The 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”
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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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”
The Mallards’ wings seemed to be clipped in the beginning of March, as their season-long eight game homestand saw only three victories for the home team. However, they then began a three game winning streak.
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February saw the Mallards be consistently inconsistent throughout the month, playing well one day and then performing poorly the next. This was perhaps most evident during their trip to Brampton Feb. 20-23.
On Feb. 11, the Mallards beat the Missouri Mavericks 3-2 in a comeback win, goals coming from Anthony Collins (Matt Duffy, Mario Lamoureux), Jeff Lee (Nicolas Rioux, Kevin Baker), and Lamoureux (Duffy, Nick Grasso). Continue reading “Mallards consistently inconsistent down the stretch”
For those who don’t remember, the Mallards had been on a losing streak at the end of November.
The Flock ended their six game losing streak on Dec. 6 against the Rush, Logan Nelson, Joe Perry, and Nick Grasso all netting goals in the 3-2 shootout victory. Perry (Mike Monfredo, Pearce Eviston) and Justin Fox (Darren McMillan, Mario Lamoureux) scored in regulation for the Mallards that night. Continue reading “The Flock has rollercoaster winter months behind”
Goaltender Thomas Heemskerk was called up to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League (AHL) on Feb. 3, leaving a gap in the roster filled by Eric Levine, goalie for the Peoria Rivermen of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). Mr. Levine then signed a professional try-out agreement (PTO) with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL on Feb. 7, and Nick Niedert was signed for the third time to the Quad City team before Mr. Heemskerk returned on Feb. 10.