Prescott Valley, AZ – The Arizona Sundogs downed the Mallards and sweep the two-game weekend set on Saturday at Tim’s Toyota Center. For the second night both teams battled back and forth forcing the game into a shootout and the Sundogs came out on top. Quad City received an early power play opportunity after Sebastian Geoffrion was sent to the box after a two minute high sticking call. Mallard’s Mike Hellyer would capitalize on their power play chance putting the Mallards on the board only 2:33 into the first period. Arizona returned the favor less than 10 minutes later when Johan Ryd notched an unassisted goal tying the game.
The game would remain tied throughout the second frame and heading into the third. Kevin Baker with assists from Mike Trebish and Paul Mcilveen would break the score 2:45 in the third period and give the Sundogs a short lived, lead until Quad City responded on the penalty kill forcing the game into overtime and a subsequent shootout for the second night. Thomas Frazee scored a shorthanded goal 7:23 in regulation.
Arizona’s Jason Morgan collected the only successful shot in the five-man shootout, registering the game winning goal. Arizona’s newest netminder, Chris Rawlings was tested in his debut in a Sundogs sweater blocking 25 of 27 shots and didn’t allow a single shot during the shootout round. Arizona outshot Quad City 34-27. Arizona was 0-6 on the power play and Quad City was 1-5.
The Sundogs are back at it again next week for a three-game series against the Allen Americans beginning Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Tim’s Toyota Center. Arizona will look to continue their five-game win streak in their first meeting against the Americans.
The Arizona Sundogs are the Central Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes. Season tickets, mini-plan, and single-game ticket information is now available by calling (928) 759-6600 or visiting arizonasundogs.com.