Team News


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

Friday, October 23, 7:05 p.m.
iWireless Center, Moline
Tulsa Oilers vs. Quad City Mallards

Saturday, October 24, 7:05 p.m.
iWireless Center, Moline
Tulsa Oilers vs. Quad City Mallards

Sunday, October 25, 4:05 p.m.
iWireless Center, Moline
Wichita Thunder vs. Quad City Mallards

Friday, October 16
Quad City 2 Allen 1

Saturday, October 17
Wichita 5 Quad City 4 (SO)

Quad City
1-0-1, 3 points
3rd place, Midwest Division
Coach: Terry Ruskowski

1-2-0, 2 points
3rd place, Central Division
Coach: Jason Christie

2-0-0, 4 points
tied 1st place, Central Division
Coach: Kevin McClelland

Opening Night
The Mallards won their season opener over the defending champion Americans last Friday in Allen after losing their prior two openers and four of their previous five.  The Mallards are now 10-8-1 all-time in openers.

For Starters
The Mallards have emerged from their first two regular season games unbeaten in regulation for the first time since they won their first two contests of the 2005-06 United Hockey League campaign.

The Mallards rallied three times- from 1-0, 3-1 and 4-3 deficits- on the way to earning one point in last Saturday's 5-4 shootout loss at Wichita.

Logan’s Run
Logan Nelson scored three goals in the Mallards' first two games and, dating back to last season, has scored 11 goals in his last 11 regular season games.  After providing the game winner Friday night, Nelson on Saturday evening scored the Mallards’ quickest two goals of the young season.  He struck twice in 91 seconds, scoring first at 11:14 of the second period and again at 12:45.

Steve Michalek made 33 saves in his professional debut on the way to a 2-1 win last Friday in Allen.  Michalek followed up by making 20 saves to help the Mallards earn one point the following evening.

Debut Too
Miles Koules and Cole Wilson also made their pro debuts last Friday.  Koules picked up his first career point- an assist- in last Friday’s victory and added another assist the following evening.

Matt Neal last Friday in Allen wore the alternate captain’s “A” for the first time- in the tenth regular season game of his career.  One night later Wichita, Neal produced his first two points of the season and forced overtime by scoring his first goal of the campaign with just 1:46 left in regulation.

Guillaume Gelinas scored his first goal as a Mallard and the team’s first of the season last Friday in Allen.

Czech-ing In
Collin Valcourt last Friday recorded his first point in North American professional hockey.  Valcourt picked up an assist in the Mallards’ win over Allen and added another one night later in Wichita.  Valcourt last season spent his rookie year with Hradec Kralove in the Czech Extraliga.

Welcome Back
Vladimir Nikiforov last Satuday in Wichita scored his first goal for the Mallards since clinching a game seven opening round Central Hockey League playoff victory over the Rapid City Rush with a third period goal on April 16, 2014.  Nikiforov, who had 14 goals, 31 assists and 45 points in 63 games for the Mallards during the 2013-14 regular season, has returned after spending last season in Europe playing for 1. EV Weiden in Germany, Orlik Opole in Poland and Coventry Blaze in the United Kingdom.

Iron Man
Mike Monfredo, who has played 206 consecutive games since joining the Mallards three years ago, recorded assists in each of the Mallards’ first two games and finished opening weekend with a team-best plus/minus rating of +3. 

The Mallards last Friday were outscored 2-1 in their first shootout of the season.  The Mallards last season went 6-3 in shootouts.

Road Warriors
The Mallards went 1-0-1 on the road last weekend after last season posting a better record on the road (20-12-4) than at home (17-16-3). 

Home Sweet Home?
The Mallards have suffered regulation defeats in each of their six home openers since the team returned to the ice in 2009 following a two year interregnum during which the Quad City Flames competed in the American Hockey League.  The Mallards, who were blanked 3-0 by the Rapid City Rush in their first iWireless Center tilt last season, are winless (0-6-1) in their last seven home openers.  The Flock last started its home slate with a win on October 21, 2021 while in the United Hockey League when it downed the Motor City Mechanics 4-3 in a shootout.

Special Teams
The Mallards and their foes both went 1-for-7 on the power play over opening weekend.  Gelinas’s goal last Friday was the Mallards’ first on the power play this season. 

Head to Head
The Mallards went 4-4-0 against the Oilers overall last season and 2-3-0 at home.  All-time, the Mallards are 12-11-0 against Tulsa and have registered an 8-6-0 home record against the Oilers.  The two clubs will meet a total of five times this season…After last Saturday picking up a point in the first of their seven meetings with the Thunder, the Mallards have now gone 13-17-2 all-time against Wichita.  The Mallards have gone 7-8-0 against the Thunder on home ice.

Ins and Outs
The Mallards last Thursday signed forward Cole Wilson…The Mallards last Tuesday signed forward Miles Koules.

Friday, October 23, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Tulsa Oilers
Opening Night Fireworks
A fireworks display outside the iWireless Center will follow the Mallards’ season opener.

$1 Dog/$1 Beer Friday presented by 97X
Fans again this season can enjoy $1 hot dogs and beers from iWireless Center concession stands during all Friday home games. 

MetroLINK College Night
The Mallards have once again partnered with Metro to provide transit service between Augustana College and downtown Moline during all Friday home games. As part of Metro’s unlimited ride program, Augustana riders can use their Augustana ID as their fare. 

Saturday, October 24, 7:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Tulsa Oilers
Anti-Bullying Night Presented by Harris Pizza
Area elementary and middle school students who sign the SCORE anti-bullying pledge will receive free tickets to the game.

Sunday, October 25, 4:05 p.m.- Mallards vs. Wichita Thunder
We’re #1!
The Quad Cities this summer were named number one minor league market in the nation.  The Mallards will join with the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau to thank the fans of the Quad Cities- without whom this achievement would not have been possible- by offering 50 percent off all tickets.

Skate with the Mallards presented by B100
Fans can join the Mallards on the ice after all Sunday home games this season.

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- including Friday night’s meeting with Tulsa- 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.

Season Tickets
Mallards 2015-16 season tickets are still available.  Season ticket holders enjoy significant savings off the walk-up ticket price and receive a host of exclusive benefits.  For more season ticket information, fans can contact the Mallards at 309-277-1364 or 

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


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