By: Mallards Communications Staff
Photo: Sean Flynn Photography/Quad City Mallards

Mike McMurtry and Darren Nowick provided a goal and an assist apiece and Patch Alber piled up four assists as the Kansas City Mavericks (8-6-0) broke open a tight game with four third period goals in four minutes, 40 seconds and went on to defeat the host Quad City Mallards (6-7-0) 5-1 Saturday night.

The Mavericks, who led 1-0 after two periods, saw their advantage double when Nowick started the third period onslaught at 6:09 with a power play goal from the right wing circle. One minute, 58 seconds later- at the 8:07 mark- Mark Cooper stretched the gap to 3-0 from the high slot. Just 62 seconds after Cooper struck, Hunter Smith scored from the slot. McMurtry capped of the Missouri goal rush from the doorstep at 10:49.

Brayden Low's power play tip-in got the Mallards on the scoreboard at 12:45 of the third but did nothing to affect the outcome.

The Mavericks had opened the scoring when Jordan Kwas roofed the puck from the side of the net at 11:29 of the second period.

The Mallards and Mavericks meet again tomorrow at 4:05 p.m. Fans can bring their skates and join the Mallards on the ice after Sunday’s game. $1 sodas will be available at TaxSlayer Center concession stands at all Sunday home games.

Tickets for tomorrow's contest and all Mallards regular season home games are now on sale at the TaxSlayer Center box office, Ticketmaster toll free charge-by-phone (1-800-745-3000) and The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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