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Mercy Iowa City Recap: Heartlanders drop 3-2 in preseason game at KC

Independence, MO – Kris Bennett and Ben Sokay scored, but the Iowa Heartlanders fell a goal short to the Kansas City Mavericks, 3-2, Friday at the Community Ice Center. The game was a tune-up for the Heartlanders’ first regular season game ever is at Xtream Arena on Friday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. vs. Kansas City. Tickets for the Heartlanders’ first game ever are available by calling 319-569-GOAL or visiting

Iowa scored first in the game, Bennett snuck an unassisted goal in with 3:26 left in the first to provide the Heartlanders their first lead.

Kansas City tallied the next three to take a 3-1 advantage with 6:59 left in the third. Sokay responded 18 seconds later with a rip over the glove hand of Redmond to make it 3-2.

Trevin Kozlowski stopped 16 shots over the first two periods. Ryan Edquist faced 13 more in the third and was given the loss (2 GA). Angus Redmond earned the win for Kansas City with 28 saves.

The Heartlanders open the regular season with four of their first five games at home in October. To view the full team home schedule, visit