Three games at home this week vs. Wings
Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders and Kalamazoo Wings meet at Xtream Arena Wednesday at 6:35 p.m., the first of three games this week between the Central Division foes. The Heartlanders are seeking their first win of the season and have picked up two points. Five of the six Iowa games have been decided in the final six minutes of the third period or overtime. Kalamazoo sits at 3-3-0-0 and 0-1-0-0 on the road.
The Heartlanders are home this week on Thursday at 6:35 p.m. and Saturday at 7:05 p.m. to finish the weekend, with tickets to all games available at iowaheartlanders.com/tickets.
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:
5:35 PM: Doors Open
6:25 PM: Be In Your Seats For Pregame Show
6:35 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
- The Wings are Iowa's most-common opponent of all-time. Heading into 2023-24, the teams have played 21 regular season games.
- Jesse Jacques, Jake Durflinger and Will Calverley have all had three-game point streaks this season, the longest on the team. Durflinger and Calverley ride three-game streaks into Wednesday's game
- As a reminder, this homestand had a slight schedule change: the game on Saturday, Nov. 11 was moved from 6:05 p.m. to 7:05 p.m.
Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Kalamazoo Wings (Vancouver Canucks/Abbotsford Canucks)
The Heartlanders have scored four goals in back-to-back games, Iowa's season high for goals in a game. Last time out, the Heartlanders scored a season-best three goals in the second period; Liam Coughlin, Jake Durflinger and Max Cajkovic had Iowa's goals. Iowa has scored at least a goal in 14 of 18 periods this season, an encouraging sign of the team's consistency.
By contrast, at this point last season, Iowa had scored a goal in 11 frames and allowed a goal in 14 periods.
This season, ten Heartlanders have scored goals: Jesse Jacques and Max Cajkovic pace Iowa with four goals.
Can't knock the kill
The Heartlanders killed 21 of their opening 23 penalty kills of the season before allowing two power-play goals late in the third period of an already-decided game Saturday at Cincinnati, a 91% success rate before the slight slip up last time out.
Among the penalty-killing highlights of the team's season, Nick Campoli scored Iowa's first short-handed goal of the season Friday at Cincinnati. Iowa tallied two short-handed goals all of last season.
Campoli is one of six Heartlanders to score a "shorty" in team history, joining Bryce Misley, Kaid Oliver, Tyler Busch, Louis Boudon and Kris Bennett (2 SHG, team's all-time leader).
The Heartlanders are back at Xtream Arena to continue a six-game home stand on Nov. 9, Nov. 11 and Nov. 15, Nov. 17 and Nov. 18. Get tickets at iowaheartlanders.com/tickets and by calling 319-569-4625.
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.