|5,513 See Rimmer, Mallards Blank Sundogs 3-0|
|News Releases - Sports & Recreation|
|Written by Brian Lavelle|
|Friday, 14 March 2014 07:44|
MOLINE, Ill. (March 8, 2014) – Ty Rimmer made 32 saves and Gergo Nagy, Mike Stinziani and Jordan Mayer all scored as the host Quad City Mallards blanked the Arizona Sundogs 3-0 Saturday night in front of a crowd of 5,513. With the win the Mallards (28-18-8, 64 points) moved into a fifth place tie with the idle Brampton Beast and completed a two-game weekend sweep of the eighth place Sundogs (26-26-6, 58 points).
Nagy gave the Mallards the lead just one minute and eight seconds into the game by burying Matt Boyd’s centering pass. Stinziani- who also had an assist- stretched the advantage to 2-0 at 4:35 of the first period with a shorthanded breakaway goal.
The gap widened to three when Mayer scored his first career goal in the second period of his second professional game. Mayer finished off a 2-on-1 rush by sweeping home Jeff Lee’s goalmouth feed at 9:14 of the second.Rimmer was at his busiest in the second period, stopping 15 Arizona shots the middle frame and making a series of fine saves before Mayer scored to keep the Sundogs from cutting the Mallard lead to one.
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