WINNIPEG - Jason Jaffray tallied a hat trick to lead the Manitoba Moose over the Hershey Bears 4-2 Thursday in the AHL.
Jaffray scored a goal in each period for the Moose, who earned a split of their two-game home set with the Bears. Manitoba moved one point up on Hamilton for second place in the North Division and avenged a 4-3 loss to Hershey on Wednesday. Jaffray opened the game's scoring at 3:35 of the first period, tallied a power-play goal in the second stanza, and completed the hat trick at 11:11 of the third.
Alexandre Bolduc also scored for the Moose.
Josef Boumedienne and Kyle Wilson netted second-period markers for the Bears.
Jaffray's third-period goal provided insurance for Moose netminder Cory Schneider, who picked up the victory with 24 saves.
Jannik Hansen contributed three assists for Manitoba, giving him six points (2-4-6) in his last three games.