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Season series concludes on St. Hat Trick’s Day

Saturday, March 16th
Season series concludes on St. Hat Trick’s Day

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, face the Wheeling Nailers in the rubber match of a three-game series Saturday at 6:05 p.m. on St. Hat Trick’s Day, presented by DASH Auctions.


Tonight’s game features 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.


The teams have split the first two games of the series and each team has won in overtime. Friday, Justin Lee scored the game’s only goal at 2:59 of overtime.


Drew DeRidder made 35 saves in the overtime loss. Taylor Gauthier blocked 27 shots for his fourth win of the season series. He shut out Iowa for the second time in his career Friday.


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:

5:35 PM: Doors Open

6:25 PM: Be In Your Seats For Pregame Show

6:35 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) | Wheeling Nailers (Pittsburgh Penguins/Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)


Need to know

- Friday’s 1-0 overtime game was the first time in team history Iowa has played a scoreless game into the extra session and the second 1-0 final in Heartlanders history.

- Drew DeRidder is 2-1-1-0 in his last four games.

- Iowa trails Cincinnati by one point for sixth in the Central Division.



All-time series

Iowa stands 11-9-3-0 in the all-time series against Wheeling. Iowa has a 6-3-0-0 road record against Wheeling. The Heartlanders have points in two of the four games at home against Wheeling this season.


In the 2022-2023 season, The Heartlanders were 6-3-1-0 against Wheeling. There was also a notable 342 combined penalty minutes between the two teams. Iowa had 149 PIM while the Nailers had 193 minutes.


In the 2021-2022 season, Iowa went 3-3-1-0. It was a “reverse home ice” series; neither team had a winning record at their home barns.


More numbers

Since the last time these two teams faced off the Iowa Heartlanders are 9-10-2-0, while the Nailers are 17-8-1-0, including a 12-game win streak. That was the Nailers' longest winning streak since 2004 and the best under Head Coach Derek Army. 


Since February 16 the Nailers are 5-8-1-0.


The Iowa Heartlanders have fought the Nailers 15 times, the second most of any opponent behind Fort Wayne (17 times).


Next up

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.  


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.