1. Home
  2. News
  3. Heartlanders start final weekend

Heartlanders start final weekend

Friday, April 12th
Heartlanders start final weekend

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders, proud ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild, have two games to go in the 2023-24 ECHL regular season and match the Kalamazoo Wings Friday at 6:35 p.m.


The team is looking for good feelings going into the offseason; Iowa sits at 60 points and still has a chance to match the most home wins in a season in team history (15). 


Wednesday, the Wings took advantage of Iowa with three first period goals and won, 6-2. Hunter Vorva blocked 36 shots. Iowa scored on their first shot of the second period (Pavel Novak) and their last shot of the game (Ethan Burroughs). 


Iowa is 6-2-1-1 in the season series (6 wins, 4 losses). 


Here is the Central Division outlook heading into the final weekend of the season. Wheeling is in third place at 79 points and has two games to go in the season. Kalamazoo (2 games remaining) has 77 points and owns the fourth and final playoff spot in the Central Division. Fort Wayne is at 76 points, one point out of the playoffs, but controls their own destiny with three games left in their season. 


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


Game Day Guide: 

5:35 PM: Doors Open

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

6:35 PM: Puck Drop


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.


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

Listen on Mixlr: mixlr.com/goheartlanders



Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Kalamazoo Wings (Vancouver Canucks/Abbotsford Canucks)


Need to know

- Ethan Burroughs scored his first professional goal Wednesday.    

- Pavel Novak has goals in three straight games, one off Iowa’s season high for consecutive games with a goal. The team record is six straight games with a goal, accomplished by Ben Sokay in Iowa’s inaugural season. 

- Seventeen Heartlanders have scored at least one goal in the season series vs. the Wings. 


Roster move round up

The Heartlanders have had a handful of roster moves in the final week of the season. Thursday, goaltender Peyton Jones earned an AHL PTO with the Iowa Wild for the second time in April. He will finish the regular season as Iowa’s leader in wins (12). The Heartlanders then signed goaltender Brendahn Brawley.


Wednesday, Iowa the Heartlanders signed rookie forward Ethan Burroughs; he scored in his professional debut that day. He tallied 31 goals and 76 points in 68 games this season. 


There has been greater roster consistency this season with the team; 48 players have skated in at least a game for the Heartlanders, compared to 63 in 2022-23. 


Season Series

The Heartlanders have more wins against the Wings than any opponent this season, defeating Kalamazoo six times in ten games.


Six of the games have been decided by exactly one goal and Iowa is 4-0-1-1 in those six contests. 

Prior to this week, the clubs last played Feb. 7, meaning nine of Iowa’s opening 44 games came against Kalamazoo. 


Yuki Miura and Louis Boudon each have seven points against the Wings to lead all Heartlanders. K-Wings forward Erik Bradford registered three assists Wednesday and tops all players with 12 points (10a). 


Next up

Iowa concludes the ECHL regular season Sat., Apr. 13 at 6:05 p.m. against Kansas City. 


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!


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.