By: Mallards Communications Staff
01/21/2014 12:40 PM
The Quad City Mallards of the Central Hockey League have offered Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, who has proven himself “the best cornerback” in football and “ready for bigger and better things”, a new challenge via Twitter- playing hockey for the Mallards.
Sherman’s deflection of a pass at the end of Sunday’s National Football Conference championship game against the San Francisco 49ers set up the Seahawks’ clinching interception and punched Seattle’s ticket to the Super Bowl. In a live interview after the game Sherman declared himself “the best corner in the game” and in an interview that aired this morning on ESPN2’s First Take said that he was “ready for bigger and better things.” Since he has reached the top in one sport, the Mallards would like to offer Sherman the opportunity to join the team on the ice and prove himself in another.
“Our roster has been depleted in recent days by a series of call-ups to the American Hockey League and we would be happy to give a world class athlete like Richard Sherman the opportunity to help us combat that roster shortage,” said Mallards president Bob McNamara.
The Mallards return to action Thursday night on the road against the Brampton Beast. The Mallards next play on home ice Friday, January 31 at 7:05 p.m. against the Tulsa Oilers. Should Sherman wish to stay with the Seahawks- despite having already shown himself to be the best in football- until the Super Bowl on February 2, the Mallards would be happy to welcome him in time for the team’s February 5 home game against the Allen Americans.