Ty Rimmer made 35 saves on the way to his second shutout and Thomas Frazee scored one goal and assisted on another as the Quad City Mallards blanked the host Brampton Beast 3-0 Friday night. With the victory- the Mallards’ second in as many nights over the same opposition- Quad City (18-9-7, 43 points) improved to 5-0-0 in Brampton this season and moved into a fifth place tie with the Beast (20-18-3, 43 points).
The Mallards were on the power play when Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel’s blast from the right point opened the scoring at 6:02 of the first period.
Mike Stinziani doubled the Mallard advantage just eight seconds into the second period by swooping into the goalmouth to sweep the puck home.
Frazee crashed the net to snuff out any remaining Brampton comeback hopes at 11:04 of the third period.
Rimmer was at his spectacular best in the third, turning aside 22 shots in the final frame.
Also tonight, Mallard captain Darren McMillan played his five hundredth career game. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, native has scored 35 goals, picked up 148 assists and totaled 183 points over nine professional seasons. McMillan has played 241 games for the Mallards over the last five seasons.
The Mallards and Beast meet again Sunday in Brampton. The Mallards next play at home next Friday, January 31 at 7:05 p.m. against the Tulsa Oilers. Next Friday is another $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X. $1 hot dogs and beers will be available at iWireless Center concession stands during each of the Mallards’ 11 Friday night home games this season.
Tickets for next Friday night’s game and all Mallards regular season home games can be purchased at the iWireless Center ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, through ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.