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Behind the lens with Photographer Jason Rubin

Friday, March 22nd
Behind the lens with Photographer Jason Rubin

Our Official Team Photographer Jason Rubin (@JMRImages) has been at every home game to capture the exciting action of Iowa Heartlanders Hockey. 

Here are some of Jason's favorite photos from the 2023-24 season and the art behind taking a hockey photograph. 

Photo 1: Capturing Coach


This photo was taken on November 17, 2023, after the Heartlanders shut out the Utah Grizzlies in the middle of a three-game streak. A moment of joy, obviously shown by the sizeable grin on Coach Derek Damon’s face. Rushing back towards the locker room after a win, this is how I was greeted upon entering. I had the camera on the ready as I walked through the door. It’s always nice to be able to grab these behind-the-scenes moments that the fans don’t get to witness.

Photo 2: A Little Snow Shower For Ya


This photo was taken on December 12, 2023, in the middle of a three-game series against the Ft. Wayne Komets. While capturing the action on the ice is pretty common when photographing hockey, this shot shows the energy and focus of the players. Yuki Miura is honed in on the puck, while Komets defenseman Connor Corcoran gets snowed by Yuki. 

Photo 3: All in the Details


A shot taken during warmups at the beginning of the season, when the Heartlanders hosted the Rapid City Rush. Equipment Manager, Greg Angus, replaces a goalie’s blade. This shot brings you in on a little bit of some of the things that occur on the bench. Sometimes it’s just documenting the details that make a good shot.

Photo 4: Up close and personal


A shot taken at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum on January 26, 2024. While photographing a road game for the Heartlanders against the Indy Fuel, I had the opportunity to capture shots at different angles, unable to obtain on our home ice. This shot was taken while shooting from the media box between the players’ respective benches. This photo brings the viewer in, making them feel like they’re sitting on the bench with the team. It makes you wonder what the players are focused on at this moment, as they stare out onto the ice.

Photo 5: The joy of winning


Taken on November 11, 2023, forward Maxim Cajkovic celebrates in the locker room after a three-game sweep against the Kalamazoo WIngs. Another behind-the-scenes shot taken shortly after entering the locker room, again, bringing the fans in to celebrate with the team. The sheer joy on Maxim’s face shows just a fraction of the energy that was in the locker room that evening. 

Make sure to follow @goheartlanders on social media and @jmrimages to see some more of Jason's great work! 

On Sun., Mar. 24 at 2:05 p.m., Iowa wraps up the weekend against Wichita with Faith and Family Day, a team photo giveaway, and the final postgame skate of the season. 


The Heartlanders are back at home Apr. 3 at 6:35 p.m., Apr. 5 at 6:35 p.m. and Apr. 6 at 6:35 p.m. to take on the Toledo Walleye at Xtream Arena. 



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.  


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.



Season Ticket Memberships now available for 2024-25 season


Deposits now available for new season ticket holders: The Heartlanders are excited to welcome new season ticket members to our family for the 2024-25 season and deposits for tickets are now available. Call 319-855-1775 and visit https://iowaheartlanders.com/tickets/season-memberships to start your easy process to becoming a Rose Club Season Ticket Member.


Renewal Process: The Heartlanders have started the renewal process for full season plans (Rose Club memberships) for the 2024-25 season, and the renewal application is now available online here. Once you log in, simply click “Season Renewal Application” under the “My Tickets” tab on the right, then complete the process. Our sales representatives are available to help with the renewal process by calling 319-855-1775. You can also stop by the Mediacom Season Ticket Table behind section 109 at any future game to secure your seat for the 2024-2025 season. 


The Heartlanders have added new seating options for the 2024-25 season, debuting Attack Zone Lower, Attack Zone Upper, Defense Zone, and Corner sections to allow fans additional price points to fit their budget. 


To retain your seats for the 2024-25 season, a $50 deposit per seat must be made by March 24. On March 25, all seats without deposits will be released and available for purchase by new season ticket holders.