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Heartlanders overcome three deficits but fall, 4-3

Saturday, October 28th
Heartlanders overcome three deficits but fall, 4-3

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, overcame three deficits, but lost to the Wichita Thunder Saturday at INTRUST Bank Arena. Max Cajokvic scored twice and Jesse Jacques netted his team-leading third of the season. 

In the third period, Iowa outshot Wichita, 18-8, tying the game at three at 7:50 of the third on a laser from Cajkovic off a face-off. Six minutes later, Xavier Pouliot found an open puck and scored the game-winning goal. Wichita survived the final six minutes, including a late power play from Iowa. 

Cajkovic scored on a 4-on-3 power play for Iowa in the second (4:22), evening the game at two, assisted by Odeen Tufto (2a) and Jules Boscq. 

Jacques’ goal (3:22 of second) helped Iowa tie the game, 1-1, at 4-on-4. 

Hunter Jones made 12 saves in a scoreless first period and finished with 32 saves on 36 shots. Trevor Gorsuch won with 30 saves. 

Box Score 

Iowa returns to the ice Sunday at 4:05 p.m. vs. Wichita. Next weekend, the team 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.

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