St. John’s, NL – The Iowa Heartlanders have points in eight of their last ten games, picking up another in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Newfoundland Growlers Wednesday at Mary Brown’s Centre. Pavel Gogolev won it on the power play for Newfoundland with 48.9 seconds to go, one of three man-up markers the Growlers scored. Iowa out shot Newfoundland 38-27.Tommy Parrottino started the scoring in the first at 3:36. Setting up at the net front, he waited for defenseman Matt Murphy to shoot it and Parrottino struck it with his stick for a redirect in, his fifth career goal. Murphy then factored in with a secondary assist for a two-point period. He earned the secondary assist on Zach White’s second of the season. White tapped in the puck at the left post for his first goal since Oct. 22. Cole Stallard had the primary helper.Newfoundland’s Todd Skirving scored a power-play goal with 1:52 left in the first to make it 2-1 after one. Michael Joyaux tied the game at the 6:38 of the second on the man up.Iowa restored a 3-2 lead off a Newfoundland turnover later in the middle period. First, Iowa came on the forecheck and batted the puck to Cole Stallard high slot. Suddenly alone, Stallard drifted right and sniped top shelf over the blocker to make it 3-2 Landers. Michael Pastujov garnered the lone assist.In the third, Newfoundland tied the game with seven minutes to go out of a net-front scramble and then won it with a slap shot from the top of the right-wing circle.
Hunter Jones made 23 saves in the overtime loss. Luke Cavallin bested Iowa with 35 stops, his ninth win of the season. Box ScoreThe Heartlanders have two more games against the Growlers on Fri., Dec. 9 at 4:30 p.m. CT and Sat., Dec. 10 at 4:30 p.m. CT.View the Heartlanders’ full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions. The Heartlanders are next at home to take on Kalamazoo for the club’s only three home games in December. On Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 10:35 AM, the Heartlanders host their first-ever Field Trip Day, presented by MidAmerican Energy Company. The game features an educational component for participating school districts to enhance school curriculums. Fans are also welcome to come to the game by contacting the Heartlanders ticket office.On Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:05 p.m., it’s the first Rose Friday of the season as the Heartlanders will show off their rose alternate jerseys against the Wings in a contest presented by Mercy Iowa City. The game features a Player Card Giveaway, presented by the Iowa City Area Sports Commission (first 500 fans receive a trading card pack).On Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo, the Heartlanders are back for the annual Teddy Bear Toss game, presented by Steindler Orthopedic Clinic. Bring your Teddy Bears to throw on the ice after the first Heartlanders goal. The bears that are thrown on the ice will be donated to Toys For Tots for families in need this holiday season. Also wear your ugly sweater for a chance to win in-game activations and prizes. The Heartlanders will give out Fanbangos courtesy of Steindler for all fans in attendance.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.