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Heartlanders hold on for two periods before Fuel burst to 4-1 win

Friday, January 26th
Heartlanders hold on for two periods before Fuel burst to 4-1 win

Indianapolis, IN – Iowa Heartlanders trailed by one going into the third, but the Indy Fuel potted three in the final frame, including an empty-net goal, to best the Heartlanders, 4-1, Saturday at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. 


Iowa’s lone goal came from Louis Boudon with 9:58 to go in the game with the Heartlanders trailing by three. Boudon crept to the right slot, wristed it off the goaltender, tracked his rebound and tossed it in on the backhand.


Hunter Jones (loss, 33 saves, 3 GA) made 15 saves in the second, including one breakaway and multiple opportunities alone in front of the net off Indy set up to keep it 1-0 Fuel through 40 minutes. 


In the final period, Indy scored twice in the opening 5:33 (Zach Jordan and Bryan Lemos). Colin Bilek tallied an empty-net strike in the final three minutes.

Zach Driscoll made 25 saves for the win.


Chase Lang scored a short-handed goal late in Iowa’s second power-play chance to give the Fuel a 1-0 edge five minutes into the first. 


Box Score


Iowa and Indy rematch Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Next week, the Heartlanders visit the Kalamazoo Wings for back-to-back games on Fri., Feb. 2 at 6:00 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 3 at 6:00 p.m.


Upcoming Home Games

The Heartlanders take on Kalamazoo on Wed., Feb. 7 at 6:35 p.m. at Xtream Arena. Iowa hosts Country Night, presented by KISS Country, on Fri., Feb. 9 at 6:35 p.m. vs. Cincinnati. The game features $6 domestic drafts and $3.50 fountain drinks. On Sat., Feb. 10 at 6:05 p.m. vs. Cincinnati, Iowa is home again for Cancer Awareness Night pres. by iHeartMedia. Join us as we recognize the fight against all forms of cancer and honor those that have battled and are currently fighting cancer.


The Heartlanders are home for Valentine’s Day on Wed., Feb. 14 at 6:35 p.m. vs. Indy, a perfect last-minute gift to take your loved ones to the game. On Friday, Feb. 16 at 6:35 p.m. vs. Indy, it’s Star Wars Night at Xtream Arena. Celebrate with characters on the concourse. 


The Heartlanders oppose Indy again on Sat., Feb. 17 at 6:05 p.m. for Blackout Night, presented by DASH Auctions. The Heartlanders will have a glow banger giveaway to the first 1,500 fans. Wear black to the game, and the team will wear special blackout jerseys that will be available for auction on the DASH Auctions app.


Join the fun at Xtream Arena in the 2023-24 season


Here are some of the best options to make sure you experience the family-friendly entertainment of Heartlanders Hockey at Xtream Arena this season!


Flex Plans: Enjoy the service, savings and game dates that work best for you! Flex plans include “any game” ticket vouchers that are good for any home game during the 2023-24 regular season.  


18-game plans: With more than half the home season remaining, join us with an 18-game ticket plan, including the many perks, savings and advantages of being a half-season member. 


12-game plans: Grab tickets to your favorite 12 games! 12-game plans include savings on individually-priced tickets!


Group Tickets: Make a big impact with your group and spend an evening with the Heartlanders. Starting at a special rate of $15/Ticket. A group comprises 10 or more people and is perfect for parties, families, co-workers, clients and more.