Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, have points in the first three games of a seven-game home stand and oppose the Indy Fuel Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.The Heartlanders took five of a possible six points against Wheeling in a three-in-three last week, one of the most-spirited weekends of hockey in team history. The clubs combined for 146 penalty minutes over three games, which included 86 in a thrilling 4-3 Saturday win for Iowa.In Iowa’s last game Sunday against the Nailers, the team overcame a 4-1 deficit to force overtime and got a point in a 5-4 defeat. Bobby Hampton scored the overtime winner for Wheeling.Indy dropped back-to-back games at Kalamazoo last weekend and 3-5-0-0 this month. The Heartlanders are 5-3-1-0 in February.Wednesday is the 9th game of the season series. Iowa is 2-5-1-0 in the series.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 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.Broadcast Coverage: Watch online at flohockey.tv. Listen on mixlr.com/goheartlanders.Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Indy Fuel (Chicago Blackhawks/Rockford IceHogs)Last Time OutAfter falling behind by three, the Heartlanders scored three straight to force overtime in a 5-4 overtime loss vs. Wheeling Sunday at Xtream Arena (Bobby Hampton OT winner).Steven Leonard scored his third of the season at 13:55 of the second to start the comeback. With under five minutes to go in the game, Kevin McKernan tallied at the right post to make it 4-3. Next, two shifts later, Brendan Robbins slammed home a right-doorstep rebound to tie the game.Sunday’s game marked the second time this season Iowa has overcome a three-goal deficit to earn at least a point (Nov. 30 vs. Kansas City).Brendan bops another big oneBrendan Robbins has scored six goals this season and Sunday was the third time this season he either scored to tie the game late or won the game.- Sunday, he scored the tying goal with 2:51 to go to help Iowa even the game at four and get a point.- Jan. 4 vs. Indy: scored with 2:33 to go to tie the game and earn Iowa a point (3-2 OTL)- Game-winning overtime goal vs. Cincinnati on Nov. 26 (4-3 win)The third-year professional is one goal and one point away from matching a career high in each category. He generated seven goals and 20 points for Maine last season. Robbins has at least a point in seven of his last eight games.
Zach White 100 Iowa forward Zach White is expected to play in his 100th career game with the Heartlanders Wednesday, becoming the first player to play in at least 100 games with the team.The 27-year-old joined Iowa in December 2021 and made an immediate impact in Iowa’s inaugural season, scoring in his first game with the team to tie the game and help the Landers defeat Toledo in the shootout. Teaming with Kris Bennett and Ryan Kuffner last season, he tallied 51 points (18g) in 52 games.This season, White has 19 points (10g) and registered five last week vs. Wheeling.White has the second-most goals (28), assists (42) and points (70) in team history.
Upcoming home games and ticket informationView the team’s full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions.The Heartlanders continue a 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.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.