Fort Wayne, IN – Trevin Kozlowski blocked a career-best 48 shots, including a penalty-shot denial with two minutes left, and the Iowa Heartlanders came from behind to defeat the Fort Wayne Komets, 2-1, Saturday at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Adrien Beraldo rifled the game-winning goal at 2:29 of the third. Joe Widmar scored to even the score halfway through the second.Trevin Kozlowski made 23 saves in the first period, nine in the second and 16 in the third. The only shot that snuck by his grasp was an opening strike from Stephen Harper at 6:41 of the first. In the third, Nick Jermain was stoned by Kozlowski’s arm on a penalty shot and the Heartlanders prevented a late tying strike.Bailey Brkin blocked 24 in defeat.On the game-winning goal, Beraldo drove left over the left-wing line, moved to the top of left-wing circle and sniped it over the shoulder of the goalie for his second of the season.The Heartlanders scored in the second period to even the game at one; Widmar crossed the blue line, received a left-wing pass from Jack Billings and slammed it from the dot through the five-hole of Brkin.Box Score
The Heartlanders next home games take place Wed., Dec. 8, Fri., Dec. 10 and Sat., Dec. 11 at Xtream Arena. On Wed., Dec. 8 it’s another College Night with discounted tickets for those with a College ID as the Landers take on the Toledo Walleye.Toledo is in town for big promotional weekend on Friday and Saturday as well. Friday is the team’s first-ever Teddy Bear Toss, pres. by Steindler Orthopedic Clinic. Fans are welcome to bring teddy bears and other stuffed animals into the game and throw them on the ice after the Heartlanders score their first goal. All stuffed animals will be donated to local organizations helping those in need during this holiday season.On Saturday, Dec. 11, the Heartlanders rematch the Walleye for another Healthcare Heroes Night, pres. by Mercy Iowa City.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.