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Mallards Make Some Roster Moves PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Friday, 07 November 2014 09:22


MOLINE, Ill. (October 23, 2014) – The Quad City Mallards have acquired rookie forward Pearce Eviston from the Idaho Steelheads in exchange for future considerations, the Mallards announced today.

Eviston, 21, missed last season as a precaution while recuperating from a hip injury.  In 2012-13 he scored 12 goals and totaled 32 points in 50 British Columbia Hockey League games.  The 6’ 1”, 192-pound Vancouver native split his final junior campaign between the Vernon Vipers and Victoria Grizzlies.

“Pearce is a skilled player who skates well and shoots well,” said Mallards coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski.  “Before his injury National Hockey League Central Scouting ranked him highly, so if they think that well of him we can certainly give him a chance.  He’s a young player we expect big things from.”

Eviston played parts of two seasons with the major junior Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks.  He scored once in 18 games with the Winterhawks in 2011-12.  Eviston suited up twice for Portland in 2010-11 but spent the bulk of that campaign in the BCHL with Victoria, for whom he scored 18 times and produced 38 points in 44 games.

Eviston got his first taste of junior hockey in 2009-10 when he skated in three games for Victoria and played 13 times for the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

The Mallards further announced today that they have moved forward Antti Pusa to the team’s reserve list.


MOLINE, Ill. (October 27, 2014) – The Quad City Mallards have acquired rookie forward Logan Nelson from the Rapid City Rush in exchange for future considerations, the Mallards announced today.

Nelson, a 21-year old rookie, had not yet played for the Rush this season.  Last year the Rogers, Minnesota, native scored 23 goals and totaled 31 points in 59 games with the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals. 

“Looking at our roster and at how we played over the weekend, we have a lot of pretty good young players up front but we also have room to improve,” said Mallards coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski.  “Logan has good size and skates well.  He put up good numbers in major junior and that’s impressive in a league that sends a lot of players straight to the AHL and the NHL, so he’s a good candidate to be a strong player for us.”

The 6’ 1”, 186-pound Nelson produced a 60 goals and 68 assists for 128 points in 179 games over his three seasons with Victoria.  He spent the 2010-11 season with the United States Hockey League’s Des Moines Buccaneers before heading north of the border.

 
RUN WITH CARL ANNOUNCES NEW PATH FOR LABOR DAY TRADITION PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Lange   
Thursday, 06 November 2014 16:44
BETTENDORF, IA –Run with Carl organizers will announce a new arrangement to allow the Run with Carl Labor Day race to continue at a special press conference.

Media opportunity: An official announcement of this transition will be on Wednesday, November 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bettendorf Life Fitness Center track. Representatives will be on hand for a ceremonial signing and interviews.
“This race has been an excellent way to memorialize Carl’s life in funding scholarships for graduates of Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High Schools. Through it we have awarded 30 scholarships. While we are committed that the scholarship program will continue our family involvement in the organization and management of the Run with Carl will discontinue,” said Dick Schillig.

Who: Run with Carl
When: Wednesday, November 12 at 10:00 a.mn
Where: Bettendorf Life Fitness Center, 2222 Middle Road, Bettendorf, IA track
Why: To announce a new organizer for Run with Carl

About Run with Carl: The Run with Carl was the primary funding vehicle for The Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund. The fund was established in 1995 in memory of Carl Schillig who was killed at the age of 15 in a car-pedestrian accident. With Carl’s philanthropy as its inspiration, the nonprofit also distributes proceeds from the run to organizations in which Carl was active, including the Bettendorf Pleasant Valley Aquatics, the Cornbelt Running Club, and Our Lady of Lourdes Church. In 2014, Run with Carl celebrated its 20th run and announced that the Schillig family would no longer direct the race. The Carl D. Schilling Memorial Scholarship will continue to support scholarships for students at Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High Schools.

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MALLARDS WEEKLY UPDATE: NOVEMBER 3, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 14:07

THIS WEEK
Thursday, November 6, 6:00 p.m. CST
Powerade Center, Brampton

Quad City Mallards vs. Brampton Beast

 

Friday, November 7, 6:00 p.m. CST

Powerade Center, Brampton

Quad City Mallards vs. Brampton Beast

Sunday, November 9, 1:00 p.m. CST

Powerade Center, Brampton

Quad City Mallards vs. Brampton Beast

LAST WEEK
Tuesday, October 28

Quad City 4 Rapid City 1

Friday, October 31

Cincinnati 3 Quad City 2

Saturday, November 1
Cincinnati 5 Quad City 4

Quad City
2-3-0-0, 4 points
tied 4th place, Central Division
Coach: Terry Ruskowski

Brampton
0-3-1-0, 1 point
7th place, Central Division
Coach: Brent Hughes

QUACK TRACKS
Cincy Sweep

The Mallards suffered back-to-back one-goal home losses to the Cincinnati Cyclones last weekend.  Those two games were the Mallards’ first two match-ups with a club that, unlike the Mallards and the rest of the Central Division, is not new to the ECHL this season.

Best-of-Three

The Mallards started last week with a 4-1 win in Rapid City Tuesday.  That victory was the Mallards’ second in a season-opening stretch of three consecutive tilts against the Rush.

 

Foxy

Justin Fox scored twice last Saturday- the first multiple goal game for a Mallard this season- and has collected four points (two goals and two assists) in his last three games to move into a tie for the team lead in goals (with Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel and Joe Perry) and points (with Dieude-Fauvel).  Fox also posted a plus-minus rating of +5 in his three games last week.

Rookie Run
Rookie Pearce Eviston has notched four assists in his last four games to take over the team lead.

