Mallards Overcome Americans 2-1 Print
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Friday, 28 March 2014 08:04

ALLEN, Texas (March 26, 2014) – Mike Monfredo scored the game winning power play goal with three minutes and five seconds left in the third period and Thomas Heemskerk made 34 saves as the Quad City Mallards defeated the host Allen Americans 2-1 Wednesday night.  With the victory, the fifth place Mallards (30-23-10, 70 points) not only halted their own three game losing streak but also ended the third place Americans’ (38-21-5, 81 points) four game winning streak and eight game regulation unbeaten streak.

Monfredo snapped a 1-1 tie with a one timer from the right wing circle late in the third after Jamie Schaafsma had backhanded home a power play equalizer for the Americans at 11:52 of the final frame.

The Mallards first took the lead when Matt Duffy- who also assisted on Monfredo’s goal- blasted a one timer from the high slot at 7:03 of the second period.

Heemskerk was at his busiest in the third period, stopping 15 Allen shots to set the stage for Monfredo’s late heroics.


The Mallards return to action Friday night on the road against the St. Charles Chill.  The Mallards’ next home game is their regular season finale Sunday at 4:05 p.m. against the Missouri Mavericks.  Sunday is Fan Appreciation Day at the iWireless Center.  Fans can bring their skates to next Sunday’s game and skate with the Mallards after that tilt.  In addition, all fans in attendance will receive a coupon good for a free bag of popcorn at iWireless Center concession stands.   

Tickets for Sunday’s game can be purchased in person at the iWireless Center box office, online, at Ticketmaster outlets or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period. 

About the Quad City Mallards
A proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Quad City Mallards are in the midst of their seventeenth season their fourth in the Central Hockey League.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007 and in the International Hockey League in 2009-10.  The Mallards’ proud history has seen them capture the UHL’s Colonial Cup Championship three times (1997, 1998, 2001) and secure that league’s Tarry Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) for the best overall regular season record.  In 2001, the Mallards made professional hockey history, recording their sixth consecutive season with 50 or more wins, a feat that has yet to be matched.  The iWireless Center provides a unique environment for hockey and features one-of-a-kind seating areas such as the Nest for groups and functions and the exclusive Drake Club.  For more information on the Quad City Mallards or for Mallards tickets go to  Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at and on Facebook at

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