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Family Fun this week with Parks and Recreation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks and Recreation   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 14:03
Happy Holidays from Davenport Parks and Recreation

Lunch and Learn at Vander Veer Park Conservatory

The Holiday Show is beautiful!  Bring your lunch and join us in our warm and colorful conservatory for a relaxing time of lunch and learning!  Cost is admission to the conservatory - only $1.00!  Kirk will show you how to use your greens to make a wreath!  These classes are open to all and will be done in time for you to get back to your office.  No pre-registration is necessary.

Wednesday, December 4, 12:15 pm

Poinsettia & Lights Show at Vander Veer

A Quad Cities tradition!  Now through January 13th, come and see the beautiful Poinsettia & Light show at the Vander Veer Conservatory. Hours are 10am - 4pm, Tue - Sun, and admission is only $1. Free on Tuesday!

Family Friday Nights: Junior Theatre Movie Night

Davenport Junior Theatre is thrilled to host a Move Night as part of the Family Friday Series.  We hope your family can join us for pizza, lemonade, popcorn and a movie in our very own Nighswander Theatre.  We will also have special holiday performances from our Ensemble Actors and Mainstage Dancers.  It is going to be a blast!  Best of all, it is only $4.00 per person!  This included 2 slices of pizza, popcorn, lemonade and the movie.

"Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Live Action - Jim Carey
Friday, December 6 : 6:00pm - 9:00pm

$4.00 per person, pay at door or register in advance

Located at the Annie Wittenmyer Complex
Pinewood Derby

Did you know?  A fast Pinewood Derby car can reach a speed of nearly 20 miles per hour.  Pretty good for a little block of wood!  Pinewood Derby kits consist of a block of wood, four nails (axels) and four wheels.  Join us at the Derby to race against other enthusiasts, for bragging rights and a trophy, or simply to test out your car before pinewood derby day.  Trophies will be awarded for the fastest and the most well-designed cars.  Mark your calendar for this night of fellowship, friends and fast cars!

Race Day Saturday, December 7th

All cars must come ready to race

Time: 11am - 3pm (check in by noon)

Open to all ages!

Fee: $15.00 for race and kit, $5.00 if you have a car

Location: Roosevelt Community Center Gym

 
RIMMER RECALLED BY AHL'S OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:30

MOLINE, Ill. (December 2, 2013) – The Quad City Mallards today announced goaltender Ty Rimmer has been recalled by the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.

Rimmer, a 21 year old rookie, has gone 4-3-2 with a 3.17 goals against average and a .894 save percentage in nine games with the Mallards this season. The 6' 1”, 170-pound Edmonton native has played particularly well in recent days, turning in a 2-0-1 record, a 2.21 goals against average and a ,926 save percentage in his last three outings.

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 return to action next Friday night at 7:05 p.m on home ice against the Brampton Beast. Next Friday is another $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X. $1 hot dogs and $1 beers are available at iWireless Center concession stands during each of the Mallards’ 11 Friday night home games this season. Next Friday also kicks off Rivalry Weekend presented by Pub 1848. The Mallards will play three straight home games (the Flock will also meet the Brampton next Saturday and Sunday) against the Beast, their newest Central Hockey League rival from north of the border.

Tickets for 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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LEE NAMED OAKLEY CHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 09:11

MOLINE, Ill. (December 2, 2013) – Quad City Mallards forward Jeff Lee has been named Oakley Central Hockey League Player of the Week, the Mallards announced today in conjunction with the CHL.

Lee scored four goals and totaled seven points while posting a plus/minus rating of +8 as the Mallards went 2-0-1 in three games last week. Lee scored a game tying shorthanded goal with 1:16 left in regulation and added an assist in the Mallards' 5-4 shootout loss to the Mavericks in Missouri last Wednesday. Last Friday Lee scored a tie-breaking third period goal and picked up another assist in the Mallards' 4-3 win over the St. Charles Chill. One night later Lee rang up two goals and an assist and matched a league season high by turning in a plus/minus rating of +5 in the Mallards' 9-3 thrashing of the Tulsa Oilers.

