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Mallards Go Greene PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 08:47

MOLINE, Ill. (February 19, 2014) – The Quad City Mallards have signed forward Chris Greene, the Mallards announced today.

Greene, 28, joins the Mallards from the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Peoria Rivermen, to whom he was traded yesterday by the Fayetteville FireAntz of the SPHL.  Greene scored seven goals and totaled 20 points in 35 games with the FireAntz this season.  The 6’ 2”, 190-pound Massena, New York native has also played three ECHL games- during which he picked up one assist- with the Evansville Icemen this year. 

Now in his eighth professional season, Greene has spent the bulk of his career in the Central Hockey League, having scored 34 goals and registered exactly 100 assists for 134 points in 345 CHL games with the Arizona Sundogs, Wichita Thunder, Corpus Christi IceRays and Denver Cutthroats.  Last season he scored six times and notched 11 points in 49 games with the Cutthroats after scoring a dozen goals and piling up 26 points in 16 games with the Federal Hockey League’s 1,000 Islands Privateers at the start of the campaign.

Greene will return to one of his old stomping grounds when the Mallards this weekend embark upon a three game road trip that will include a visit to Wichita to take on the Thunder Saturday night.  Greene spent all or part of four seasons with the Thunder between 2007 and 2012 and reached the President’s Cup finals with Wichita in the spring of 2012.  

  

In all, Greene has skated in 464 games for ten clubs in four leagues and produced 69 goals and 216 points since turning pro with the ECHL’s Reading Royals in the spring of 2006.  Greene played two seasons in the major junior Ontario Hockey League with the Erie Otters before stepping into the pro ranks.


The Mallards return to action on home ice tonight at 7:05 p.m. against the Missouri Mavericks.  Tonight’s game is a Winning Wednesday presented by T.G.I. Friday’s.  If the Mallards win this evening, each fan in attendance will receive a free ticket to the Mallards’ next Wednesday home game courtesy of T.G.I. Friday’s.  After the game fans can join the Mallards at T.G.I. Friday’s in Moline for a postgame party. 

Tickets for tonight’s game 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 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.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 Place Hellyer and Frazee on IR; Lee Named Alternate Captain PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 12:01
MOLINE, Ill. (February 18, 2014) – The Quad City Mallards have placed forward Mike Hellyer on 14-day injured reserve and forward Thomas Frazee on seven-day injured reserve while forward Jeff Lee has been named an alternate team captain, the Mallards announced today.

Hellyer has been sidelined by a lower body injury after briefly returning to the lineup for the Mallards’ loss Sunday to the Mavericks in Missouri.  Hellyer missed two games before returning to the ice Sunday.  The 27-year old native of Brandon, Manitoba, has scored ten goals and totaled 25 points in 42 games this season after last year being named Central Hockey League Rookie of the Year.

Frazee has been forced out of the line-up by an upper body injury.  The 23-year old North Vancouver product missed Sunday’s game after playing in each of the Mallards’ first 43 tilts.  Among CHL rookies Frazee is tied for third in goals (13) and points (31) and tied for fourth in assists (18).  Frazee has been moved to IR retroactive to Saturday while Hellyer’s move is retroactive to Sunday.

Lee joins captain Darren McMillan and fellow alternate captain Mike Stinziani in wearing a letter for the Mallards.  Jim McKenzie also donned the “A” before being called up to the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild last month.  Lee has enjoyed a strong first season with the Mallards and of late has been the team’s hottest forward.  The 25-year old Calgary native leads the Mallards in goals (16) and is tied for the team lead in points (38).  Lee, who last year spent what was his rookie campaign with the Rapid City Rush, has posted a plus/minus rating of +10 while playing in each of the Mallards first 44 games this season.  Lee is in the midst of a six game point scoring streak (3-7-10) and has piled up 17 points (five goals and 12 assists) in his last 12 games.

 
WINNING WEDNESDAY PRESENTED BY T.G.I. FRIDAY'S RETURNS TONIGHT PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 11:40

If Mallards Win, Fans Win Again; Save with Harris Pizza Puck and Pizza Package


MOLINE, Ill. (February 18, 2014) – Each fan attending tonight’s 7:05 p.m. game between the Quad City Mallards and MIssouri Mavericks at the iWireless Center will, thanks to the return of Winning Wednesday presented by T.G.I. Friday’s, win a free ticket to the Mallards’ next Wednesday home game if the Mallards beat the Mavericks

The Mallards this evening will bid for second successive victory on Winning Wednesday.  In their last Wednesday home game, the Mallards defeated the Allen Americans 5-2 on February 5 and, thus, fans at that game won free tickets to tonight’s tilt.  Should the Mallards win again tonight, those in attendance will receive free tickets to the Flock’s rematch with the Mavericks next Wednesday, February 26.

