Cincinnati, OH – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, visit the Cincinnati Cyclones for the start of a back-to-back Friday at 6:35 p.m.
The Heartlanders are seeking their first win of the season; Cincinnati started winless in their first two games before beating Tulsa last weekend.
Get tickets for Heartlanders Home games: Iowaheartlanders.com/tickets
Game Day Guide:
6:20 PM: FloHockey broadcast and audio broadcast starts.
6:35 PM: Puck Drop
Watch on FloHockey https://flosports.link/3tVsLmd
Listen on Mixlr mixlr.com/goheartlanders
3 Things To Know
- The Heartlanders are in the third game of four straight on the road. Last weekend, Iowa lost a pair of games at Wichita. In both games, Wichita scored the game-winning goal in the final half of the third period.
- Iowa has had a multi-goal scorer in three of four games this season (Jesse Jacques, Pavel Novak, Max Cajkovic)
- Heartlanders scored the first goal Sunday at Wichita, their first game tallying the game’s opening goal this season.
Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Cincinnati Cyclones (New York Rangers/Hartford Wolf Pack)
Penalty Kill on point
The Heartlanders have killed off 11 straight opponent power plays and rank 5th in the ECHL with a 92.3% penalty kill (12-for-13).
This positive trend is a distinct break from last season, when Iowa ranked 26th in the league and killed off 76.3% of opponents’ chances.
In the team’s inaugural season, Iowa’s special teams was one of the main reasons the club entered the final month of the season tied for fourth in the Central Division; the Heartlanders were second in the ECHL with 65 power-play goals and ranked 12th on the penalty kill (81.5%).
Koch & Calverley multi-point efforts
Two of Iowa’s newcomers – forwards Davis Koch and Will Calverley – each generated their first multi-point games of the season in Iowa’s last game Sunday at Wichita. Koch scored the game’s opening goal and then earned the primary helper on Max Cajkovic’s tying goal halfway through the third. Calverley assisted on both goals.
Koch, a fifth-year professional from Surrey, BC, spent his first five seasons playing overseas in the DEL and DEL2. Last season, he skated for Krefeld alongside current Lander Odeen Tufto. In Koch’s first season, he played for Heilbronner in the DEL2 alongside Heartlanders Head Coach Derek Damon.
Calverley was one of Iowa’s most-intriguing acquisitions this summer, coming in a trade with Florida. He won the Kelly Cup last season with Florida after signing with the Everblades out of Merrimack. While at R.I.T. in 2021-22, Calverley was named a first team all-star in Atlantic Hockey.
The next home stands has some great promotional nights including Nov. 17’s Military Appreciation Night vs. Utah with a GreenState Credit Union giveaway. Additionally, Iowa is home for Field Trip Day on Nov. 15, featuring a 10:35 AM puck drop where local schools will be at the game for a fun and educational experience. Find the full promotional calendar at https://iowaheartlanders.com/#schedule
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.