Manitoba Moose Lose Fourth Straight in Tucson

Winnipeg, MB – Despite taking an early 2-0 lead, the Manitoba Moose were run out of Tucson on Tuesday night.

Playing in front of 3,617 at the Tucson Convention Center Arena, the Moose got a goal from Oakbank’s Quinton Howden at the 16-second mark of the first period and then Winnipeg’s Scott Glennie made it 2-0 at the 1:51 mark, but from that point on the Roadrunners took over the game and whipped the Moose 5-2.

It was Manitoba’s fourth straight loss.

Stefan Fournier scored for the home side before the end of the first period and then Christian Fischer tied the game for Tucson at 3:52 of the second. That’s when Brendan Perlini went off.

Perlini scored a natural hat trick – three straight goals – at 10:31 of the second and at 7:10 and 17:06 of the third into an empty net to put the game away.

Winnipeg Outshot Tucson

With the loss, the Moose fell to 14-16-3-2 on the season while Tucson improved to 16-9-4-0. This was the re-scheduled game from the one that was postponed on Nov. 19, when Tucson’s captain, Craig Cunningham, collapsed in the warm-up.

Winnipeg outshot Tucson 38-30. Ondrej Pavelec made 25 saves on the 29 shots he faced while the Roadrunner’s Adin Hill stopped 36 of the 38 he faced. The Moose went zero-for-seven on the power play while Tucson was two-for-six.

The Moose return home to face the Chicago Wolves in games Friday (7 p.m. CT) and Sunday (2 p.m. CT) at MTS Centre.


  • Jack Roslovic played his first game with the Moose since returning from the IIHF World Junior Championship
  • Kevin Czuczman matched his career high with his 11th assist of the season
  • Brenden Kichton has assists in four of his last five games
  • Kichton, Czuczman, Scott Kosmachuk and Chase De Leo all picked up assists for the Moose

— Scott Taylor, MyToba Sports

Photo credit: James Carey Lauder

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