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Quad City downs Rapid City, 6-3
Rapid City lost to the Quad City Mallards, 6-3.
The 30 shots that Quad City put on net surpassed the Mallards' average of 23.9 shots per game this season. Quad City outdid its season average for goals scored. The Mallards have scored at the pace of 3.1 goals per game during the current campaign. Quad City's defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals.
The Mallards were led by Shayne Toporowski, who racked up one goal and one assist. Toporowski scored on the power play 4:55 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Quad City. Quad City had gained a power play chance when Riley Weselowski was whistled for hooking. Mike Hellyer picked up the assist. Quad City also got points from Mickey Lang, who also grabbed one goal and two assists, Anthony Perdicaro, who also had one goal and one assist, and Matt Duffy, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Quad City also got a goal from Darren McMillan as well. Other players who recorded assists for Quad City were Bob Preece and Matt Boyd, who contributed one a piece.
Rapid City failed to reach its usual level of shot production, putting 20 pucks on goal after averaging 25.6 shots per game this season.
Rapid City was helped by Jarrett Konkle, who tallied one goal. Konkle scored on the power play 12:10 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Quad City. A holding penalty on Mike Stinziani had put Rapid City on the power play. Winston Day Chief provided the assist. Rapid City additionally got points from Jared Brown, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Scott Wray also scored for Rapid City. In addition, Rapid City received assists from Jesse Schultz and Michael Couch, who each chipped in one.
Neil Conway made 17 saves for the Mallards on 20 shots. Quad City totaled 26 minutes in penalty time with three minors and two majors and went 1-for-2 on the power play. The Mallards ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Jason Kostadine was ejected from the game. Danny Battochio made 17 saves before being replaced by Tim Boron, who took the loss and made seven saves. Rapid City totaled 21 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 1-for-3 on the power play.