On Tuesday, two former players for the Quad City Mallards dropped by the studio to talk with Dwyer & Michaels about the upcoming 'Heroes vs. Villains' reunion game this weekend. 

Marty Fillion (Goalie, 98-00, 02-03) and Patrick Nadeau (Right Wing, 99-07) stopped by to reminisce about the good ol' days.

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 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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What The Quad Cities Did For Fun in the 90's

Many times over the years, I'll be talking with friends about years gone by and I'll say "take me back".

Every generation goes through this, I assume. Looking back at a more simple time where responsibilities haven't set in and life seems fun. Opportunities are endless.

Let's go back to the 1990's to Wacky Waters, 50 Cent Beer night and revisit Mallards Mania!

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