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Heartlanders acquire goaltender Darion Hanson from Savannah

Wednesday, February 1st
Heartlanders acquire goaltender Darion Hanson from Savannah

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, announced the team has acquired goaltender Darion Hanson from Savannah in exchange for forward Cole Stallard. Hanson, a rookie from East Bethel, MN, has played in 11 games this season and has registered a 3-5-0-0 record, 2.97 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. He has allowed three goals or fewer in nine appearances this campaign. He started the second game in Ghost Pirates history and made a career-best 46 saves (1 GA) in a 4-1 win at Atlanta.The 6-foot-3, 181-lb., left-handed catcher skated at the University of Connecticut with current Heartlanders blueliner Ryan Wheeler and went 20-15-0 with a 2.24 goals-against average and .923 save percentage. Before that, Hanson played three seasons at Union College from 2017-20. For his NCAA career, Hanson won 50 games (50-52-9), had a 2.45 goals-against average and boasted a .916 save percentage (8 shutouts).Stallard is in his fourth professional season and skated in 91 games in his Iowa career over parts of two seasons (21g, 19a, 40 pts.).Iowa visits Wheeling Friday at 6:10 p.m. and Saturday at 6:10 p.m. The Landers complete a three-in-three Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Fort Wayne.Upcoming home games and ticket informationView the team’s full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions. The Heartlanders are back at home Wed., Feb. 8 to play the Indy Fuel at 7:05 p.m.Iowa starts a seven-game home stand on Fri., Feb. 17 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Wheeling. Feb. 17 – Feb. 19 is the start of Iowa’s Cancer Awareness Series, honoring those that have fought, are currently fighting or have battled cancer. Specialty theme jerseys will be worn for the weekend and are available for purchase inclusive of a postgame meet-and-greet on the DASH App. The games against Wheeling are Fri., Feb. 17 at 7:05 p.m., Sat. Feb. 18 at 7:05 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 19 at 2:05 p.m.The Heartlanders continue the home stand Feb. 22, Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 vs. Indy for Iowa’s Diversity Awareness Series, celebrating how sports bring us together. The Heartlanders will demonstrate their commitment to create and environment that fosters inclusion for all. Games take place Wed., Feb. 22 vs. Indy at 7:05 p.m., Fri., Feb. 24 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo and Sat., Feb. 25 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo.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.