Coralville, Iowa – For the first time this season, the Iowa Heartlanders and Kalamazoo Wings went to a shootout; Kalamazoo scored on their opening two shots to secure the 2-1 win in the skills competition on Wednesday at Xtream Arena.
Iowa has points in four straight games and sits five points back of Indy for the fourth and final playoff spot.
After a scoreless first period, Kalamazoo opened up the scoring nine minutes into the second when Jay Keranen tallied on a one-timer from three feet inside the blue line.
Late in the final period, Yuki Miura scored a highlight-reel goal after he juked the defender between the circles and shoveled the puck around the left pad of Hunter Vorva to tie the game and force overtime.
Iowa and Kalamazoo went scoreless to force a shootout.
Drew DeRidder silenced 27 shots on 28 attempts between the pipes for Iowa.
Vorva saved 40 of 41 shots on goal for Kalamazoo, including two in the shootout.
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.
Iowa completes a seven-game road trip vs. Wichita on Wed., Feb. 21 at 6:35 p.m. vs. Wichita, featuring $5 kids tickets for fans 18 and younger (with the purchase of an adult ticket).
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.