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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Friday, 28 March 2014 10:20

MOLINE, Ill. (March 27 2014) – Defenseman Nicholas Rioux has returned to the Quad City Mallards from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League, the Mallards announced today.    


Rioux on Tuesday signed a professional tryout agreement with the Wild for the third time this season and played in Iowa’s games against the Charlotte Checkers Tuesday evening and last night.  The 27-year old native of Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec has played a total of eight games for the Wild this year.  Rioux, who has scored five times and posted a plus/minus rating +8 in 55 games with the Mallards this season, ranks eighth among Central Hockey League defensemen in assists (25) and is tied for tenth in points (30).

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.

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