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Milner Called Up by AHL’s Iowa Wild PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 13:43
MOLINE, Ill. (December 29, 2014) – Quad City Mallards goaltender Parker Milner has been signed to a professional tryout agreement by the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild while the Mallards have signed Breton Lindoff as an emergency back-up goaltender, the Mallards announced today.

Milner, 24, joins Iowa for the third time this season.  He served as the Wild’s backup netminder in three games last month and earlier this month spent a single day with Iowa.  

Milner, who ranks fourth in the ECHL in save percentage (.922) and fifth in goals against average (2.31), has gone 8-5-1 in 15 games with the Mallards this season.  The 6’ 1”, 197-pound Pittsburgh native last night saw his five-game winning streak halted when he suffered a loss in relief despite giving up just a single goal and making 14 saves as the Mallards fell to the Brampton Beast 4-3.

Milner last season went 4-2-0 and turned in a 2.95 goals against average and a .904 save percentage in eight AHL games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  Milner spent the bulk of last year with the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder, for whom he posted a 2.84 goals against average, a .907 save percentage and two shutouts while going 9-14-2 in 25 games.

Milner’s is the fifth AHL call-up for a Mallard this season.  Milner will join defenseman Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel, who was called up from the Mallards earlier this month, when he arrives in Des Moines.

Milner turned professional last season after winning two national championships in four years at Boston College.  Milner went 64-20-5 while turning in a 2.23 goals against average, a .919 save percentage and six shutouts in 93 games over the course of his standout collegiate career.

Milner helped Boston College to the NCAA title as a freshman in 2010 and again as a junior in 2012.  He acted a backup during BC’s run to the 2010 championship before taking a leading role in the 2012 triumph.  Then a junior, Milner was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 NCAA tournament and also earned NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament honors after going 4-0 with a 0.50 goals against average, a .982 save percentage and two shutouts during the tournament.  Milner’s goals against average was tied for the best in tournament history while his save percentage was the highest since the tournament expanded beyond four teams in 1972.  He capped off his superb tournament effort by making 27 saves in BC’s 4-1 victory over Ferris State in the national championship game.  The NCAA title was the crowning achievement of a season that also saw Milner and his teammates win the Hockey East regular season and tournament titles as well as the Beanpot and Icebreaker tournaments.

Over the 2011-12 campaign as a whole, Milner went 29-5-0 while registering a 1.66 goals against average, a .911 save percentage and three shutouts in 34 games.  His .853 winning percentage was the best in the nation.  He completed his college career in 2012-13 by playing in all but one of the Eagles’ 38 games, going 22-11-4 and recording a 2.66 goals against average, a .911 save percentage and two shutouts.

During Milner’s time in Chestnut Hill, BC not only claimed a pair of NCAA crowns but also secured three Hockey East postseason titles along with two conference regular season championships, made four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and won four straight Beanpots.

Before putting on the maroon and gold, Milner spent one season in the junior ranks with the United States Hockey League’s Waterloo Black Hawks and one in prep school hockey at Avon Old Farms. 

Lindoff, who celebrated his thirty-first birthday yesterday, arrives from the Danville Dashers of the Federal Hockey League.  The 5’ 11”, 180-pound product of Red Deer, Alberta, has gone 2-1-0 with a 3.00 goals against average, a .907 save percentage and one shutout in three games with the Dashers this season.

Lindoff played in the Southern Professional Hockey League each of the last two seasons- first for the Louisiana IceGators in 2012-13 and then for the Bloomington Thunder last year.  Lindoff went 1-3-0 while recording a 3.85 goals against average and a .879 save percentage in six games with Bloomington.  He broke into the professional ranks with Danville in 2011-12 after playing senior hockey in his home province for the Innisfail Eagles of the Chinook Hockey League.  Lindoff’s junior career saw him tend goal for the Red Deer Vipers of the Heritage Junior Hockey League and the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Junior Hockey League.

 
MALLARDS SPLIT SERIES WITH THE BEAST PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 29 December 2014 09:38
Mallards Hold Off Beast 4-3

MOLINE, Ill. (December 27, 2014) – Logan Nelson scored twice, Jeff Lee provided what proved to be the game winning goal in the third period and Parker Milner made 29 saves as the host Quad City Mallards (14-9-5) defeated the Brampton Beast (8-15-1) 4-3 Saturday night.

Lee scored from the left wing circle at 8:59 of the third to expand what had been a one-goal Mallard lead to 4-2 and trigger the replacement of Brampton starting goaltender Trevor Cann by Grant Rollheiser.  Lee's goal loomed even larger after Calin Wild one timed Stephon Thorne's centering feed past Milner and cut the gap to 4-3 with just over four minutes remaining, but the Mallards would hold off Brampton the rest of the way- even after the Beast pulled Rollheiser for an extra attacker.

Nelson twice gave the Mallards the lead in the first period.  Nelson's blast from the top of the right wing circle opened the scoring just two minutes and 12 seconds into the game.  Tyler Donati cut in front of the Mallard net alone to even the score at 12:28 of the first.  Nelson put the Mallards back on top with a another drive from the right wing circle at 16:40.

At 10:31 of the second period Pearce Eviston gave the Mallards a two-goal lead for the first time by swooping through the right wing circle and firing the puck home on the short side.  Mathew Maione's rising backhander trimmed the Quad City advantage to 3-2 at 15:58 of the second but the Beast never could produce an equalizer.

