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Mallards Gear Up for Eight Game Homestand PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 02 March 2015 15:11

 

MOLINE, Ill. (February 26, 2015) – The Quad City Mallards open a key homestand that will see them play eight promotion-packed games at the iWireless Center in the first 18 days of March when they take on the Missouri Mavericks at 4:05 p.m. Sunday.


The Mallards approach their longest homestand of the season locked in a tight playoff race.  The second place Mallards are two points ahead of the Tulsa Oilers in the ECHL’s Central Division and three points ahead of the fourth place Rapid City Rush and Wichita Thunder.  With the top four finishers qualifying for the ECHL’s Kelly Cup playoffs, the homestand could prove crucial to the Mallards’ postseason hopes.

 

Tickets for Sunday’s game are available for just $5 for children 12 and under.  After the game fans can join the Mallards on the ice for a postgame skate.

 

The Flock will welcome Tulsa to the iWireless Center next Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.  Fans can get four tickets for that contest- and all Mallards Wednesday night home games- for just $20 and afterward join the team for a postgame party at T.G.I. Friday’s in Moline.

 

The Mallards will play back-to-back games against the league-leading Allen Americans next Friday and Saturday night- March 6 and March 7- at 7:05.  Next Friday brings the return of $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X and MetroLink.  Next Saturday is John Deere Community Night.  John Deere has made 2,000 tickets to that game available for just $5 while supplies last.  In addition, the first 1,000 fans ages 12 and under through the doors for next Saturday evening’s game will receive free Mallards youth replica jerseys courtesy of KWQC-TV6. 

The Mallards will meet Missouri again on Wednesday night, March 11.  On Saturday, March 14 the Mallards will wear special edition fan-designed jerseys when they take on Wichita.  Those jerseys will go up for bid immediately after that game in a live auction to benefit the Genesis Health Services Foundation.  A tussle with the Mavericks the following afternoon will once again bring $5 kids’ tickets and a postgame skate.

The homestand concludes when the Mallards’ clash with the Oilers on Wednesday night March 18 gives fans another opportunity to get four tickets for $20.

 

Tickets for all remaining Mallards regular season home games are on sale now at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.  Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $28.

Date/Opponent/Promotion
Sunday, March 1, 4:05 p.m. vs. Missouri...$5 kids’ tickets, postgame skate

Wednesday, March 4, 7:05 p.m. vs. Tulsa...Four tickets for $20, T.G.I. Friday’s postgame party

Friday, March 6, 7:05 p.m. vs. Allen...$1 Dog/$1 Beer presented by 97X/MetroLINK

Saturday, March 7, 7:05 p.m. vs. Allen...John Deere Comm. Night, KWQC Youth Jersey Giveaway

Wednesday, March 11, 7:05 p.m. vs. Missouri...Four tickets for $20, T.G.I. Friday’s postgame party

Saturday, March 14, 7:05 p.m. vs. Wichita...Genesis Jersey Auction

Sunday, March 15, 4:05 p.m. vs. Missouri...$5 kids’ tickets, postgame skate

Wednesday, March 18, 7:05 p.m. vs. Tulsa...Four tickets for $20, T.G.I. Friday’s postgame party            

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 eighteenth season and their first in the ECHL.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007; in the International Hockey League in 2009-10; and in the Central Hockey League from 2010 through 2014.  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/qcmallards.


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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ‘SWEETEST’ MUD RUN IN IOWA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Skuster   
Monday, 02 March 2015 14:23

NEW LIBERTY, Iowa – Registration is now open for the second annual One Tough Cookie 5k.

The mud and obstacle race offers a fun, family-friendly environment for new and seasoned runners.

The course will test athletes’ strength with log rolls and agility with mud climbs. Runners will trudge across the winding trails of a beautiful 300-acre property usually closed off to the public.

“From fire-breathing athletes to beginners who just want to have fun with their families and friends, this event will have something for everyone,” said Race Director Jayme Ironside.

The One Tough Cookie 5k is scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Camp Conestoga, a property owned by Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

Men, women, children and groups who register prior to May 1 will receive an early registration discount.

As a charity race, 100 percent of proceeds from the One Tough Cookie 5k will benefit leadership programs for approximately 18,000 Girl Scouts who are dedicated to making the world a better place.

More information about the race and how to register is available online: OneToughCookieRace.com

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About Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois: Girl Scouts is the premier leadership development program for girls where girls can have fun, make new friends and learn new things in a safe all-girl setting. Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois serves approximately 18,000 girls in 38 counties. For more information, visit GirlScoutsToday.com or call your local Girl Scout Leadership Center at 800-798-0833.

