By Jim den Hollander
The Dells Ducks renewed acquaintances with the Rum River Mallards for the first time in over a month at the Fogerty Ice House Thursday evening, but dropped a tough 8-1 decision against a squad that clearly still has its number.
The Ducks enjoyed one of its best starts of the season. Frequently finding itself chasing within the game’s opening minutes, the Mallards tough through most of the opening period until Cooper Brodzinski found a way past former Mallards’ goaltender Drew Mosely in the second half of the opening period.
While the game was still within reach after the first 17-minute period, the Mallards blew it open with five unanswered middle period markers and added another in the third before Ducks’ leading scorer, Caden Glamkowski finally managed to shatter the shutout bid of Gage Guay in the Mallards’ goal late in the final period.
The goal was the 10th of the young season for Glamkowski and Jacob Cartland collected the lone assist.
The win was just the third of the season for the Mallards and snapped a nine-game losing streak. The Mallards, now sit at 3-8-1 on the season with all three wins coming against the Ducks.
The Ducks enter the final game of the Midwest-West Showcase Saturday with a 5:40 p.m. contest against the Minnesota Blue Ox who have already racked up a pair of wins at the weekend event.