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Novak scores back-to-back goals, driving Iowa’s 3-2 victory

Saturday, March 23rd
Novak scores back-to-back goals, driving Iowa’s 3-2 victory

Coralville, Iowa – Pavel Novak scored twice in the third period in the Iowa Heartlanders’ 3-2 victory over the Wichita Thunder Saturday at Xtream Arena. Both goals were scored from the left circle in a three-minute span. Hunter Lellig and Brett Budgell each earned an assist on the goals. Peyton Jones extended his win streak to three with 36 saves. The Heartlanders have won back-to-back games for the first time in March.


Iowa opened up the scoring 29 seconds into the middle frame. Budgell scored a power-play goal, pirouetting and flipping the puck over the shoulder of Beck Warm from the goal line. Louis Boudon and Kevin McKernan registered the assists.


Michal Stinil scored the tying goal on a breakaway at 3:01 of the closing frame to bring the score even at one.


After the tying goal, Novak went on the defining run of the game, tallying at 10:39 and 14:06 of the third.


At 15:45, Jason Pineo scored on a rebound, lifting the puck above the glove of Jones, making it 3-2 Iowa.


Warm made 17 saves in defeat.


Budgell extended his point streak to four games with one goal and one assist. Novak scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season to record his second multi-goal game.


Box Score


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.