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Heartlanders drop 4-1 in final game before holiday break

Saturday, December 24th
Heartlanders drop 4-1 in final game before holiday break

Independence, MO – The Iowa Heartlanders head home for the holidays following a 4-1 loss to the Kansas City Mavericks Friday at Cable Dahmer Arena. Iowa breaks for a week and is back at Kansas City two more times on this road trip; Dec. 30 at 7:05 p.m. and Dec. 31 at 7:05 p.m.Kansas City got the first two goals, but Zach White scored for Iowa with 5:17 to go after 28 straight saves by Shane Starrett to open the game (win, 30 saves). That goal made it 2-1 Kansas City. White found the puck at net front after a giveaway by Kansas City and the goal was assisted by Michael Pastujov.Following the strike, KC bagged two empty netters to seal the game in the final couple minutes.Luke Morgan scored twice for Kansas City on back-to-back shots and shifts 2:05 apart in the second period. Other than that, Hunter Jones made 19 denials.In a scoreless first frame, Iowa killed off two Kansas City power plays and Hunter Jones made 11 saves. Morgan tallied at the :57 mark of the second and at 3:02 on nearly-identical plays. Both happened at net front, sneaking behind the Heartlanders defense and finding space at the top of the crease for shovel-in goals.Iowa attempted 17 shots in the third.Box ScoreView the team’s full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions. The Heartlanders are next at home to face the Indy Fuel in a three-game series beginning Wednesday, January 4 at 7:05 p.m. The second game of the three-game set is Friday, January 6 at 7:05 p.m. On Saturday, January 7 at 7:05 p.m., the Heartlanders are embracing camo, hunting & the outdoors on Mossy Oak Night, featuring the first-ever bobblehead giveaway (first 500 fans) and special Mossy Oak jerseys, pres. by DASH Auctions. Wear camo for chance to win in-game prizes and call the Iowa Heartlanders ticket off for a special Camo Hat Ticket Package at 319-569-.Single-game tickets, group ticket options, partial plans and season ticket memberships are available for Heartlanders home games at Xtream Arena.  Call 319-569-or visit iowaheartlanders.com/tickets for more information.