Coralville, Iowa – Despite tallies from Clayton Phillips and Yuki Miura, the Indy Fuel used a run of three straight goals to take the lead for good and out last the Iowa Heartlanders, 5-2, Friday at Xtream Arena. Indy went 2-for-3 on the man up as part of their three-goal run, erasing a 1-0 deficit and establishing a multi-goal lead.Iowa is set for a Saturday rematch against the Fuel at 7:05 p.m. on Mossy Oak Night, presented by DASH Auctions. Tickets are available by calling 319-569-or visiting iowaheartlanders.com/tickets.Phillips scored on his first shift as a Heartlanders for his first professional goal at :44 of the first, the quickest Iowa has scored an opening goal this season. Justin Wells dipped it to the slot and Phillips slammed it with a slap shot. Tommy Parrottino got the secondary assist. Phillips scored five goals last season at Penn State University. The Heartlanders acquired him Tuesday from Savannah.Indy replied at the 6:15 mark of the first on an even-strength goal from Cam Hillis. They then scored two power-plays goals in a :27 span in the opening 1:21 of the period. Luc Brown and Kale Howarth scored those goals to give Indy a 3-1 edge.Miura halted the Fuel’s run with his fifth of the season at the 17:57 mark of the second, cutting the deficit to 3-2. Justin Wells and Griff Jeszka set it up; Wells drove to the slot and received a pass from Jeszka. Next, Wells flung it to the right post and Miura dug away for the goal.The Fuel received insurance from Spencer Watson on a net-front jab at 6:48 of the third, giving the Fuel a 4-2 lead, then scored an empty-net goal in the final three minutes to win (Chase Lang goal).Corbin Kaczperski took the loss with 28 saves (4 GA). Cameron Gray won his first ECHL game, making 31 saves.Box ScoreView the team’s full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions. The Heartlanders complete a three-game home stand Saturday at 7:05 p.m. vs. Indy as the team embraces 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.
Indy's power play scores twice, Iowa falls, 5-2
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