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Heartlanders seek third straight win vs. Wings

Saturday, November 11th
Heartlanders seek third straight win vs. Wings


Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, have won back-to-back games and square off with the Kalamazoo Wings Saturday at 7:05 p.m. Saturday marks the third straight game between Iowa and Kalamazoo.

Saturday’s game features two special promotions
- Special-priced tickets for Veterans and active/reserve military members at this link 
- Black & Gold Prices: if you purchase a ticket at the box office today, wear black and gold to receive special group ticket prices (walk up only at Box Office).

The Heartlanders last played Kalamazoo Thursday and won, 2-1, behind 29 saves from Peyton Jones and a game-winning goal from Will Calverley in the final six minutes. In the Wednesday victory, 3-1, Iowa used a Jake Durflinger empty-net strike and 24 saves from Jones. The Landers are also at home for three games next week vs. Utah, Nov. 15 at 10:35 a.m. (Field Trip Day), Nov. 17 at 6:35 p.m. (Military Appreciation Night) and Nov. 18 at 6:05 p.m. 

Get tickets for Heartlanders Home games: Iowaheartlanders.com/tickets

Game Day Guide: 
6:05 PM: Doors Open
6:55 PM: Be In Your Seats For Pregame Show 
7:05 PM: Puck Drop

Bag Policy: Xtream Arena will implement a clear bag policy for all ticketed events.  A clear 12” x 6” x 12” bag or smaller will be permitted as well as small clutch style purses or wallets. Patrons will be asked to return any bag that does not meet this criteria to their vehicle prior to entry. Diaper bags or medical bags are allowed to exceed that size limit, but will be searched. Small clutch style purses or wallets no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” are permitted as well.

Need to know
- Iowa’s win Thursday was the team’s first come-from-behind victory of the season; Iowa allowed a goal in the opening minute, then did not allow a goal for 59 minutes to end the game in the 2-1 win.

Will Calverley scored his first goal (a game-winning strike) with Iowa Thursday, his first tally since his game-winning goal in game 3 of the 2023 Kelly Cup Finals with Florida. 
The Heartlanders are 2-1-1-0 at home this season. 

Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Kalamazoo Wings (Vancouver Canucks/Abbotsford Canucks)


Season-series round-up 
Iowa hosts Kalamazoo one more time this week and six total times this season as part of the 11-game series. Coincidentally, this season series is loaded with homestands; Iowa hosts the first three games and the last three games, while the Wings are home for the “middle five” of the series. 

The games are pretty well balanced as well (four in November, two in December, three in February, two in April). 

Interestingly, Iowa has played Kalamazoo the most of any Central Division foe every year of Heartlanders history (ten matchups in year one, 11 in year two).

Early this season, four Landers have two points each to lead all players in the series (Jake Durflinger, Landon Kosior, Davis Koch, Odeen Tufto).

Saturday nights at Xtream

Today’s contest is the first of 11 Saturday home games of Iowa’s season. Last season, Iowa got a point in eight of 12 Saturday home games, winning six of them (6-4-2-0). 

Iowa’s 11 Saturday home games are mainly in the second half of the season; four happen in the final five weeks of the season and Iowa is at home for 12 of the final 15 games of the regular season. 

By contrast, Iowa’s longest road trip in team history is a few weeks away; from Nov. 22-Dec. 10, the Heartlanders play ten straight games on the road in five Central Division cities (Kalamazoo, Fort Wayne, Toledo, Cincinnati, Wheeling).


Next up
The Heartlanders are back at Xtream Arena to continue a six-game home stand Nov. 15, Nov. 17 and Nov. 18. Get tickets at iowaheartlanders.com/tickets and by calling 319-569-4625. The Nov. 15 game starts at 10:35 a.m. for Field Trip Day presented by Mid-American Energy.

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.