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Mallards Ink Rookie Yaworski PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:00
MOLINE, Ill. (September 11, 2013) – The Quad City Mallards have signed rookie defenseman Tyler Yaworski, the Mallards announced today.

“Tyler has good size and is a physical, stay at home defenseman who moves the puck well and can be a leader on the ice for us,” said Mallards coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski.

Before arriving in the Quad Cities, Yaworski, 21, will get his first taste of professional hockey when he skates in the training camp of the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild.  The Mallards last month entered an affiliation agreement with both the Iowa Wild and the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild.

Yaworksi, a 6’ 3”, 200-pound native of Sherwood Park, Alberta, spent the last four seasons in the major junior Western Hockey League, where he played for the Saskatoon Blades (for one game), Prince Albert Raiders and Brandon Wheat Kings.  Yaworski last season scored three goals and totaled a dozen points while piling up 147 penalty minutes in 63 games with the Wheat Kings.  Over the course of his junior career, Yaworski produced eight goals and 47 points in 227 games.  He also accumulated 525 WHL penalty minutes and easily topped 100 PIM’s each of the last three seasons.

The Mallards will open their seventeenth season- and their fourth in the CHL- when they host the Rapid City Rush on Saturday night, October 19.  Mallards 2013-14 season tickets as well as half season tickets and flex packs are now on sale.  The Mallards offer ticket packages to meet any budget and season ticket holders also receive a host of additional benefits, including a unique season ticket holder Mallards jersey.  More ticket package information is available by calling the Mallards at 309-277-1364 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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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CHAMPIONSHIP-ROUND PLAYOFFS, FIREWORKS, MEGA-DVD PLAYER & BASEBALL MOVIE GIVEAWAY ALL THIS SATURDAY! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:00

River Bandits continue $1 drink and food specials, $5 for all regular individual seating


DAVENPORT, Iowa (SEPT. 11, 2013) – The Quad Cities River Bandits seek to win their second Midwest League Championship in three seasons beginning Wednesday night in South Bend, Ind., and fans will see the best-of-five 2013 Midwest League Championship decided on the field of Modern Woodmen Park this weekend, along with a championship set of promotions.

 

The River Bandits, along with American TV & Appliance in Davenport, will give away nine DVD players – one for every inning – and nine DVDs featuring a baseball-themed movie during the first Championship Series home game against the South Bend Silver Hawks at 7 p.m. Saturday. Fireworks, presented by Smart Toyota of the Quad Cities, will follow Game 3 that night, when the team will again offer 12-ounce beer and soda for just $1 each, as well as $1 hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn and nachos. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., and all regular individual seats are on sale for $5 each. The same concession and ticket prices will also apply for a possible Game 4 at 5 p.m. Sunday and possible winner-take-all Game 5 at 7 p.m. Monday.

 

“The River Bandits have kept rolling in the playoffs to the Midwest League Championship Series, so we will continue to roll out a championship promotional lineup – with a baseball movie and DVD player giveaway, the same great playoff concession and ticket specials, capped with another great fireworks show,” said River Bandits co-owner Dave Heller. “We continue to celebrate and thank the people of the Quad Cities for their support, and for the second time in three seasons, they will see a league championship decided at the Best Minor League Ballpark in the country!”

 

Groups may call the River Bandits box office at 563-324-3000 to book a group area or suite for Saturday, Sunday or Monday night of the Championship Series.

 

Games 1 and 2 of the Midwest League Championship Series will be played Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, at Four Winds Field at Stanley Coveleski Stadium in South Bend. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m. Central each night. Every game of the Midwest League Championship Series is broadcasted live presented by Mediacom at www.riverbandits.com.

 

Quad Cities is making its 11th Midwest League Championship Series appearance since joining the Midwest League in 1960. Quad Cities previously reached the championship round in 1968, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1990, and 2011. The franchise has won five titles – in 1968, 1971, 1979, 1990 and 2011.


UP NEXT: Tickets for the 2013 Midwest League Championship Series are on sale at the River Bandits box office at Modern Woodmen Park, by phone at  563-324-3000 and online at www.riverbandits.com. Saturday's playoff game will again feature all regular individual seats for $5 each, and 12-ounce beer and soda, as well as hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn and nachos will each be $1. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

 

ABOUT THE BANDITS: The River Bandits ownership is making one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since the ballpark was first built back in 1931! A new Ferris wheel, standing 112 feet over the playing field, is planned for next spring, along with a carousel and other new games and attractions. This season, the team unveiled a new 300-foot long dual zip line, a rock climbing wall, and a number of new bounce houses. The team’s major league affiliate, the Houston Astros, just saw all six of its affiliates reach the playoffs – the first time in a decade any MLB team can claim such success. The Championship Series will likely be the last chance for Quad Cities fans to see 2012 No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa and many other future stars in a River Bandits uniform.

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Come down to Centennial Park after school to play! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 16:05

Centennial Park down by the river is a great place to spend your after school hours! We've got an outdoor skateboard park, basketball courts, and a concession stand offering snacks and refreshments for only $1!

 

With early school out days every Wednesday, it's a great place for your kids to spend an afternoon!  The concession stand will open early on school out days and early dismissal days.

