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Iowa and Toledo meet up Friday at Xtream Arena

Friday, January 20th
Iowa and Toledo meet up Friday at Xtream Arena

Iowa is out of the all-star break, seeking strong start to six-game home stand The Iowa Heartlanders are home three times this weekend vs. the Toledo Walleye starting Friday at 7:05 p.m. Friday is a Rose Friday and the game is presented by Mercy Iowa City.The Landers enjoy the next two weeks at home for a six-game home stand, the team’s second-longest home stand this regular season (7 games, Feb. 17-Mar. 1). Iowa sits ten points behind sixth-place Kalamazoo.In Iowa's last game, Tommy Muck scored the overtime-winning goal in the final minute of the extra session for a 4-3 Kansas City victory.Toledo has ticked up the last two weeks, winning three of their last four to move into third place in the Central Division (17-14-4-1, 39 points). Iowa hosts Toledo twice more on Jan. 21 at 7:05 p.m. and Jan. 22 at 2:05 p.m. Tickets are available for all home games by visiting iowaheartlanders.com/tickets.Find the full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotionsBroadcast Coverage: Watch online at flohockey.tv.Listen on mixlr.com/goheartlanders.Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Toledo Walleye (Detroit Red Wings/Grand Rapids Griffins)Tommy’s World Heartlanders rookie forward Tommy Parrottino scored his first two goals of the new year Saturday at Kansas City for his first career multi-goal game. He ranks second on the team with eight goals and fourth among active players in points (16).The Rochester Hills, MI native is one goal behind Cole Stallard for the team lead. At the NCAA level, Parrottino had a pair of double-digit goal seasons for Michigan Tech (2019-20, 2021-22) and played alongside current Heartlanders forward Alec Broetzman for the Huskies.Saturday’s multi-goal effort was his first since his senior year at Michigan Tech (2g on Feb. 1, 2022 vs. Northern Michigan). He had two career hat tricks at Michigan Tech and three career multi-goal games.Defense been the way at home The Heartlanders own a 7-4-1-1 record at Xtream Arena and a large part of that is due to the team's defense, giving up 3.2 goals per game on average in home contests.Outside of the opening two games, when Iowa gave up 12 combined goals to league-best Idaho, the Landers have allowed just 30 goals in their last 11 home games (2.7 per game). Over those 11 games, Iowa is 7-2-1-1. On the road, the Landers have given up more than four goals per game on average.