On each Winning Wednesday presented by T.G.I. Friday’s, fans also have the opportunity to purchase $2 hot dogs and beer at iWireless Center concession stands.  After each Wednesday game- including this week’s- fans are invited to join the Mallards for a post-game party at T.G.I. Friday’s adjacent to the iWireless Center at 1425 River Drive in Moline.

The Mallards’ remaining Winning Wednesdays presented by T.G.I. Friday’s (all Wednesday games start at 7:05 p.m.):

  • February 19: Mallards vs. Missouri Mavericks
  • February 26: Mallards vs. Missouri Mavericks
  • March 5: Mallards vs. Missouri Mavericks
  • March 12: Mallards vs. Denver Cutthroats
  • March 19: Mallards vs. St. Charles Chill
Mallards fans can also save with the Harris Pizza Puck and Pizza Package tonight.  With the Harris Pizza Puck and Pizza Package, fans can purchase four lower level tickets for just $55 or four upper level seats for only $45 for any Mallards Wednesday or Sunday home game- including tonight’s tilt- and receive a certificate for a free large single topping pizza from Harris Pizza.   The Puck and Pizza Package is available available at the iWireless Center Box Office.

 
Mallards Stop Rush 4-2 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 17 February 2014 10:30
MOLINE, Ill. (February 14, 2014) – Gergo Nagy scored twice and Thomas Heemskerk made 33 saves as the host Quad City Mallards defeated the Rapid City Rush 4-2 Friday night.  The win was the Mallards’ (23-11-8, 54 points) third in a row while the defeat was the Rush’s (28-18-0, 56 points) fifth in succession.

After Nagy twice gave the Mallards the lead in the first period it was Jeff Lee who put Quad City on top for good at 11:27 of the second period.  The Mallards were on the power play when Lee buried a rebound to snap a 2-2 deadlock.

With just 2:59 left in the third period, Justin Fox clinched the win by sweeping the fourth Mallard goal home between Rapid City goaltender Tim Boron’s pads from the right wing circle.

Fox finally put the game beyond Rapid City’s reach after the Rush had twice come from behind to even the score earlier in the evening.  Just 46 seconds after Nagy tipped in the opening goal at 4:29 of the first period Rapid City’s Bob Preece tied the game from the left point.  Nagy put the Mallards back on top at 16:44 of the first with a blast from the top of the left wing circle.  Jared Brown would knot the game again at 3:37 of the second period when his drive from the top of the right circle was deflected past Heemskerk but the Rush would not beat the Mallard goaltender again.

The Mallards host the Rush again tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m.  The first 1,000 fans through the doors for tomorrow evening’s game will receive free Terry Ruskowski bobblehead dolls courtesy of KWQC TV6.

Tickets for tomorrow night’s game 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 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.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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RASCAL THE RIVER BANDIT DELIVERS VALENTINES PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Friday, 14 February 2014 11:32
WHO: Quad Cities River Bandits mascot Rascal the River Bandit.
WHAT: Rascal the River Bandit is delivering Valentines this week to workplaces, schools and residences. Included are a personalized card, two River Bandits tickets (or a Kids Club membership) and either a box of chocolates, package of candy or logo baseball and pennant as part of a special River Bandits package.
WHERE: Locations throughout the Quad Cities (see Friday schedule below).
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Approximate Delivery Times & Locations
10-10:30 a.m.
1221 N Myrtle St, Davenport, IA 52804 (Friendly House)
11-11:15 a.m.
3265 E. Ridge Drive, Bettendorf IA 52722 (Red Apple Child Care Center)
11:15-11:45 a.m.
5506 N Pine St, Davenport, IA 52806 (Truman Elementary School)
12-12:30 p.m.
707 E. Kimberly Davenport (Wells Fargo Bank)
1-1:30 p.m.
1122 W Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA 52804 (Trinity Lutheran Elementary)
2-2:30 p.m.
630 W. 4th st Milan IL (Reynolds Manufacturer Co.)
4-4:30 p.m.
1804 15th Ave Moline IL (Residential)
WHY: Rascal is trying to break free from his winter hibernation and bring warm thoughts on Valentine's Day.
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