Weekend Preview

Matchup: Quad City Storm (8-14-2) vs. Knoxville (13-9-3)

Date: Friday Jan. 11, 2019

Time: 7:10 p.m.

Location: Moline, Il. // TaxSlayer Center

Watch: Sphl live

Live Stats: Pointstreak.com

Twitter Updates: @QuadCityStorm

Last Time Out

The Storm fell 7-2 in their first game of 2019 to the Huntsville Havoc. The Havoc started strong and scored two goals in the first two minutes of play. Quad City seemed to wake up after a tough first period and got two goals from John Scully but after sixty minutes of play it was not enough.


Weekend of Fun

The Quad City Storm will face the Knoxville Ice Bears three times this weekend. Friday’s game is Faith and Family night presented by Chick-fil-a. Saturday’s game is Crazy Hair Night; craziest hair has the chance to win a Storm prize!  Sunday’s game is at 2:00 P.M. and is Senior Day.  Kids are encouraged to stay after the game to skate or hang out with players in the Fun Zone.


More About Knoxville

Friday marks only the second meeting with Knoxville for the Storm and the teams will meet a total of 4 times after the weekend is through. The Ice Bears won the first matchup of the season 3-1. Knoxville is tied for 4th place in the SPHL and is coming off an overtime win against Birmingham. Knoxville also enters with the #1 ranked penalty kill in the league, followed by the Storm in second.


Player Updates

Vladimir Nikiforov has been placed on season-ending IR due to a scapula fracture. After a stint in the ECHL with the Toledo Walleye Joe McKewon will be back on the Quad City bench this weekend.


Goals for this Weekend

With a busy schedule ahead, the Storm looks forward to three games against Knoxville and three opportunities to earn points. It is important for the team to come out strong in Friday’s game and to not lose momentum over the weekend


Tickets are available online at Quadcitystorm.com and you can stream the game this weekend online on SPHL Live.


Brian Rothenberger