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Heartlanders dual Cyclones for final time Saturday

Saturday, February 24th
Heartlanders dual Cyclones for final time Saturday


Cincinnati, OH – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, are set for a Saturday rematch at the Cincinnati Cyclones Saturday at 6:35 p.m.


Saturday is the conclusion of a nine-game season series against Cincinnati; each team has won four games and Iowa is 4-3-1-0 in the season series. 


Friday, the teams kicked off the weekend set and Louis Boudon registered his first career hat trick in a 5-3 win. Iowa took a 4-1 lead in the second period after Boudon scored his last two goals and Yuki Miura provided the game-winning strike. Anthony Firriolo capped the scoring and made it 5-3 halfway through the third. 


Drew DeRidder blocked 18 shots for his eighth victory of the season.


Iowa continues a seven-game road trip next week with games at Indy on Friday, then Toledo on Saturday and Sunday. 


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

Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Wichita Thunder (San Jose Sharks/San Jose Barracuda)


Need to know

- Louis Boudon became the second player to register a hat trick this season, joining Nick Campoli. 
- The Heartlanders have won four straight road games, a season high.
- Iowa had four players register multi-point games Friday. 


Boudon continues to sparkle

Forward Louis Boudon scored three times Friday, his first career hat trick, to key Iowa to a 5-3 win. The rookie tops active Heartlanders with 14 goals and also holds the team lead with 33 points in 33 games. 


A four-year star at Lake Superior State, Boudon signed an AHL contract with the Iowa Wild last spring. He registered 39 goals and 114 points in 139 career NCAA games. 


Boudon has also chipped in one goal in ten AHL games this season. 



Despite both teams scoring the game’s first goal fairly evenly (10 times Iowa, 12 times Cincinnati), taking an early lead hasn’t mattered much to the overall outcome. The team to score first has only won 14 of the series’ 22 all-time meetings, including a come-from-behind win for Iowa Friday. Furthermore, the clubs have combined for ten total come-from-behind wins ever. 


March preview

The Heartlanders have 14 games in March, their second-busiest month of the regular season (December, 15 games). 


After completing their season series with Indy Mar. 1, Iowa visits Toledo and Wichita to round out a seven-game road trip. 


Once that road trip concludes, the Heartlanders have three away contests left the entire regular season. Those three games are at Kansas City Mar. 27, Mar. 29 and Mar. 30 and are the first matchups of a four-game season series with the Mavericks, an oddity considering Kansas City is Iowa’s closest geographical foe. 


Iowa is home for six games in March, a six-game home stand that runs from Mar. 13-24 against Wheeling (3 games) and Wichita (3 games).



Upcoming Home Games

The Heartlanders are next at home to take on the Wheeling Nailers March 13-16 for three games at Xtream Arena. Iowa hosts Wheeling on Wed., Mar. 13 at 6:35 p.m. and Fri., Mar. 15 at 6:35 p.m. March 16th is St. Hat Trick’s Day, featuring a Heartlanders Mascot Dash Bobblehead giveaway to the first 500 fans, theme jerseys available for auction and a special appearance by the Kelly Cup, the ECHL’s championship trophy. 


On Fri., Mar. 22 at 6:35 p.m., the Heartlanders oppose the Wichita Thunder in the 100th home game in team history, featuring $5 youth tickets (online only, with purchase of adult ticket). 


Sat., Mar. 23 at 6:05 p.m. is Heartland Heroes Night against Wichita, honoring the frontline workers that selflessly serve eastern Iowa. 


On Sun., Mar. 24 at 2:05 p.m., Iowa wraps up the weekend against Wichita with Faith and Family Day, a team photo giveaway, and the final postgame skate of the season. 




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.