On the season, the 25-year old Lee has scored eight goals and produced 13 points in 14 games. The 6' 2”, 209-pound Lee is the first Mallard to earn a league-wide honor this year.

Lee broke into professional hockey last season with the Rapid City Rush, for whom he scored seven goals and notched 21 points in 55 games. Lee joined the Rush after spending three successful years at the University of New Brunswick. He helped UNB to the 2011 University Cup national title and three straight Atlantic University Sport conference crowns while recording 11 goals and 28 points in 53 career games as a Varsity Red.

Lee arrived in New Brunswick following a season-plus with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the major junior Western Hockey League.  In total, he produced 29 goals and 81 points in 119 Western Hockey League games.  After scoring 22 times and notching 62 points in 72 games for the Oil Kings in 2008-09, Lee got his first taste of pro hockey when he played two games for the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons in the spring of 2009.

His time at UNB was not Lee’s first stint in the intercollegiate ranks.  He played for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 2006-07 and at the start of the 2007-08 season after two years in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with the Drayton Valley Thunder and Sherwood Park Crusaders.

The Mallards return to action next Friday night at 7:05 p.m on home ice against the Brampton Beast. Next Friday is another $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X. $1 hot dogs and $1 beers are available at iWireless Center concession stands during each of the Mallards’ 11 Friday night home games this season. Next Friday also kicks off Rivalry Weekend presented by Pub 1848. The Mallards will play three straight home games (the Flock will also meet the Brampton next Saturday and Sunday) against the Beast, their newest Central Hockey League rival from north of the border.

Tickets for 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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Mallards Nip St. Charles PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 02 December 2013 13:18

MOLINE, Ill. (November 29, 2013) – Jeff Lee and Thomas Frazee- who also picked up an assist apiece- scored 18 seconds apart late in the third perIod to propel the host Quad City Mallards to a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the St. Charles Chill Friday night.

After the Mallards' Jim McKenzie knotted the score at two from point blank range at 10:21 of the third period, Lee broke the deadlock at 16:48 with a backhander from the slot. Lee's goal set the stage for Frazee to score what proved to be the game winner from the left wing circle at 17:06. Frazee's strike proved especially vital just 12 seconds later when the Chill's Steve Makway scored his second goal of the night from the the top of the left wing circle.

The Mallards found themselves in need of a third period comeback after Makway snapped a 1-1 tie by rifling in a rebound from the slot at 13:25 of the second period.

It was the Mallards who had first grabbed the lead when Mike Stinziani one-timed Mike Hellyer's cross-ice feed home from the right wing circle at 15:16 of the first period. That advantage lasted less than three minutes before Kyle O'Kane buried a rebound to even the score at 18:34 of the first.

The Mallards return to action at home tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. against the Tulsa Oilers. The Teddy Bear Toss will make its annual return tomorrow night. Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped stuffed animals to the game and throw them on the ice immediately after the Mallards’ first goal. Those teddy bears will then be donated to Family Resources and distributed to children in need in the Quad Cities area just in time for the holidays. Tomorrow evening will also see  the Mallards team with Great Clips to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa. Great Clips stylists will provide haircuts for fans attending the game against the Oilers throughout that contest. All proceeds from the cost of those haircuts will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa.

Fans can purchase a Holiday 4-Pack of four lower bowl seats to tomorrow night's game for just $40 at the iWireless Center box office while supplies last. Tickets for tomorrow night's game and all other Mallards regular season home games can be purchased at the iWireless Center ticket office as well as at 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 return to action at home tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. against the Tulsa Oilers. The Teddy Bear Toss will make its annual return tomorrow night. Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped stuffed animals to the game and throw them on the ice immediately after the Mallards’ first goal. Those teddy bears will then be donated to Family Resources and distributed to children in need in the Quad Cities area just in time for the holidays. Tomorrow evening will also see  the Mallards team with Great Clips to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa. Great Clips stylists will provide haircuts for fans attending the Mallards' 7:05 p.m. game against the Tulsa Oilers throughout that contest. All proceeds from the cost of those haircuts will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa.

