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Three-goal third catapults Iowa to 5-2 win

Saturday, March 11th
Three-goal third catapults Iowa to 5-2 win

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders broke a tie game with three unanswered goals in the final half of the third period and blasted past the Indy Fuel, 5-2, Friday at Xtream Arena. Matt Hanewall scored the game-winning goal, the first of his pro career, with 7:14 to go at the right post to snap the tie. Iowa added strikes from Zach White (PPG, 3:17 to go) and Yuki Miura in the final minute at even strength.Hunter Jones won with 22 saves (2 GA).Indy tied the game at two with 9:55 to go with an even-strength goal from Colin Bilek, but Iowa went to the attack over the next couple shifts. Hanewall’s goal came after a nifty waggle from Brendan Robbins into the zone. Robbins shot it off the toe of Zach Driscoll (loss, 30 saves, 5 GA). Hanewall swooped to it at the bottom of the right-wing circle and snapped it in.Tyler Busch scored Iowa’s first two goals. Down by one with six minutes to go, Iowa broke into the Indy end and Carson Denomie jolted one off a stick, allowing it to settle for Busch alone at the right post. A jab helped the puck pass the goal line and the Landers were equal with Indy.Busch scored a minute into the second to make it 2-1 Iowa. Denomie went to the left goal line and fed Busch for a wrister at the left circle. Busch has three career multi-goal games.Iowa completes a three-game home stand Mar. 11 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo.Box Score

View the team’s full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions. Iowa is next at home for three games Wednesday Mar. 22, Friday, Mar. 24 and Saturday, Mar. 25 vs. Wichita, with all puck drops at 7:05 p.m. On Mar. 24, the Heartlanders host the team’s first-ever Star Trek Night, showcasing our love for the show with fellow Trekkies. Fans are encouraged to dress as a Trekkie for a chance to win in-game activations and prizes. On Mar. 25, it’s Heartland Heroes night where the team will celebrate the selfless contributions of frontline workers and heroes that help make eastern Iowa a special place.The Heartlanders final three home games of the season take place Wednesday, Apr. 12, Friday, Apr. 14 and Saturday, Apr. 15 vs. the rival Wheeling Nailers. On Apr. 12 at 7:05 p.m., it’s a Wednesday night matchup presented by Mercy Iowa City. On Apr. 14-15, it’s fan appreciation weekend, with puck drops both nights at 7:05 p.m. The game on Apr. 14 is presented by United Iowa Financial. On Apr. 15, we’re extending stick tapes to our fans with a jam-packed final home game of the regular season, including a game-worn jersey auction, player card giveaway presented by Iowa City Area Sports Commission and a fanbango giveaway presented by Steindler Orthopedic Clinic.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