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Iowa gets their first taste of fish on road

Saturday, February 11th
Iowa gets their first taste of fish on road

Toledo, OH – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, have won three of their last four road games and visit the Toledo Walleye for the first time Saturday at 6:15 p.m. The Heartlanders are playing their second road game of the week and return home for seven straight home games after this contest.Iowa is coming off a 4-2 road win Friday at Indy. Tanner MacMaster generated assists on the first three Landers goals. Iowa scored twice in the third. Zach White, Tommy Parrottino, James Sanchez and Nolan Orzeck scored.Toledo hosted Kalamazoo Friday and doubled the K-Wings, 4-2.Tickets are available for all Heartlanders 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)Darion’s first Iowa winDarion Hanson blocked 33 shots Friday in Iowa’s 4-2 win over Indy. The rookie netminder joined Iowa 10 days ago from the Savannah Ghost Pirates and has stopped 77 shots (6 GA) in his first two Iowa games. He started off his Landers career with 44 saves vs. Fort Wayne, the third-highest save total by a Heartlanders goalie in team history.Tanner Time Iowa Heartlanders forward Tanner MacMaster had two primary assists and one secondary apple Friday in the win over Indy. For the season, MacMaster has five assists in five games.A fifth-year professional from Calgary, AB, MacMaster has more than 150 games of AHL experience over three-plus seasons. He played parts of the last two seasons overseas in Sweden before signing with Iowa.Another Road WeekendThe Heartlanders are completing their second straight weekend of road games this week against Toledo and Indy. Saturday is Iowa’s 25th road game of the regular season. After this weekend, Iowa has four road trips left the entire season.Season Series The Walleye won the season series’ first three games at Xtream Arena and the Heartlanders visit Toledo for the final three games on Feb. 10, Mar. 4 and Mar. 31.James Sanchez and Bo Hanson have Iowa’s two goals in the series. Current Iowa goaltenders Hunter Jones and Darion Hanson have yet to play against Toledo this season.Mitchell Heard leads all players with six assists and seven points in the season series. Conlan Keenan registered his first professional hat trick vs. Iowa Jan. 22 and tops the Walleye with four series goals.All-Time Series Iowa has won three games ever against Toledo, all coming in 2021-22. The Heartlanders won back-to-back games against the Walleye at home in December 2021, then bested Toledo, 6-5, at Huntington Center in February 2022 off the strength of a Kris Bennett overtime goal. Iowa has not played the Walleye in Toledo since that Feb. 2022 game.   Toledo has scored first in 11 of the 12 all-time meetings. Of those 12 games, all three of Iowa’s wins have been in come-from-behind fashion.Eight of Toledo’s nine wins in the all-time series have been multi-goal victories, while all of Iowa’s wins have been one-goal triumphs.Scouting the WalleyeToledo has been one of the best teams in the league over the last two months, going 19-5-4-1 after starting with seven wins in the opening two months of the season (7-10-0-1). More recently, Toledo has points in five straight and the offense has averaged more than four goals per game in those contests. Toledo has tallied four goals or more in 15 of their last 18 games.Netminder John Lethemon has helped the team earn at least a point in 14 straight decisions. He is on a seven-game winning streak and has won 12 games this season.Upcoming home games and ticket informationView the team’s full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions. 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.