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Cross Country Skiing at Davenport Golf PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks and Recreation   
Friday, 13 December 2013 11:16

The golf courses are snowed over, so we welcome Cross Country skiing at any of the Three Davenport Golf courses:

Duck Creek Golf Course and Park - 3000 East Locust St

Emeis Golf Course and Park - 4500 West Central Park Ave

Red Hawk Golf Course - 6364 Northwest Blvd

 
BIG SHOTS SPORTS BAR: MALLARDS' OFFICIAL PRE-GAME PARTY ZONE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Kersten   
Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:26
MOLINE, Ill. (December 11, 2013) – Big Shots Sports Bar in Moline has been named the Quad City Mallards' Offiical Pre-Game Party Zone, the Mallards announced today.

The pre-game party at Big Shots starts at 4:00 p.m. on Mallards home game days. Mallards fans are invited to stop by Big Shots to enjoy 25-ounce Bud Light drafts for just $3.50 as well as a host of other food and beverage choices while preparing to cheer on the Mallards.

“We're excited to be able to team with Big Shots to provide Mallards fans with the perfect place to gather with fellow fans before games and get ready to come out and support the team,” said Mallards president Bob McNamara.

Big Shots Sports Bar is conveniently located at 419 15th Street in Moline, just blocks from the iWireless Center.

Mallards fans will first have the opportunity to visit the Pre-Game Party Zone at Big Shots on Saturday, December 21 when the Mallards return home to take on the St Charles Chill at 7:05 p.m. Tickets for the December 21 tilt and all Mallards regular season home games can be purchased at the iWireless Center ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, through ticketmaster.com 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.

 
Greater Des Moines Catches NCAA Volleyball Championships for 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kristine Reeves   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 13:40

DES MOINES, IA – Greater Des Moines has nabbed the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Regional Championships. The Championships will be hosted in December by the Des Moines Area Sports Commission, a division of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, Global Spectrum and the University of Northern Iowa. 2015 will be the first year Greater Des Moines has hosted an NCAA Volleyball Regional Championships.

“We’re elated NCAA stakeholders continue to recognize Greater Des Moines as a sports destination,” said Greg Edwards, President and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission. “This announcement is a win for Greater Des Moines. This event will undoubtedly bring major national exposure and economic impact to the local community.”

“We’ve delivered proven facilities and elevated the experience for NCAA athletes, coaches and fans in Greater Des Moines,” said Global Spectrum’s Chris Connolly, General Manager of Wells Fargo Arena at Iowa Events Center. “From record ticket sales at the 2012 Division I Women’s Basketball Regional Championships to breaking NCAA Fan Fest attendance at the 2013 Division I Wrestling National Championships—we look forward to pushing the envelope again in 2015.”

Greater Des Moines has hosted five NCAA events in the past five years, including:

·         Division I Wrestling National Championships - March 2013

o   $15 million in economic impact; broke NCAA Fan Fest attendance records

·         Division I Women’s Basketball Regional Championships - March 2012

o   $2 million in economic impact; set highest attendance of the 2012 regional sites

·         Division I Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships – June 2008, 2011 and 2012

o   $4 million in economic impact per each year hosted

 
MALLARDS WAIVE NETMINDER NIEDERT PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 13:37

MOLINE, Ill. (December 11, 2013) – The Quad City Mallards have waived goaltender Nick Niedert, the Mallards announced today.

Niedert, who was signed last Tuesday, served as a back up in the Mallards' three games last weekend against the Brampton Beast but did not see any game action during his stint in the Quad Cities. Niedert departs after the return of netminder Ty Rimmer, who has rejoined the Mallards after being recalled to the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons last week.

The Mallards return to action Friday night against the Rush in Rapid City. The Mallards next play at home Saturday, December 21 at 7:05 p.m. against the St. Charles Chill. The first 1,000 fans through the doors for that game will receive free Mallards knit caps courtesy of CBS 4 and Bierstube.

Tickets for the December 21 tilt and all Mallards regular season home games can be purchased at the iWireless Center ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, through ticketmaster.com 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.

 
RIMMER RETURNS TO MALLARDS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 16:33

MOLINE, Ill. (December 10, 2013) – Goaltender Ty Rimmer has been returned to the Quad City Mallards by the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons, the Mallards announced today.

Rimmer, a 21 year old rookie, went 1-0-1 with a 2.65 goals against average and a .930 save percentage in three games with the Barons after being recalled last Monday. Prior to his recall, The 6' 1”, 170-pound Edmonton native had gone 4-3-2 with a 3.17 goals against average and a .894 save percentage in nine games with the Mallards.

The Mallards return to action Friday night against the Rush in Rapid City. The Mallards next play at home Saturday, December 21 at 7:05 p.m. against the St. Charles Chill. The first 1,000 fans through the doors for that game will receive free Mallards knit caps courtesy of CBS 4 and Bierstube.

Tickets for the December 21 tilt and all Mallards regular season home games can be purchased at the iWireless Center ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, through ticketmaster.com 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 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 i wireless 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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