Fans can purchase a Holiday 4-Pack of four lower bowl seats to tomorrow night's game for just $40 at the iWireless Center box office while supplies last. Tickets for tomorrow night's game and all other Mallards regular season home games can be purchased at the iWireless Center ticket office as well as at 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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MALLARDS RETURN HOME WITH SERIES OF PROMOTIONS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 10:48

$1 Dog/$1 Beer Friday Presented by 97X Returns

Great Clips Haircuts for Ronald McDonald House,
Teddy Bear Toss and Holiday 4-Pack Savings Saturday

Rivalry Weekend Presented by Pub 1848 December 6, 7 and 8
Features Toys for Tots Discount

MOLINE, Ill. (November 26, 2013) – The Quad City Mallards return to action on home ice over the next two weekends and bring with them a host of fan-friendly promotions. This Friday night's game between the Mallards and St. Charles Chill will feature the return of $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X while this Saturday will see the the Mallards hold their annual Teddy Bear Toss and welcome Great Clips, whose stylists will provide hair cuts for fans to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa. The Mallards will embark upon Rivalry Weekend presented by Pub 1848 when they host the Brampton Beast December 6, 7 and 8.

$1 hot dogs and $1 beers are available at iWireless Center concession stands during each of the Mallards’ 11 Friday night home games this season, including this Friday's 7:05 p.m. meeting with the Chill. Friday’s first intermission entertainment, will, courtesy of 97X, follow the hot dog-themed spirit of the evening.

The Mallards have also partnered with Metro, which provides earlier service on the Route 59 between Augustana College and downtown Moline during Friday home games this season. The Route 59 will make one trip from campus to downtown Moline prior to the game (arriving at 5th Avenue and 15th Street at 6:30 p.m.) and will resume service from downtown to campus every 30 minutes from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.  Regular Metro fares are just $1 one-way or $2 round-trip. As part of Metro’s unlimited ride program, Augustana riders can use their Augustana ID as their fare. Visit www.gogreenmetro.com or www.facebook.com/53and59 for more information.

This Saturday night the Mallards will team with Great Clips to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa. Great Clips stylists will provide haircuts for fans attending the Mallards' 7:05 p.m. game against the Tulsa Oilers throughout that contest. All proceeds from the cost of those haircuts will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa.

Also on Saturday evening, One of hockey’s unique traditions, the Teddy Bear Toss, will make its annual return to the iWireless Center. Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped stuffed animals to that game and throw them on the ice immediately after the Mallards’ first goal.  Those teddy bears will then be donated to children in need in the Quad Cities area just in time for the holidays.

The Holiday 4-Pack gives fans a chance to save on tickets to this Saturday night's game. Fans can purchase four lower bowl seats to this Saturday night's game for just $40 at the iWireless Center box office while supplies last.

The Mallards have teamed with Pub 1848 to present Rivalry Weekend December 6, 7 and 8 when the Mallards play three straight home games against their newest Central Hockey League rivals from north of the border, the Brampton Beast.

The Mallards' budding international rivalry with the expansion Beast will no doubt intensify when the teams meet three times in 48 hours at the iWireless Center. The Mallards last month suffered a hard-fought 4-3 loss in their first ever meeting with the CHL's lone Canadian club.

The Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 match ups with the Beast both face off at 7:05 p.m. The two clubs will close out the weekend by colliding at 4:05 p.m. on December 8.  The December 6 game is also another $1 Dog/$1 Beer Friday presented by 97X. On both December 7 and 8 the Mallards will team with Toys for Tots to provide fans with a $3 discount off the price of a ticket to either of those games for each new toy donated at the iWireless Center.

Conveniently located just blocks from the iWireless Center at 1601 River Drive, Pub 1848 is a favorite spot in historic downtown Moline for drinks, laughs and plenty of fun.

Tickets for 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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