Landers complete three-in-three; last game in Indy until April
Indianapolis, IN - The Iowa Heartlanders (11-17-5-1, 28 pts.) complete a three-in-three and match the Indy Fuel (14-14-2-2, 32 pts.) for the second straight game Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Iowa is on a franchise-record four-game point streak (2-0-2-0) and has forced overtime with third-period goals in back-to-back games.In Iowa’s last game, Adrien Beraldo scored the tying goal with less than four minutes to go to earn Iowa a point and keep the squad four points back of Indy for sixth in the Central Division. Jake Smith also scored and earned another multi-point game. He has seven goals and five assists in his last four contests.The Heartlanders are 1-2-1-0 in the season series against Indy. Iowa’s next home game is Wed., Jan. 26 at 7:00 p.m. vs Indy for College Night.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)Beraldo likes the Hoosier StateAdrien Beraldo’s late tying goal Saturday was his third professional goal, all of his strikes have come in the Hoosier State.Beraldo scored his first professional goal at Fort Wayne in November, then ripped in his second pro goal at Fort Wayne in December, a game-winning strike in the third period. Beraldo has tallied nine points in 21 games this campaign in addition to a team-best 48 penalty minutes. Last Time OutAdrien Beraldo knuckled a puck in on a left point shot with 3:36 to go, and the Iowa Heartlanders earned another point by forcing overtime in a 4-3 defeat at the Indy Fuel Saturday at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Jake Smith assisted that late tying goal and scored his eight of the season, giving him seven goals in his last four contests.Corbin Kaczperski blocked 35 shots. Jared Thomas beat him on overtime’s second shot with 4:15 to go in the extra session.The Heartlanders surrendered the game’s first goal, but responded and tallied the next two, leading, 2-1, after one. Connor Graham nicked in his first Iowa goal at 8:17; to kick start the play, Jeff Solow rounded the corner and drove the right goal post, handing it to Graham. The ECHL rookie slammed in the goal through the goaltender’s legs. Smith followed up with a pure snipe from the right-wing circle, aiming far post over Gillam’s blocker.Season SeriesThe Heartlanders host Indy following the conclusion of this five-game road trip on Wed., Jan. 26 at 7:00 p.m. for College Night. After today’s meeting, the clubs do not play again until Apr. 3 at Indy. Iowa plays its final home game of the regular season on Apr. 9 against the Fuel.Kaid Oliver tops the Landers with three assists and four points in the series. Jake Smith has tallied two goals and three points vs. Indy in two games.Jordan Schneider and Keoni Texeira have each scored five points (1g). Seamus Malone and Jan Mandat lead active Fuel players with two goals in the series.On the Road AgainNow in the second straight of five consecutive on the road which continues Sunday against Indy. Iowa starts another three-in-three next Friday in Toledo, then go to Wheeling Saturday and Sunday. Once the five-game road trip concludes, it will complete a stretch of 10-of-11 on the road for Iowa, including back-to-back five-game road trips. The five-game trips are Iowa’s longest of the regular season. By Feb. 6, following another three-game trip, the Landers will have played 24 of the team’s 36 road games in 2021-22.Upcoming Home GamesWednesday, January 26th at 7:00 p.m. vs. Indy – 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.