Matt Pope scores twice as the Manitoba Moose hammer Rockford 6-1

WINNIPEG – Matt Pope scored twice and added an assist, and the Manitoba Moose had little trouble beating the Rockford IceHogs 6-1 in American Hockey League play Friday.

Pope opened the scoring with two goals in the first period.

Matt Pettinger, Marco Rosa and Yan Stastny added goals for the Moose (33-28-6) in the second, while Peter Olvecky scored in the third.

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Centre Matt Keith scored the lone goal for Rockford (38-25-6) in the second.

Moose goaltender Cory Schneider made 28 saves for the win, while at the other end Corey Crawford and Hannu Toivonen combined to stop 23 shots.