Wheeling, WV – Bailey Brkin starred with 37 saves Sunday at Wesbanco Arena in a 2-0 loss to the Wheeling Nailers. Taylor Gauthier stopped 20 saves for his first professional shutout.Wheeling scored first with a one-timed slap shot from Adam Smith at the left point, taking the early edge at 5:33 of the first.Brkin was the Landers’ best in the second frame, despite getting outshot 16-2 in the middle period, Brkin blocked them all to give Iowa a chance in the third.In the final frame, Gauthier saved all seven Iowa shots. With 2:50 to go, Sean Josling scored on a floating, slow shot after it settled to him alone at the left post.Iowa killed four Nailers power plays. Wheeling returned the favor with five successful penalty kills.
Box ScoreThe Heartlanders’ next game is at Indy on Fri., Nov. 4 at 6:05 p.m. Iowa returns home Nov. 6 at 2:05 p.m. at Xtream Arena vs. division foe Fort Wayne. Iowa is also home on Sun., Nov. 20 for SpongeBob SquarePants Nickelodeon Day presented by Advance Auto Parts. View the team’s full promo schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions. Single-game tickets, group ticket options, partial plans and season ticket memberships are available for Heartlanders home games at Xtream Arena. Call 319-569-GOAL or visit iowaheartlanders.com/tickets for more information.