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3-Goal Third Leads to back-to-back Iowa wins, 3-2

Friday, December 10th
3-Goal Third Leads to back-to-back Iowa wins, 3-2

Coralville, IA – The Iowa Heartlanders completed their largest come-from-behind win in franchise history, beating the Toledo Walleye, 3-2, Saturday night at Xtream Arena. The Heartlanders scored three unanswered goals in the third period to complete their second come-from-behind win in a row against the Western Conference’s top team.Yuki Miura led the third-period charge scoring twice, including the eventual game-winner. Trevin Kozlowski was dominant in net saving 36 for the win.Miura’s game-winning, power-play goal came at net front through the legs of Toledo’s Kaden Fulcher at 6:07 of the third. Miura and Joe Widmar ran a give-and-go in the middle slot, good for Miura’s sixth goal of the year, and Widmar’s seventh assist.Cole Golka tied the game, 2-2, at 4:05 of the final period, on a two-on-one break. With a shimmy shake in the right circle, Golka found the top left corner of the net to bring the fans at Xtream Arena to their feet.Miura’s first goal, a snipe from the left circle, sparked the Heartlanders comeback, coming less than a minute into the third.The Walleye opened the scoring 25 seconds into the game on Conlan Keenan’s toe-drag goal around the right post. They extended their lead halfway through the second thanks to John Albert. Albert scored in all three games against the Heartlanders this week.Fulcher took the loss for the Fish, blocking 16.Box Score

The Heartlanders are on the road Dec. 17-18 at the Kansas City Mavericks, with both games at 7:05 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.