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Iowa can't catch Cincinnati, 5-2

Saturday, April 2nd
Iowa can't catch Cincinnati, 5-2

Cincinnati, OH – The Iowa Heartlanders received goals from Zach White and Riese Zmolek in a 5-2 loss at Heritage Bank Center Saturday. The Landers pulled within one twice, making it 2-1 and 3-2, but each time the Cyclones scored next and eventually potted an empty-net goal in the final second. Iowa’s road trip concludes at Indy Sunday at 4:00 p.m.Lukas Craggs and Zach Andrusiak scored in the first period for Cincinnati.Zach White took advantage of a Cincinnati turnover and slammed in his 15th of the season halfway through the second, pulling Iowa within one. Ben Sokay forechecked to the left-wing corner and freed the puck up. White stood by himself at the slot and received the pass, shuttering it through the netminder. White is third on the team in goals.  Iowa fell behind by two again early in the frame, but Riese Zmolek responded 1:13 later at 5:56 and pulled the Landers within one. It was an unassisted goal and he went coast-to-coast; Zmolek started from his left corner, knifed through three defenders and ramped it overCorbin Kaczperski allowed four goals on 29 shots in defeat. Sean Bonar his third-ever game against Iowa, making 30 saves.Box ScoreThe final home stand of Iowa’s regular season starts Wed., Apr. 6 vs. Wheeling at 7:00 p.m. The Wednesday game is presented by Mercy Iowa City and the night is a College Night, pres. by Hills Bank. Fri., Apr. 8 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo is Group Appreciation Night, presented by United Iowa Financial. The team’s final home game of the regular season is Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Steindler Orthopedic Clinic at 7:00 p.m. against Indy.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.  Upcoming Home Games- Wednesday, Apr. 6 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Wheeling – College Night presented by Hills Bank- Friday, Apr. 8 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo – Group Appreciation Night presented by United Iowa Financial- Saturday, Apr. 9 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Indy – Fan Appreciation Night presented by Steindler Orthopedic Clinic, with Trading Card Giveaway, presented by the Iowa City Area Sports Commission.

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.