MALLARDS WEEKLY UPDATE: OCTOBER 28, 2013 Print
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 07:52

THIS WEEK
Friday, November 1, 7:05 p.m. 
i wireless Center, Moline 
St. Charles Chill vs. Quad City Mallards

Saturday, November 2, 7:05 p.m.

i wireless Center, Moline

Brampton Beast vs. Quad City Mallards

LAST WEEK
Saturday, October 26
Quad City 7 St. Charles 5

Sunday, October 27

St. Charles 6 Quad City 5 (SO)

Quad City

1-1-1 (3 points)

tied 7th place

Coach: Terry Ruskowski

St. Charles

1-2-1 (3 points)

tied 7th place

Coach: Jamie Rivers

Brampton
2-2-1 (5 points)
5th place

Coach: Mark DeSantis

QUACK TRACKS

Wild Weekend
The Mallards scored 12 goals and allowed 11 while earning three of a possible four points in two games against the St. Charles Chill over the weekend.  Last Saturday's win was the Mallards' first of the season.  The Mallards last Saturday let a five-goal lead slip away for the first time since returning to the ice for the 2009-10 season but still recovered to secure victory.  Yesterday saw the Mallards play their first road game and fall in their first shootout.

Goals, Goals, Goals
The Mallards have scored 16 goals and conceded 17 over their first three games.  They lead the Central Hockey League in goals scored (5.3) and allowed (5.7) per game.  The Mallards last Saturday set a league season high for goals in a game (seven) and goals in a period (five in the first).  The Mallards ripped off their five first period goals in just 11 minutes and 36 seconds.  Five goals are the most the Mallards have scored in one period since they scored seven times in the second period of a 9-6 win over Bloomington on February 8 of last season.

Home Sweet Home
The Mallards kick off a four-game homestand on Friday night.  With last Saturday's win, the Mallards, who won their final eight home games of last season, have now gone 9-1-0 in their last ten home games between this season and last.

Shoot on Sight
The Mallards yesterday matched the league season high for shots (47) in one game.  The Mallards last Saturday equaled the league season high for shots (22 in the second) in one period.  The Mallards have taken at least 44 shots in each of their first three games and average a league-high 45.7 shots per outing.

Give 'Em Hellyer
Mike Hellyer (3-4-7) collected three points in each of the Mallards' two games last weekend.  He scored the game winning goal and added two assists last Saturday and then scored twice, picked up an assist and provided the only Mallard shootout goal yesterday. 

Mighty Mike
Mike Stinziani (4-2-6) produced five points over the weekend.  Stinziani scored two goals- including the game tier with 55 seconds left in regulation- and assisted on another yesterday after notching a goal and an assist last Saturday.  He has scored at least once in each of the Mallards' first three games.  Stinziani matched a league single game season high by posting a plus/minus rating of +5 yesterday.

Top Trio
The line of Hellyer, Stinziani and Jim McKenzie (3-2-5)- the Mallards' top three point producers- has accounted for ten of the Mallards' 16 goals on the season.  Yesterday that trio scored four of the Mallards' five goals. 

Big Night
Matt Boyd last Saturday set a personal career high and a league season high for points (4) in a game and matched his career high and the league season high for assists (3) in a game.

Between The Pipes
Ty Rimmer last Saturday made 12 saves while allowing just one goal over 35:48 on the way to picking up his first career win after coming on in relief of staring goaltender Thomas Heemskirk.  Rimmer took the loss in yesterday's game and has now played in each of the Mallards' first three tilts.

Firsts
Gergo Nagy picked up his first North American goal, assist and point last Saturday.  Nicholas Rioux- who had one assist- and Vladimir Nikiforov- who recorded a pair- both registered their first Mallard points in last Saturday's game.  Nikiforov scored his first goal for the club yesterday.

Milestones
Nicholas Rioux has 49 career points...Jordan Lane has played 98 career games...Matt Duffy has notched 95 career points...Gabriel Levesque has played 94 career games...Darren McMillan has collected 93 career CHL assists.

Special Teams
The Mallards scored their first two power play goals of the season last Saturday.  Last Saturday also saw the Mallards allow their first power play and shorthanded goals of the campaign.  The Mallards have gone 2-for-15 on the man advantage.  They have allowed two goals on a league-low six penalty kills.

Leaders
Hellyer is tied for third in the league in goals (3), tied for fourth in points (7) and tied for seventh in plus/minus (+4)...Stinziaini is tied for the league lead in goals (4), tied for eighth in points (6) and tied for seventh in plus/minus (+4)...McKenzie is tied for third in the league in goals (3).

Head to Head
The Mallards over the weekend split their first two meetings with the expansion Chill.  This Friday's game will be the third of 14 match-ups between the two clubs.  The Mallards meet the expansion Beast for the first time this Saturday. Quad City and Brampton will meet a total of 13 times this season.

UPCOMING HOME GAMES

Friday, November 1, 7:05 p.m. - Mallards vs. St. Charles Chill

$1 Dog/$1 Beer Night Presented by 97X and MetroLINK
Friday is the Mallards' first $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night of the season presented by 97X and MetroLINK.  Fans will be able to purchase $1 beer and $1 hot dogs at all Friday night home games this season.

Saturday, November 2, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Brampton Beast
Center for Youth and Family Solutions Toy Drive

Fans can save on tickets to Saturday night’s game at the iWireless Center box office by donating toys to the Center for Youth and Family Solutions.  For each new toy donated at the iWireless Center, fans will receive a coupon good for $3 off the price of one ticket to Saturday evening’s game.  Donated toys will be distributed to area foster children by the Center for Youth and Family Solutions, which engages and serves children and families in need with dignity, compassion and respect by building upon individual and community strengths to resolve life challenges together.

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 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 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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