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Iowa opens up post-holiday slate at KC

Thursday, December 29th
Iowa opens up post-holiday slate at KC

Independence, MO – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, face the Kansas City Mavericks for the third straight game, kicking off another back-to-back at Cable Dahmer Arena Friday at 7:05 p.m.The Heartlanders have had a week off since their last games before the break, both of which were played at Kansas City. The teams also play at Cable Dahmer Arena Saturday, marking the longest stretch in team history for Iowa playing consecutive away games in the same building (4). Previously, Iowa had faced multiple three-games series at the same foe.  The scheduling quirk means the Heartlanders will play Friday and Saturday at KC, then four straight against Indy (3 home, 1 away) between Jan. 4-11.The last time the teams played Friday, Dec. 23, Zach White scored in a 4-1 loss.Because of the four-game road trip, Iowa is next at home Jan. 4 to face the Indy Fuel. At the end of this road stretch, Iowa will have played 17 of the team’s 36 road games with 3.5 months left in the season.Iowa is 1-3-0-0 in the season series.Broadcast Coverage: Watch online at flohockey.tv. Listen on mixlr.com/goheartlanders.Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Kansas City Mavericks (Seattle Kraken/Coachella Valley Firebirds)Season SeriesThe Heartlanders are 1-3-0-0 in the nine-game season series, which includes a 1-0-0-0 record at Xtream Arena. Despite playing nine games this season against Kansas City, just two are at Xtream Arena. The only other home matchup between Iowa and Kansas City is Mar. 1 at 7:05 p.m.Zach White leads active Iowa players all time with 11 points against Kansas City, ten of which came in last season’s series. He scored his first goal of this season series last game, Dec. 23, in a 4-1 loss. He has four goals ever vs. Kansas City.Five Heartlanders have scored multiple goals against the Mavs this season: Matt Murphy, Matthew Boucher, Alec Broetzman, Michael Pastujov and James Sanchez. Boucher had four points in one game against KC in the first series matchup.Jeremy McKenna leads all Kansas City skaters with three goals in the series.Coming out of the breakFriday’s game marks the unofficial start of the ECHL’s second half, when teams return from the holiday break. Last season, the Heartlanders and Mavericks also played in each team’s first game post-Christmas and Iowa dropped a 6-5 barnburner in overtime Dec. 26. In that game, Loren Ulett scored the winner in the first shot of overtime, but Zach White had two assists and Ben Sokay scored twice. The next day at Xtream Arena, Iowa solved Kansas City, 3-2, behind two points (1g) from White. The series featured 100 combined penalty minutes, part of the 451 the teams had in nine series matchups (average of 50/game combined between the teams in 2021-22).Third straight meeting Iowa faces Kansas City for the third straight game Dec. 30. This season, Iowa is 1-0-1-0 in the third consecutive game against the same opponent and 3-2-3-0 all time. This season, Iowa won Dec. 17 vs. Kalamazoo, 2-1, in the third game of a three-game series.Kansas City is 0-3-0-0 when facing an opponent for third straight game this campaign. 

Upcoming home games and ticket informationView 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.