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Moose double up Griffins, take 2-1 series lead

Eric Comrie made 45 saves as the Manitoba Moose took a 2-1 lead in their Central Division semifinal series with a 6-3 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday night.

Grand Rapids faces elimination as it hosts Game 4 on Thursday.

Chase De Leo tallied a goal and three assists for the Moose, and Sami Niku, Cameron Schilling, Mike Sgarbossa and Nic Petan all recorded a goal and an assist.

Comrie (2-1) earned the win in Game 3 after being lifted after two periods of Game 2’s loss.

Ben Street notched a goal and an assist for the Griffins, who were 10-0 on home ice during their championship run last postseason.

Tom McCollum allowed three goals on 11 shots before giving way to Jared Coreau, who stopped 11 of 12 shots in relief.

Central Division Semifinals – Series “F” (best-of-5)
C2-Grand Rapids Griffins vs. C3-Manitoba Moose
Game 1 – Sat., Apr. 21 – MANITOBA 3, Grand Rapids 2 | Recap
Game 2 – Sun., Apr. 22 – Grand Rapids 5, MANITOBA 1 | Recap
Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 25 – Manitoba 6, GRAND RAPIDS 3
Game 4 – Thu., Apr. 26 – Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 7:00
*Game 5 – Mon., Apr. 30 – Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 7:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern