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MALLARDS SIGN NETMINDER NIEDERT PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 16:59

MOLINE, Ill. (December 3, 2013) – The Quad City Mallards have signed goaltender Nick Niedert, the Mallards announced today.

Niedert, 31, started this season with the Danville Dashers of the Federal Hockey League after playing for five teams in four leagues last season- the Gwinnett Gladiators and Reading Royals of the ECHL, the Bloomington Blaze of the Central Hockey League, the August RiverHawks of the Southern Professional Hockey League and the Danbury Whalers of the FHL. This season with Danville Niedert went 1-6-0 in seven games with a 5.13 goals against average and a .864 save percentage.

Niedert is not a stranger to the Mallards. The 5' 8”, 185-pound native of Hudson, Iowa participated in the Mallards 2011 training camp.

Over the course of his nine-year career, Niedert has played for 21 teams in nine different leagues after competing for five teams over three seasons of junior hockey.

The Mallards return to action Friday night at 7:05 p.m on home ice against the Brampton Beast. 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. 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 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.

 
Frazee Named 50/50 Central CHL Rookie of the Month PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 16:58

MOLINE, Ill. (December 3, 2013) – Quad City Mallards forward Thomas Frazee has been named 50/50 Central Central Hockey League Rookie of the Month for November, the Mallards announced today in conjunction with the CHL.

Frazee scored five goals and collected a dozen assists for 17 points while posting a plus/minus rating of +13 in 11 games in November. Frazee finished November riding a five-game point-scoring streak (4-7-11) and capped off the month by setting a Mallard single game season high for assists (4) and matching a team season high for points (4) in a 9-3 drubbing of the Tulsa Oilers last Saturday. That contest was Frazee's fifth multiple-point game of November. He notched at least two points in each of the Mallards' three games last week and totaled nine points (three goals and six assists) over that stretch.

On the season, Frazee is tied for eighth in the league in plus/minus (+10). Among CHL rookies, he ranks second in assists (12), is tied for third in goals (17) and is tied for sixth in goals (5).

Frazee is the second Mallard in as many days to earn league-wide honors. Jeff Lee was named CHL Player of the Week yesterday.

Prior to joining the Mallards, the 23-year old Frazee scored seven goals and totaled 22 points in 16 games for Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario last season. The 6’ 3”, 210-pound North Vancouver native first arrived at Lakehead midway through the 2011-12 season, a campaign Frazee began with the ECHL’s Bakersfield Condors. Frazee scored once and picked up three assists in 13 games as a Condor before making the move to the university ranks.

Frazee spent five-plus seasons in the major junior Western Hockey League, skating for the Portland Winter Hawks, Medicine Hat Tigers, Moose Jaw Warriors, Regina Pats and Kamloops Blazers between 2006 and 2011. Frazee’s final junior campaign was his most productive. He scored 31 goals and notched 72 points in 70 games while splitting the 2010-11 season between Regina and Kamloops. In all, Frazee recorded 72 goals and 188 points in 313 career WHL games.

The Mallards return to action Friday night at 7:05 p.m on home ice against the Brampton Beast.  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.  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 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.

 
MALLARDS WEEKLY UPDATE: DECEMBER 2, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 16:16

MALLARDS WEEKLY UPDATE: DECEMBER 2, 2013

 

THIS WEEK 
Friday, December 6, 7:05 p.m.
iWireless Center
Brampton Beast vs. Quad City Mallards

Saturday, December 7, 7:05 p.m. 
iWireless Center
Brampton Beast vs. Quad City Mallards

Sunday, December 8, 4:05 p.m. 
iWireless Center
Brampton Beast vs. Quad City Mallards


LAST WEEK
Wednesday, November 27
Missouri 5 Quad City 4 (SO)

Friday, November 29
Quad City 4 St. Charles 3

Saturday, November 30
Quad City 9 Tulsa 3

Quad City
7-3-4 (18 points) 
7th place
Coach: Terry Ruskowski

Brampton
10-8-1 (21 points)
6th place 
Coach: Mark DeSantis

QUACK TRACKS
Happy Holiday
The Mallards went 2-0-1 in three Thanksgiving week games, rebounding with back-to-back home victories over the weekend after suffering a shootout loss last Wednesday at Missouri.

Explosion
The Mallards set a team season high for goals in a game in last Saturday's 9-3 thrashing of the Tulsa Oilers and matched a league season high by scoring seven times in the second period of that game. Prior to last Saturday, the Mallards last scored nine goals in one game and seven in one period in a 9-6 defeat of the Bloomington Blaze on February 8 of last season.

Streaking
The Mallards are unbeaten in regulation in their last six games (3-0-3). and have lost just once in regulation in their last nine games (5-1-3).

416
With last Saturday's victory, Mallards coach Terry Ruskowski moved past Chris Stewart into third place all-time with 416 career Central Hockey League wins. Ruskowski is in his second season behind the Mallard bench and his twelfth in the CHL. He previously piloting the Laredo Bucks- with whom he twice won the President's Cup title- and the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees in the CHL.

Home Sweet Home
The Mallards last weekend kicked off a five-game homestand with consecutive victories at the iWireless Center. The Mallards have now won four straight home games overall.

Shootout
The Mallards halted a team record-setting streak of four consecutive shootouts when they defeated St. Charles in regulation last Friday. The Mallards went 1-3 in those four shootouts, losing the last three during that stretch.

On the Road
With last Wednesday's shootout loss in Missouri, the Mallards' finished a run of five straight road games 1-1-3.

