|Quad City Mallards|
|Arena||The MARK of the Quad Cities|
|Colors||Forest green, Burgundy|
|Owner||Quad City Sports Ventures|
|Media Affiliates||WFXN (AM 1230)|
|Regular Season Championships||4 (1997-98, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02)|
|Colonial Cups||3 (1996-97, 1997-98, 2000-01)|
The Quad City Mallards were a professional ice hockey team competing in the AA level United Hockey League. The Mallards played their home games at The MARK of the Quad Cities in Moline, Illinois. Their team colors were forest green and burgundy. They won the Colonial Cup in 1997, 1998 and 2001, and the Tarry Cup in 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2002. The Mallards won 50 or more games in 6 consecutive seasons, from 1996-97 to 2001-02, a professional hockey record. They were also known for never having missed the playoffs in their years of existence. Historically, the Mallards enjoyed heated and spirited rivalries with the Flint Generals, Muskegon Fury and Rockford IceHogs.
In response to the Calgary Flames's decision to relocate their American Hockey League affiliate from Omaha, Nebraska to Moline before the start of the 2007 season, the Mallards announced that they would cease operations. The franchise that replaced them, the Quad City Flames, lasted two seasons before that team moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia in 2009.
It has been announced that the Quad City Mallards will return to the IHL in the 2009-2010 seaon. The IHL contains the Muskegon Lumberjacks, Port Huron Icehawks, Flint Generals, Dayton Gems, Bloomington Prarie Thunder, and current champion Fort Wayne Komets.
Team owner Chris Lencheski, who along with business partner Steve Ryan, bring hockey back to the Quad Cities at the Double-A level. Lencheski is the founder and CEO of SKI & Company, a sports marketing firm headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa. His company also has offices in New York City, Charlotte, Dubai and London. A motorsports guru, Lencheski owns two NASCAR teams.
Championships[edit | edit source]
|1996-1997||Colonial Hockey League||Colonial Cup|
Season-by-Season Results[edit | edit source]
Colonial Hockey League (1995-1997)
|1995-96||74||30||39||5||65||269||311||2372||Lost in 1st round|
United Hockey League (1997-2007)
|1998-99||74||50||19||5||105||364||253||2514||Lost in Finals|
|1999-00||74||53||16||5||111||341||216||2018||Lost in Finals|
|2001-02||74||57||15||2||116||296||175||1810||Lost in 2nd round|
|2002-03||76||41||25||10||92||281||240||1738||Lost in Finals|
|2003-04||76||50||20||6||106||287||220||1653||Lost in 1st round|
|2004-05||80||39||30||11||89||226||228||1990||Lost in 1st round|
|2005-06||76||41||27||8||90||224||213||1452||Lost in 1st round|
|2006-07||76||37||28||11||85||269||264||1932||Lost in 1st round|
Retired Numbers[edit | edit source]
- #22 - Mark McFarlane
- #77 - Kerry Toporowski