Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Officially Welcomes New Hockey Team to Decatur

Public is invited to talk with staff personnel and team members following the ceremony.
The Point Mallard Ducks will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at 10 a.m. to officially welcome and introduce residents to the city’s new junior hockey team. The public is invited to attend the ceremonial ribbon cutting and to meet the Duck’s staff personnel and members of the team.

Families interested in serving as a host home for a team member are encouraged to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony to learn more about the opportunity. Junior hockey ages vary from 16 to 20 years old. Players will live with their billet family for the eight months they are in Decatur playing for the Ducks, from late August through March.

Games get underway on Saturday, September 13, 2014, with an exhibition game against the Nashville Jr. Predators. Admission is free. The home opener is scheduled for September 27th and plans are underway for family-friendly events and special themed nights.

A special 10-flex season ticket package will be announced during the ribbon cutting ceremony. For those who want in on the action at all 20 games, season tickets are available to purchase. Season ticket holders receive a discount of up to 60%, a photo ID, and a free t-shirt.

Tickets may be purchased at or at the gate. Admission for any home game is $12/adult (ages 12-61), $9/child (ages 5-11), $9/senior (62+), $9/military (with ID) and free for children fours old and younger.

For more information, contact, Terri Mashburn at or call 256.341.4913. Additional information may be obtained from the Point Mallard Ducks’ website at or Facebook page at or on Twitter at

 About the Ducks:

The Point Mallard Ducks, Alabama’s first and only junior A hockey team, is a member of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of six USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior Leagues. The team plays and practices in the Point Mallard Ice Complex located in Decatur, Alabama. For more information, visit

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