Even with the warm weather outside it was freezing cold as usual inside of the ESL Centre in Henrietta this morning where both the Amerks and Manitoba Moose practiced in preparation for Wednesday nights game.
The Amerks are hoping to end a six game skid against the Moose, a team they’ve been beaten twice and taken into a shootout another time.
The three short handed goals scored on Sunday night tied an AHL season high with none other than the Hamilton Bulldogs who scored three short handed goals against us earlier in the season. The AHL record for short handed goals in one game is four.
Janis Sprukts was back on the ice for a full practice, he said that he’s expecting to play on Friday night in Syracuse.
Jacob Micflikier also participated in the full practice and kept up with everyone else. He’s not playing Wednesday and is questionable for the weekend.
Shawn Matthias will be back on the ice tomorrow night after being out for a few games with a wrist injury.
Kyle Hagel is finally out of his sling. It appeared as if he was going to practice but ran out of time.
And finally, the only noteworthy item during practice itself was Drew Larman running over Mike Brodeur. “It was the hardest I’d been hit all season,” said Brodeur. Larman meant no harm other than scoring.