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Heartlanders have 3 home games this week

Tuesday, March 7th
Heartlanders have 3 home games this week

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, look to swing their season series vs. the Cincinnati Cyclones their way Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. Each team has won two matchups in the series and the Cyclones took the most-recent matchup last Friday, 4-1.The Heartlanders are looking for their first win since Feb. 24 vs. Kalamazoo. The team has registered one point in the first four games of March. Each of those four March games have been against teams in playoff position.In Iowa’s last game Sunday, the Heartlanders wrapped up a stretch of four games in four cities with a 5-2 loss to the Fort Wayne Komets. Zach White and Ryan Wheeler scored for Iowa.The Cyclones have at least a point in 12 straight games (10-0-1-1) and last played Saturday vs. Indy, dropping a 3-2 decision on a goal from Indy’s Max Golod in overtime.The Heartlanders are home for three games this week against three opponents; after the Wednesday game against Indy, the Landers host Indy on Friday at 7:05 p.m. for Marvel Super Hero Night and then take on Kalamazoo on Saturday at 7:05 p.m.Broadcast Coverage: Watch online at flohockey.tv. Listen on mixlr.com/goheartlanders.Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Cincinnati Cyclones (Buffalo Sabres/Rochester Americans)Wheeler nets his first Heartlanders defenseman Ryan Wheeler scored in the third period Sunday at Fort Wayne, his first professional goal. Wheeler has 12 points in his career. The rookie has played in 64 games for Iowa since joining the team following the conclusion of his NCAA time at UConn (2018-22). While with the Huskies, Wheeler generated four goals and 12 points over four seasons.Season Series CincinnatiIowa and Cincinnati have faced off four times and split the meetings at two wins each. The clubs are in the second game of a two-week stretch where they will play four head-to-head games.Iowa has been outscored slightly, 15-11, by the Cyclones in the four games and the winner of each game has tallied at least four times. Both of Iowa’s wins were come-from-behind efforts at Xtream Arena in late November. All-time against Cincinnati, Iowa is 3-1-0-0 at Xtream Arena and the Heartlanders have scored the first goal in seven of the 11 all-time meetings. Scouting CincinnatiThe Cyclones’ current 12-game point streak is their longest of the season and their best since 2008 (17 games). Over the 12 games, the club has outscored foes 57-31 (4.7 goals for/game and 2.6 goals against/game).Equally impressive, netminders Beck Warm and Mark Sinclair have shared the wealth over the last month over the 12 games. Warm is 6-0-1-1 eight games and Sinclair is 4-0-0-0. Entering Wednesday’s showdown, Warm has allowed four goals or fewer in four straight appearances. He has required 30 saves or more five times over the last three months, whereas Heartlanders goaltenders have made 30+ saves four times in the last five games. Warm leads the ECHL with 23 wins and has saved an average of 25.8 shots per appearance.Veteran Louie Caporusso is best on the Cyclones with 38 assists and ranks second on the club with 55 points.Upcoming home games and ticket informationView the team’s full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions. Iowa is next at home for three games on Mar. 8 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Cincinnati, Mar. 10 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Indy and Mar. 11 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo. March 10 is Iowa’s Marvel Super Hero Night where the team will wear special Captain American jerseys vs. Indy, presented by DASH Auctions. It’s also Special Olympics Night where Special Olympics Iowa will be at the game.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.Tickets are available for all Heartlanders home games by visiting iowaheartlanders.com/tickets. Find the full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions