INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Quad City Mallards lost 2-1 tonight to the Indy Fuel, the second loss in as many games for the Flock.
The Fuel began their scoring early, the first goal of the night coming at 2:22 after the opening face-off. Daniel Ciampini scored with help from Adam Lapsansky as Ciampini stole the puck at the Mallards blue line before sailing in. Less than a minute later Cody Sharib added to the Fuel’s lead, Ben Marshall assisting. Austin Coldwell turned the puck over in front of the Mallards net for Marshall to snag and send to Sharib.
Jared Knight ruined Mac Carruth’s shut-out bid during the second period when he scored his first goal as a Mallard at 9:34. This was also Knight’s Mallards debut.
The third period was scoreless and uneventful, save for a pair of minor penalties.
The Mallards and Fuel face off again tonight at 6:30 CT in Indy.