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Heartlanders play sixth straight home game Saturday

Saturday, February 17th
Heartlanders play sixth straight home game Saturday

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, play their sixth straight home game Saturday at 6:05 p.m. against the Indy Fuel.


Saturday is Blackout Night, presented by DASH Auctions.


The Heartlanders have been home for two straight weeks and last played on the road Feb. 3 against Kalamazoo.


Iowa is home for seven straight games over this span, the team’s longest home stand of the season.


Indy has won six straight games, one short of matching the team’s franchise record.


Promotion: Blackout Night, presented by DASH Auctions. 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.


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


Bag Policy: Xtream Arena will implement a clear bag policy for all ticketed events.  A clear 12” x 6” x 12” bag or smaller will be permitted as well as small clutch style purses or wallets. Patrons will be asked to return any bag that does not meet this criteria to their vehicle prior to entry. Diaper bags or medical bags are allowed to exceed that size limit, but will be searched. Small clutch style purses or wallets no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” are permitted as well.

Parking: Parking is available in the South Parking Lot located by the Hyatt Regency Convention Center Entrance or the North Ramp located by the Hyatt Regency main entrance. All Heartlanders ticket buyers receive a parking pass for free parking to Heartlanders games. For a parking map, click here. For questions about the Heartlanders parking, please call 319-569-4625 or visit this link.


Game Day Guide:

6:00 PM: FloHockey broadcast and audio broadcast starts

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) | Indy Fuel (Chicago Blackhawks)


Need to know

- The Heartlanders have killed off 22 of their last 25 opponents’ power plays. (____)

- Justin Wells has played 99 ECHL games.

- Brett Budgell tops active Heartlanders with nine goals.


Impressive goaltending

The Heartlanders have received impressive contributions from all three of their goaltenders this season – Peyton Jones, Hunter Jones and Drew DeRidder.


Since Dec. 30 against Rapid City, the trio has combined to have a 2.82 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.


Peyton Jones had his second-best save performance ever Wednesday, making 46 saves on 48 shots.


Drew DeRidder has arguably been most impressive – he is 6-2-1-1 with a 2.36 goals-against average (24 GA in 610 min) and .929 save percentage (316/340) since the start of the calendar year.


Making the most of the remaining homestand

The Heartlanders have two games left on a season-long seven-game homestand. The team has at least a point in two of the first five games.


Following Saturday’s showdown with Indy, the Heartlanders continue a busy stretch Wednesday vs. Wichita to wrap up the homestand. The team then travels about 500 miles east to Cincinnati for games against the Cyclones Friday and Saturday at Heritage Bank Center.


Iowa is on the road for seven straight games beginning next Friday; that will mark the Heartlanders’ third and final road trip of seven games or longer this season.


Next up

Iowa completes a seven-game homestand 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).


The Heartlanders start a seven-game road trip on Fri., Feb. 23 at 6:35 p.m. vs. Cincinnati. The road trip continues on Sat., Feb. 24 at 6:35 p.m. against the Cyclones.


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.