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Manitoba Moose
Manitoba Moose.svg
City Winnipeg, Manitoba
League American Hockey League
Conference Western Conference
Division North Division
Founded 1996 (IHL)
Home arena MTS Centre
Colours Black, green, bronze, white                    
Owner(s) True North Sports & Entertainment Limited [1]
General manager Craig Heisinger
Head coach Scott Arniel
Captain Mike Keane
Media Shaw TV Winnipeg
MTS TV
CJOB 68 (680 AM)
Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeg Sun
Affiliates Vancouver Canucks
(NHL)
Victoria Salmon Kings
(ECHL)
Franchise history
1994 to 1996 Minnesota Moose
1996 to 2001 IHL Manitoba Moose
2001 to present AHL Manitoba Moose
Championships
Regular season titles 1 (2008–09)
Division Championships 2 (2006–07), (2008–09)
Conference Championships 1 (2008–09)

The Manitoba Moose are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, at the MTS Centre.

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History

A Manitoba Moose game

In 1996 the Minnesota Moose moved north from St. Paul, Minnesota, to fill the vacated Winnipeg Arena, becoming the Manitoba Moose. At the time, they were a member of the IHL, and enjoyed moderate regular season and playoff success under head coach and former Winnipeg Jets player Randy Carlyle.

When the IHL folded, the Manitoba Moose joined the AHL and became the official farm team of the Vancouver Canucks. Upon joining the AHL, former Canuck player Stan Smyl became the Moose coach. However, he was later replaced by Randy Carlyle. Carlyle soon acquired a job with the Anaheim Ducks, and Alain Vigneault was hired for one season, before himself being called up to the Vancouver Canucks. Recently, Scott Arniel, himself a former Winnipeg Jet and Manitoba Moose, was hired as head coach.

In November 2004, the Manitoba Moose unveiled their new logo, and officially opened the new downtown arena in Winnipeg known as the MTS Centre.

In the spring of 2009, the Moose played in their first ever Calder Cup Finals against the Hershey Bears. They lost the best of seven series 4-2.

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2008–09 season

In the second round of the 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs the Moose achieved their very first playoff sweep in franchise history, winning the series 4-0 against the Grand Rapids Griffins.

On May 25, 2009, the Moose advanced to the Calder Cup Championship series for the first time, beating the Houston Aeros 3-1 for a 4 games to 2 Western Conference final series victory.

Game 1 of the 2009 Calder Cup Championship series in Winnipeg was sold out with 15,003 fans (largest crowd in Game 1 of the AHL Final history) cheering on the Moose, the Moose ultimately lost the game in overtime to Hershey.

Game 2 of the 2009 Calder Cup Championship series included a Jason Jaffray hat trick. The first on a power play at 7:59 in the second period tying the game at one. The second came with 47 seconds left in the third, being the game winner. His third goal was an empty net power play goal at 19:50. The final attendance was 14,737, a successful first two games for the Moose headed off to Hershey, with almost 30,000 people in attendance.

Games 3 and 4 had two wins for the Bears and only one goal scored by the Moose in the two games by Raymond Sawada. Game 3 was 3-0 and 4 was 2-1. The series was now at 3-1 for the Hershey Bears

Going into Game 5 the Giant Center was sold out for the third time with 10,860 tickets sold besides the capacity of 10,500. It was the largest crowd in Giant Center history ready to see the Calder Cup. The Moose had something to say about that. At 17:00 in the second period, Michael Grabner put one past goaltender Michal Neuvirth. 67 later Cody Hodgson put another one past him. After a goal from Hershey's Graham Mink, an empty net goal by Jason Krog and another Hershey goal with 30 seconds left, the Moose made the series 3-2 going back to the MTS Centre for games 6 & 7. Cory Schneider received first star in game 5 with 31 saves and the Giant Center held 31,860 fans for all three games.

Logos and patches

Team records

Single season

Goals: 45 United States Scott Thomas (1998–99)
Assists: 81 Canada Stephane Morin (1994–95)
Points: 114 Stephane Morin (1994–95)
Penalty minutes: 285 Canada Wade Brookbank (2004–05)
Wins: 28 United States Cory Schneider (2008-09)
GAA: 2.04 Cory Schneider (2008-09)
SV%: .928 Cory Schneider (2008-09)

Career

Career goals: 102 Canada Jimmy Roy
Career assists: 193 United States Brett Hauer
Career points: 251 Brett Hauer
Career penalty minutes: 1103 Jimmy Roy
Career goaltending wins: 69 Canada Alex Auld
Career shutouts: 10 Alex Auld
Career games: 603 Jimmy Roy

Franchise scoring leaders

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed AHL regular season.

