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MALLARDS LAND FORWARD FIDDLER PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:21
MOLINE, Ill. (October 16, 2014) – The Quad City Mallards have signed forward Todd Fiddler, the Mallards announced today.

Fiddler, 21, last season finished tied for second in the Western Hockey League in goals (50) and tied for sixth in points (98).  The 5’ 11”, 210-pound Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan native split what was his final junior season between the Moose Jaw Warriors and Prince George Cougars before turning professional in time to score twice in eight ECHL games with the Colorado Eagles at the tail end of the campaign.

“In his last two years in major junior, Todd scored over 90 goals.  You don’t do that just by being lucky,” said Mallards coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski.  “He’s smart and he positions himself well.  With the right centerman he could be a very productive player for us.”

In just over four seasons, Fiddler scored 127 goals and added 114 assists for 241 points in 280 career WHL games.  He enjoyed a breakout season with the Spokane Chiefs when he scored 42 goals and totaled 77 points in 70 games in 2012-13 after producing a dozen goals and 28 points in 73 games while playing for both the Chiefs and Prince Albert Raiders in 2011-12.  After breaking into the WHL by playing one game for the Medicine Hat Tigers in 2009-10, Fiddler the following year scored 23 times and totaled 38 points in 70 games with Prince Albert in his first full major junior season.

With Fiddler’s arrival, the Mallards’ roster now consists of 21 players- 12 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.  Fiddler joins fellow forwards Kevin Baker, Justin Fox, Evan Haney, Jeff Lee, Paxton Leroux, Joe Perry, Antti Pusa, Johnny Rogic, Kyle Thomas, Garrett Vermeersch and Ben Woodley; defensemen Jannik Chistensen, Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel, Matt Duffy, Nick Grasso, Darren McMIllan, Mike Monfredo and Nicolas Rioux; and goaltenders Parker Milner and Evan Mosher.

The Mallards will open their first ECHL season on home ice Friday, October 24 at 7:05 p.m. against the Rapid City Rush.  Next Friday is also the season’s first $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X and MetroLINK.  Fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $1 beers from iWireless Center concession stands during the Mallards’ match-up with the Rush.

Single game tickets for each of the Mallards 36 regular season home games- including the opener- are on sale now at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.  Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $28.

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 eighteenth season and their first in the ECHL.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007; in the International Hockey League in 2009-10; and in the Central Hockey League from 2010 through 2014.  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/qcmallards.

 

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Mallards Announce 2014-15 Promotional Schedule PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Friday, 17 October 2014 15:00

$1 Dog/$1 Beer Fridays, Genesis Jersey Auctions,

4 for $20 Wednesdays, Sunday Kids Days Highlight 36-Game Home Slate


MOLINE, Ill. (October 15, 2014) – The Quad City Mallards today announced their 2014-15 promotional schedule, a slate headlined by the return of $1 Beer/$1 Dog Fridays presented by 97X and MetroLINK, a pair of Genesis game worn jersey auctions and two jersey giveaway nights along with the introduction of 4 for $20 Wednesday and Sunday Kids Day.

Each of the Mallards’ ten Friday night home games will again this season be $1 Beer/$1 Dog Fridays presented by 97X and MetroLINK.  The return of this popular promotion provides fans with the chance to enjoy $1 beer and $1 hot dogs from iWireless Center concession stands during each of those Friday evening contests, starting when the Mallards’ open their first ECHL season on Friday, October 24 against the Rapid City Rush.  The curtain raiser is just the start of a 36 game home schedule packed with exciting promotions, savings and more.

 

The Mallards once again this year will team with Genesis Health System for a pair of game worn jersey auctions to benefit the Genesis Health Services Foundation.  On Saturday, January 31, the Mallards will go for the classic look when they sport Original Six throwback jerseys in their game against the Brampton Beast.  Those one-of-a-kind jerseys will go up for bid in a live auction immediately following that game.  A second game-worn jersey auction will follow on March 14 when the Mallards wear sweaters designed by the winner of the team’s jersey design contest against the Wichita Thunder.  Fans can create their entries for the jersey design contest through October 31 at http://www.hockeyjerseyconcepts.com/p/mallards-comp.html.

 

4 for $20 Wednesdays give fans the chance to enjoy Mallards action at a great savings by purchasing four tickets for just $20.  The first of the Mallards’ ten 4 for $20 Wednesdays is set for November 19 when the Mallards host the Tulsa Oilers.  After each Wednesday night game fans are encouraged to join the Mallards for a post-game party at T.G.I. Friday’s adjacent to the iWireless Center.

