By: Mallards Communications Staff
03/25/2016 2:02 PM
Photo: Sean Flynn Photography/Quad City Mallards
Brody Hoffman made 30 saves and Zach Pochiro's second period goal stood up as the game winner as the host Quad City Mallards (32-26-6) defeated the Evansville IceMen (26-30-9) 3-1 Friday night.
The Mallards were on the power play when Matt Carey's one timer from the right wing circle broke a scoreless deadlock with 53.6 seconds left in the first period.
Pochiro doubled the Mallard lead by converting a centering pass from Jared Knight- who assisted on each of the first two Mallard goals- at 1:37 of the second.
After Evansville's Alex Wideman cut the gap to 2-1 from close range in the third period, the Mallards' Olivier Archamabault scored into an empty net to put the game away in the final minute.
The Mallards return to action on the road tomorrow night against the Wichita Thunder. The Mallards next play on home ice next Friday night at 7:05 p.m. against the Tulsa Oilers. Friday also brings the return of $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X and MetroLINK College Night.
Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season home games- including next Friday night’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. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $24.