Moose get another win in last home game

The last home game of the season took place Tuesday evening against the Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets. Previously in the season the Moose had been shutout by the Bluejackets with a 1-0 score. Tuesday night’s game was a back-and-forth game in which the final winner was not certain until the final buzzer. Many great scoring chances and close calls denied by the goal posts kept the audience on the edge of their seats. The Bluejackets came out strong in the first period, which was evident by their two goals scored in the first 90 seconds of play. Down by two, the Moose needed to pick up their speed and set up some scoring chances. With just over four minutes left in the period, Colton Jones tucked the puck in the net, glove-side for the 2-1 score. Just 30 seconds later, the Moose’s goal was answered by the Bluejackets with their third goal. The Moose were able to kill a penalty and keep the score at 3-1 going into the second. Three minutes into the second period, the Moose’s Reese Carstens came out of the corner and backhanded the puck into the net for the 3-2 score with help from Drew Brockman. Following several great scoring chances, Mark Rieger-Borer passed the puck to Mason Vestch. Vetsch centered the pass to Neal Wagner, who was coming right towards the net. Wagner waited until he had sight of the open net, shot, and scored. The game was tied at 3. An elbowing penalty put the Moose on the power-play. Vetsch worked the puck during the power-play with help from Sam Johnson and Robbie Stromme. The forwards forced the Bluejackets’ defenders to move, placing Vetsch in position to score from deep in the zone for the 4-3 lead.
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