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Friday night goes Kansas City's way, 4-2

Saturday, January 14th
Friday night goes Kansas City's way, 4-2

Independence, MO – The Iowa Heartlanders scored once in the first and once in the second, but the Kansas City Mavericks answered each of those with quick strikes to win, 4-2, Friday at Cable Dahmer Arena. Luke Stevens scored the game-winning goal one minute after Iowa tied it at two early in the second, then potted the empty netter with a minute to go.Iowa scored first; Mike Pastujov tallied at the 3:03 mark, jamming in a rebound at the right post uncovered. Bo Hanson set up the play, wristing a shot from the left dot to net front. Ryan Wheeler had the secondary helper. Less than three minutes later, Kansas City tied it on a strike from Loren Ulett.After Kansas City scored three minutes into the second to take their first lead, Iowa responded quickly. Griff Jeszka started the strike by accelerating to the goal line and dishing to Justin Wells. The rookie’s shot through traffic and bounced off White’s lower body, beating the goaltender off a ricochet. The 2-2 tie lasted for 77 seconds; Kansas City regained the lead at 6:56 of the second on a rebound goal from Luke Stevens.  Hunter Jones absorbed the defeat, making 28 saves. Callum Booth moved to 1-1-0-0 in the season series with 27 saves.Box ScoreView the team’s full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions. The Heartlanders are next at home for three games against division foe Toledo on Friday, January 20, Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at 2:05 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 20 at 7:05 p.m., it’s a Rose Friday and the game is presented by Mercy Iowa City. On Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:05 p.m., join the Heartlanders for Faith & Family Night, our annual night where faith, fellowship and hockey are celebrated, presented by Pizza Ranch. On Sunday, Jan. 22, we’re very excited for Dash’s Birthday Party presented by Steindler Orthopedic Clinic and Star Wars Day; we’ll have local mascots around Xtream Arena to celebrate our Mascot Dash is style with fun birthday activities, with a Star Wars twist. It’s also a Fanbango Giveaway to all fans in attendance, courtesy of Steindler.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.