By: Mallards Communications Staff
Photo: Sean Flynn Photography/Quad City Mallards

Wednesday, March 11, 7:05 p.m.
iWireless Center, Moline
Missouri Mavericks vs. Quad City Mallards

Saturday, March 14, 7:05 p.m.
iWireless Center, Moline
Wichita Thunder vs. Quad City Mallards

Sunday, March 15, 4:05 p.m.
iWireless Center, Moline
Missouri Mavericks vs. Quad City Mallards
Wednesday, March 4
Tulsa 2 Quad City 0

Friday, March 6
Quad City 3 Allen 2

Saturday, March 7
Allen 3 Quad City 2

Quad City
29-23-7, 65 points
2nd place, Central Division
Coach: Terry Ruskowski

22-29-6, 50 points
6th place, Central Division
Coach: Richard Matvichuk
27-21-8, 62 points
4th place, Central Division
Coach: Kevin McClelland

The Mallards last weekend split a pair of one-goal home games with the league-leading Allen Americans.  The Mallards defeated Allen 3-2 last Friday before falling by the same score one night later.
The Mallards remain in second place in the ECHL’s Central Division.  They are two points ahead of third place Rapid City, three points ahead of fourth place Wichita and five points ahead of fifth place Tulsa.  The top four teams in the division will qualify for the Kelly Cup playoffs.
Home Sweet Home
The Mallards have gone 1-2-1 over the first four games of an eight game homestand- their longest of the season.  Overall, the have won one of their last five home games (1-3-1).  Last Friday’s victory halted a four-game (0-3-1) home winless streak.
Late Show
Kevin Baker scored the winning goal with just 12.8 seconds left in last Friday’s game against Allen.  

Last Wednesday night’s 2-0 loss at the hands of the Oilers marked the fourth time the Mallards have been shut out this season.  This is the first time the Mallards have been blanked four times in a season since the 2010-11 campaign.  The Mallards last went goalless in more than four games in the same season when they were whitewashed six times during the 2005-06 United Hockey League campaign.

Hot Ticket
A total of 11,726 fans- 6,310 Friday night and 5,416 Saturday evening- watched the Mallards’ games against the Americans last weekend, the best combined attendance for Mallard home games on consecutive nights this season.

Red Light District
The Mallards allowed three goals or fewer in their last six games and total of just 11 (non-shootout) goals during that stretch.  The Mallards rank fifth in the ECHL in goals against per game (2.6).  After scoring only five times in their three games last week, they now rank eighteenth in goals scored per game (2.9).

Special Teams
The Mallards have failed to convert their last 14 power plays.  The Mallards are tenth in the ECHL on the man advantage (17.3 percent).  They are tied for fifth in the league in penalty killing (85.2 percent).

Baker scored or assisted on each of the Mallards’ five goals last weekend against Allen.  Baker scored twice- the third period game tier as well as the late winner- and picked up an assist last Friday and had a goal and an assist one night later.  Baker’s last seven overall points (three goals and four assists) have come against Allen, dating back to a 4-2 loss to the Americans on February 25 during which he assisted on both Mallard goals.  Baker has had a hand in each of the Mallards’ last eight goals (four goals and four assists) against Allen- a stretch that began when he scored the third period game winner in the Mallards’ 2-1 victory on February 16 at the Allen Event Center- and in ten of the 11 goals the Flock scored in its five-game season series against the Americans.  He finished the season series as the top scorer (6-4-10) on either club.
Full Nelson
Logan Nelson has scored five goals- and added an assist- in his last five games and scored seven times in his last eight games.  He has totaled nine points (seven goals and two assists) in his last nine games.

Super Mario
With an assist last Saturday night, Mario Lamoureux reached 60 points for the second time in his three-year career.  Lamoureux ranks fourth in the ECHL in assists (43) and is tied for eighth in points.  Lamoureux is five points shy of the career high of 65 he set as a rookie with the Ontario Reign in 2013-13.

Between the Pipes
Parker Milner has given up a total of six goals while winning three of his last four starts.  Milner ranks fourth in the ECHL in goals against average (2.27) and save percentage (.921).
Terry Ruskowski is closing in on 100 wins as Mallards coach.  Ruskowski has gone 96-72-23 since taking over behind the Quad City bench for the 2012-13 season.

Head to Head
The Mallards have gone 5-4-3 against the Mavericks this year and have posted a 2-1-2 home record against the Mavs.  All-time, the Mallards have turned in a 21-23-4 overall record against the Mavericks and have gone 9-10-2 on home ice against Missouri… The Mallards have gone 4-5-0 against the Thunder this season and 2-3-0 at home against Wichita.  All-time, the Mallards have gone 10-17-1 against the Thunder and 5-8-1 at the iWireless Center.

Ins and Outs
The Mallards sent forward Todd Fiddler to the Ontario Reign last Saturday to complete the trade that brought Mario Lamoureux to the Mallards in exchange for future considerations in October…Antti Pusa is on 21-day injured reserve retroactive to February 7… Pusa (out 15 games) and Johnny Rogic (21 games) have both been sidelined by upper body injuries.

Wednesday, March 11, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Missouri Mavericks
Four Tickets for $20; T.G.I. Friday’s Postgame Party
Fans can get four tickets for just $20 for each Wednesday home game.  After Wednesday’s game fans can join the Mallards at T.G.I. Friday’s on River Drive in Moline for a postgame party.
Saturday, March 14, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Wichita Thunder
Genesis Fan-Designed Game Worn Jersey Auction
The Mallards will wear special edition fan-designed jerseys in this Saturday night’s game and after the game those jerseys will go up for bid in a live auction to benefit the Genesis Health Services Foundation.  The sweaters were created by Heath Morrison, the winner of the team’s fan jersey design contest.  

Sunday, March 15, 4:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Missouri Mavericks
Kids Day; Skate with the Mallards
Children 12 and under can get tickets for just $5 for every Mallards Sunday home game.  After Sunday’s game fans can bring their skates and join the Mallards on the ice for a post-game skate.
Tuesday, March 10, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
United Way
Mallards players will team with the United Way to make their monthly visit to five area elementary schools to encourage and academic achievement and improved attendance among students.

Thursday, March 12, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Tip-A-Mallard returns to the Bier Stube in Moline and LeClaire Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Mallards players will wait tables with all tips going to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Friday, March 13, 1:00 p.m.
Winola Elementary School Jump Rope for Heart
Mascot Mo Mallard will help kick off the American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart at Winola Elementary School in Viola, Illinois, Friday at 1:00 p.m.  Students who raise more than $50 in donations will receive a free ticket to the Mallards’ Saturday, April 11 regular season finale against the Tulsa Oilers.

Friday, March 13, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Disc Replay
Fans can meet Mallards players at Disc Replay in the North Park Mall Friday.  Mallards will be signing autographs between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. at Disc Replay.
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 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

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 for more information about tickets.  Single game tickets are also available at the iWireless 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 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

March 27 @ 7:00 PM
Quad City Mallards   Wichita Thunder
April 01 @ 7:00 PM
Quad City Mallards   Brampton Beast
April 11 @ 7:00 PM
Quad City Mallards   Tulsa Oilers
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