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Mallards’ Rioux Called Up to AHL’s Iowa Wild PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:22
MOLINE, Ill. (March 24, 2014) – Quad City Mallards defenseman Nicholas Rioux has joined the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild on a professional tryout agreement, the Mallards announced today.

This marks the third time this season, Rioux, 27, has been called up to Iowa.  The 6’ 1”, 205-pound Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec native played six games over two stints in January with the Wild.  Rioux also took part in Iowa’s preseason training camp.

Rioux, who has scored five goals for the Mallards this season, ranks eighth among Central Hockey League defensemen in assists (25) and is tied for tenth among CHL blue liners in points (30).  He has posted a plus/minus rating of +8 in 55 games with the Mallards.  Rioux has also been named one of five finalists for the CHL’s Most Outstanding Defenseman award.

Last year, Rioux scored seven goals and registered 27 points with a plus/minus of +3 for the CHL’s Bloomington Blaze.  The durable Rioux played in each of the Blaze’s 66 regular season games last season and missed just a single game over his first two professional campaigns.

Rioux first played under Mallards coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski as a rookie with the CHL’s Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees in 2011-12.  Rioux scored five times, produced 21 points and turned in a plus/minus of +5 in 65 games with the Killer Bees.

Rioux turned pro after a three-year college career at St. Cloud State during which he totaled three goals and four assists in 26 games.  Rioux played two seasons of junior hockey in the British Columbia League- with the Quesnel Millionaires and Prince George Spruce Kings- before heading to St. Cloud.

The Mallards next play Wednesday night on the road against the Allen Americans.  The Mallards’ next home game is their regular season finale next Sunday, March 30, at 4:05 p.m. against the Missouri Mavericks.  Next 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 next Sunday’s game can be purchased in person 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.  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' RIMMER NAMED TO CHL ALL-ROOKIE TEAM PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 09:47
MOLINE, Ill. (March 24, 2014) – Quad City Mallards goaltender Ty Rimmer has been named to the Central Hockey League all-rookie team, the Mallards announced today in conjunction with the CHL.

Rimmer, 21, has gone 18-14-5 in 39 games this season and is tied for third in the league in shutouts (3), is tied for sixth in save percentage (.906) and ranks seventh in goals against average (2.84) and wins.  The 6’ 1”, 170-pound Edmonton native is also a finalist for the CHL’s Most Outstanding Goaltender award.

Rimmer was unanimously voted to the all-rookie team by the CHL’s ten head coaches.  He is joined on the all-rookie squad by forwards Vincent Arseneau (Denver), Alex Lavoie (Allen) and Adam Pleskach (Tulsa) and defensemen Lee Moffie (Denver) and Henrik Odegaard (Missouri).

Rimmer played three American Hockey League games for the Oklahoma City Barons in December, going 1-0-1 with a 2.65 goals against average and a .930 save percentage during his AHL call-up.  Rimmer was also named CHL Rookie of the Month for December.

In preseason, Rimmer participated in not only the Barons' training camp but also the camp of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers. 

Rimmer got his first taste of professional hockey last spring when he played one game for the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs after completing his junior career with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League.  Rimmer last season led the WHL in minutes played (3,836) and total saves (2,106) while posting 3.19 goals against average, a .912 save percentage, a record of 24-30-10 and one shutout in 65 games with the Hurricanes.

The 2011-12 campaign was especially successful for Rimmer, who earned WHL first team all-star honors after leading the league in goals against average (2.43) and save percentage (.922), finishing tied for first in shutouts (5) and finishing tied for eighth in wins while going 31-12-1 in 46 games for the Tri-City Americans.  His standout efforts helped propel the Americans to the United States Division title.

Over three-plus Western League seasons- during which he also played for the Brandon Wheat Kings and Prince George Cougars in addition to the Americans and Hurricanes- Rimmer went 74-65-14 in 159 games and turned in a 3.01 goals against average, a .910 save percentage and ten shutouts. Before becoming a WHL workhorse, Rimmer spent parts of two seasons in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with the St. Albert Steel and Bonnyville Pontiacs.

The Mallards next play Wednesday night on the road against the Allen Americans.  The Mallards’ next home game is their regular season finale next Sunday, March 30, at 4:05 p.m. against the Missouri Mavericks.  Next 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 next Sunday’s game can be purchased in person 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.  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.