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; * = current Moose player; ** = current Moose coach

Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G
Brett Hauer D 322 58 193 251 0.78
Jason Jaffray LW 263 95 138 233 0.89
Jimmy Roy LW 603 101 111 212 0.35
Stephane Morin F 173 63 138 201 1.16
Bill Bowler C 187 55 134 189 1.01
Brandon Reid C 259 70 111 181 0.70
Lee Goren RW 193 80 91 171 0.89
Scott Arniel** F 222 67 104 171 0.47
Brian Chapman D 447 24 135 158 0.35
Brad Moran C 143 47 102 149 1.04

Reference: Franchise leaders on Manitoba Moose website

Updated to 2008–09 inclusive.

Current roster

As of March 17, 2010.[2]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Acquired Place of birth
1 Canada Daren Machesney R 2009 Hamilton, Ontario
35 United States Cory Schneider L 2007 Marblehead, Massachusetts
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of birth
2 United States Travis Ramsey R 2008 Lakewood, California
8 Canada Nathan McIver (A) L 2008 Summerside, Prince Edward Island
14 Canada Mike Funk Injury icon.svg L 2009 Abbotsford, British Columbia
22 United States Brian Salcido* L 2008 Hermosa Beach, California
27 Canada Evan Oberg L 2009 Forestburg, Alberta
28 Canada Lawrence Nycholat L 2009 Calgary, Alberta
29 United States Tom Galvin L 2010 Staten Island, New York
47 Canada Geoff Waugh R 2009 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Forwards
# Player Position Shoots Acquired Place of birth
10 Canada Matt Pope RW R 2009 Langley, British Columbia
12 Canada Mike Keane (C) RW R 2005 Winnipeg, Manitoba
16 Slovakia Peter Olvecky LW L 2010 Trenčín, Slovakia
17 Russia Nikita Kashirsky LW L 2010 Moscow, Russia
18 Canada Matt Pettinger (A) LW L 2009 Edmonton, Alberta
19 Canada Marco Rosa C L 2009 Scarborough, Ontario
25 United States Yan Stastny C L 2010 Quebec City, Quebec
41 Canada Guillaume Desbiens RW R 2008 Alma, Quebec
43 United States Dusty Collins C L 2008 Gilbert, Arizona
44 United States Tommy Maxwell RW R 2009 Spokane, Washington
45 Canada Derek LeBlanc C L 2009 Brandon, Manitoba
52 Russia Sergei Shirokov RW R 2009 Moscow, Russia
55 Slovakia Mario Bliznak C L 2007 Trenčín, Slovakia

*Under Contract with the Anaheim Ducks of the (NHL)

Coaching Staff & Management
Position Name Place of birth
Head Coach Canada Scott Arniel Kingston, Ontario
Assistant Coach Canada Keith McCambridge Thompson, Manitoba
Assistant Coach Canada Rick St. Croix Kenora, Ontario
General Manager Canada Craig Heisinger Winnipeg, Manitoba

Team captains


Team coaches


Season-by-season results

Regular season

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1994–95 81 34 35 12 80 271 336 4th, Central
1995–96 82 30 45 7 67 254 322 5th, Midwest
1996–97 82 32 40 10 74 262 300 5th, Midwest
1997–98 82 39 36 7 85 269 254 4th, Northwest
1998–99 82 47 21 14 108 269 236 2nd, Midwest
1999–00 82 37 31 14 88 227 237 5th, West
2000–01 82 39 31 12 90 222 230 3rd, West
2001–02 80 39 33 4 4 86 270 260 4th, Canadian
2002–03 80 37 33 8 2 84 229 228 2nd, Canadian
2003–04 80 32 35 11 2 77 214 232 6th, North
2004–05 80 44 26 7 3 98 243 210 3rd, North
2005–06 80 44 24 7 5 100 243 217 3rd, North
2006–07 80 45 23 7 5 102 232 201 1st, North
2007–08 80 46 27 3 4 99 236 197 3rd, North
2008–09 80 50 23 1 6 107 230 177 1st, League

Playoffs

Season Prelim 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1994–95 L, 0–3, Denver
1995–96 Out of playoffs.
1996–97 Out of playoffs.
1997–98 L, 0–3, Chicago
1998–99 W, 2–0, Milwaukee L, 0–3, Chicago
1999–00 L, 0–2, Long Beach
2000–01 W, 4–3, Houston L, 2–4, Chicago
2001–02 W, 2–1, Worcester L, 1–3, Bridgeport
2002–03 W, 2–1, Portland W, 3–1, Providence L, 3–4, Hamilton
2003–04 Out of playoffs.
2004–05 W, 4–1, St. John's W, 4–1, Rochester L, 0–4, Chicago
2005–06 W, 4–2, Syracuse L, 3–4, Grand Rapids
2006–07 W, 4–3, Grand Rapids L, 2–4, Hamilton
2007–08 L, 2–4, Syracuse
2008–09 W, 4-2, Toronto W, 4–0, Grand Rapids W, 4-2, Houston L, 2-4, Hershey

See also

Notes

Players with * have not played in any games to date but are on the team Roster

References

External links


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