By: Mallards Communications Staff
03/14/2015 1:07 AM
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, ticketmaster.com 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.