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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 16:05

MOLINE, Ill. (January 21, 2014) – The Quad City Mallards of the Central Hockey League have offered Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, who has proven himself “the best cornerback” in football and “ready for bigger and better things”, a new challenge - playing hockey for the Mallards.

Sherman’s deflection of a pass at the end of Sunday’s National Football Conference championship game against the San Francisco 49ers set up the Seahawks’ clinching interception and punched Seattle’s ticket to the Super Bowl.  In a live interview after the game Sherman declared himself “the best corner in the game” and in an interview that aired this morning on ESPN2’s First Take said that he was “ready for bigger and better things.”  Since he has reached the top in one sport, the Mallards would like to offer Sherman the opportunity to join the team on the ice and prove himself in another.

“Our roster has been depleted in recent days by a series of call-ups to the American Hockey League and we would be happy to give a world class athlete like Richard Sherman the opportunity to help us combat that roster shortage,” said Mallards president Bob McNamara.

The Mallards return to action Thursday night on the road against the Brampton Beast.  The Mallards next play on home ice Friday, January 31 at 7:05 p.m. against the Tulsa Oilers.  Should Sherman wish to stay with the Seahawks- despite having already shown himself to be the best in football- until the Super Bowl on February 2, the Mallards would be happy to welcome him in time for the team’s February 5 home game against the Allen Americans.

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 in the midst of 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 iWireless 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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