If there was ever a time for fans of the Manitoba Moose to come out and support their hometown American Hockey League team, it would be now.
Having earned a bye in the division semifinal, Manitoba opened its Calder Cup Playoffs against the Milwaukee Admirals with games one and two on Friday and Saturday on the road, before heading back to Winnipeg for what the team hopes to be three-straight games.
Despite showing up as the better team in both contests at UW-M Panther Arena, the Moose went home with just three goals for on 83 shots and trailing 2-0 in the best-of-five series.
Game 2 was even more of a shocking defeat than that of the first of the two stops in Milwaukee. Scoring their first goal of the game on shot No. 43 with just a minute-and-a-half left in the game, the Moose gave up the game-winner just 30 seconds later on a defensive zone turnover, sending Admirals fans into a late-game frenzy.
Yes, the lone team left playing at Canada Life Centre at this point of the season is on the brink of elimination and could use the support of its home fans.
2021-22 was another monumental year for the Moose. Putting up 25 home wins on the season, Manitoba tied a franchise record set back in 2006-06 and matched again in 2008-09. The team ended the year with a .722 points percentage at Canada Life Centre, marking the first time the team has ever been above .700 at home.
With games three, four and five set to be played on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, fans looking to purchase Moose playoff tickets can do so by visiting the following link: https://moosehockey.com/playoffs/