Now that the boys of summer - the River Bandits - have wrapped up a championship season, their cousins, the Quad City Mallards are gearing up to take to the ice for the 2017-2018 ECHL season.

Single-game tickets for the upcoming season go on sale on Friday, September 28 at 10:00am at the iWireless Center box office and at

To mark the on-sale date, the Mallards are holding a Pre-Season Party outside the iWireless Center. Live music and complimentary food and beverages will highlight the event just 15 days ahead of opening night.

Details on ticket sales can be found here.

Here's hoping the Mallards can replicate the success of the River Bandits and bring home a Kelly Cup championship to the Quad Cities.

Good luck, ducks!