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.