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Veteran's Day Promotion PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks and Recreation   
Thursday, 07 November 2013 16:50
Davenport Parks and Recreation is pleased to once again waive green fees for all active military and veterans on Monday, November 11 in honor of Veteran's Day.
This special is available at any of the three city golf courses - Emeis, Duck Creek, or Red Hawk.  You should contact the course directly to book a tee time and you need to bring a military ID to the course. This special is for green fees only on Monday, November 11.  Carts are not included.
(Also please note, Monday, November 11 will be the last opening day of the season for Red Hawk).

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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 10:56



Friday, November 8, 7:05 p.m.

i wireless Center, Moline

Denver Cutthroats vs. Quad City Mallards


Saturday, November 9, 7:05 p.m.

i wireless Center, Moline

Denver Cutthroats vs. Quad City Mallards



Friday, November 1

Quad City 6 St. Charles

Saturday, November 2

Brampton 4 Quad City 3

Six different Mallards scored and 13 different players recorded points last Friday in the Mallards’ 6-1 defeat of St. Charles- the Mallards’ most lopsided win of the season.  One night later, the Mallards fell 4-3 in their first ever meeting with the Brampton Beast.


Goals, Goals, Goals
The Mallards have scored 25 goals and conceded 22 over their first five games.  They lead the Central Hockey League in goals scored (5.0) per game and allow the second most (4.4) per game.  The Mallards last Saturday failed to score at least four goals in a game for the first time.


Home Sweet Home
The Mallards have begun a four-game homestand 1-1-0 and are now 2-2-0 at home this season.


Shoot on Sight
The Mallards average a league-high 40.6  shots per game, allow just 29.4 per outing (second fewest in the league) and have outshot the opposition in each of their first five games.


Twice as Nice
Vladimir Nikiforov (2-6-8) has recorded two points in each of his last four games.


Stop Sign
Last Saturday against Brampton the Mallards’ Mike Hellyer (4-4-8) and Mike Stinziani (4-4-8) both went pointless for the first time this season


High Five
Mike Monfredo (0-5-5) has picked up an assist in each of the Mallards’ first five games.


Defenseman Corbin Baldwin was assigned to the Mallards by the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild Saturday, scored in his Mallard debut Saturday night against Brampton and was recalled by Iowa Sunday.


Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel set a personal career high and matched a league season high by posting three assists- all in the third period- last Friday. 

Between The Pipes
Thomas Heemskirk last Friday made 27 saves and allowed just one St. Charles goal while posting the first win by a Mallard starting goaltender this season.

Like Baldwin, Jeff Lee and Nicholas Rioux (last Friday) both scored their first Mallard goals last weekend…Heemskirk’s win last Friday was his first as a Mallard…Thomas Frazee recorded his first Mallard point- an assist- last Friday.


Jordan Lane last Saturday played his one hundredth career game...With his goal last Friday Nicholas Rioux reached 50 career points... Matt Duffy has notched 96 career points...Gabriel Levesque has played 96 career games...Darren McMillan has collected 93 career CHL assists.

Special Teams
The Mallards last Friday against St. Charles set a league season high by scoring four power goals (on 12 opportunities).  Three of those goals came on 5-on-3 advantages.  The Mallards rank fourth in the CHL in power play efficiency (20.0 percent).  The Mallards, who have allowed a power play goal in each of their last four games, rank seventh in penalty killing (78.9 percent).

Head to Head
The Mallards this Friday meet the Denver Cutthroats for the first time this season.  That game is the first of four straight between the two clubs.  After hosting the Cutthroats this Friday and Saturday, the Mallards will visit in Denver for games November 15 and 16.  After next weekend, the Mallards will not see the Cutthroats again until they wrap up the season series by playing three straight games against Denver on March 12, 14 and 15.  The Mallards last year went 4-1-0 overall and 3-0-0 at home against Denver in what was the Cutthroats’ first season.



Friday, November 8, 7:05 p.m. - Mallards vs. Denver Cutthroats

$1 Dog/$1 Beer Night Presented by 97X and MetroLINK
Every Friday night home game this season is a $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night of the season 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.


Food Drive to Benefit Christian Care Domestic Violence Shelter and Rescue Mission
Fans who donate canned food items at the iWireless Center will receive coupons good $1 off the price of a walk-up ticket to this Friday’s game for each item donated (up to a maximum of $3 off per ticket).  Canned food items will be donated to Christian Care Domestic Violence Shelter and Rescue Mission in Rock Island.


Saturday, November 9, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Denver Cutthroats
Military Appreciation Night

The Mallards will recognize those who have served in the armed forces with Military Appreciation Night this Saturday when the team plays its last home game before Veterans’ Day.  All current and former members of the military and their families can purchase tickets to that game for just $5. The Mallards would like to thank the numerous local

businesses and season ticket holders who have already purchased Military Night tickets that have been donated to current and former military personnel and their families.



