Terry Ruskowski

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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.

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

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.

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As they begin their 20th season, the Quad City Mallards will look to the past. When the Mallards open the new season next month, players will wear jerseys worn by the team 20 years ago, during its inaugural season in 1996. 

Mallards Season Wrapup

May 6, 2016
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A mostly successful season for the Quad City Mallards, on and off the ice, ended last month with a loss in the first round of the playoffs.

On Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Bobby Metcalf, sports reporter for the Quad City Times.


Hockey Season Imminent

Oct 14, 2015
WVIK Staff

Quad City Mallards coach Terry Ruskowski has signed a contract extension, and could lead the team for 3 more seasons. That was the announcement today during the annual media day, as the team prepares for the new ECHL season that starts this weekend. 

This would have been the final year of his old contract, but he's agreed to continue coaching through the 2016-2017 season, with an option for one more after that.

Mallards Season Wrapup

May 11, 2015
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After nearly closing a couple of years ago, the Quad City Mallards continue to get stronger. 

For local hockey fans, the big day has finally arrived. The Quad City Mallards open the new season Friday night with a home game against Rapid City, at the I Wireless Center.

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For local hockey fans, the big day has finally arrived. The Quad City Mallards open the new season Friday night with a home game against Rapid City, at the I Wireless Center.