 
Apply to host a River Bandit this season! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Monday, 02 March 2015 09:09
Families in the Quad Cities can be part of a unique opportunity to host a River Bandits player this season, from April to September 2015. Find out more information and submit an application today. More »

 
MALLARDS FALL 5-2 IN BRAMPTON PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 16:52

BRAMPTON, Ont. (February 23, 2015) – Chad Painchaud ripped off a hat trick and added an assist as the host Brampton Beast (17-32-2) defeated the Quad City Mallards (26-20-6) 5-2 Monday.

The Beast took control by scoring three second period goals- including two in just nine seconds.  Painchaud kick-started the Brampton onslaught by pouncing on a rebound to even the score at two just a minute and eight seconds into the second.  At 6:32 Painchaud scored the tie-breaker from the slot. Mere moments later, at 6:41, Justin Donati- who also had three assists- rifled in the fourth Brampton goal from the right wing circle.

Painchaud completed his hat trick by burying the Beast's fourth unanswered goal for the doorstep at 6:08 of the third period.

The Beast had first jumped in front with Mike MacIsaac's tip-in just 34 seconds into the game.  The Mallards were shorthanded when Justin Fox tied the game at one by backhanding Mario Lamoureux's centering pass home at 4:56 of the first.  Logan Nelson converted Jeff Lee's centering feed to break the deadlock at 17:08 of the opening frame, but it was the Beast who would come roaring back in the second period.

The Mallards next play at home Wednesday evening at 7:05 p.m. against the Allen Americans.  Fans can purchase four tickets to each Mallards Wednesday home game this season for just $20.  In addition, after each Wednesday home contest, fans can join the Mallards at T.G.I. Friday’s on River Drive in Moline- adjacent to the iWireless Center- for a postgame party.

Tickets for all remaining Mallards regular season home games- including Wednesday's tilt- are on sale now at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.  Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $28.

 

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 eighteenth season and their first in the ECHL.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007; in the International Hockey League in 2009-10; and in the Central Hockey League from 2010 through 2014.  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/qcmallards.

 
MALLARDS WEEKLY UPDATE: FEBRUARY 23, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 12:54
 

THIS WEEK
Monday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.

Powerade Centre, Brampton
Quad City Mallards vs. Brampton Beast

Wednesday, February 25, 7:05 p.m.
iWireless Center, Moline
Allen Americans vs. Quad City Mallards

Friday, February 27, 7:05 p.m.
Independence Events Center
Quad City Mallards vs. Missouri Mavericks

Saturday, February 28, 7:05 p.m.
Independence Events Center
Quad City Mallards vs. Missouri Mavericks

Sunday, March 1, 4:05 p.m.
iWireless Center, Moline
Missouri Mavericks vs. Quad City Mallards

 

LAST WEEK
Monday, February 16

Quad City 2 Allen 1

Friday, February 20

Brampton 6 Quad City 2

Sunday, February 22

Quad City 6 Brampton 3

 

Quad City
26-19-6, 58 points
2nd place, Central Division
Coach: Terry Ruskowski

Brampton
16-32-2, 34 points
7th place, Central Division
Coach: Brent Hughes

Allen
35-10-6, 76 points

1st place, Central Division
Coach: Steve Martinson

Missouri
19-26-5, 43 points
6th place, Central Division
Coach: Richard Matvichuk

QUACK TRACKS
Road’s End
The Mallards today in Brampton complete a stretch of five straight away games.  They have gone 3-1-0 over the first four games of that road swing.

Rubber Match
Today’s game is the third in four days between the Mallards and Beast in Brampton.  The two clubs split the first two games of the series.  The Mallards rebounded for a 6-3 win yesterday after falling 6-2 Friday night.

Busy
Yesterday’s win kicked off a run of six games in eight days for the Mallards.  The Mallards close out that stretch by playing Missouri three times in 48 hours next weekend.

Second

Yesterday’s win insured the Mallards enter today’s game in sole possession of second place in the ECHL’s Central Division.  The Mallards are two points ahead of third place Tulsa and three points ahead of fourth place Wichita and Rapid City.

Delightful Dozen
The Mallards have gone 8-4-0 in their last twelve games.

2015
Yesterday’s win lifted the Mallards over .500 (10-9-1) in 2015.

Red Light District
The Mallards broke loose for six goals yesterday after scoring three goals or fewer in each of their prior six games.
They are now tied for fourteenth in the ECHL in goals per game (2.9).

Stingy

While the Mallards have allowed three goals or fewer in 11 of their last 12 games, last Friday they surrendered a season high six goals to the Beast.  The Mallards are tied for fourth in the ECHL in goals against per game (2.7).

