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Mallards Sign Vichorek

November 16, 2011 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Quad City Mallards News Release

MOLINE, Ill. (November 16, 2011) - The Quad City Mallards of the Central Hockey League have signed defenseman Taylor Vichorek, the Mallards announced today.

The 6' 8", 250-pound Vichorek started the season with the ECHL's Trenton Titans, for whom he played three games. The 23 year old turned pro with Trenton last season, scoring four goals and totaling 15 points in 68 games as a rookie.

"Taylor is a quality addition to our back end," said Mallards coach and general manager David Bell. "He's a promising young defenseman who's going to bring plenty of size and a physical presence to our lineup,"

Vichorek jumped to the pro ranks after spending one season at Division III Hamline University. The Moose Lake, Minnesota, native scored six times and produced 23 points in 26 games with Hamline in 2009-10. Before heading to Hamline he played three seasons of junior hockey in the North American League for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs and Alexandria Blizzard.

The Mallards meet the Bloomington Blaze Friday night at 7:05 p.m. at the i wireless Center. The first 1,000 fans through the doors for that game will receive free Mallards "quacker" noise makers. In addition, the Mallards have teamed with Operation Christmas Child to encourage fans to make gift donations at Friday night's game. Operation Christmas Child distributes small gifts to children in need throughout the world; suggested gift ideas include small toys, school supplies and hygiene items. For more information on Operation Christmas Child, fans can visit

Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season home contests- including Friday night's game- are now available. Fans can contact the Mallards at (309) 277-1364 or for more information about tickets.

Single game tickets are also available at the i wireless Center box office, at Ticketmaster outlets, through or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free. The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period. Individual game tickets are available for $12 in the upper level, $17 in the lower level and $25 for the first row along the glass for adults. Tickets for children 12 and under are available for $5 off adult rates. In addition, tickets are available to military personnel for $2 off the regular adult rate.

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