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  A limited number of Mallards games- including this Friday night’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  CHL-TV pay-per-view video webcasts of all Mallards games are also available at  For a full Mallards broadcast/webcast schedule, go to



Single Game Tickets

Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season contests are now available.  Fans can contact the Mallards at (309) 277-1364 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information about tickets.  Single game tickets are also available at the i wireless Center box office, at Ticketmaster outlets, through 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Lunch and Learn at Vander Veer Park Conservatory PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks and Recreation   
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 09:47
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!  Horticulture staff will speak on various topics and give you information that you can use at your home.  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.  Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:

Wednesday, November 6, 12:15 pm - Mums

Wednesday, December 4, 12:15 pm - Wreath Making

Wednesday, February 19, 12:15 pm - Seed Starting

Wednesday, March 19, 12:15 pm - Spring Bulbs


Senior Coffee - Traditional Chrysanthemum Display

November 13, 10:00am - 12noon
Vander Veer Conservatory

Come enjoy the sights, sounds, and fragrance of the Conservatory at Vander Veer Botanical Park. Your admission fee of $1 includes a demonstration on how to make a wreath, and refreshments.

Wreath making demonstration will begin at 10:30am.

Blue Grass American Legion Post 711 to Host Inaugural Veterans Day Run PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Kranovich   
Monday, 04 November 2013 12:44

Blue Grass, IA-  American Legion Post 711 in Blue Grass, Iowa is proud to announce that they will be hosting their first-ever fun run/walk on November 9, 2013 to celebrate Veterans’ Day.

This event has options for runners and walkers of all ages and capabilities.  The 5K run will begin at 8:00 AM and follow old route 61 south.  The kids half-mile run will begin at 9:30 AM and any children twelve and under are eligible to participate. The family fun run/walk will begin at 10:00 AM and follow a 1-mile route. Families are encouraged to carry posters supporting their loved ones, as well as include the family pet in this run/walk.

A new concept at this event will be the Battle Buddy Run.  This 2-mile race includes two people and one person must be carried at all times. Alternating who is carried is allowed, but no advancement is allowed during transition.

Unique dog-tag medals and t-shirts will be given out to all participants as supplies permit.  Awards and medals will also be given to the top three male and female participants in each age group.

Registration is $20 for anyone 15 years or younger, $25 for adults, $20 for veterans and everyday heroes (Police, firefighters, EMS, teachers); $15 for legionnaires, auxiliary, and Sons of American Legion; and $25 for the family fun run for two participants, $10 for each additional participant.

Registrations will be accepted up until the race time on Saturday morning. Participants are urged to register and pick up their packet at the Blue Grass American Legion on Friday, November 8 from 5:00-8:00 PM or Saturday, November 9 from 6:00-7:30 AM. American Legion Post 711 is located at 106 S. Juniata St. in Blue Grass, IA.

Please contact American Legion Post 711 for more information at 563-381-4380 or visit

Proceeds from this event will be utilized to help support the many community and youth programs that the American Legion provides the Blue Grass and Buffalo areas.

The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to fellow service members and veterans. The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide.

Beast Slips Away from Mallards 4-3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 04 November 2013 11:13

MOLINE, Ill. (November 2, 2013) – Andrew Fournier scored a pair of third period goals- including the game winner- as the Brampton Beast edged the host Quad City Mallards 4-3 Saturday night.

Fournier gave the Beast its fourth lead of the night and third of the third period from the doorstep at 12:58 of the final frame.  Fournier delivered the decider just a minute and 12 seconds after Gergo Nagy’s close range power play goal had evened the score at three.  Brampton’s Brett Smith had provided a similarly quick response from the left wing circle at the 5:43 mark of the third after the Mallards’ Corbin Baldwin had knotted the contest at two at 4:20.  Fournier’s goals bookended the third period- he gave the Beast a 2-1 lead by finishing off a 2-on-1 rush just 67 seconds into the period.

The Beast had first moved in front when Michael MacIsaac tipped in a power play opener at 10:38 of the first period.  After missing the net from the high slot, Jeff Lee pounced on the carom from the end boards and backhanded the first Mallard goal in under the cross bar from the bottom of the right wing circle at 6:14 of the second period.

Quad City fell despite outshooting the Beast 32-26 on the night and 17-6 in a third period that saw Brampton goaltender Krisofer Westblom make 15 saves.

The Mallards return to action next Friday night at 7:05 p.m. on home ice against the Denver Cutthroats.  That game is a $1 Dog/$1 Beer Friday presented by 97X.  $1 hot dogs and $1 beers will be available at iWireless Center concession stands during each of the Mallards’ 11 Friday night home games this season, but the Mallards never would take the lead.

Tickets for next Friday night’s tilt and all other Mallards regular season home games can be purchased at the iWireless Center ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, through 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 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  Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at and on Facebook at

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