Heartlanders homestand continues Thursday vs. Komets
Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, are back at home for three more games this week, opposing the Fort Wayne Komets Thursday at 6:35 p.m. to continue a six-game homestand.
Iowa hosts Fort Wayne this Thursday, Friday (6:35 p.m.) and Saturday (6:05 p.m.) before starting a seven-game road trip after the holiday break.
The Heartlanders are looking to reverse their fortunes after picking up a point last Sunday in a 5-4 overtime loss against first-place Toledo. In the game, Iowa scored four straight goals to take a 4-2 lead, but the Walleye scored the next three to win the game by one.
Iowa is tied with Cincinnati for fourth in the Central Division at 10-10-4-1 (25 points). The Komets have won three straight games to burst to second in the Central Division at 12-8-1-2 (27 points). Fort Wayne’s last loss came against the Heartlanders in overtime on Dec. 10.
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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
- Casey Dornbach is riding a six-game points streak, tied for best on the team this season.
- Maxim Cajkovic has goals in three straight games, tied for the longest streak by a Heartlanders player in 2023-24.
- The Heartlanders are 6-3-2-0 at Xtream Arena this season and 6-2-1-0 in their last nine games.
Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Fort Wayne Komets (Edmonton Oilers/Bakersfield Condors)
Heartlanders forward Louis Boudon registered his career first multi-goal game Sunday against Toledo, scoring back-to-back goals to give the Heartlanders a 3-2 lead. The Grenoble, France native signed an AHL contract with the Iowa Wild this summer and has skated in 20 games with the Heartlanders this season, contributing 19 points (7g). He has registered a point in 15 games this season and has goals in back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Boudon ascended to a prominent role at Lake Superior State University from 2019-23, twice captaining the Lakers. He led the school in points his final two seasons on campus and ranked ninth nationally with 44 points (15g) as a junior at Lake State.
He and Yuki Miura played together at Lake State from 2019-21.
The Heartlanders are home vs. the Komets on Fri., Dec. 22 at 6:35 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 23 at 6:05 p.m.
The team hits the road for seven straight games after the ECHL holiday break, starting Fri., Dec. 29 at 8:05 p.m. vs. Rapid City. The club plays at Rapid City on Sat., Dec. 30 at 8:05 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 31 at 8:05 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.