Well, it's finally come to a end, or has it?

Yesterday the Quad City Mallards announced they are closing up at the end of this season. There are still 5 home games left this season. The team takes about $2 million to run and lost about $1 million in revenue. That's a lot of money.

According to WQAD, fans are hopeful the team will return. The TaxSlayer Center's Executive Director said after getting the word, they started working to get hockey back.

The Quad City Mallards "took flight" in 1995 as members of the Colonial Hockey League, and won the Colonial Cup in 1997, 1998 and 2001 and the Tarry 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2002. The team also won 50 or more games in 6 season which is a pro hockey record. For a short period, the Mallards closed up and became the Quad City Flames in 2007, but only lasted 2 seasons. The current Mallards returned in 2009.

Will hockey return to the Quad Cities? Only time will tell. Mallards merch will be half off at the TaxSlayer Center from now until the end of the season April 8th.