–### Quad City Mallards ### –

 
MALLARDS FALL TO MAVERICKS BUT CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 08:07
MOLINE, Ill. (March 22, 2014) – Five different Missouri Mavericks scored and Shane Owen made 25 saves as the Mavericks claimed a 5-2 victory over the host Quad City Mallards in front of 5,802 fans Saturday night, though the Mallards did clinch a playoff berth despite suffering a second loss to Missouri in as many evenings.  The fifth place Mallards (29-22-10, 68 points)  locked up a postseason spot thanks to the Tulsa Oilers’ win over the Wichita Thunder Saturday evening- a result that left the ninth place Thunder mathematically incapable of catching the Mallards in the Central Hockey League standings

Dave Pszenyczny gave the Mavericks a lead they would never relinquish by putting the puck into a gaping net to open the scoring at 5:19 of the first period.  Tyler Currier doubled the margin from a sharp angle at 11:34 of the first.  The Mallards rebounded when Vladimir Nikiforov streaked down the slot to cut the gap to 2-1 at 14:49 of the opening frame.

Just as they did in the first, the Mavericks would outscore the Mallards 2-1 in the second period.  Henrik Odegaard’s tip-in made it 3-1 just ninety seconds into the second.  The Mavericks were shorthanded when Anders Franzon- who also had an assist- scored the fourth Missouri goal from point blank range at the 6:50 mark.  With just 12.8 seconds left in the second, the Mallards battled back to within two goals with Gabriel Levesque’s backhander from the slot.

Evan Vossen weaved into the Mallard goalmouth and backhanded the fifth Maverick goal in under the crossbar at 6:03 of the third period.

The Mallards, who have qualified for the playoffs for the second year in a row, will begin the best-of-seven opening round in early April on a date to be announced against an opponent yet to be determined.

The Mallards and Mavericks meet again tomorrow in Independence, Missouri.  The Mallards next return home when they play their final regular season game on Sunday, March 30 at 4:05 p.m. against the Mavericks.  March 30 is Fan Appreciation Day at the iWireless Center.  Fans can bring their skates to the March 30 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 the March 30 game can be purchased in person 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.  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.

–### Quad City Mallards ### –

 
Spring Fun with Davenport Parks and Recreation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks and Recreation   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 07:27
MOTHER SON FORMAL
What a better way to welcome in Spring than at our Mother/Son Formal!  Mom, a special evening awaits you and your special guy at the River Center with dancing, dinner and fun!
Sunday, April 6
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Davenport Residents: $19.20
Non-residents: $24.00
Click here to sign up online and print your tickets at home, (then click under "Special Events"), or visit the River's Edge, 700 W River Drive, downtown Davenport.

2014 Spring / Summer Catalog

Registration for Spring and Summer programs are now open!  Click here to browse our online catalog. You can also register online as well!

 

Prefer a hard copy of our catalog?
Catalogs are now available at the River's Edge and at other Parks and Recreation facilities like Vander Veer, Junior Theater and our golf courses.

 

There are programs for all interests and all ages. Take a look at what we offer:

  • Adaptive & Inclusive Programs
  • Adult Programs
  • Aquatics (Swim Lessons & Sailing)
  • Summer Camps
  • Nature and Garden
  • Junior Theatre
  • School of Dance
  • Seniors
  • Ice Sports
  • Youth & Adult Sports
  • Wellness Programs
VANDER VEER SPRING FLOWER DISPLAY

Lift your spirits at Vander Veer Conservatory. Our spring flowers are in full bloom. Open 10am - 4pm, Tuesday through Sunday (Closed Monday). Admission is free on Tuesdays, and only $1.00 the rest of the week.

215 West Central Park in Davenport.

 

While there, check out our great park store for starter plants, gardening tools and great gifts!

 

 
Mallards Overcome Chill PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Friday, 21 March 2014 15:39


MOLINE, Ill. (March 19, 2014) – Matt Boyd broke a 1-1 tie early in the third period, Mike Stinziani scored once and added an assist and Ty Rimmer made 26 saves as the host Quad City Mallards defeated the St. Charles Chill 4-1 Wednesday night.  With the win, the Mallards (29-20-10, 68 points) climbed to fifth place and halted a four game winless streak while the defeat extended the tenth place Chill's (11-43-6, 28 points) losing streak to four games.

Boyd scored the first of three unanswered Mallard third period goals from the doorstep at 1:35 of the final frame.  Mike Monfredo's point blank backhander extended the gap to 3-1 at 15:46.  Stinziani capped off the win by scoring an empty net goal with just 11 seconds remaining.

The Mallards had first moved in front when Justin Fox opened the scoring at 4:54 of the first period with a wrist shot the left wing circle.  The Chill's John Snowden broke into the slot to tie the score at one at 17:39 of the first.

The Mallards next play at home Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. against the Missouri Mavericks.  Saturday is John Deere Community Night.  Courtesy of John Deere 2,000 tickets to Saturday evening's game are available for just $5 at the iWireless Center box office or at ticketmaster.com

Tickets for Saturday night's game and all Mallards regular season home games can also be purchased 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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