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Mallards Welcome Back Rioux PDF Print E-mail
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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 atticketmaster.com, 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.

 
MALLARDS' FIRST ROUND HOME PLAYOFF DATES SET, TICKETS NOW ON SALE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Friday, 28 March 2014 10:05

Postseason Tickets Start at Just $2

MOLINE, Ill. (March 27, 2014)The Quad City Mallards will host games three and four of their best-of-seven opening round Central Hockey League playoff series Wednesday night, April 9 and Friday night, April 11 at 7:05 p.m. and, if necessary, will play the fifth game of that series on home ice on Saturday evening, April 12 at 7:05 p.m., the Mallards announced today.

Playoff tickets go on sale tomorrow at the iWireless Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com, at Ticketmaster outlets or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  All tickets (other than glass seats) for the April 9’s game three will be available for just $2.  Glass seats for all playoff games are $25.  Seats for games four and, if necessary, game five will be available for $7, $10 and $25.

The Mallards, who clinched a playoff berth last weekend, are in fifth place in the CHL with three regular season games remaining.  The Mallards can still finish anywhere between fifth and eighth and are guaranteed they will play the first two games of round one and, if necessary, games six and seven on the road.  The Mallards will open the postseason next week on a date to be determined against one of four potential opponents- the Missouri Mavericks, Denver Cutthroats, Allen Americans and Rapid City Rush. 

Should the Mallards advance to the second round, all tickets (not including glass seats) for any weeknight home games will be available for just $3 while seats for any round two home tilts played on Friday, Saturday or Sundaycould be had for $10, $12 and $25.  

  

The Mallards close out the regular season this weekend.  They meet the Chill in St. Charles tomorrow night andSaturday evening before returning home for their regular season finale Sunday at 4:05 p.m. against the Missouri Mavericks.  Sunday is Fan Appreciation Day at the iWireless Center featuring prize giveaways, a postgame skate with the Mallards, free popcorn and a game worn jersey auction.

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 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.net.  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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THE 32nd ANNUAL CASI ST. PATRICK’S DAY RACE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Arp   
Friday, 28 March 2014 09:01

The 32nd Annual CASI St. Patrick’s Day Races Presented by Russell Construction was a tremendous success! We had more than 2,600 runners and several hundred spectators filling the streets and sidewalks of Downtown Davenport on March 15!  The race committees and two hundred plus volunteers did an outstanding job in organizing and staffing the event.  

With all the support and involvement from our community, CASI (Center for Active Seniors, Inc.) raised over $65,000 from this year’s event!! 100% of these proceeds will go to provide services and programs to seniors and their families, living in the Quad Cities Area. 

The success of this race was due to the fantastic support of our sponsors, donors, participants, volunteers and the City of Davenport - Events of this magnitude would not be possible without generous contributions from all!

For participants that have questions about receiving their plaques or t-shirts please call contact CASI at 563-386-7477.

For more information, please call:  Sarah Arp at 563.343.0038 (cell) or email at:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CASI, 1035 West Kimberly Road, Davenport, Iowa.  CASI is open Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm.  www.CasiSeniors.org

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BUDWEISER SIGNS NAMING RIGHTS DEAL FOR SKY DECK AT MODERN WOODMEN PARK PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Friday, 28 March 2014 08:55

Newly-named Budweiser Champions Club has unique view with year-round versatility

DAVENPORT, Iowa (March 27, 2014) – An award-winning room in America’s Best Minor League Ballpark has a new name. The Budweiser Champions Club gained its latest moniker when Budweiser and the River Bandits announced a naming rights partnership at a press conference Thursday in the Budweiser Champions Club, already one of the most popular areas for both baseball fans and year-round event patrons of Modern Woodmen Park.

The biggest highlight of a series of suite-level renovations that earned recognition last fall from Ballpark Digest as the Best Ballpark Improvement in America under $1 million, the new Budweiser Champions Club is located at the far end of the suite level down the left-field line.

