MALLARDS WEEKLY UPDATE: NOVEMBER 18, 2013 Print
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:24

THIS WEEK
Friday, November 22, 8:05 p.m. 
Tim's Toyota Center, Prescott Valley, Arizona
Quad City Mallards vs. Arizona Sundogs

Saturday, November 23, 8:05 p.m. 
Tim's Toyota Center, Prescott Valley, Arizona
Quad City Mallards vs. Arizona Sundogs 

LAST WEEK
Friday, November 15
Denver 3 Quad City 0

Saturday, November 16
Quad City 3 Denver 2 (SO)

Quad City
5-3-1 (11 points)
7th place
Coach: Terry Ruskowski

Arizona
4-8-1 (9 points)
tied 4th place
Coach: Kevin Colley


QUACK TRACKS
Splitsville
The Mallards last weekend split a pair of games with the Cutthroats in Denver. The Mallards rebounded from a 3-0 shutout loss last Friday to defeat Denver 3-2 in a shootout one night later.

On the Road
Last Saturday's win was the Mallards' first road victory of the season. The Mallards have started a stretch of five straight road games 1-1-0.

Fish Foursome
The Mallards went 3-1-0 over a stretch of four consecutive games against Denver that concluded last weekend.

Blanked
The Mallards last Friday were shut out for the first time since they were blanked 4-0 in Allen by Aaron Dell and the Americans on December 31, 2013.

Goals, Goals, Goals
The Mallards scored a total of two regulation goals last weekend after scoring at least four goals in six of their first seven games. The Mallards remain the league leaders in goals (4.1) per game despite the fact that no Mallard ranks in the top 15 in the CHL in goal scoring.

Shootout
The Mallards are now 1-1 in shootouts this season. The Mallards outscored Denver 2-1 in the shootout last Saturday after dropping their first shootout October 27 in St. Charles. Mike Hellyer led off and scored in both of those shootouts. Gabriel Levesque became the only other Mallard to score in a shootout this season when he provided the game winner last Saturday.

Six Shooter
Vladimir Nikiforov's team season best six-game point-scoring streak (3-7-10) was halted last Friday.

Between The Pipes
Ty Rimmer has made three straight starts in goal and has posted a .919 save percentage while giving up three goals or fewer in each of those three outings. The rookie last Saturday earned his first career shootout win.

Leaders
Nicholas Rioux (+8) is tied for fifth in the CHL in plus/minus rating...Jim McKenzie is tied for ninth in penalty minutes (34).

Milestones
Gabriel Levesque has played 99 career games...Matt Duffy has notched 98 career points...Darren McMillan has collected 95 career CHL assists.

Special Teams
The Mallards rank fifth in the CHL in power play efficiency (16.4 percent) and lead the league in power plays per game (6.1). While the Mallards did end a 0-for-16 power play drought with a man advantage goal from Nicholas Rioux last Saturday, Quad City has gone just 1-for-19 on the power play over its last three games. The Mallards, who have allowed at least one power play goal in each of their last eight games, rank eighth in penalty killing (80.4 percent).

Head to Head
The Mallards this weekend meet the Sundogs for the first time this season. The Mallards last season went 2-0-2 overall and 1-0-1 on the road against Arizona. All-time the Mallards have gone 5-2-2 against the Sundogs and have posted a 2-1-1 record in Prescott Valley. After this weekend the Mallards will not see Arizona again until the Sundogs visit the iWireless Center three times in eight days in February to wrap up the season series.

Ins and Outs
Goaltender Thomas Heemskerk was signed to a professional tryout agreement by the American Hockey League's Iowa Wild last Friday and served as the Wild's back-up in a pair of games last weekend before returning to the Mallards yesterday...The Mallards signed goaltender Casey Sherwood last Friday and waived him upon Heemskerk's return. Sherwood did not see any game action in Denver.

UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Friday, November 29, 7:05 p.m. - Mallards vs. St. Charles Chill
$1 Dog/$1 Beer Night Presented by 97X 
Every Friday night home game this season is a $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X. Fans will be able to purchase $1 beer and $1 hot dogs at iWireless Center concession stands during each of those Friday tilts.

Saturday, November 30, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Tulsa Oilers
The Teddy Bear Toss will make its annual return when the Mallards do battle with the Tulsa Oilers on November 30. Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped stuffed animals to that game and throw them on the ice immediately after the Mallards’ first goal. Those teddy bears will then be donated to children in need in the Quad Cities area just in time for the holidays.

ON THE AIR
Fox Sports Radio 1230 is the radio home of Mallards Hockey Presented by Genesis Power Sports Performance.  Mallards games broadcast on AM 1230 also stream live online at www.wfxn.net.  A limited number of Mallards games- including this Friday's contest- will not air on Fox Sports Radio 1230 due to conflicts with University of Illinois basketball and football and Green Bay Packer football.  Free audio webcasts of games that do not air on AM 1230 are available at myqcmallards.com.  CHL-TV pay-per-view video webcasts of all Mallards games are also available at myqcmallards.com.  For a full Mallards broadcast/webcast schedule, go to myqcmallards.com/schedule/broadcast_schedule/.

TICKETS
Single Game Tickets
Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season contests are now available.  Fans can contact the Mallards at (309) 277-1364 orinfo@myqcmallards.com for more information about tickets.  Single game tickets are also available at the i wireless Center box office, at Ticketmaster outlets, through www.ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free.  The box 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.

Group Tickets
Groups of at least ten can receive savings off the walk-up price and a host of other great group benefits.  Mallards group tickets are a great fit for youth organizations, friends, co-workers, family groups, religious groups, school functions and business events.  For more group ticket information, fans can contact the Mallards at (309) 277-1364 or info@myqcmallards.com.

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