Bloomington at QC Mallards

Posted Online: Feb. 11, 2013, 6:29 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Tonight: 7:05 at the i wireless Center.

Radio: WFXN-AM 1230 & Webcast: (pay-per-view CHL TV). Twitter updates: @SteveTappa_DA.

Special: A Two-for-Tuesday offers $2 beers and pops at the concession stands. The Mallards also are hosting a post-game party at Davenport's Rivals Sports Bar & Grill.

Storyline: The Mallards finish off a stretch of three straight games with Bloomington. QC (20-20-5, 45 points) remains three points behind the rival Blaze (23-21-2, 48 points) for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Central Hockey League. The Flock exploded for a season-best 9-6 victory at home last Friday, but fell 3-1 on the road the next night. The Mallards have 20 games left after tonight, including seven with the league scoring leaders.

News: Missouri defenseman Jesse Perrin served a one-game suspension over the weekend for the game misconduct assessed during last Tuesday's win at QC. Perrin picked up the penalty for an illegal check to the head of QC rookie Mike Stinziani. The CHL said Perrin's lack of previous discipline factored in the minimum suspension. Bloomington forward Leo Thomas also was sidelined nine games after an investigation of his actions earlier this season in the Southern Professional Hockey League. Thomas' suspension is a continuation of the penalty assessed by the SPHL, and he won't be eligible to return until Feb. 28 against QC.

Notes: Defenseman Derek Matheson left the Mallards before last weekend's series-starter with Bloomington. Matheson was placed on QC's suspended list after making a lateral move to Greensville of the Double-A ECHL. ... QC scoring leader Mickey Lang had a 12-game scoring streak snapped over the weekend. Lang had 23 points, including 10 goals, during the hot streak. ... QC's Shayne Toporowski plays the 1,000th game tonight of his 18-season pro career.The Mallards have a pre-game ceremony planned to mark the achievement.

Around the league: Arizona has hired a new coach, with 2011 CHL title-winner Scott Muscutt replacing David Lohrei, who shockingly resigned late last month. Muscutt, a playoff qualifier in 10 of his 11 CHL seasons, ranks second on the league's all-time wins list with 432 victories. ... League-leading Allen snapped a franchise-worst seven-game losing streak over the weekend.

Next: QC hosts Rapid City (Friday) and Arizona (Saturday) this weekend.

-- By Steve Tappa,


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

(More History)