the box, Jeremie Poirier used the extra space to put a hard shot over Holm’s shoulder. The Moose hit back, tying the contest at 2:30 in the frame. Jeff Malott kept the puck alive and hit it on Tyrel Bauer who called for the pass. The defender chose his spot past Wolf and tied the competition with his first professional goal. Manitoba was outplayed 10-5 in the middle stanza but took a tie into the dressing room.

Manitoba moved up three minutes in the third frame and scored five seconds after his chance for the man advantage. Alex Limoges sent the shot into the net and Dominic Toninato tapped it home from the slot. Calgary found the equalizer on the power play when Jakob Pelletier tapped home after a pass at the top of the crease. The Wranglers took the lead 1:19 later after a point shot through traffic by Yan Kuznetsov. As time passed, Manitoba went on the hunt for insults. The squad pulled Holm in favor of the additional attacker but couldn’t find the equalizer despite stalling Wolf with shots. Struck by the loss, Holm finished with 31 stops while Wolf earned the win and made 36 saves of his own.


Elk striker Dominic Toninato (Click for the full interview)

“I thought it was a good performance from the boys. I think one thing that we need to take away is the number of penalties we have received. We put ourselves in some difficult situations throughout the game and it’s difficult for everyone to get into a rhythm. Obviously, if we give them 10 opportunities, they will capitalize on a pair. If we just equalize the penalties, I think we’ll be good.”


  • Jeff Malott has three points in his last two games (2G, 1A)
  • Dominic Toninato has three points (2G, 1A) in his last two competitions
  • Declan Chisholm has provided three assists in his last two games
  • Tyrel Bauer’s goal in the second period was his first professional goal

What’s next?

Manitoba returns home to take on the Belleville Senators on Saturday, December 17 at the Canada Life Center. Puck delivery is scheduled for 2:00 PM CT. Tickets for all upcoming Moose home games are available at

You can watch the game on, the new Winnipeg Jets app and AHLTV.

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