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Heartlanders run into Gauthier in 3-1 loss

Saturday, January 20th
Heartlanders run into Gauthier in 3-1 loss

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, fell to the Wheeling Nailers, 3-1, Saturday at Xtream Arena. Pavel Novak scored Iowa’s lone goal. This was the second game between the teams this weekend.




Taylor Gauthier made 25 saves for Wheeling and earned his fourth victory ever against Iowa. Hunter Jones made 19 saves for Iowa.




After a scoreless first period, Justin Addamo opened up scoring for the Nailers on the first shot of the second. Novak tied the game 42 seconds later on a goal assisted by Will Calverley and Anthony Firriolo. Tanner Laderoute scored the go-ahead goal 7:53 into the second period.




Despite 13 shots in the closing frame, Iowa was unable to come back from the one-goal deficit. Laderoute cemented the lead with an empty net goal at 18:35. Iowa ended the night with 26 shots on goal.




Box Score




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.