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Heartlanders drop at Wichita, 4-2

Sunday, October 29th
Heartlanders drop at Wichita, 4-2

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, lost, 4-2, to the Wichita Thunder Sunday at INTRUST Bank Arena.

Davis Koch opened the scoring with 7:28 to go in the first, finding a squirming puck at the slot and wristing it top shelf, assisted by Will Calverley and Jake Durflinger. It was Koch’s first ECHL goal.

Peyton Jones made 18 saves in the first frame, then followed that up with 11 more in the second. Iowa aided Jones with three penalty kills in the opening 40 minutes.

In the third period, Wichita scored twice in a 1:19 span (Jay Dickman, Dillon Boucher) to take their first lead at 3:57 of the third. 

Max Cajkovic evened the game at two with ten minutes to go, slinging in a rebound at the right doorstep, assisted by Koch and Calverley.

Wichita scored twice in the final minute to win the game, including the game-winning strike from Bradley Marek on a slot wrister. 

Jones made a season-high 38 saves. Beck Warm won the game with 32 denials. 

Box Score 

Iowa visits Cincinnati on Fri., Nov. 3 at 6:35 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 4 at 6:35 p.m.

Iowa starts a six-game home stand on Wed., Nov. 8 at 6:35 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo. The team takes on Kalamazoo on Wed., Nov. 8 at 6:35 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 9 at 6:35 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 11 at 6:05 p.m. The next week, Iowa is home three times against Utah. On Wed., Nov. 15, it’s Field Trip Day pres. by MidAmerican Energy Company, with a special 10:35 a.m. puck drop. The Heartlanders host the Grizzlies again for Military Appreciation Night pres. by GreenState Credit Union on Fri., Nov. 17 at 6:35 p.m. and then complete the six-game homestand on Sat., Nov. 18 vs. Utah at 6:05 p.m.

Rose Club Memberships & Tickets Now Available For 2023-24 Season
Rose Club Season Ticket Memberships, Partial Plans, Mini-Plans, Flex Tickets and Single-Game Tickets are now available for the 2023-24 season, the Heartlanders’ third in the ECHL. Call 319-569-GOAL or visit iowaheartlanders.com/tickets for more information.