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

Mason Baptista broke a 1-1 third period tie and Parker Milner made 26 saves as the host Quad City Mallards (29-23-7) defeated the Wichita Thunder (28-21-8) 3-1 Saturday night.  

Baptista tipped in Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel's shot to give the Mallards a 2-1 lead at 9:25 of the third.

Mario Lamoureux clinched the victory by scoring on a partial breakaway with just over 30 seconds left in the game.

The Mallards first moved in front with Kevin Baker's backhander from the slot at 17:57 of the first period.  Wichita's Nikita Kashirsky snapped in a tying goal from between the circles 1:02 of the second period, but it was the Mallards who would take control in the third.

The Mallards return to action tomorrow at 4:05 p.m. against the Missouri Mavericks on home ice.  Children 12 and under can get tickets for just $5 for every Mallards Sunday home game.  After Sunday’s game fans can bring their skates and join the Mallards on the ice for a post-game skate.

Tickets for all remaining Mallards regular season home games- including tomorrow’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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Quad City Mallards   Wichita Thunder
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Quad City Mallards   Brampton Beast
April 11 @ 7:00 PM
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