Obi Aduba broke a 1-1 tie at 9:30 of the third period and the Missouri Mavericks went on to defeat the host Quad City Mallards 2-1 Wednesday night. With the loss- their second in four days against the Mavericks- the Mallards (24-13-8, 56 points) remain tied for fourth place with the Allen Americans while the victory extended the Mavericks’ (32-13-2, 66 points) winning streak to four games and left Missouri six points clear of second place Denver atop the Central Hockey League.
Aduba snapped what proved be the game winner in under the crossbar from the slot just shy of the midway point of the third.
Adbua’s goal gave the Mavericks their second lead of the night. Missouri was shorthanded when Anders Franzon charged into the goalmouth to open the scoring at 4:05 of the second period. Jeff Lee’s wrist shot from the slot tied the game at one for the Mallards at 11:15 of the second.
The Mallards return to action on the road Friday night against the Tulsa Oilers. The Mallards next play at home next Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. against the Mavericks. That game is another Winning Wednesday presented by T.G.I. Friday’s. If the Mallards win next Wednesday, each fan in attendance will receive a free ticket to the Mallards’ following Wednesday home game courtesy of T.G.I. Friday’s. After the game, fans can join the Mallards at T.G.I. Friday’s in Moline for a postgame party.
Photos courtesy of Rich Guill (Sean Flynn Photography)
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