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Quad City Mallards Top 5 Moments of 2013-2014

The Quad City Mallards have arrived and they’re putting everyone on notice. The hard work and dedication among ownership, players and coaches paid off with the Mallards best season since joining the Central Hockey League prior to the 2010-2011 season. After having to overcome past hardships they faced financially and competitively, Quad City stands to make even more improvements...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Quad City Mallards On The Rise

At the end of a hard fought seven game series with the Allen Americans, the Quad City Mallards surely felt a sense of disappointment in seeing their season ended. However, the Mallards made tremendous progress in their fourth season of competition in the Central Hockey League. The Mallards were able to win a playoff series for the first time since joining the CHL and came within...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Central Hockey League Players On The Way Up

The Central Hockey League season may be over, but looking back at the postseason as a whole, there were certainly some players who maintained their high level of play, while others ascended to another level. Only one team may have emerged with the precious Presidents’ Cup, however the efforts and achievements made by all players in the CHL playoffs have left teams hopeful for the...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

ECHL Forward Colton Yellow Horn Shows Off Flashy Moves, Scores Sick Shootout Goal (Video)

Apologies in advance. What you’re about to see is probably going to make you miss hockey just that much more. Colton Yellow Horn, a 25-year-old winger lacing them up for the Ontario Reign of the ECHL nowadays, quickly became an Internet sensation this week following what can only be described as a sick goal. Yellow Horn decided to use his shootout opportunity against the San Francisco...
Via NESN.com
December 25, 2012  |  Discuss

ECHL Player Scores Dirty Spin-O-Rama Shootout Goal

Without the NHL being played, it’s become pretty tough to find some amazing goals from the great world of hockey. In recent ECHL action, Colton Yellow Horn of the Ontario Reign scored a sick shootout goal in a game versus the San Francisco Bulls. While coming down on Bull’s goalie Thomas Heemskerk, Yellow Horn slid the puck between his legs, kicked it back to his stick all before...
Via The Nosebleeds
December 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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ECHL player scores amazing shootout goal

The hockey shootout is a chance for individual players to show off their skills in a mano-a-mano showdown with the opposing goaltender, and the moves that some players come up with are absolutely brilliant.   Then there’s the über-slick shootout move pulled off by Colton Yellow Horn of the ECHL’s Ontario Reign, in a game against the San Francisco Bulls, that borders on genius...
Via The Last Angry Fan
December 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor Hockey League Player scores incredible spin-o-rama shootout goal

Colton Yellow Horn plays for the Ontario Reign in the ECHL, and he probably just had the shootout goal of the year.  And with the NHL lockout still going strong, hockey fans are thankful for him.The spin-o-rama has gotten pretty basic in the NHL shootouts, but adding the twist of pulling the puck between his legs beforehand is simply outstanding.  The goal ended up being the winning...
Via Diehardsport
December 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Bulls’ winning streak against Thunder ends in San Jose4

Last night, the Sharks' ECHL affiliates, past and present, met in San Jose.  They have met before, many times, but this was a new experience for both of them. It was bound to happen, the Stockton Thunder was unlikely to keep losing to the San Francisco Bulls.  When two teams meet as often as these do, they are bound to figure each other out and the team that has lost the...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

ECHL Reign @ Bulls, November 10

After their last meeting, there was reason to doubt the San Francisco Bulls' chances against the Ontario Reign.  During the first 8 minutes, the Bulls didn't spend a lot of time outside their end of the ice. That turned out to be the case for most of the game.  Thomas Heemskerk wasn't going to have an easy time of it in his second game in two nights.  To his credit...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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