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Mavericks come from behind to beat Landers, 5-2

Friday, December 30th
Mavericks come from behind to beat Landers, 5-2

Independence, MO – The Iowa Heartlanders gave up three goals in the third period to the Kansas City Mavericks in a 5-2 defeat Friday at Cable Dahmer Arena. Iowa led twice, 1-0 and 2-1, but Jeremy McKenna broke the tie with a power-play marker in the opening five minutes of the third. Next, Cole Coskey gave Kansas City an insurmountable two-goal lead in the final eight minutes. Josh Lammon scored the empty-net strike in the final minutes.Iowa’s Nolan Orzeck got the game’s first goal at 5:23 of the first. Off a forecheck at the right post, Orzeck created pressure, then skated to the left-wing doorstep. Cole Stallard flung it to him and Orzeck powered a one-timed slap shot in on the Landers’ third shot. Carson Denomie received the secondary assist. Hunter Jones made ten saves in the first.The second period featured a more back-and-forth feel. After Mavs forward Nick Pastujov tied the game, the Heartlanders went to work two minutes later and made it 2-1 at the 5:01 mark. Brendan Robbins scurried the puck off the side of his stick to Jake Durflinger. The rookie went top shelf over the glove on a breakaway for his third pro goal.Kansas City tied the game before the second frame’s end; Josh Elmes scored his first ECHL goal in four seasons with a deep-slot wrist shot through traffic at 8:55 of the second.Jones made 21 saves in defeat. Shane Starrett blocked 33 shots for Kansas City, beating Iowa for the third straight game.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.