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Mallards vs Denver weekend results PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 18 November 2013 13:31

Mallards Edge Denver in Shootout

DENVER, Colo. (November 16, 2013) – Mike Hellyer and Gabriel Levesque- who provided the game winner- both converted penalty shots and Ty Rimmer stopped five of six Denver Cutthroat penalty shots after making 23 saves in regulation and overtime as the Quad City Mallards defeated the host Cutthroats 3-2 in a shootout Saturday night.

Only Garett Bembridge buried a penalty shot for the Cutthroats, who did earn one point for the shootout loss.

The game reached the shootout even though Denver outshot the Mallards 13-2 in the third period and overtime. The Cutthroats produced the only goal of the third period while on the power play just 50 seconds into the final frame of regulation. Daniel Maggio deadlocked the contest at two with a drive from the blue line THAT sailed over the net, off the back glass, off a Mallard skate and just over the goal line.

Maggio provided that fluke response after the Mallards scored twice in 27 seconds late in the second period to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead. Nicholas Rioux's power play blast from the top of the right wing circle evened the score at 18:18 of the second. At 18:45 Matt Boyd pounced on a rebound to break the tie.

A.J. Gale scored the first goal of the night by wristing home Bembridge's centering pass at 10:07 of the first period.

Mallards Blanked in Denver

DENVER, Colo. (November 15, 2013) – Kieran Millan stopped all 30 shots he faced and Garett Bembridge scored twice and added an assist as the host Denver Cutthroats blanked the Quad City Mallards 3-0 Friday night.

The Cutthroats were on the power play when Bembridge broke a scoreless deadlock with a one-timer from the left wing circle at 1:59 of the second period.

Millan was at his busiest in the third period, making 12 saves to set the stage for his teammates to put the Mallards away with a pair of goals. Bembridge scored his and the Cutthroats' second from the slot at 9:12 of the third and Michael Schumacher's point-blank man advantage goal capped off the win for Denver with 2:40 left in the contest.

The Mallards and Cutthroats meet again tomorrow night in Denver. The Mallards next play at home on Friday, November 29 at 7:05 p.m. against the St. Charles Chill. November 29 is also a $1 Dog/$1 Beer Friday presented by 97X.  Fans can purchase hot dogs and beer for $1 at iWireless Center concession stands during all Friday night home games.

Tickets for the November 29 game and all other 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.

The Mallards and Cutthroats meet again tomorrow night in Denver. The Mallards next play at home on Friday, November 29 at 7:05 p.m. against the St. Charles Chill. November 29 is also a $1 Dog/$1 Beer Friday presented by 97X.  Fans can purchase hot dogs and beer for $1 at iWireless Center concession stands during all Friday night home games.

Tickets for the November 29 game and all other 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 approaching 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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Heemskerk to Iowa Wild Mallards Sign Sherwood PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 18 November 2013 13:29

MOLINE, Ill. (November 15, 2013) – The Quad City Mallards today announced goaltender Thomas Heemskerk has been signed to a professional tryout agreement by the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League. The Mallards also announced they have signed goaltender Casey Sherwood.

In three games with the Mallards this season Heemskirk has gone 2-0-0 with a 2.92 goals against average and a .910 save percentage.  The 23-year old Chilliwack, British Columbia, native has stopped 59 of the 62 shots he has faced while winning each of his last two starts.

The 6’ 0”, 200-pound, Heemskerk went 14-17-3 with a 3.10 goals against average and a .906 save percentage in 38 games with the ECHL’s San Francisco Bulls last season. Heemskirk also played in a pair of games for the Worcester Sharks of the AHL last year. Heemskerk gave up just two goals while making 27 saves to post a 1.79 goals against average and a .931 save percentage during that AHL stint.

Heemskerk began his professional career in 2011-12 with the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder, for whom he turned in a record of 13-12-0 along with a 3.27 goals against average and a .893 save percentage in 25 games. He also saw AHL action for Worcester as a rookie, taking the ice in four games and registering a 2.14 goals against average and a .921 save percentage.

Heemskerk turned pro after four years in the major junior Western Hockey League. In his final WHL campaign, he finished second in the league in minutes (3,841), third in saves (2041) and fifth in wins (36) while recording a 2.94 goals against average, a .908 save percentage and a pair of shutouts in 65 games with the Moose Jaw Warriors.

The 2010-11 season was the second straight campaign during which Heemskerk landed among the league leaders. In 2009-10, while tending goal for the Everett Silvertips, he topped the Western League in save percentage (.927), finished third in goals against average (2.34) and was tied for seventh in shutouts (4) while going 24-12-4 in 42 games. Heemskerk’s efforts helped the Silvertips earn a share of the United States Division title. Heemskerk joined Everett midway through the 2008-09 season after spending his first year and a half in the WHL with the Kootenay Ice.

