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Game 59 Preview: Iowa at Kalamazoo

Saturday, March 19th
Game 59 Preview: Iowa at Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo, MI – The Iowa Heartlanders (26-25-6-1, 59 pts.) play the Kalamazoo Wings (29-27-0-0, 58 pts.) for the third straight game Saturday at 6:00 p.m.Iowa has eight road games left and has won five of six on the road. Overall, the Landers have taken nine of the last 11 games.Friday in Kalamazoo, Zach White buried two goals and finished with four points, but Iowa suffered a 5-4 loss. Matt Iacopelli finished with four points (3g) for Wings.The Heartlanders have six home games left at Xtream Arena and the club’s next 3-game home stand is Mar. 23-26 vs. Fort Wayne and Cincinnati. The game on Wednesday Mar. 23 vs. Fort Wayne is presented by the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors. It’s Elementary School Night on Fri., Mar. 25 vs. Cincinnati, presented by MidWestOne Bank. On Mar. 26, Iowa hosts Cincinnati again for First Responders Night, presented by Steindler Orthopedic Clinic.Tavern Blue Fore Packs are available for all home games this season, which includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas, VIP Parking and discounts from Tavern Blue restaurant. Tickets for the game are also available by calling 319-569-GOAL.Broadcast Coverage: Listen at Iowaheartlanders.com/listenlive or mixlr.com/goheartlanders. Watch on FloHockey.tv.NHL Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Kalamazoo Wings (Columbus Blue Jackets/Cleveland Monsters)Last Time Out Zach White finished with a career-best four-point (2g) night, but the Iowa Heartlanders gave up an insurance goal in the third to Logan Lambdin and couldn’t tie in the final seconds of a 5-4 loss to the Kalamazoo Wings Friday at Wings Event Center. White tallied in the first and second periods, then assisted Jake Smith’s league-leading 12th power-play goal at 8:59 of the third, making it a 5-4 score. Iowa had 39 shots. Trevor Gorsuch won with 35 saves. Hunter Jones suffered the defeat with 35 saves.Season SeriesIowa and Kalamazoo play twice more in the 10-game season series, Saturday at Wings Event Center and Mar. 30 at Xtream Arena. Saturday’s matchup marks the third time in the last week the teams have played. It’s Iowa’s third straight game vs. Kalamazoo. The K-Wings sandwiched a game Wednesday at Cincinnati, so it’s their third time playing Iowa in the last four. Nine of the ten series games are in the second half of the campaign. Kalamazoo won the first three games of the series.Green ice tradition Friday in KalamazooKalamazoo’s ice was painted green Friday vs. Iowa for the team’s “Green Ice Night” to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It was the 39th time Kalamazoo hosted a game on green ice in their teams’ history (the tradition began March 17, 1982). Upcoming Home Games- Wednesday, Mar. 23rd at 7:00 p.m. vs. Fort Wayne – game presented by Iowa City Area Association of Realtors- Friday, Mar. 25 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Cincinnati – Elementary School Night presented by MidWestOne Bank- Saturday, Mar. 26 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Cincinnati – First Responders Night presented by Steindler Orthopedic Clinic

The 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.