The 1990's and early 2000's were a wild time for hockey in the Quad Cities as the Quad City Mallards, a United Hockey League giant, brought together some 8,500 fans every time there was a home game.

Founded in the 1995-1996 season, the team would go on to bring home three playoff championship Colonial Cups in 1997, 1998, and 2001, as well as four regular-season championship trophies for 1998, 2000, 2001, and 2002.

Thanks to the efforts of multiple local sponsors, the Quad Cities can relive the glory days of the Mallards for one night only.

A reunion exhibition game has been scheduled for Friday, March 4th at 7:00 PM against a reunited Flint Generals for the sole purpose of raising money for the Genesis Heart Institute.

The game is going to be known as Heroes vs Villains: The Mallards Dynasty Players vs. The Flint Generals

Confirmed players for the Quad City Mallards reunion team include:

  • Howie Rosenblatt
  • Mark McFarlane
  • Steve Gibson
  • Kerry Toporowski
  • Patrick Nadeau
  • Stas Tkatch
  • Andy Fermoyle
  • Carl LeBlanc
  • Marty Fillion

Confirmed players for the Flint Generals reunion team include:

  • Jim Duhart
  • Chad Grills
  • Lorne Knauft
  • Stephan Brochu

A post-game Meet and Greet will be offered for fans to see both Mallards and Flint General players.

A limited number of tickets to the post-game event will be available for $20 through the box office and Ticketmaster. All net proceeds from the events including the Jersey Auction will be donated to the Breast Cancer Prevention and Detection program through Genesis Health Services Foundation.

The rivalry between the Mallards and the Generals was epic, every game was a fierce battle that saw numerous on-ice skirmishes and suspensions of players and coaches.

"The Mallards dominated minor league hockey for nearly a decade, becoming the only team in professional hockey history to win 50 games in six consecutive seasons and seven times in nine years”, said TaxSlayer Center Executive Director Scott Mullen.  “The team’s involvement in the community and the way the fans loved the players was reciprocated in kind by the players to the fans.  The fact that so many of these players are committing to return to the Quad Cities for this benefit game at their own expense speaks volumes of the special relationship between the players and the fans that continues nearly 25 years later."

Tickets to the benefit game start at $10 and go on sale Friday, Feb 11 at 10 am at the TaxSlayer Center Box Office and ticketmaster.com.

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