 

Fans can also save when coming out to any of the Mallards’ five Sunday Kids Day games.  Tickets for children 12 and under are available for just $5 when the Mallards take the iWireless Center ice on Sundays.  The Mallards will play their first Sunday Kids Day game on December 21 at 4:05 p.m. against Brampton.  The Mallards' second Sunday tilt- a December 28 rematch with the Beast- will face off at 6:05 p.m., while each of their remaining Sunday contests- a January 18 collision with Rapid City and March 1 and March 15 dates with the Missouri Mavericks- will face off at 4:05 p.m.  Fans will also have the opportunity to join the team on the ice and skate with the Mallards after each of those final three Sunday games.

 

The first 1,000 fans 12 and under through the doors for the Mallards’ Saturday, February 7 tussle with Wichita will receive free Mallards youth replica jerseys courtesy of Scott County Family Y and Two Rivers YMCA.  1,000 youngsters will again take home Mallards replica jerseys from the Mallards’ Saturday, March 7 scrap with the Allen Americans.

 

Young fans will no doubt also enjoy themselves at the iWireless Center on on Halloween night.  Fans 12 and under who wear costumes to the Friday, October 31 match-up between the Mallards and Cincinnati Cyclones will receive a free ticket to that game.  In addition, children will have a chance to trick-or-treat on the ice during one of the intermissions.

 

On the occasion of their final home game before Veterans’ Day the Mallards will recognize the contributions of those who have served in the armed forces.  Tickets to the Mallards’ Saturday, November 1 Military Appreciation Night game against Cincinnati will be available to current and former members of the military and their families for just $5.

 

The Mallards’ Saturday, November 22 game against Rapid City will immediately follow Lighting on the Commons- the Quad Cities’ kick off to the holiday season- at nearby John Deere Commons.  Fans who attend Lighting on the Commons before heading to the Mallards’ 7:05 p.m. clash with Rapid City will receive a free kids ticket to that game with purchase of paid adult ticket.

 

Just in time for the onset of winter, the first 1,000 fans through the gates for the Mallards’ Saturday, December 20 battle with the Beast will receive free Mallards scarves.

 

The Mallards will continue to spread the spirit of the season with the Holiday 3 Pack.  Fans who take advantage of this three-game package will enjoy a great value for the Mallards’ December 21, December 27 and December 28 games against Brampton.

 

Season ticket holders will have the chance to share Mallards hockey for a reduced rate with Friends and Family Night on Saturday, December 27.  Season ticket holders can purchase additional seats for the Mallards’ get together with the Beast for just $10.

 

The Mallards will welcome the costumed crime fighters among us to Super Hero Sunday on January 18.  Fans of any age who come out to the Mallards’ game against Rapid City dressed as super heroes will be admitted free of charge.

 

On Saturday, March 7 the Mallards should have plenty of support when they kick off the home stretch of the regular season with John Deere Community Night.  Courtesy of John Deere, fans will be able to purchase tickets to the Mallards’ duel with Allen at a significant discount.

 

The Mallards will wrap up the regular season with Fan Appreciation Night when they host the Tulsa Oilers on Saturday, April 11.  The season finale will double as American Heart Association Night as the Mallards lend a hand in AHA’s efforts to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

 

Further promotions for the 2014-15 season will be announced in the weeks to come; the promotional schedule is subject to change.

 

Single game tickets for the coming season are on sale now at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.  Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $28.

 

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 eighteenth season and their first in the ECHL.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007; in the International Hockey League in 2009-10; and in the Central Hockey League from 2010 through 2014.  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/qcmallards

 
Jordan Catholic School Receives Council's Choice Award for Labor Day Parade entry PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janine Parr   
Thursday, 16 October 2014 07:54

On Monday night, Rock Island Mayor Dennis Pauley and the City Council presented Jordan Catholic School principal Joan Leonard, school parents, and students with the Council’s Choice Award for their entry in the 2014 Rock Island Labor Day Parade.

In keeping with the parade theme of “30 Years”, Jordan Catholic School’s float entry was in celebration of the school’s 40th anniversary with a then (1974) and now scene.

 
Quad City Women’s Soccer League Director Retiring After 70 Seasons PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Christine Cournoyer   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:02

League hosting a reception honoring Jan Luton October 26th

 

The Quad City Women’s Soccer Association will host a reception honoring Jan Luton, the league’s first and only director, who is retiring after 70 seasons (2 seasons per year for 35 years)! Players, past and present, and friends of Jan are welcome to attend.

The reception will take place on October 26th 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Riverdale City Hall, located at 110 Manor Drive, Riverdale, Iowa (across from Alcoa behind the fire station). If you would like to stay for dinner, please bring a dish to share. Otherwise, stop by and have a piece of cake!

Jan and a group of ladies started the recreational soccer league for adult women league in 1980 because they loved the game of soccer. Jan has participated and run the league for each of those 70 seasons, maintaining teams from across the Quad Cities that have included Bettendorf, Davenport, Rock Island, Moline, Palmer Chiropractic, Scott Community College, Van’s and the “Baby Momma Flyin’ Monkeys”, just to name a few. Adult women with various abilities are always welcome to join the league.

