Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, play their second straight game against the Cincinnati Cyclones Saturday at 6:05 p.m. The Heartlanders are on a five-game points streak, their second-longest run of the season (9 games, franchise record).
Iowa is home for their third straight game Saturday; the Heartlanders have gone 1-0-0-1 in the first two and defeated Cincinnati, 4-3, Friday.
Hunter Jones denied Sahil Panwar on a penalty shot with 7.5 seconds left to win the game. Yuki Miura scored two points, including the game-winning goal at 4:43 of the third. Cincinnati scored twice in the final seven minutes and had three power-play chances in the final half of the third.
Iowa’s seven-game homestand continues next Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. at Xtream Arena for Valentine’s Day against the Indy Fuel.
Promotion: Cancer Awareness Night
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:
5:50 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) | Cincinnati Cyclones (New York Rangers/Hartford Wolf Pack)
Need to know
- Iowa has limited opponents to three goals or fewer in five straight games.
- The Heartlanders have played four straight one-goal games and are 3-0-0-1 in those contests.
- Yuki Miura has three goals in his last four games.
Cincinnati scouting report
The Cyclones have undergone a number of roster moves of the last few weeks, including the addition of former Fort Wayne Komets goaltender Rylan Parenteau.
Cincinnati has had 49 players skate in a game this season, compared to 39 all of last season. The Cyclones’ roster consistency last season was a major reason for their success; the club won the Central Division and had their third-best season ever (103 points).
Offensively, the Cyclones are in the top five of scoring but bottom five defensively.
Iowa and Cincinnati have played 20 times ever and the Heartlanders have a winning record at home against the Clones (5-2-0-0).
The all-time series has seen some of the strangest home-road splits Iowa has had against an opponent.
Before this week, Cincinnati had only made four bus trips ever to Xtream Arena (1 road trip in inaugural season, 2 last season, 1 this season), compared to Iowa’s nine unique roadies ever to Heritage Bank Center.
Quick conclusion to series coming
The Heartlanders and Cyclones complete the season series in two weeks at Heritage Bank Center, meaning the clubs will not play the final seven weeks of the season.
The Heartlanders have four more divisional opponents to conclude series against after playing their final game against the Cyclones: Kalamazoo, Indy, Toledo and Wheeling.
Iowa has already finished up a seven-game season series with Fort Wayne.
Saturday is the final time Iowa opposes Cincinnati at Xtream Arena this regular season.
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.