Mallards return to Fox Sports Radio 1230

Posted Online: Nov. 08, 2012, 2:15 pm
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Press release submitted by Quad City Mallards

MOLINE, Ill. (November 8, 2012) – The Quad City Mallards of the "AA" Central Hockey League today announced Fox Sports Radio 1230 WFXN-AM will again this season be the radio home of the Mallards.

"We're thrilled to be able to team again with Fox Sports Radio 1230, which has been a great partner in bringing Mallards Hockey Presented by Genesis Power Sports Performance to the fans of the Quad Cities," said Mallards executive vice president Ryan Simmons. "WFXN-AM is the radio home for sports in the Quad Cities and also an ideal home for Mallards hockey broadcasts."

Fox Sports Radio 1230 will kick off its 2012-13 coverage of Mallards Hockey Presented by Genesis Power Sports Performance this Saturday night when the Mallards take on the Allen Americans at 7:00 p.m. A limited number of the Mallards' 60 remaining regular season games- including tomorrow night's match-up between the Mallards and Americans- will not be broadcast on 1230 AM and will air only online because of conflicts with University of Illinois basketball and football broadcasts. An audio webcast of tomorrow evening's game will be heard at starting at 7:00 p.m.

The full Fox Sports Radio 1230 broadcast slate will be updated throughout the campaign and will be available at Brian Lavelle again this season provides the call of Mallards action.

In honor of Veterans' Day, tickets to the Mallards' games tomorrow night and Saturday evening are available for just $5 to military personnel, veterans and their families. Discounted tickets can be purchased exclusively in person at the i wireless Center ticket office. The ticket 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.

All other tickets for this weekend's games- as well as seats for all remaining Mallards regular season home games- can be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets, through or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000 in addition to the ticket office.

2012-13 Mallards season tickets as well as the Mallards' new Partial Punch Plan are also still available. The Mallards offer ticket packages to meet any budget, including youth season tickets now available for as little at $165. The Partial Punch Plan provides flexibility and affordability- each Punch Plan punch card can be redeemed for ten tickets- whether those tickets are for ten different games, all for the same game or anything in between- subject to availability. Partial Punch Plans can be had for as little as $70 for youth 12 and under. For more ticket package information, fans can call the Mallards at 309-277-1364.

About the Quad City Mallards
The Quad City Mallards will take to the ice for their sixteenth season- and their third in the Central Hockey League (CHL)- in the fall. One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League (UHL) from 1995 through 2007 and in the International Hockey League (IHL) in 2009-10. The Mallards' proud history has seen them capture the UHL's Colonial Cup Championship three times (1997, 1998, 2001) and secure that league's Tarry Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) for the best overall regular season record. In 2001, the Mallards made professional hockey history, recording their sixth consecutive season with 50 or more wins, a feat that has yet to be matched. The i wireless Center provides a unique environment for hockey and features one-of-a-kind seating areas such as the Nest for groups and functions and the exclusive Drake Club. The 2011-12 season saw the Mallards named the CHL's Community Relations Team of the Year. For more information on the Quad City Mallards or to get tickets for unprecedented family fun at affordable prices, fans should visit Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at and on Facebook at


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