Indianapolis, IN – The Iowa Heartlanders continued a five-game road trip with a 4-1 loss to the Indy Fuel Sunday at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Jake Smith scored for Iowa at 1:20 of the third, his first ECHL tally, but Indy’s Seamus Malone extended the lead with 3:39 left in the third to ice the game and make it 3-1, then potted the empty netter.The Heartlanders have played two straight games on the road and Iowa visits Rapid City next weekend. Corbin Kaczperski stopped 31 shots in defeat. He has allowed five goals in his first three Landers appearances. Kaczperski made 10 saves in the first and 13 in the second. His best denial came on a stretching denial halfway through the first on Darien Craighead; Kaczperski went full extension, reached his glove out and flashed the leather at the right doorstep to shut down an odd-man rush and cross-crease chance.Mitch Gillam blocked 19 shots to earn his third win of the campaign.Box Score
The Heartlanders visit Rapid City for three games next week, starting Fri., Jan. 7 at 8:00 p.m. All Heartlanders games can be streamed through iowaheartlanders.com/listenlive and on Flohockey.tv. Upcoming Home GamesFriday, January 14th at 7:00 p.m. vs. Kansas City: Hockey is for Everyone NightWednesday, January 26th at 7:00 p.m. vs. Indy – Sports Career Fair / College NightFriday, January 28th at 7:00 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo - Boy Scouts NightSaturday, January 29th at 7:00 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo – Marvel ™ theme nightThe Heartlanders 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.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.