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Game 7 Preview: Iowa at Indy

Friday, November 5th
Game 7 Preview: Iowa at Indy

The Iowa Heartlanders (1-4-1-0, 3 pts.) play for the second straight day and make their first trip to Indiana Farmers Coliseum to oppose the Indy Fuel (1-2-0-0, 2 pts.) Friday at 6:00 p.m.Iowa is in the middle game of a three-game road trip; the Heartlanders finish the trip at Cincinnati Saturday.The Heartlanders and Cyclones played Thursday and the Cyclones came from behind to win, 5-3. The Heartlanders are playing their third road game of the season.The Fuel are the ECHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks and Rockford IceHogs. Cale Morris started for the Fuel on Wednesday and made 20 saves in a 4-1 loss vs. Toledo. Indy has yet to win a home game this season.The Heartlanders return home to Xtream Arena for a pair of games Fri., Nov. 12 vs. Indy at 7:00 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 14 vs. Kalamazoo at 3:00 p.m. Season ticket memberships, group tickets, mini-plans, flex vouchers and single-game tickets are available for the Heartlanders inaugural season by calling 319-569-GOAL and visiting iowaheartlanders.com/tickets.Broadcast Coverage: Listen at Iowaheartlanders.com/listenlive or mixlr.com/goheartlanders. Watch on FloHockey.tv. NHL Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Indy Fuel (Chicago Blackhawks/Rockford IceHogs)  Storylines:- Kyle Thacker and Jonathan Desbiens scored their first ECHL goals Thursday. Desbiens’ goal was the first of his career. The rookie out of Bentley University skated in one game for the Maine Mariners before being traded to Iowa for future considerations on Tuesday.- Joe Widmar registered his first goal of the season Thursday. The team’s assists leader (4), Widmar is second on the team with five points. He has played parts of five professional seasons and his ECHL single-season high for goals is seven, accomplished with the Atlanta Gladiators.- Gerry Fleming is in his 24th consecutive season as a coach at the professional level. During his time as Head Coach of the Florida Everblades, he frequently coached against Doug Christiansen, who is now Indy Head Coach and was an ECHL forward for four seasons. Christiansen is in his third season as Fuel Head Coach.