Sherwood, a 28-year old product of Littleton, Colorado, has joined the Mallards in Denver where the Flock will meet the Denver Cutthroats tonight and tomorrow night. Sherwood is set to suit up for the Mallards against Denver after last week serving as the Cutthroats' back-up goaltender for a pair of games- both on by the Mallards- in the Quad Cities.  Sherwood was waived by the Cutthroats Wednesday when Kieran Millen returned to Denver after a call-up to the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters.

Last season Sherwood had stints as a short-term back-up for both the Cutthroats and the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL without seeing any game action.  He also briefly donned the Grizzlies' colors without getting into a game in 2011-12.

The Mallards next play at home on Friday, November 29 at 7:05 p.m. against the St. Charles Chill. November 29 is also a $1 Dog/$1 Beer Friday presented by 97X.  Fans can purchase hot dogs and beer for $1 at iWireless Center concession stands during all Friday night home games.

Tickets for the November 29 game and all other 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 approaching 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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Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Tips PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Larry Whiteley   
Friday, 15 November 2013 13:57

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Tips presents free, seasonal how-to tips from professional fishing and hunting experts.  Each weekly tip offers practical advice to improve your skills.

Tips offered for December include:

• As the temperature drops and cold sets in crappies know where to hide.  Get expert advice on the best places to find crappies this season from Stacey King, member of the Bass Pro Shops National Fishing team.

• Bill Dance, host of “Bill Dance Fishing” knows how to catch big catfish even in the winter months and shares some of his secrets.

• Lake not ice-covered, or not yet anyway?  Then there is still time to fish like a pro for some quality winter bass.  Kevin VanDam, member of the Bass Pro Shops National Fishing team gives specific ideas on how to reel in a big one.

• Deer hunting techniques change with animal's seasonal patterns. Scouting known food plots and heavy cover are some of the December deer hunting tips shared by RedHead© Pro Hunting team member Jim Ryan.

• Backpacking in the winter can offer hunters insight on how animals travel and behave in the area during the cold months.  Larry Whiteley, host of the award-winning Outdoor World Radio show, offers tips on how to use the unique insight winter backpacking offers.

 
Volunteers Needed - Quad Cities FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Tournaments SOON! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pat Barnes   
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 15:35

Are you looking for a way to volunteer, have fun and give back to the community supporting 600+ students age 9-14?

~ 150 Volunteers (adults and students in college & high school) are needed for supporting the 5th annual Quad Cities FIRST LEGO League (FLL) regional qualifiers on December 7 in Moline at John Deere Middle School for Illinois teams and December 14 & 15 in Davenport for Iowa Teams at the Putnam Museum.  In total, the combined tournaments will have 87+ FLL teams with over 600 students with the expected number of attendees over 2,500+ people.  The top teams from the qualifiers will go on to the State Championships in Iowa & Illinois. 

No previous experience or technical background is required for many of the volunteer positions.  Positions requiring a technical background  and /or requiring pre-work with training  are noted including for judging and referees.  

Volunteers will be provided food, beverages and a great experience supporting our local youth!

Link to further information including registering to volunteer. (Please register by 15Nov or sooner)

Thanks for your support!

Feel free to forward this note to others interested in volunteering including students in high school and college.

 
LATE HELLYER GOAL GIVES MALLARDS WIN OVER DENVER PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 11 November 2013 14:44

MOLINE, Ill. (November 9, 2013) – Mike Hellyer broke a 3-3 tie with just 55 seconds left in regulation, Jeff Lee scored twice and Ty Rimmer made 37 saves as the host Quad City Mallards edged the Denver Cutthroats 4-3 Saturday night.

Hellyer scored the game winner from the doorstep on a goalmouth feed from Jim McKenzie.  Rimmer then came up with perhaps his biggest save of the evening, denying Denver's T.J. Fox point-blank to preserve the victory with just seconds left on the clock.

The Mallards had twice battled from behind earlier in the night.  After Jean-Philipp Chabot's power play tip-in gave Denver a 3-2 lead at 7:27 of the second period, the Mallards rebounded to tie the game for a second time when Lee scored from the slot at 11:10 of the second.

The first period saw the Mallards recover after the Cutthroats scored twice in 51 seconds to jump out to an early 2-0 lead.  Garret Brembidge scored the first goal of the night from the slot at 3:17 of the first.  At 4:08 Vincent Arseneau buried a rebound to double the Denver advantage.  The Mallards bounced back when Vladimir Nikiforov halved the margin with a backhander from the left wing circle at the 10:38 mark.  With just a minute and 21 seconds left in the period Lee's wrist shot from the high slot knotted the game.

The Mallards return to action next Friday in Denver.  The Mallards next play at home on Friday, November 29 at 7:05 p.m. against the St. Charles Chill. November 29 is also a $1 Dog/$1 Beer Friday presented by 97X.  Fans can purchase hot dogs and beer for $1 at iWireless Center concession stands during all Friday night home games.

Tickets for the November 29 game and all other 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 approaching 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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