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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 16 September 2013 14:16

MOLINE, Ill. (September 16, 2013) – The Quad City Mallards have signed forward Jordan Lane, the Mallards announced today.

“We needed a big, physical presence on our team and Jordan can provide that,” said Mallards coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski.  “I actually first talked to Jordan last year but he decided he needed to work on his conditioning.  Two years ago, when he reported to camp [with the ECHL’s Elmira Jackals] he thought he was in good condition but now we know he’s in great condition.  Jordan knows what he has to do to help the team.  He’s going to make the rest of our guys feel like they’re three inches taller and he can play in front of the net.”

Lane, a 6’ 8”, 240-pound 24-year old, last season scored two goals and added two assists while collecting 110 penalty minutes in 19 games with Portage College in Lac La Biche, Alberta.

Lane played two seasons of professional hockey before joining the Voyageurs.  The native of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, scored three times and piled up 132 minutes in penalties in 61 games as a rookie with the Central Hockey League’s Evansville Icemen in 2010-11.  The following season, Lane notched a goal and an assist along with 53 penalty minutes in 34 games with the Jackals.

Lane turned pro after five years of junior hockey, a stint that included a season- 2008-09- in the major junior ranks with the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.  He also suited up for the Princeton Posse of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, the Dauphin Kings and Neepawa Natives of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and the Estevan Bruins of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

The Mallards will open their seventeenth season- and their fourth in the CHL- when they host the Rapid City Rush on Saturday night, October 19.  Mallards 2013-14 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 www.myqcmallards.com.  Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at twitter.com/myqcmallards and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/quadcitymallards

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