Mallards’ downward spiral across the ice

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The Quad City Mallards have been on a downward slope since the beginning of December. There have been 21 games played between December 6 and January 31, and only seven victories.   Of those 14 losses, eight have been decided by more than one goal. The most substantial loss for the Mallards came on January 17 against the Kalamazoo Wings; the final score was 7-2. Continue reading “Mallards’ downward spiral across the ice”

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Mallards on the up

PrintThe Quad City Mallards are improving their play, beginning to see that they’re in for the long haul in the ECHL and playing like they need to. Currently 11-7-1-2, the Mallards are in sole possession of first place in the Midwest Division with 25 points. Continue reading “Mallards on the up”

Young talent sometimes works harder

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Iowa and St Louis’ prospects are proving their caliber for the Quad City Mallards. Of the 30 goals scored for the Mallards so far, 28 have been scored by someone who attended an American Hockey League (AHL) or National Hockey League (NHL) Training Camp this summer. The other two goals were scored by Vladimir Nikiforov, who has past AHL-experience.
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Kane under investigation

Star forward for the Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane currently faces rape allegations in the state of New York after accusations came to light on August 6. The alleged incident occurred in the early morning hours of Aug. 2 at Kane’s home in Hamburg, NY. Continue reading “Kane under investigation”

Mad moves at Blackhawks madhouse

duncan-keith-patrick-kane-jonathan-toews-nhl-anaheim-ducks-chicago-blackhawks FROM blackhawkup dot comThe Chicago Blackhawks had plenty to celebrate this past summer after winning their third Stanley Cup in six seasons, but the success has come with consequences. The Blackhawks had to make some heart breaking personnel decisions this off-season due to salary cap restrictions.

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Mallards dramatic season ends on the road

The Mallards made the playoffs once again this season. All was right with the world until April 29th.

The Mallards acquired a new face in the form of center Michael Clarke on April 10th. Clarke finished his juniors career playing for the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League on April 3rd. Continue reading “Mallards dramatic season ends on the road”

NWHL causes stir in women’s hockey and hockey world

Womens hockey is seeing another addition in the form of the re-incarnated National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL). The NWHL will begin playing in October 2015, with four teams being located in Buffalo, NY, Boston, MA, Long Island, NY, and Stamford, CT. Continue reading “NWHL causes stir in women’s hockey and hockey world”