JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Jackson Hole Moose survived an opening weekend against the Bozeman Stingers. Survived.
Friday’s win was closer than the 7-5 final might indicate. At one point, the Moose trailed midway through the third period and needed some late-game heroics to take the lead and seal the deal with an empty net goal. Eric Steinman and Tom Hartnett led the way for the offense on Friday.
Saturday’s contest was a bit easier for the Moose but, still, the Stingers are a team that never goes away, never quits. Jackson tallied three times to start the game and managed to enjoy a 3-goal lead most of the night until late when Bozeman climbed back within one after scored from Mickey Knox and Jason White.
Drew Akins, Tom Hartnett, Alex Dewitz, and Kevin Sunde led the scoring parade as the Moose handled Bozeman 9-7 Saturday night.
The Moose are 2-0 to start the 2018-19 season. Next up is the Vail Yeti at home November 16-17.