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

Ian Lowe and Jared Walker both scored and Tim Boron made 18 saves as the Wichita Thunder (21-17-6) defeated the host Quad City Mallards (21-16-6) 2-1 Friday night.  With the win, the Thunder moved into a tie with the Mallards for second place in the ECHL's Central Division.

Wichita was on the power play when Lowe scored the game's first goal from the doorstep at 6:05 of the second period.

Walker backhanded a rebound past Mallard goaltender Evan Mosher- who took the loss despite making 34 saves- to double the Thunder lead at 5:46 of the third period.
At 9:07 of the third, Justin Fox's wrist shot from the top of the right wing circle cut the gap to 2-1, but the Mallards were unable to produce a late equalizer.
The Mallards return to action at home tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. against Wichita.  The first 1,000 fans 12 and under through the doors for tomorrow night's game receive free Mallards youth replica jerseys courtesy of Scott County Family Y and Two Rivers YMCA.  Saturday night will also see the Mallards team with R.I.A. Federal Credit Union for a canned food drive to benefit River Bend Food Bank.  Fans who bring four canned food items to the iWireless Center box office and get a lower level end seat for just $10.  

Tickets for all remaining Mallards regular season home games- including tomorrow night’s contest- are on sale now at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, and Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.  Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $28.

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