Mallards' Rally Falls Short Against Beast

MOLINE, Ill. (December 28, 2014) – Chad Painchaud scored twice and added an assist, Calin Wild provided what proved to be the game winning goal in the third period and Grant Rollheiser made 32 saves as the Brampton Beast (9-15-1) survived the host Quad City Mallards' (14-10-5) comeback bid to claim a 4-3 victory Sunday night.

Wild jammed the puck in from the doorstep at 3:49 of the third to give Brampton a 4-1 lead.  Wild's goal proved vital after the Mallards scored twice in 14 seconds to cut the gap to 4-3.  Jeff Lee crashed the net and scored the Mallards' second goal on the power play at 4:48.  At 5:02 Mario Lamoureux's wrist shot from the left wing circle narrowed the Brampton lead to one, but the Mallards were unable to complete the rally

The Beast took control with three straight second period goals after the Mallards' Nicholas Rioux opened the scoring by rifling in a power play goal from the left wing circle at 5:03 of the second.  Painchaud tipped in the equalizer at 7:02 and scored the tie breaker just 30 seconds later from the slot.  Tyson Fawcett's wrist shot from the right wing circle stretched the margin to 3-1 at the 12:24 mark and led to Parker Milner replacing Evan Mosher in goal for the Mallards.

The Mallards return to action tomorrow night on the road against the Fort Wayne Komets. The Mallards next play at home Friday evening at 7:05 p.m. against the Missouri Mavericks.  Friday also brings the return of $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X and MetroLINK.  Fans can 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.

Tickets for all remaining Mallards regular season home games- including Friday night's contest- 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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Get Outdoors! Golf at Duck Creek Golf Course PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Friday, 26 December 2014 15:39

Take advantage of the mild weather

Duck Creek Golf Course : Open Friday and Saturday

18 holes riding = $19 , Walking  = $10

563-326-7824 *Call - limited hours based on weather conditions.

Golf Gift Cards

Make your Holiday gift giving a Hole in One!

For sale everyday at the Rivers Edge 700 West River Drive, Davenport Iowa 52802

Rent the Red Hawk Lodge for your family or company gathering this holiday season!

Call Davenport Parks & Recreation at 563-328-7275.

 
GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN IOWA AND WESTERN ILLINOIS SERVES 5,000+ GIRLS IN 100 DAYS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Skuster   
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 16:09

BETTENDORF, Iowa – The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois is celebrating one of the highest-attended fall program sessions on record.

In approximately 100 days, the council served more than 5,200 girls through its programs designed for girls to grow and develop leadership skills.

“Serving so many girls in just a few weeks proves that girls really want to experience new things in a fun environment,” said Leadership Experience Manager Ashley Arnold of Bettendorf.

Arnold organizes and facilitates events in the Quad Cities area, and she’s anticipating winter programs to be well-attended.

“We have so many fun events planned like camping at the Bettendorf Family Museum and learning how to be storm chasers at the Putnam Museum,” she said.

“No doubt about it, we are going to have a blast this winter with our girls.”

Council records indicate more than 5,200 girls attended nearly 160 programs organized by Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois that were held within 106 days.

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About Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois: Girl Scouts is the premier leadership development program for girls where girls can have fun, make new friends and learn new things in a safe all-girl setting. Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois serves approximately 18,000 girls in 38 counties. For more information, visit GirlScoutsToday.com or call your local Girl Scout Leadership Center at 800-798-0833.

 
Mallards Outlast Mavs in Shootout PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 08:48

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (December 22, 2014) – Justin Fox, Joe Perry- who also scored in the third period- and Jeff Lee- who provided the deciding goal- scored in the shootout as Quad City Mallards (13-9-5) outlasted the host Missouri Mavericks (12-12-1) to claim a 4-3 shootout win Monday night.

With their second victory in a row and fifth in six games the Mallards took over sole possession of second place in the ECHL's Central Division.

The Mallards had to battle back from 1-0 and 2-1 shootout deficits after Josh Brittain and David Rutherford converted in the first two rounds for the Mavericks.  Fox and then Perry deadlocked the shootout, setting the stage for Lee to give the Mallards the lead in round six and for Quad City goaltender Evan Mosher (30 saves) to clinch the win by denying Andrew Courtney, the sixth Missouri shooter.

The shootout provided an appropriately dramatic conclusion to a roller coaster evening.  After Perry broke a 2-2 tie by snapping the puck past Maverick goalie Maxime Lagace from the slot at 10:16 of the third period it briefly seemed the Mallards might be on course for a regulation win.  However, just 43 seconds later Courtney scored the goal that would force overtime and- in the end- the shootout with a deflection from the doorstep.

The Mallards had first moved in front in the second period.  Quad City battled back from a 1-0 deficit to take a 2-1 lead with goals 40 seconds apart from Logan Nelson and Todd Fiddler in the middle frame.  The Mallards were on the power play when Nelson tied the game from the slot at 4:45 of the second.  At 5:25 Fiddler's wrist shot from the left wing circle put the Mallards on top.  The Mavericks rebounded when Brittain jammed in a power play equalizer at 8:44.

The Mavericks' Evan Vossen tipped in the opener at 4:20 of the first period but that goal proved to be just the start of the fireworks.

Monday night also saw Mallard captain Darren McMillan play his three hundredth game for the club.

The Mallards next play at home Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. again against the Brampton Beast.

Tickets for all remaining Mallards regular season home games- including Saturday night's contest- 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.

 
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