Fantastic Four
The Mallards matched a team season high by scoring four times in the second period yesterday.

Trifecta
Kevin Baker, Todd Fiddler and Nicholas Rioux yesterday piled up a goal and two assists apiece to match the team single game season high for points.

Downer
Last Friday’s 6-2 defeat in Brampton was the Mallards’ most lopsided loss of the season.

Shooting Gallery
The Mallards fell Friday night despite outshooting the Beast 43-19.  The Mallards outshot Brampton 35-6 over the second and third periods but were outscored 4-1 in the final 40 minutes.  The Mallards Friday night established a team season best for shots allowed in a game and matched club season bests for shots taken in one period (18 in the second) and shots allowed in one period (two- both of which produced goals- in the third).

Special Teams

The Beast converted its only power play yesterday and went 3-for-5 on the man advantage over the weekend against the Mallards.  The Mallards rank sixth in the ECHL in penalty killing (84.8).  After going 1-for-2 on the man advantage yesterday, the Mallards have now produced power play goals in each of the first two games of their trio of tilts with Brampton to climb to eleventh in the league on the power play (17.9 percent).

Tight
The Mallards defeated the Americans 2-1 last Monday night Allen in what was the Flock’s fourth straight one-goal game.  The Flock went 3-1-0 during that string of close contests before playing a pair of more lopsided games over the weekend in Brampton.

Foxy

Fox yesterday extended his point-scoring streak to five games (3-5-8).

Super Mario
Mario Lamoureux has eight points (two goals and six assists) in his last six games.  Lamoureux ranks fifth in the ECHL in assists (37) and is tied for ninth in points (53).

Can’t Get Enough of That Wonderful Duff

Matt Duffy Friday night scored his eighth power play goal out of nine overall this season.  He is tied for third in the ECHL in power play goals.

Between the Pipes
Evan Mosher made 25 saves on the way to yesterday’s win and has now claimed back-to-back victories.  Mosher is tied for ninth in the ECHL in save percentage (.914).  Parker Milner allowed six goals Friday night in Brampton after giving up two or fewer in his prior nine games.  Milner is fifth in the ECHL in goals against average (2.27) and save percentage (.923). 

First
Berkley Scott recorded his first Mallard point- an assist- Friday night.

Milestones
Baker reached 300 career assists by picking up a pair yesterday…Darren McMillan has 199 career points.

Head to Head
The Mallards have gone 7-3-3 against the Beast this season and have posted a 3-1-3 record in Brampton.  All-time, the Mallards have gone 14-6-6 against the Beast overall and 8-6-4 at the Powerade Center…The Mallards Wednesday night host the Americans for the first time this season.  Last Monday’s victory at the Allen Event Center gave the Mallards a split of the only two road games they will play against the Americans this season.  The Mallards fell 5-2 in Allen on December 10.  All-time, the Mallards have posted a regular season record of 4-6-1 against the Americans: 2-3-0 at home and 2-3-1 on the road… The Mallards have gone 3-4-2 against the Mavericks this year: 1-1-1 at home and 2-3-1 away.  All-time, the Mallards have turned in a 19-23-3 overall record against the Mavs and have gone 8-10-1 on home ice and 11-13-2 on the road against Missouri.

Ins and Outs
Logan Nelson returned to the Mallards’ line-up Friday night after missing nine games with an upper body injury…Antti Pusa is on 21-day injured reserve retroactive to February 7… Pusa (out seven games), Evan Haney (two games) and Johnny Rogic (13 games) have all been sidelined by upper body injuries.

UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Wednesday, February 25, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Allen Americans

4 Tickets for $20; T.G.I. Friday’s Postgame Party
Fans can get four tickets for just $20 for each Wednesday home game.  After each Wednesday home tilt fans can join the Mallards at T.G.I. Friday’s on River Drive in Moline for a postgame party.

Sunday, March 1, 4:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Missouri Mavericks

Kids Day; Skate with the Mallards
Children 12 and under can get tickets for just $5 for every Mallards Sunday home game.  After Sunday’s game fans can bring their skates and join the Mallards on the ice for a post-game skate.

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 Wednesday’s meeting with Allen and the tussles Saturday and Sunday with Missouri- will not air on Fox Sports Radio 1230 due to conflicts with University of Illinois basketball and football and Green Bay Packer football.  ECHL-TV pay-per-view video webcasts and free audio webcasts of all Mallards games are also available at myqcmallards.net.

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 iWireless 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 receive savings off the walk-up price and a host of 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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