 

On the Road

After playing four of their first five games at home the Mallards now play five straight games in Brampton, eight of their next 11 away from home and 14 of their next 18 on the road.

Home Sweet Home?

The Mallards dropped back-to-back home games last weekend and have lost three of their first four home games.

Firsts
Parker Milner made 28 saves while earning his first win as a Mallard and Evan Haney and Johnny Rogic picked up their first career points- assists for both- last Tuesday at Rapid City.  Last Friday against Cincinnati Logan Nelson played his first career game while Antti Pusa, Jani Hakanpaa and Mario Lamoureux made their Mallard debuts with Finns Pusa and Hakanpaa both scoring.

Two Hundred Seventy-Seventh

Kevin Baker scored his first Mallard goal- and the two hundred seventy-seventh of his career- last Tuesday in Rapid City.

History

Captain Darren McMillan moved past Andy Fermoyle into fifth place in team history by playing his two hundred seventy-sixth career game for the Mallards last Tuesday at Rapid City.

 

Special Teams

The Mallards gave up two goals on four Cincinnati power plays last Saturday after giving up just two goals in their first four games on 15 penalty kills.  The Mallards now rank twentieth in the ECHL in penalty killing (78.9 percent).  Justin Fox scored the Mallards’ second power play goal of the season last Saturday.  The Mallards rank nineteenth on the man advantage (12.5 percent).

Best Shot
The Mallards outshot the Cyclones 31-27 last Saturday after being outshot in each of their first four games.  The Mallards rank twenty four in the league in shots per game (25.2) and twenty-fifth in shots allowed (32.0).

Head to Head

The Mallards went 7-3-3 against the Beast last season and posted a 4-1-1 record in Brampton.  After meeting the Beast in Brampton this Thursday and Friday and again next Sunday, the Mallards will head back to the Quad Cities and then make a return trip north of the border for games against the Beast on Friday, November 14 and Sunday, November 16.

Ins and Outs

Defenseman Jani Hakanpaa was reassigned to the Mallards from the AHL’s Chicago Wolves by the NHL’s St. Louis Blues last Thursday and then reassigned to the Wolves today...Forward Evan Haney was placed on the Mallards’ reserve list last Thursday and then activated last Saturday when Forward Kevin Baker was moved to the reserve list...Forward Todd Fiddler returned to the Mallard line-up last Friday.  Fiddler missed last Tuesday night’s win in Rapid City after being suspended one game for incurring a major penalty (kneeing) and game misconduct October 25 against Rapid City... Forwards Kyle Thomas, Garrett Vermeersch and Ben Woodley were released last Thursday… Forward Antti Pusa was activated from the reserve list last Thursday… Defenseman Nicholas Rioux signed a professional tryout agreement with the AHL’s Iowa Wild last Wednesday…The Mallards acquired forward Mario Lamoureux from the Ontario Reign in exchange for future considerations last Tuesday.

UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Wednesday, November 19, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Tulsa Oilers
Four Tickets for $20; Postgame Party at T.G.I. Friday’s
Fans can purchase four tickets to each Mallards Wednesday home game for just $20.  In addition, after each Wednesday home contest, fans can join the Mallards at T.G.I. Friday’s on River Drive in Moline- adjacent to the iWireless Center- for a postgame party.

 

Friday, November 21, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Rapid City Rush

$1 Dog/$1 Beer Friday presented by 97X and MetroLINK
Fans again this season will enjoy $1 hot dogs and beers from iWireless Center concession stands during all Friday home games.  97X will follow in the spirit of the evening by presenting hot dog-themed intermission entertainment.

Saturday, November 22, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Rapid City Rush

Lighting on the Commons

Fans who attend Lighting on the Commons on John Deere Commons just before the Mallards’ game against the Rush will receive a free youth ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket to that Mallards tilt.

 

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 will not air on Fox Sports Radio 1230 due to conflicts with University of Illinois basketball and football and Green Bay Packer football.  ECHL-TV pay-per-view video webcasts and free audio webcasts of all Mallards games are also available at myqcmallards.net.

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 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 iWireless 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 receive savings off the walk-up price and a host of 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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DAVENPORT PARKS AND RECREATION Facebook Launch - Win a Prize! PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 03 November 2014 15:06
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Cyclones Slip Past Mallards 3-2 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 03 November 2014 13:34

MOLINE, Ill. (October 31, 2014) – Joe Basaraba had a goal and and assist, Stephan Vigier delivered what proved to be the game winner and Sam Brittain made 20 saves in his professional debut as  the Cincinnati Cyclones (2-1-0-0) defeated the host Quad City Mallards (2-2-0-0) 3-2 Friday night.

The Cyclones twice in the second period staked themselves to two-goal leads.  At 7:44 of the second Byron Froese scored in a goalmouth scramble to double what had been a 1-0 Cincinnati advantage.  The Mallards' Antti Pusa cut the gap in half from the slot at 13:55, but Vigier would respond by scoring the third Cincinnati goal from the high slot at the 18:30 mark.

Jani Hakanpaa intercepted a pass and weaved between the circles to snap a backhander past Brittain and make it a one-goal game at 11:52 of the third period but the Mallards could not complete the comeback.

The Cyclones had first moved in front with just 18.2 seconds left in the first period.  Basaraba's wrist shot from the high slot opened the scoring.

The Mallards host the Cyclones again tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. on Military Appreciation Night.  Tickets for tomorrow evening's game are available to current and former military personnel and their families for just $5.  Single game tickets for all remaining Mallards regular season home games- including tomorrow night's- 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 in the midst of 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.net.  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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