Quad-City left wing John Scully (78) competes with Peoria defenseman Kevin Patterson (7) for the puck during a game at the TaxSlayer Center last season. The Storm and Rivermen will meet 12 times next season, including in the season opener on Oct. 19.
Quad-City Storm left wing Nathan Pelligra (63) reaches for the puck as Peoria Rivermen defenseman Kevin Patterson (7) falls to the ice during the first period of their game at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
Quad-City Storm right wing Phil Bronner (8) stretches out for the puck after falling to the ice while trying to shoot during the second period of their game at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline on Sunday.
Quad City Storm left wing Shane Bennett takes the puck behind the goal to attempt a shot on Knoxville Ice Bears goaltender Alex Murray during the second period of their game at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline on Jan. 13. Bennett has scored 26 points in 29 games with the Storm.
The Quad City Storm's Cody Walsh (52) has control of the puck with the Knoxville Ice Bears' Riley Christensen (26) coming from behind during a game earlier this season at the TaxSlayer Center. After a struggling start to the season, the Quad City defenseman has picked up his game, a factor in the Storm's improvement as a team.
Quad-City Storm's Dean Yakura (37) watches from behind Birmingham Bulls' Deric Boudreau (5) as the puck slides away during the second period of their game at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019.
Peoria's Mark Petaccio gets knocked to the ice by Quad-City Storm's Phil Bronner and Donald Olivieri as the puck stops next to goalie Eric Levine, Saturday, November 3, 2018, during first period action at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline
Quad-City Storm's Taylor McCloy and Evansville's Mark Petaccio battle for the puck during a game last month at the TaxSlayer Center. Of the Storm's 12 losses, seven have come by a goal, something the team is trying to address heading into this weekend's games with the Peoria Rivermen.
Quad City Storms' Kristaps Nimani (12) attempts to keep control of the puck with Evansville Thunderbolt' Connor Sanvido (20) creeping up behind, at the TaxSlayer Center, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, Moline.
Quad City Storms' Stephen Gaul (17) attempts to keep control of the puck against Evansville Thunderbolts' Connor Sanvido (20) during Friday's \"Black Friday Blackout Game\" at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline. Chasing the play is QC's Dalton Mills.
Quad-City Storm goalie Eric Levine falls on the puck in front of the net against Huntsville, Saturday, December 8, 2018, during first period action at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline. Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM at 70mm Exposure: 1/2656 sec; f/2.8; ISO 3200 Manual; Evaluative metering
The Quad City Storm's Phil Bronner tries to get the puck past a trio of Peoria Rivermen players, Lane King, Justin Greenberg and Ralfs Grinbergs, during the second period Friday at the TaxSlayer Center.
Quad City Storm's Dakota Klecha (27) and Dalton Mills control the puck with Peoria Rivermen's Mitchell McPherson moving in during a game earlier this season at the TaxSlayer Center. Following a 6-0 loss to Peoria last weekend, the Storm are hoping to turn things around with two games against the last-place Macon Mayhem. 781b155fdc