Over the weekend, the Manitoba Moose made a few changes to their roster makeup. Included in the alterations is the addition of three players and the subtraction of one. On Friday the team announced it had signed forwards Kamerin Nault and Peter Krieger to professional tryouts, while assigning Biagio Lerario to the ECHL’s Jacksonville Icemen.
Nault, a Winnipeg product, has dressed in 13 ECHL games between the Kansas City Mavericks and the Greenville Swamp Rabbits so far this season. After debuting with the Moose in early April of 2019, Nault has since dressed with the Charlotte Checkers before finding his home in ECHL. In 60 total ECHL contests, the 25-year-old has 28 goals and 53 points.
Krieger, 27, is of nearby Oakdale, MN. In 20 games with the ECHL’s Indy Fuel, he earned six goals and 16 points. A former University of Minnesota-Duluth standout, the 5-foot-11, 185-pound forward skated for Vasterviks IK of Sweden’s top league in 2019-20, earning 12 goals and 22 points in 52 games.
Then on Sunday, Manitoba added big defenceman Adam Brubacher to the roster, also by way of professional tryout.
A 25-year-old blueliner, Brubacher joins the club following 148 games with the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers. The four-year NCAA defender amassed four goals and 28 points last year as the team’s captain. He finished his college hockey career with 26 goals and 106 points over four seasons of work, to go alongside an AHA Rookie of the Year award from 2016-17.
After wrapping up a season-opening four-game homestand against fellow Canadian Division rival Toronto Marlies on Friday, which saw the Moose go 2-2-0, despite losing the opening two games, Manitoba will begin a four-game set in Laval against the Rocket on Monday. The game will begin at 6:00 PM central.