Quad City Mallards

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Hockey returns to the Quad Cities this weekend. The Mallards will begin their 21st season overall, and 4th in the ECHL, with home games against Toledo and Tulsa.

The Quad City Mallards have officially begun preparing for the new season - their 21st overall, and fourth in the ECHL. Training camp opened Sunday, and will last for two weeks.

Las Vegas Golden Knights

The Quad City Mallards have joined forces with the newest team in the National Hockey League. Thursday the Mallards announced they've signed a multi-year affiliation agreement with the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Sean Flynn Photography/QC Mallards

On Midwest Week, on and off the ice, it was a mostly successful season for the Quad City Mallards.

Mallards Promote Axtell

Apr 27, 2017
WVIK News

Phil Axtell has been promoted. Thursday the Quad City Mallards announced he'll return as full-time head coach for next season.

With help from another team, the Quad City Mallards have made the playoffs. 

Mallards Fire Ruskowski

Jan 20, 2017
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With a weak record and worried about making the playoffs, the Quad City Mallards have made a major change in personnel. Friday coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski was fired, and replaced by his assistant Phil Axtell.

Jeff Wendland

While some other professional sports teams have come and gone, hockey has survived, and mostly thrived, in the Quad Cities. The Mallards are now celebrating their 20th season.

On Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Jeff Wendland, sports copy editor for the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus.

You can also hear Midwest Week on WVIK Fridays at 6:20 pm, during All Things Considered. 

Return of the Red Kettles

Nov 18, 2016
Two people hold a large sign depicting a red kettle with $815,000 as goal.
submitted / Salvation Army of the Quad Cities

The local Salvation Army hopes Quad Cities residents will give a total of $815,000 through the end of the year. That's the goal it announced at Saturday's Mallards game at the iWireless Center in Moline.

WVIK Staff

"Nobody has a rink like this around here." That's according to the crew at the I-Wireless Center in Moline today, as they began building the ice rink for the Quad City Mallards' upcoming season. 

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