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Heartlanders wrap up 7-game home stand Wednesday

Tuesday, February 20th
Heartlanders wrap up 7-game home stand Wednesday

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, complete a season-long seven-game homestand Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. vs. Wichita. 


The Heartlanders are looking for a late-month reversal of fortune after suffering a 5-2 loss to the Indy Fuel Saturday. In the game, Iowa fought back from a 2-1 deficit to tie the contest, but Indy scored back-to-back goals in a minute span in the final five minutes to best Iowa. 


Despite the loss, it marked the ninth time in the last ten games Iowa has allowed fewer than two goals in the opening two periods. 


Wichita has won back-to-back games for the first time since Jan. 13-14. On Sunday, Kobe Walker scored the game-winning goal in a 5-2 victory over Tulsa. Trevor Gorsuch made 45 saves in victory, the second time this month he’s stopped that many (50 saves in win vs. KC, Feb. 4).


Promotion: $5 youth tickets with purchase of adult ticket (online only, not available at box office on day of game)


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: 

6:20 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

- The Heartlanders head to the road for seven straight games following Wednesday’s contest
- Iowa is looking for their first home win since Feb. 9 vs. Cincinnati. 
- Casey Dornbach is tied for a team-best 19 assists. 


Season series

The Heartlanders are looking for their first win of the season series Wednesday; each of the first two games were at Wichita Oct. 28-29 and close Thunder victories. 


On Oct. 28, Xavier Pouliot scored the game-winning goal with six minutes to go in the third for a 4-3 Thunder win. Hunter Jones made 32 saves, but Trevor Gorsuch took the victory with a 30-save performance (3 GA). The teams combined for 106 PIM (65 by Wichita), 80 of which came at the 20:00 mark of the third period.  


The next day, the teams were tied in the final minute until Bradley Marek scored the go-ahead goal at 19:05 of the third. Brayden Watts tallied an empty-net goal seconds later and Wichita won, 4-2.


Iowa plays six of their next 14 games against Wichita.


Scouting the Heartlanders 

Admist a number of roster moves the last few weeks, Iowa has maintained strong defensive consistency, allowing three goals or fewer in seven of the last nine games. 


Drew DeRidder tops Iowa with a .911 save percentage. Peyton Jones has eight wins to lead the team.


Casey Dornbach and Louis Boudon have driven much of the offensive production this season. Boudon has 11 goals and 30 points to lead the team and is currently recalled to the Iowa Wild. Dornbach has 19 assists and 27 points.


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.