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Mallards Blanked by Rush in Inaugural ECHL Opener

October 24, 2014 - ECHL (ECHL) - Quad City Mallards News Release

MOLINE, Ill. (October 24, 2014) - Danny Battochio made 19 saves and Jesse Schultz, Kyle Stroh and Dan Barczuk provided the goals as the Rapid City Rush (2-1-0-0) blanked host Quad City Mallards (0-1-0-0) 3-0 in the Mallards' first ever ECHL game Friday night.

Mallard goaltender Parker Milner (30 saves) shined while keeping the Rush off the scoreboard until Schultz buried Winston Day-Chief's cross-crease pass with just over a minute and a half left in the second period.

Just 39 seconds into the third period Stroh's wrist shot from the left wing circle gave Rapid City some breathing room.

Barczuk buried the puck from close range to finish off the contest at 15:10 of the third.

The Mallards and Rush meet again tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. at the iWireless Center. Single game tickets for each of the Mallards 36 regular season home games- including tomorrow evening's tilt- are on sale now at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, 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.

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