Mallards Preseason Party Wednesday Features Live Music from Caught in the Act Print
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 23 September 2013 15:19

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MOLINE, Ill. (September 23, 2013) – The Quad City Mallards will host a preseason party this Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. outside the i wireless Center that will feature live music from Quad Cities area band Caught in the Act.

Caught in the Act’s performance is just one of the highlights of the preseason party, which will also see the kickoff of individual ticket sales for the Mallards’ October 19 season opener.  In addition, fans attending the party will have the chance to meet Mallards coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski and Jordan Melville, director of QCM Holdings, the Mallards’ ownership group.

One of the area’s most popular cover bands, Caught in the Act performs songs that are known and loved from classic rock and pop to new wave.  The band is composed of Nicole Caras (lead vocals), Jerry Freese (guitar and vocals), Gene Taets (bass, keyboard and vocals) and Sam Mesick (drums).

Single game tickets for not only the Mallards’ opener against the Rapid City Rush but also for all Mallards 2013-14  home games will go on sale for the first time at the i wireless Center box office at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday.  Fans attending the pregame party will have the exclusive chance to purchase opening night lower bowl tickets for the discounted price of just $10.  The party- admission to which is free- will also offer fans the first chance to purchase Mallards merchandise newly arrived for 2013-14 season.

Ruskowski and Melville will offer their remarks on the upcoming season at the preseason party and will be joined by Mallard captain Darren McMillan in meeting and greeting the fans of the Quad Cities.  The party will also see a notable debut as the Mallards’ new Ice Girls make their first appearance.

Fans will have the opportunity, courtesy of i wireless Center concessionaire Levy Restaurants, to enjoy, free of charge, samples of an array of food offerings new for the 2013-14 season and cold beverages from an outdoor beer tent.  There will also be a variety of other food and beverage items available.

Among the prizes to be raffled off are a pair of Mallards season tickets, tickets to Sheryl Crow’s October 17 i wireless Center concert and seats for other upcoming i wireless Center events along with autographed Mallards memorabilia.  Younger Mallards fans attending the party will have the chance to enjoy a variety of games and activities.

The 2013-14 season will be the Mallards’ seventeenth- and their fourth in the Central Hockey League.  Season tickets as well as half season tickets and flex packs are now on sale.  The Mallards offer ticket packages to meet any budget and season ticket holders also receive a host of additional benefits, including a unique season ticket holder Mallards jersey.  More ticket package information is available by calling the Mallards at 309-277-1364 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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 approaching their seventeenth season and 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 i wireless 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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