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PREVIEW: Heartlanders host Fuel Friday for Star Wars Night

Thursday, February 15th
PREVIEW: Heartlanders host Fuel Friday for Star Wars Night


Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, take on the Indy Fuel on Star Wars Night Friday at 6:35 p.m.


Iowa is facing the Fuel for the second straight game.  The teams play six times this season and Iowa is 1-2-0-0 in the series. 


On Wednesday, Louis Boudon scored in a 3-1 defeat. Indy scored three straight goals. Peyton Jones made a season-high 46 saves (2 GA) and Matt Cairns scored Indy’s empty-net goal.


Iowa remains seven points back of Fort Wayne for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Central Division.


Promotion: Star Wars 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: 

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) | Indy Fuel (Chicago Blackhawks)


Need to know

- Iowa has limited opponents to three goals or fewer in seven straight games. 

- Peyton Jones made 18 saves in the first period and 20 in the second in Wednesday’s defeat.

- Casey Dornbach has at least a point in ten of the last 13 games.


Season Series

The Heartlanders will face off against the Indy Fuel for the fourth time this season Friday at Xtream Arena.


Iowa met the Fuel for the first few times this season for back-to-back games on January 26th and 27th. The Fuel won the first game between the two teams, 4-1, at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. 


The Heartlanders struck back with a 7-3 victory, scoring a team-record five power-play goals.  Nick Campoli scored his first career hat trick in the game (3g, 1a). Casey Dornbach also recorded a “Gordie Howe” Hat Trick with one goal, one assist and a fighting major.


In their last meeting at Indiana Farmers Coliseum, the Heartlanders and Fuel combined for 89 penalty minutes. Each team had more than 10 separate infractions.


All Time Against Indy

The Heartlanders have a record of 7-13-2-0 against the Indy Fuel. Iowa has won three of those games on the road at the Farmers Coliseum and four at home. Indy has nine come-from-behind wins ever vs. Iowa.


Yuki Miura and Kevin McKernan earned three points each facing the Fuel last season. All-time, Miura has scored four points (2g) vs. Indy.


After this week the teams will face off for the last time this season at Indiana Farmers Coliseum, on Mar. 1.



Next up

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.