“Jan’s love of the game and dedication to this league is amazing. I get asked why there isn’t a Quad City Men’s Soccer league and I tell people that its because they don’t have a woman like Jan to run it”, said Chris Cournoyer, a member of Jan’s Bettendorf team.

Questions and more information, contact Chris Cournoyer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-505-6703. For more information about our league, visit: www.qcwsa.com.

 
MALLARDS ANNOUNCE REVISED SCHEDULE; SINGLE GAME TICKETS NOW ON SALE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 07:59
72-Game ECHL Slate Includes 36 Home Tilts

MOLINE, Ill. (October 13, 2014) – The Quad City Mallards will play a revised 72-game schedule including 36 home dates when they take the ice for their first ECHL season beginning on Friday, October 24 at 7:05 p.m. on home ice against the Rapid City Rush, the Mallards announced today in conjunction with the ECHL.

Single game tickets for the 2014-15 season are on sale beginning today at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets and 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.  Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $28.

Individual seats are currently available for all home games except for the Mallards’ final three Wednesday home dates. Tickets for the March 11, March 18 and April 1 contests will go on sale this Wednesday.

The Mallards will announce their 2014-15 schedule of game night promotions later this week.

The Mallards, who moved to the ECHL from the Central Hockey League last week, will play 68 of their 72 games against the six clubs with whom they made that move from the CHL to the ECHL.  The Mallards have added a total of eight games (including four home tilts) while deleting two games (one of them a home contest) from the 66-game schedule the team originally announced in August:

Games Added to Schedule (Home Games in Bold):

Tuesday, October 28, 8:05 p.m….Quad City @ Rapid City

Monday, December 29, 6:30 p.m….Quad City @ Fort Wayne

Wednesday, January 7, 7:05 p.m….Wichita @ Quad City

Sunday, February 8, 4:05 p.m….Quad City @. Missouri

Wednesday, February 11, 7:05 p.m.…Missouri @ Quad City

Friday, February 27, 7:05 p.m….Quad City @ Missouri

Wednesday, March 4, 7:05 p.m….Tulsa @ Quad City

Saturday, April 11, 7:05 p.m….Tulsa @ Quad City

 

Games Deleted from Schedule (Home Games in Bold)

Tuesday, December 30…Quad City @ Brampton

Wednesday, January 21…Tulsa @ Quad City

The Mallards’ opposition has changed for seven additional already-scheduled games.  The Mallards will meet the Cincinnati Cyclones for the first time ever when the Cyclones visit the iWireless Center for games Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1.  The Mallards were originally schedule to meet the Brampton Beast on both of those dates.  The Mallards are now slated to visit Brampton on Friday, November 14 (a date on which they were originally due to play the Oilers in Tulsa) and Sunday November 16 (rather than the Allen Americans).   The Mallards will spend New Year’s Eve in Evansville clashing with the IceMen instead of in Brampton taming the Beast.  The Mallards will host the Wichita Thunder on Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7- dates on which the Flock was previously set to collide with the Americans.

As was announced by the ECHL last week, the Mallards will play in the Central Division of the Western Conference along with the other CHL transplants: Allen, Brampton, Missouri, Tulsa, Rapid City and Wichita.  The Mallards’ match-ups with Cincinnati (October 31 and November 1), Fort Wayne (December 29) and Evansville (December 31) are the only inter-division games they will play this season.

The Mallards will meet the Missouri Mavericks 16 times- more often than they will see any other foe.  The Mallards will also play more than ten games against three other opponents: Brampton (14), Rapid City (13) and Wichita (12).  The Mallards will butt heads with Tulsa eight times and tussle with Allen on five occasions.

The Mallards will play 26 of their home games on fan friendly weekend dates.  The Flock will take the ice at the iWireless Center for ten Friday night games, 11 Saturday evening tilts, five Sunday contests.  Each of the Mallards’ Sunday home games will face off at 4:05 p.m. while all other home games will start at 7:05 p.m.

The Mallards will enjoy their longest homestand of the season when they play eight consecutive games at the iWireless Center between March 1 and March 18.  The Mallards will kick off December on their longest road trip of the campaign.  They will play six straight away games between December 2 and December 13.

February will be the Mallards’ busiest month.  Terry Ruskwoski’s troops will play 14 times in just 28 days.

The Mallards will wrap up the regular season a week later originally scheduled when they welcome Tulsa to the Quad Cities on Saturday, April 11.

2014-15 Mallards season tickets are still on sale.  Ticket packages are available to meet almost any budget.  A limited edition season ticket holder Mallard jersey, 12 additional ticket vouchers per seat and free parking are among a host of exclusive benefits available to season ticket holders.  For more season ticket information fans can call the Mallards’ business office at 309-277-1364.

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 eighteenth season and their first in the ECHL.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007; in the International Hockey League in 2009-10; and in the Central Hockey League from 2010 through 2014.  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/qcmallards.

 
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