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More than 300 pledge support to next Mallards; still hope for SPHL or USHL

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The TaxSlayer Center’s pitch to ask hockey supporters to put their money where their mouth is seems to be getting some traction.

Scott Mullen, Executive Director of the TaxSlayer Center says about 350 people have put down $25 deposits towards season tickets for the next team to come to town.

Saturday’s final Quad-City Mallards game drew the biggest crowd of the season and most of the crowd stuck around till the end of the game to witness a ceremony thanking the community for its support.  

Mullen tells Local 4 News he has been in talks with six different groups from three different leagues.

Several have been to town for visits since news broke the Mallards will not be returning for another season next year.  

Mullen says he’s working against some hard deadlines to try to make something happen for next season, and he’s trying to put something together by May.  

More at the link.

 

I still think they're USHL-bound.

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350 deposits on a non-yet-existent team is a strong indicator of interest, but I have my doubts too. Taxslayer is a big arena, and I wonder about their operating costs.

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Scott Mullen, Executive Director of the TaxSlayer Center says about 350 people have put down $25 deposits towards season tickets for the next team to come to town.

300 is just about how many true hockey fans are left in the Quad Cities region, with a few dozen more loose-pocketed weekenders also tossing in 25 bucks each after a $2 beer night at TaxSlayer.  An SPHL team can't survive on that paltry level of support, nor can a USHL franchise (witness the latter in Bloomington, which is likely the junior franchise option being courted).  As much as I'd like to see the QDC hockey tradition live on at either of those tiers, I can't imagine this being more than a last-ditch attempt by TSC to help fill next winter's calendar dates.

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