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Heartlanders seek third straight win

Sunday, March 24th
Heartlanders seek third straight win

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, finish their final three-in-three of the season, taking on the Wichita Thunder for the third straight day Sunday at 2:05 p.m.


This weekend, Iowa is 2-0-0-0 against the Thunder. Friday, Peyton Jones made 25 saves to secure a 2-1 win. On Saturday, he denied 36 more to give him his third straight win.


Pavel Novak scored twice in the third period last game to drive Iowa to a 3-2 win.


Iowa has ten games to go in the regular season. Seven are at home.


The Heartlanders are completing a six-game home stand Sunday.


Today’s game is Faith and Family Day, presented by Pizza Ranch, with a postgame skate thanks to The Family Dental Center and a team photo giveaway pres. by Bunting Construction.


Tickets are available for all home games by visiting iowaheartlanders.com and calling 319-569-4625


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


Game Day Guide:

1:05 PM: Doors Open

1:50 PM: Be In Your Seats For Pregame Show

2:05 PM: Puck Drop


Watch on FloHockey: https://flosports.link/3tVsLmd

Listen on Mixlr: mixlr.com/goheartlanders


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.


Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Wichita Thunder (San Jose Sharks/San Jose Barracuda)


Need to know

- The Heartlanders have played five straight one-goal games, tied for a season high. Iowa has won 17 of their 25 games by one goal.

- Peyton Jones has won three straight starts, allowing five goals on 100 shots (.950 sv. %).

- Pavel Novak scored his second career multi-goal game Saturday.


All-Time Series - Sunday

The Heartlanders have played 13 games ever against Wichita and all of Iowa’s wins against the Thunder have come at Xtream Arena.


The Heartlanders are 4-2-1-1 against Wichita ever in games against Coralville.


Iowa won at least one game at home against the Thunder in each of their first three seasons.


This weekend is the second time ever Iowa is hosting a three-game week against Wichita.


Coaching Comparison

Derek Damon and Bruce Ramsey have coached against each other in each of the first three seasons these teams have played; Damon was an assistant coach on the inaugural season team before stepping into the Head Coach role for year two.


Ramsey has been a for most of the last 20 seasons, first started in the 2002-03 season in the ACHL and UHL. This is is 5th year with Wichita and he’s also been a Head Coach for the Tulsa Oilers in the ECHL.


Both players had long professional careers; Damon skated for parts of 14 seasons in the pro game in North America and overseas, while Ramsey accumulated more than 3000 career penalty minutes over 12 pro seasons.


It really comes down to two teams

The Heartlanders own a combined 23-20-6-2 record against all their opponents but Wichita and Rapid City this season. For some reason, the Mountain’s sixth-place and seventh-place teams have found success, mainly in one-goal decisions; those two teams are 5-2-0-0 in one-goal decisions against Iowa. Against every other opponent, the Heartlanders are 15-4-5-2 in games decided by one.


Only Kalamazoo and Greenville and Reading started the weekend with more one-goal victories than the Heartlanders this season.



Next up

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.


Fan Appreciation Night Apr. 13

The Heartlanders will look to sell out Xtream Arena in their final home game of the regular season on Saturday, April 13th at 6:05 pm against the Kansas City Mavericks. The team is planning the most-exciting event ever at Xtream Arena to thank our great fans on Fan Appreciation Night. The night will feature a start-to-finish day of activities.


Get your tickets for the game here, by calling 319-569-4625 and by visiting https://bit.ly/FanAppreciationHL.




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.