Normal concession stand hours:

Tuesday 4-8,

Wednesday 2-8,

Thursday 4-8,

Friday 4-8,

Sat 12-8,

Sun 12-8

(Open early hours on school out and early dismissal days)

 
MWL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE – CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 15:37

Beloit, WI (9/10/13) --- The Quad Cities River Bandits, Western Division Champions, will take on the South Bend Silver Hawks, Eastern Division Champions in the Championship Series.  Schedule as follows:

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11 & THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 2013

Quad Cities @ South Bend

Four Winds Field, South Bend, Indiana

Thurs.    7:00 PM EDT

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

Off Day  

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, & MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2013 (if necessary)

South Bend @ Quad Cities

Modern Woodmen Park, Davenport, Iowa

Sat.       7:00 PM CDT                        

Sun.     5:00 PM CDT

Mon.    7:00 PM CDT

 
BANDITS BLAST SNAPPERS, ADVANCE TO CHAMPIONSHIP PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 14:36

Quad Cities will open Midwest League Championship Wednesday in South Bend

 

BELOIT, Wis. (SEPT. 9, 2013) – With their season hanging in the balance in the decisive Game 3 of the Midwest League Western Division final, the Quad Cities River Bandits matched a season high with 17 hits and pounded the Beloit Snappers for a 9-5 win at Pohlman Field Monday night that sent the visitors to their second Midwest League Championship Series in three seasons.

 

The River Bandits won the best-of-three series, two games to one, and advanced to a best-of-five championship with the South Bend Silver Hawks, who won 9-5 at home over the Fort Wayne TinCaps in Game 3 of the Eastern Division final Monday night. Quad Cities will play Games 1 and 2 at Four Winds Field in South Bend Wednesday and Thursday. Game 3 will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Modern Woodmen Park, and tickets will be available at the River Bandits box office, by phone at 563-324-3000 and at www.riverbandits.com beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m. If necessary, Games 4 and 5 would also be at Modern Woodmen Park on Sunday and Monday, respectively.

 

Quad Cities took a lead in the second inning against Snappers right-hander Derek DeYoung (0-1). First baseman Bobby Borchering broke an 0-for-12 postseason start with a single to left-center field. Third baseman Rio Ruiz lifted a two-run home run – his second of the playoffs – just to the left of the batter's eye in center field for a 2-0 lead. In the third inning, center fielder Teoscar Hernandez led off with his first postseason home run, and shortstop Carlos Correa followed with his first of the playoffs to cap the first pair of back-to-back home runs by the River Bandits this season. After left fielder Danry Vasquez drew a walk, DeYoung was removed for right-hander Trevor Bayless, who allowed another run to score after walking Ruiz, who made a delayed break for second with two outs, allowing Vasquez to score on a double steal when the throw went past second base.

 

With a 5-0 lead, right-hander Daniel Minor (1-0), who struck out four batters in the first two innings, allowed a leadoff, third-inning home run by Snappers shortstop Sam Roberts. Minor then retired six straight batters before center fielder Brett Vertigan and catcher Nick Rickles hit consecutive doubles to start the fifth inning. In his first postseason outing, Minor allowed six hits, no walks and two earned runs, and he matched season highs with six strikeouts in six innings.


Seven River Bandits had multi-hit games to amass 17 hits – matching their regular season high set April 6 at Kane County. Quad Cities built its lead by scoring in five straight innings. Already with a 5-1 lead in the fourth, designated hitter Brian Blasik doubled and scored on Correa's RBI groundout. In the fifth, Borchering had his third hit with a leadoff double against Bayless, and right fielder Jordan Scott hit an RBI double for a 7-1 lead. Borchering and Scott had team highs with three hits apiece. Scott finished a home run shy of the cycle.

 

In the sixth, Hernandez hit a one-out single, and Correa drove an RBI triple down the right-field line. Vasquez then hit an RBI single for a 9-2 advantage. Right-hander Juan Minaya inherited that lead to start the seventh but allowed the first four batters of the eighth to reach safely, and the Snappers closed within 9-5. Left-hander Mitchell Lambson worked around two hits in the final two scoreless innings.

 

Monday's victory means The Captain's Table at 4801 River Drive in Moline will offer The Captain's Table Victory Discount on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Anyone who mentions the River Bandits victory can receive a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two lunches or dinners with beverages on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

 

UP NEXT: Tickets for the 2013 Midwest League Championship Series will go on sale Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the River Bandits box office at Modern Woodmen Park, by phone at  563-324-3000 and online at www.riverbandits.com. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

 

ABOUT THE BANDITS: The River Bandits ownership is making one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since the ballpark was first built back in 1931! A new Ferris wheel, standing 112 feet over the playing field, is planned for next spring, along with a carousel and other new games and attractions. This season, the team just unveiled a new 300-foot long dual zip line, a rock climbing wall, and a number of new bounce houses. The team's major league affiliate, the Houston Astros, just saw all six of its affiliates reach the playoffs - the first time in a decade any MLB team can claim such success. The playoffs will likely be the last chance for Quad Cities fans to see 2012 No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa and many other future stars in a River Bandits uniform.

 

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