Chill Comeback Not Enough in 7-3 Loss
St. Charles, Mo - The Mallards raced out to a 3-0 first period lead and stretched it to 4-0 in the early stages of the second but the Chill scored three-straight to close within one goal before Quad City answered with three of their own to finish the game with a 7-3 win.
Quad City (31-23-10) raced out to an early lead, getting a goal from Justin Fox less than three minutes into the game. The Mallards continued to put on the offensive pressure, adding a power play goal less than five minutes later from Thomas Frazee who would add his second at the 9:26 mark of the first period for a 3-0 Quad City lead. After a timeout, St. Charles (11-48-6) picked up the intensity with a few big hits and cleaned things up defensively but the Mallards kept their net clean and after the first it was 3-0 Quad City.
Vladimir Nikiforov stretched the Mallards lead to 4-0 seven minutes into the second period but the Chill continued to battle and maybe the hardest working player on the night would cash in. Charles Lachance battled in front of the net all night and it finally paid off in the final minute of the second period we he put home a John Snowden shot to close the gap to 4-1 and gain the momentum for the Chill heading into the third period.
The house was rocking to start the third period and the players rode the momentum and energy in the building to claw back into the game. Snowden blasted a shot from the blue line on the power play just over three minutes into the period to close the gap to 4-2 and two minutes later Britt Ouellette netted his second of the season on assists from Kyle O'Kane and Lachance and St. Charles was back in the game. It would last for 23 seconds. Frazee netted the hat trick at the 5:38 mark and the Mallards added a pair within a minute of each other midway through the final period to pick up a 7-3 win in the first of back-to-back games against Quad City to finish the season.
St. Charles closes their inaugural season Saturday night with puck drop set for 7:05 against the Mallards. The celebration begins with the Elm Dental & RP Contracting Tailgate Party starting at 4:00 in the parking lot of the Family Arean. Free food, bounce house, face painter, photo booth, giveaways, games, and plenty more are in store for the Tailgate Party and the Chill are set to give away and auction off thousands of dollars of merchandise from all of our great sponsors. For more information on the Chill, or to reserve you season tickets for the 2014-2015 season, call 636.724.SHOT (7468) or visit www.stcharleschill.com .
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