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Mallards Search for Quad Cities' Spielbergs and Scorseses with Mallards' Fan Ad YouTube Contest

September 28, 2009 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Quad City Mallards News Release

MOLINE, Ill. (September 28, 2009) - The Quad City Mallards, proud International Hockey League (IHL) affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, today introduced the Mallards' Fan Ad Contest, inviting Mallards fans and other talented would-be film makers to show off their directorial and productions skills by submitting their 28-second Mallards promotional videos to the team. The creator of the best video as chosen by the Mallards will see his or her video used in the team's 2009-10 promotional campaign and receive a pair of Mallards' 2009-10 season tickets and $500. The Mallards have further expanded their web presence by launching the team's official Facebook page and Twitter feed, the team also announced.

Contestants can submit a video by posting it on YouTube and emailing a link to the video- with "Fan Ad Contest" in the subject line- to the Mallards at blavelle@myqcmallards.com. Fan Ad entries will be posted on the Mallards' official web site, www.myqcmallards.com and on the Mallards' YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/quadcitymallardsihl. All submissions must be received by October 21. Submissions will be judged based on creativity by the Mallards' staff. All submissions become the intellectual property of the Mallards.

The winner will be announced October 24 at "Faceoff Rocks," a one-of-a-kind afternoon and evening that will see the Mallards play their first IHL home game against Fort Wayne and legendary hard rockers Night Ranger perform live outside the i wireless Center. Qualifying submissions will be played on the i wireless Center big screen during the home opener and all contestants whose submissions meet the contest criteria will receive two free tickets to a 2009-10 Mallards game.

All submissions must:

Refer to: "The Quad City Mallards, Proud IHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers."

Provide the phone number for Mallards group and season ticket sales: 309-277-1364.

Provide the Ticketmaster phone number for Mallards individual tickets sales: 1-800-745-3000.

Provide the web address for the Mallards' official site: www.myqcmallards.com .

Note that both Mallards single game and season tickets are now available.

Note that the Mallards will play their 2009-10 home opener on Saturday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. against the Fort Wayne Komets at the i wireless Center.

Include the Mallards' official logo.

For more information on the Mallards' Fan Ad Contest, fans can check out www.myqcmallards.com or contact Mallards Director of Communications Brian Lavelle at blavelle@myqcmallards.com or at 309-277-1364. Any contest submissions must adhere to the YouTube community guidelines found here: www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines. The contest is not connected or affiliated with YouTube in any way.

Further updates and information on all things Mallards- including the Fan Ad Contest- can be found on the team's newly launched Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quad-City-Mallards/121468823466?ref=ts) and Twitter feed (http://twitter.com/myqcmallards). Both the Facebook page and Twitter feed can also be accessed from www.myqcmallards.com.

Single game tickets for the Mallards' inaugural IHL season, beginning with "Faceoff Rocks" on October 24, are now on sale. Mallards tickets are available at the i wireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. through the end of the second period.

"Faceoff Rocks" kicks off a 38-game home schedule loaded with special events, unique promotions and giveaways. The Mallards and the i wireless Center have also teamed up to offer fans new Dollar Value Menus and free parking for home games all season long.

"Faceoff Rocks" festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. on October 24; admission to all events- including the Night Ranger concert- is free with a ticket to the Mallards' game. The first 2,500 fans to arrive for "Faceoff Rocks" will receive a free Mallards opening night t-shirt. The Mallards will also give away free team magnet schedules and Mallards Thunderstixx. Fans taking in the Night Ranger concert will also have the chance to enjoy an outdoor beer garden and giant screen plasma television outside the i wireless Center. The fun will not stop there however- Faceoff Rocks" will also feature a Hockey Hall of Fame Fan Fest including the Hall's largest collection of Legends of Hockey travelling exhibits and memorabilia and interactive games.

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