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Iowa and Kalamazoo back at it Saturday

Saturday, February 25th
Iowa and Kalamazoo back at it Saturday

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, seek their second straight win against the Kalamazoo Wings in the weekend finale Saturday at 7:05 p.m., Iowa’s sixth straight home game.The Heartlanders bopped the Wings, 5-2, Friday, led by four multi-point scorers and a 29-save performance from Hunter Jones.Iowa has two more games left in the team’s season-long seven-game home stand.Tickets are available for all Heartlanders home games by visiting iowaheartlanders.com/tickets. Find the full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotionsPromotion: Iowa’s Diversity Awareness Series, celebrating how sports bring us together. The Heartlanders will demonstrate their commitment to create an environment that fosters inclusion for all. Games on Fri., Feb. 24 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo and Sat., Feb. 25 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo.Broadcast Coverage: Watch online at flohockey.tv. Listen on mixlr.com/goheartlanders.Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Kalamazoo Wings (Columbus Blue Jackets/Cleveland Monsters)Last Time OutThe Heartlanders scored three times in the second period to take the lead for good, a 5-2 win over the Kalamazoo Wings Friday at Xtream Arena. Michael Pastujov, Zach White and James Sanchez scored in the middle period.Ryan Wheeler, Kevin McKernan, Tommy Parran and Tyler Busch registered multi-point games.Hunter Jones won his second series game against Kalamazoo with 29 saves, besting Hunter Vorva (31 saves, 4 GA).All-Time SeriesThe Heartlanders and K-Wings have played 17 games all time and Iowa has at least a point in 12 of them, holding a 7-5-4-1 record in the all-time series. Iowa has won one overtime game against Kalamazoo, a 2-1 victory Dec. 17.The team to score first has won 11 of the 17 ever. Iowa has earned two come-from-behind victories ever vs. Kalamazoo, including one Friday. Iowa trailed, 1-0, before scoring five of the next six goals.The Heartlanders are 5-3-1-1 ever at Xtream Arena vs. Kalamazoo.Season Series Iowa and Kalamazoo have faced off seven times this season and the Heartlanders have earned at least a point in five games (3-2-1-1).Friday was the first matchup between the teams since Dec. 17, a 2-1 overtime victory courtesy of a Yuki Miura dangle.Two of Iowa’s series wins came in a four-day span; Dec. 14 and Dec. 17.The K-Wings have also won two games past regulation; Nov. 20 and Nov. 23.Upcoming home games and ticket informationView the team’s full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions.Iowa completes a seven-game home stand Wed., Mar. 1 with its final game of the season against the Kansas City Mavericks at 7:05 p.m.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.