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The Weekend Recap: Moose Hockey Shows Resilience in Back-to-Back Wins

JACKSON, Wyo. — On Friday night, the Moose prevailed 4-2 after overcoming a difficult test. The Moose took use of their opportunities and played a resilient defensive game with a shrewd offensive strategy.

The Moose relied heavily on their goalie, Nick Krauss, who turned out 23 of the 25 shots he faced to win the game’s first star. His goaltending was especially important during the last frame when Vail made a valiant effort to tie the game, but Krauss closed the door.

With a goal and two helpers, Ryan Glantz led the Moose’s offensive assault, while Alex Dewitz added two more assists. Their efforts were vital to the Moose’s ability to apply pressure all game long.

The Moose won a close game 4-3 on Saturday to continue their winning run. The lead changed hands several times during the intensely competitive game, but the Moose maintained the composure needed to win.

Taking over as goalie, Robbie Leslie faced a flurry of 45 shots and only let three past him. His play demonstrated his focus and reflexes, especially in a late-game power play where Vail made a valiant attempt to tie the score.

The hero of the night was Ryan Glantz again, who scored twice, including the game-winning goal in a thrilling overtime session. He took advantage of a rebound to sneak the puck home, demonstrating his talent at being in the right position at the right time.

Brad Improta was a standout on defense with three assists, his passing, and his vision on the blue line creating many offensive opportunities. The Moose’s triumphs both came from his ability to read the game and make sound judgments under duress.

The Moose played as a cohesive unit, with each line and defensive pairing contributing. Their resilience in the face of difficulty speaks volumes about the team’s character and is encouraging for the difficulties that lie ahead.

Statistics of Friday Night’s Game:

The Moose showed balance in their play, with scoring spread across the team. Notable performances included Dakota Richardson’s goal and assist, and Alex Dewitz‘s two assists that proved crucial in the win.

Statistics of Saturday Night’s Game:

The Moose’s resilience was on full display, with the team managing to hold off a determined Vail comeback. Ryan Glantz was the standout player with his two goals, and Brad Improta’s playmaking from the back end was instrumental in securing the victory.

The Moose will look to build on this momentum as they head into their next series of games against the Boston Bison, on November 17th and 18th, confident in their ability to overcome the competition and continue their winning ways.

Statistics

/23-24 Season

Forward

PlayerGPGAPTSPIM
AJ Sanders3226548033:00
Drew Akins2424396330:00
Ryan Glantz322634604:00
Jason Reese121223352:00
Alex Dewitz312111326:00
Dakota Richardson248152324:00
Joe Zelenka311482211:00
Mike Morrissey28811199:00
Preston Blanek221071716:00
Brian Upesleja2328108:00
Anthony Day22130:00
Hunter Macy161230:00
Brian Dolby11010:00
Ryan Meany120112:00
J.P. Donovan140004:00

Defenseman

PlayerGPGAPTSPIM
Kristian Ophus306162229:00
Mike Longo194172112:00
Brad Improta20412168:00
Rowan Wuerdeman3138112:00
Mason Brinich191101113:00
Cody Rusinek25371013:00
George Steiner202576:00
Alex Daves3105522:00
Vince Macri823510:00

Goaltending

/23-24 Season

Goaltending

PlayerMINGPGAASV%SAGA
Robbie Leslie960.5154.470.89865767
Nick Krauss900116.360.87857470
Tanner Johnson6314.000.895384
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