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Heartlanders wheel into Kansas City for first time

Wednesday, March 27th
Heartlanders wheel into Kansas City for first time

Heartlanders seek fourth straight win at league-best Mavericks


Independence, MO – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, open up a three-game week Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. against the Kansas City Mavericks. Iowa has won three straight games, tied for the second-longest winning streak of the Heartlanders’ season. 


The Heartlanders take on the Mavericks in all three games this week – Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 


This week marks Iowa’s final road trip of the season. The club is one win away from matching the most road victories (14, 2021-22) the Heartlanders have ever had in a season. 


Iowa has played six straight games decided by one goal and the team is 4-1-1-0 over those six. 


Kansas City is the best team in the ECHL with 98 points, good for a 46-11-4-2 record. The club has nine games to go in the season and leads Idaho by ten points in the Mountain Division. The Mavericks’ magic number is seven to clinch their second ECHL division title ever (2015-16). 


The teams have yet to square off yet this season despite Kansas City being Iowa’s closest geographical foe. 


Get tickets for Heartlanders Home games: Iowaheartlanders.com/tickets and calling 319-569-4625


Game Day Guide: 

6:50 PM: FloHockey broadcast and audio broadcast starts.

7:05 PM: Puck Drop


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

Listen on Mixlr: mixlr.com/goheartlanders



Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Kansas City Mavericks (Seattle Kraken/Coachella Valley Firebirds)


Need to know

- The Heartlanders have played six straight one-goal games, tied for a season high. Iowa has won 18 of their 25 games by one goal.

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

- Iowa scored their fourth short-handed goal of the season Sunday vs. Wichita, the team’s first since Dec. 1 vs. Cincinnati (46 games).


Defensive prowess

The Heartlanders have allowed two goals or one goal in six straight games, a key metric that drove Iowa to a 4-1-1-0 home stand from Mar. 13-24. 


Over the home stand, every Iowa goaltender (Hunter Jones, Peyton Jones and Drew DeRidder) had a goals-against average lower than 2.00. DeRidder and Peyton Jones each had .950 save percentages, while Hunter Jones had a .960. 


This defensive stat faces danger against the Mavericks’ top-ranked offense (4.27 goals for/game). Kansas City has five players ranked top-20 in the league in points. 


Reliving last season against the Mavericks

In the 2022-23 season, Iowa led in six of the nine matchups against Kansas City, but the Mavericks earned five come-from-behind wins to take the season series (IA: 1-6-2-0). Iowa last beat the Mavericks, 5-3, on Nov. 30, 2022 at Xtream Arena; speaking to the theme of come-from-behind efforts, that game marked the only time the Heartlanders have ever overcome a 3-0 deficit to win.


Kansas City has won the last two games of the season series in overtime (Jan. 14, 2023 + Mar. 1, 2023). 


Final Road Trip

The Heartlanders approach their final road trip with a road record of 13-16-3-1. The Heartlanders are one away from matching their single-season record for road victories, established during the Heartlanders’ inaugural season. 



Next up

Iowa’s road trip continues at Kansas City Friday at 7:35 p.m. and Saturday at 6:05 p.m.


The Heartlanders are back at home Apr. 3 at 6:35 p.m., Apr. 5 at 6:35 p.m. and Apr. 6 at 6:05 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.