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Benson makes 40 saves, but Fuel grab 2-1 win

Sunday, April 9th
Benson makes 40 saves, but Fuel grab 2-1 win

Indianapolis, IN – Iowa Heartlanders rookie netminder Mitch Benson blocked a career-high 40 shots in a 2-1 loss at the Indy Fuel Saturday at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Jesse Jacques scored Iowa’s lone goal, tying the game at one on the power play with a wrister from the top of the left-wing circle, assisted by Nolan Orzeck and Zach White, at 1:35 of the third. Jacques has four goals in eight games since signing his first professional deal last month.Benson made 16 saves in a scoreless first period, then made 15 more in the second. In the third, he blocked another nine shots. Seamus Malone scored the game-winning goal at 9:21 of the third on a floater through traffic that snuck in through multiple bodies and in. Kyle Maksimovich (1st goal of career) scored the second period’s only goal on a wrist shot from the right slot.Mitchell Weeks blocked 22 shots in victory.Box ScoreView the team’s full promotional schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions. 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