Mallards' Lang CHL MVP runner-up


Share
Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 12:24 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Staff report, sports@qconline.com
Mickey Lang just missed succeeding former teammate Brandon Marino as the Central Hockey League's MVP.

The Quad City Mallards second-year standout settled for runner-up honors in the leaguewide voting announced Monday.

Lang earned 16 votes from CHL coaches, media and communication's departments.

Missouri's Sebastien Thinel, who won a record-setting third CHL scoring title this season, claimed the award by being named on 22 of the 44 ballots cast.

Lang led the Double-A circuit in shorthanded (6), game-winning (11) and power play goals (13), finishing second in total goals (41), same as Marino last season. The 26-year-old Nevada native also ranked fourth in points (83), sixth in plus/minus rating (+20) and seventh in assists (42).

Named to the All-CHL team last week, Lang also earned the league's Player of the Month (January), Player of the Week (Jan. 20) and Third Star of the Month (February) honors this season.

Lang finished the regular-season with a flourish, too, scoring 13 goals in the last 12 games to lead the Mallards from ninth in the standings to the No. 6 spot in this weekend's first round of the playoffs.

QC posted a CHL-best 11-2 record in March, and rides a five-game winning streak into Thursday's postseason opener at Fort Worth.

















 



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)