Comeback Kids
The Mallards led wire-to-wire last Saturday'after coming from behind to earn at least a point in their prior five games (2-0-3) and trailing at some point in each of their previous seven- a stretch during which they went 3-1-3.

Goals, Goals, Goals
Last Saturday's nine goal outburst capped off a week that saw the Mallards total 17 goals over three games to retake the league lead in goals per game (4.1).

Catch-Up
The Mallards have played fewer games (14) than any other CHL club. The league-leading Rapid City Rush and second place Mavericks have played the next fewest (16) while the Oilers have already played a league high 21 games. Because they have played less hockey than any other club, the Mallards find themselves in seventh place despite boasting the fourth best winning percentage (.643) in the CHL.

Rookie Roll
By collecting four assists last Saturday, rookie Thomas Frazee set a team season high for assists in one game and matched the Mallard single game season high for points. Frazee notched at least two points in each of the Mallards' three games last week and totaled nine points (four goals and five assists) while posting a plus/minus rating of +8 over that stretch . Frazee, who is also in the midst of a five game point scoring streak (4-7-11), rang up 17 points (five goals and 12 assists) over 11 games in the month of November.

General Lee
Jeff Lee scored four times and totaled seven points in three games last week. Last Saturday, Lee not only scored twice and added an assist but also matched a CHL single game season high by posting a plus/minus of +5.

Rapid Fire
Lee and Frazee scored just 18 seconds apart in the third period of last Friday's win over St. Charles. Those rapid fire strikes were the fastest two goals scored by the Mallards this season.

Between The Pipes
Thomas Heemskerk remains unbeaten in regulation (3-0-2) after making 35 saves in last Saturday's win. Ty Rimmer has gone 2-0-1 in his last three games with a 2.21 goals against average and a .926 save percentage.

Leaders
Mike Stinziani scored three times in two games last weekend and is now tied for tenth in the league in goals (8)...Frazee is tied for eighth in plus/minus (+10). Among rookies Frazee ranks second in assists (12), is tied for third in points (17) and is tied for sixth in goals (5)...Heemskerk ranks fifth in save percentage (.913) and eighth in goals against average (2.88).

Milestones
Matt Duffy has notched 99 career points...Darren McMillan has collected 96 career CHL assists

Special Teams
The Mallards ranks seventh in the CHL in power play efficiency (16.1 percent) and lead the league in power plays per game (6.2). The Mallards, who have successfully completed 22 of their last 23 penalty kills, rank third in penalty killing (84.9 percent) on the season. They have scored three shorthanded goals in their last three games and now rank third in the league in shorthanded goals (3).

Head to Head
On November 2, the Beast won its first ever meeting with the Mallards 4-3 at the iWireless Center. The two clubs will meet at total of 13 times this season.

UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Friday, December 6, 7:05 p.m. - Mallards vs. Brampton Beast
$1 Dog/$1 Beer Night Presented by 97X

Every Friday night home game this season is a $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X. Fans will be able to purchase $1 beer and $1 hot dogs at iWireless Center concession stands during each of those Friday tilts.

Rivalry Weekend Presented by Pub 1848
The Mallards have teamed with Pub 1848 to present Rivalry Weekend when the Mallards play three straight home games against the Beast, their newest rival from north of the border, this weekend.

Saturday, December 7, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Brampton Beast
Toys for Tots
The Mallards will join in the spirit of the holiday season by accepting Toys for Tots donations at their games Saturday and Sunday.  Fans will receive $3 off a ticket to either of those games for each new toy they donate at the iWireless Center.

Sunday, December 8, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Brampton Beast
Toys for Tots
The Mallards will join in the spirit of the holiday season by accepting Toys for Tots donations at their games Saturday and Sunday.  Fans will receive $3 off a ticket to either of those games for each new toy they donate at the iWireless Center.

Harris Pizza Puck and Pizza Package
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 and receive a certificate for a free large single topping pizza from Harris Pizza! The Puck and Pizza Package is available for Wednesday and Sunday games.  The Puck and Pizza Package is available at the iWireless Center Box Office.

ON THE AIR
Fox Sports Radio 1230 is the radio home of Mallards Hockey Presented by Genesis Power Sports Performance.  Mallards games broadcast on AM 1230 also stream live online at www.wfxn.net.  A limited number of Mallards games- including Sunday's contest- will not air on Fox Sports Radio 1230 due to conflicts with University of Illinois basketball and football and Green Bay Packer football.  Free audio webcasts of games that do not air on AM 1230 are available at myqcmallards.com.  CHL-TV pay-per-view video webcasts of all Mallards games are also available at myqcmallards.com.  For a full Mallards broadcast/webcast schedule, go to myqcmallards.com/schedule/broadcast_schedule/.

TICKETS
Single Game Tickets
Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season contests are now available.  Fans can contact the Mallards at (309) 277-1364 orinfo@myqcmallards.com for more information about tickets.  Single game tickets are also available at the i wireless Center box office, at Ticketmaster outlets, through www.ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free.  The box 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.

Group Tickets
Groups of at least ten can receive savings off the walk-up price and a host of other great group benefits.  Mallards group tickets are a great fit for youth organizations, friends, co-workers, family groups, religious groups, school functions and business events.  For more group ticket information, fans can contact the Mallards at (309) 277-1364 or info@myqcmallards.com.

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Family Fun this week with Parks and Recreation PDF Print E-mail
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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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