Moose split with Slugs: OT heartbreaker and Saturday shutout

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Stowe Slugs broke Jackson’s winning streak on Friday. Saturday, the Moose made them pay for it.

AJ Sanders mixes it up with former Moose, Stowe’s Luke Sisler late in Saturday’s game. Both received fighting majors.

The Slugs scored the first and last goal of the game on Friday, including the game-winner in overtime. In between, their goalie Andy Mink played lights out in the net to ensure any rally the Moose thought of mounting stopped short at the goal line. Nate Goss-Woliner solved Mink twice in regulation—the second tally a late third period goal that sent the game to a 5-minute 3-on-3 OT.

Stowe’s Gabe Blanchett supplied much of his team’s offense, earning him 1st star honors. Mink played out of his head, stopping 46 of the 49 shots the Moose took on him—many in the crease from point blank range. Stowe escaped with a 4-3 OT win to snap the Moose eight-game winning streak.

Saturday it was two different teams. Mink didn’t look as comfortable in net. The Slugs’ passes weren’t as crisp. And when Stowe did manage to generate a few chances, Nick Krauss slammed the door, picking up his second shutout of the year.

After a tentative opening period, Jackson again used the second frame to jump on the opposition. A 4-goal burst put the game out of reach for Stowe who were on their heels all night. Not even frequent trips to the sin bin could slow down the Moose.

Jackson used a hat trick from AJ Sanders, a pair from Alex Dewitz, and another goal from Charlie Hagen for a 6-0 victory, improving their record to 17-5 on the season.

The Moose welcome the Aspen Leafs next weekend for two games at the Snow King Sports and Event Center.

Blanchett watches in foreground and Sj Sanders (#61) snaps off a wrist shot.


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