“On behalf of 7G and all of its employees, it is our honor and pleasure to work with the Quad Cities River Bandits this season. The addition of the new Budweiser Champions Club is exciting and provides an experience for watching ball games that is second to none,” said 7G Distributing Sales Support Manager Tim Hayes. “We invite everyone to come out and help us cheer on the River Bandits and watch for our promotions throughout the summer and have fun at the ballpark all summer long!”

In addition to the Budweiser Champions Club naming rights, 7G Distributing will sponsor a Mega Mini Fridge Giveaway on Sunday, June 15, at the River Bandits 1:15 p.m. Father's Day home game. Nine mini fridges will go to nine lucky fans – one for every inning.

“We are thrilled to partner with Budweiser to re-introduce the Budweiser Champions Club and share our vision of turning Modern Woodmen Park into a year-round, multi-purpose venue that is much bigger than baseball," said River Bandits co-owner Dave Heller. “The Budweiser Champions Club will be a year-round entertainment venue that will host a wide range of events, from weddings to corporate board meetings to family reunions to receptions to charitable events, and our new partnership with Budweiser and the great folks at 7G Distributors helps ensure that this room will always be one of the premier venue destinations in the Quad Cities.”

Replacing what had been an open-air, concrete patio, the Budweiser Champions Club boasts three sides of gorgeous glass windows, bringing the feel of being outdoors while still being completely enclosed. Four glass garage doors overlook the picturesque scene of Modern Woodmen Park and the Centennial Bridge stretching across the Mississippi River. On the other side is a spectacular view of downtown Davenport. The Budweiser Champions Club also has a center partition that can create two separate areas for breakout sessions or smaller meeting spaces. The space can accommodate up to 250 guests for a game and is used year-round for dozens of special events, including wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, corporate meetings and luncheons.

UP NEXT: Opening Day is April 3, so lock in your seats now to see the defending Midwest League Champions in 2014! Single-game tickets are available online atwww.riverbandits.com. To order any of the ticket plans - with new lower prices - call the River Bandits box office at 563-324-3000. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $40. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

ABOUT THE BANDITS: Having just been named Ballpark Digest's winner of Best Ballpark Improvement in America under $1 million, the River Bandits ownership is making one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since the ballpark was first built back in 1931! A new Ferris wheel, standing 110 feet over the playing field, is opening this spring, along with a carousel, a new ride called a "Drop and Twist," an expanded 300-foot long zip line, and many other new games and attractions. In 2013, the team unveiled a new 220-foot long dual zip line, a rock climbing wall, and a number of new bounce houses. The team's major league affiliate, the Houston Astros, just saw all six of its affiliates reach the playoffs - the first time in a decade any MLB team can claim such success. The River Bandits were one of three affiliates to reach the championship round and one of two to win their league championship.

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Mallards Overcome Americans 2-1 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Friday, 28 March 2014 08:04

ALLEN, Texas (March 26, 2014) – Mike Monfredo scored the game winning power play goal with three minutes and five seconds left in the third period and Thomas Heemskerk made 34 saves as the Quad City Mallards defeated the host Allen Americans 2-1 Wednesday night.  With the victory, the fifth place Mallards (30-23-10, 70 points) not only halted their own three game losing streak but also ended the third place Americans’ (38-21-5, 81 points) four game winning streak and eight game regulation unbeaten streak.

Monfredo snapped a 1-1 tie with a one timer from the right wing circle late in the third after Jamie Schaafsma had backhanded home a power play equalizer for the Americans at 11:52 of the final frame.

The Mallards first took the lead when Matt Duffy- who also assisted on Monfredo’s goal- blasted a one timer from the high slot at 7:03 of the second period.

Heemskerk was at his busiest in the third period, stopping 15 Allen shots to set the stage for Monfredo’s late heroics.

  

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 atticketmaster.com, 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. 

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 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.net.  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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