Game 14 Preview: Kansas City at Iowa
Fort Wayne, IN – The Iowa Heartlanders (3-8-2-0, 8 pts.) start a four-game home stand and oppose the Kansas City Mavericks (6-7-0-0, 12 pts.) at Xtream Arena Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The game features a college night promotion with discounted tickets for those with a College ID. Tickets are available by calling 319-569-GOAL and visiting iowaheartlanders.com/tickets. College Night tickets can be purchased by clicking on this link.
Broadcast Coverage: Listen at Iowaheartlanders.com/listenlive or mixlr.com/goheartlanders. Watch on FloHockey.tv.
NHL Affiliates: Iowa Heartlanders (Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild) | Kansas City Mavericks (Calgary Flames/Stockton Heat)
Last Time Out
The Landers are coming off a 5-1 victory Sunday at Fort Wayne, the largest margin of victory ever in an Iowa victory. The game also marked the Heartlanders’ first road victory ever. Yuki Miura, Ben Sokay and Adrien Beraldo netted their first professional goals, Bryce Misley tallied his fourth man-up goal of the season and Bryce Gervais scored his first goal at the ECHL level. Hunter Jones blocked 31 shots.
Kris Bennett is best on the Iowa Heartlanders with six goals, seven assists and 13 points after generating three assists in Sunday’s win over Fort Wayne. Bryce Misley, Billy Constantinou and Jack Billings are second on the team with four goals.
In cage, Hunter Jones leads Iowa with two wins. He is third in the league with 542 minutes played.
Scouting the Mavs
Kansas City enters the week looking to rebound after dropping two weekend games at Mountain Division foe Utah. Daniil Chechelev started the game for Utah and allowed three goals on 18 shots in a 4-2 defeat.
Defenseman Marcus Crawford leads the Mavs in assists (9) and points (11). Lane Scheidl has six goals (9 pts.), best on the squad.
The Heartlanders and Mavericks split the first two games of the season Oct. 22-23. Iowa won, 7-4, on Opening Night in front of more than 4000 fans in the first game ever at Xtream Arena. Ryan Kuffner scored 25 seconds into the game.
Hunter Jones has played the first two games of the season series for the Heartlanders. Billy Constantinou leads the Landers with three goals in the season series.
In the first two games of the season series, the clubs have combined for 133 penalty minutes. Ninety-four PIM have been assessed against the Mavs.
The Heartlanders are next at home to face Wheeling in back-to-back games on Black Friday and Saturday the 27th, with all puck drops at 7:00 p.m. Season ticket memberships, group tickets, mini-plans, flex vouchers and single-game tickets are available for the Heartlanders inaugural season by calling 319-569-GOAL and visiting iowaheartlanders.com/tickets.