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Heartlanders' road show rolls into Indy Friday

Friday, March 1st
Heartlanders' road show rolls into Indy Friday


Indianapolis, IN – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, have 20 games to go in the regular season and play Indy for the final time Friday at 6:05 p.m. 


The Heartlanders are coming off back-to-back wins at Cincinnati last weekend, including a 3-2 overtime victory last Saturday.


Iowa has had the full week to prepare for this showdown with Indy. The Fuel are 4-1-0-0 in the season series and have won three straight games against Iowa. 


Iowa continues a seven-game road trip at Toledo on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. and Sunday at 4:15 p.m.


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


Game Day Guide: 

5:45 PM: FloHockey broadcast and audio broadcast starts

6:00 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/Rockford IceHogs)


Need to know

- The Heartlanders wins last Friday and Saturday at Cincinnati helped Iowa capture the season series, the first time ever Iowa has won a season set against the ‘Clones.

- The Heartlanders have won five straight road games, a season high.
- Dakota Raabe scored his first overtime goal in Saturday’s victory and notched his first multi-goal game of the season. 


Five straight wins on the road

Iowa has won five straight road games, tied for the franchise record for longest away winning streak and points streak. The run started Jan. 27 against the Fuel and continued in February with back-to-back road sweeps at Kalamazoo (2 games) and Cincinnati (2 games). 


The only other time Iowa has won five straight on the road was in the team’s inaugural season (Feb. 4, 2022 – Mar. 5, 2022). In that streak, Iowa bested Toledo, Wheeling, Kalamazoo (2x) and Kansas City and was part of a larger seven-game winning run, tied for the longest in team history. 


This season, Iowa has established or tied team bests in the following categories: winning streak (7), home winning streak (6), road winning streak (5), points streak (9), home points streak (7) and road points streak (5).


February recap

Iowa finished February with a 5-5-0-1 record, tied for the second-winningest month of the regular season, including a perfect 4-0-0-0 away record. Over the last two months, Iowa has gone 8-2-1-0 away from Xtream Arena.


Casey Dornbach topped Iowa with seven assists and ten points in 11 February games. Yuki Miura led all Heartlanders with five goals (8 pts.). Kyle Masters led the blue line with six points.


Between the pipes, Drew DeRidder led Iowa with a 3-1-0-1 record, 2.15 goals-against average and .923 save percentage.



March preview

The Heartlanders start a 14-game March slate Friday, their second-busiest month of the regular season (December, 15 games). 


After completing the season series with Indy Mar. 1, Iowa visits Toledo and Wichita to round out a seven-game road trip. 


Once that road trip concludes, the Heartlanders have three away contests left the entire regular season. Those three games are at Kansas City Mar. 27, Mar. 29 and Mar. 30 and are the first matchups of a four-game season series with the Mavericks, an oddity considering Kansas City is Iowa’s closest geographical foe. 


Iowa is home for six games in March, a six-game home stand that runs from Mar. 13-24 against Wheeling (3 games) and Wichita (3 games).



Next up

The Heartlanders continue a seven-game road trip with games at Toledo on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. and Sunday at 4:15 p.m.


Next week, Iowa completes the road trip with a back-to-back at Wichita on Fri., Mar. 8 at 7:00 p.m. and Sat., Mar. 9 at 7:00 p.m.


The Heartlanders are next at home to take on the Wheeling Nailers March 13-16 for three games at Xtream Arena. Iowa hosts Wheeling on Wed., Mar. 13 at 6:35 p.m. and Fri., Mar. 15 at 6:35 p.m. March 16th is St. Hat Trick’s Day, featuring a Heartlanders Mascot Dash Bobblehead giveaway to the first 500 fans, theme jerseys available for auction and a special appearance by the Kelly Cup, the ECHL’s championship trophy. 


On Fri., Mar. 22 at 6:35 p.m., the Heartlanders oppose the Wichita Thunder in the 100th home game in team history, featuring $5 youth tickets (online only, with purchase of adult ticket). 


Sat., Mar. 23 at 6:05 p.m. is Heartland Heroes Night against Wichita, honoring the frontline workers that selflessly serve eastern Iowa. 


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. 




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.