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Eagles Eliminate Mallards

April 6, 2011 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Quad City Mallards News Release

MOLINE, Ill. (April 6, 2011) - The Colorado Eagles eliminated the host Quad City Mallards from the Ray Miron Presidents' Cup Playoffs by defeating the Mallards 3-2 Wednesday night . With the win, the Eagles took the best-of-five opening round series between the two clubs three games to one.

The Eagles surged into the lead by scoring three straight goals after the Mallards jumped in front just one minute and 27 seconds into the game when Joel Gasper buried Zac Pearson's centering pass.

Colorado's Steve Haddon pounced on a rebound to wrist a power play equalizer home at 15:11 of the first period.

Scott May's drive from the high slot snapped the 1-1 deadlock at 4:46 of the second period. Kevin Ulanski scored what proved to be the game winner on a penalty shot at 14:47 of the second after being taken down while breaking in alone.

Obi Aduba brought the Mallards back within one with 6:42 left in the third period by crashing the net and jamming the puck home, but the Eagles held off the Mallards the rest of the way, even after Quad City pulled goaltender David Brown (29 saves) for an extra attacker late in the contest.

About the Quad City Mallards The Quad City Mallards proudly took to the ice for their first "AA" Central Hockey League (CHL) season in 2010-11. All Mallards home games are played at the i wireless Center. 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. For more information on the Quad City Mallards fans should visit www.MyQCMallards.com. Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at twitter.com/myqcmallards and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/quadcitymallards.

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