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PREVIEW: Heartlanders and Nailers rematch Saturday

Saturday, January 20th
PREVIEW: Heartlanders and Nailers rematch Saturday

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, play their final home game of the month against the Wheeling Nailers Saturday at 6:05 p.m.


Friday, the Nailers scored the final three goals of the game to win, 4-1. Wheeling scored twice in the first, taking the lead for good with 12 seconds to go in the frame.


Iowa is two points back of Wheeling for sixth in the Central. 


The Heartlanders head to the road for five straight games and return to Xtream Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 6:35 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo.


Promotion: Dash’s Birthday Party, presented by Paul Park Real Estate. Join the Heartlanders mascot Dash and many of his mascot friends for a family-friendly Saturday night at Xtream Arena. On the 20th, youth tickets for the game are $5 with the purchase of an adult ticket. 


Get tickets for Heartlanders Home games: Iowaheartlanders.com/tickets


Game Day Guide: 

5:05 PM: Doors Open

5:55 PM: Be In Your Seats For Pregame Show 

6:05 PM: Puck Drop


Watch on FloHockey: https://flosports.link/3tVsLmd

Listen on Mixlr: mixlr.com/goheartlanders


Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Wheeling Nailers (Pittsburgh Penguins/Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)


First time at home vs. Wheeling 

This is the Heartlanders' first weekend against the Nailers at home this year. In the 2022-23 season, Iowa had 4-1-1-0 record at Xtream Arena against the Nailers. Yuki Miura was one of the point leaders against the Nailers with seven total points (3g). The most penalty minutes the teams had against each other in a game last season happened Feb. 18, 2023 at Xtream Arena – 86 combined (35 by Iowa).


Season Series 2023-24

The Heartlanders are 1-2-0-0 in the season series against the Nailers. Friday was Iowa’s first home game of the season against Wheeling. 


Following this weekend, Iowa has two more months to prepare for its final series of the season against Wheeling; Mar. 13, Mar. 15 and Mar. 16 at Xtream Arena. 


The teams play seven times this season, with five of the games in Coralville. 


All-time series

Iowa is 10-8-2-0 against Wheeling ever, and the in-depth numbers from the all-time series demonstrate how even the series has been. 


Both Iowa and Wheeling have scored the game’s first goal ten times. Iowa has come from behind to win three times, while the Nailers have done it twice. 


All-time, Iowa has scored 66 goals to Wheeling’s 64 in the head-to-head matchups. 


The Heartlanders have won six games at Wesbanco Arena and gotten at least a point six times in games contested in Coralville.



Next up
Iowa takes to the road for five straight games beginning Wed., Jan. 24 at 6:35 p.m. vs. Cincinnati. The Heartlanders next oppose Indy for the first two games of the season series on Jan. 26 at 6:00 p.m. and Jan. 27 at 6:00 p.m.


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.



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.