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Iowa Heartlanders goalie works on some moves during their first practice on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. (Jeff Sigmund/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa Heartlanders prepped for inaugural game

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter October 21, 2021

The Iowa Heartlanders will kick off their inaugural season Friday at 7 p.m. with their first-ever game at Xtream Arena. Iowa City/Coralville’s ECHL hockey team was announced in September 2020...

Players move around the arena during the Heartlanders first practice on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. (Jeff Sigmund/The Daily Iowan)

How the Iowa Heartlanders’ league, the ECHL, works

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter October 21, 2021

The Iowa Heartlanders will start their inaugural season on Friday at Xtream Arena — marking the first time a professional hockey team will host its home games in Coralville. The club is a member...

Players move around the arena during the Heartlanders first practice on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

Iowa Heartlanders notebook: Hockey club coming together before first game

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter October 19, 2021

The Iowa Heartlanders are in their second week of practice, as they prep for their first game on Friday at Xtream Arena against the Kansas City Mavericks.  Head coach Gerry Fleming and players...

Players move around the arena during the Heartlanders first practice on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

Heartlanders’ Zmolek returns to Iowa to kick off pro hockey career

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter October 13, 2021

Riese Zmolek hasn’t ice skated in Iowa in nearly four years. The last time he did so, he was playing for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders — a junior team in the United States Hockey League. Now,...

The main floor is seen during Xtream Arenas opening media tour in Coralville on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.

Switching surfaces: How Xtream Arena’s floor changes during hockey season

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter October 13, 2021

From volleyball to hockey and wrestling to concerts, Xtream Arena in Coralville can host a variety of different activities on its floor. Occasionally, the staff at the venue must switch from ice to...

Players move around the arena during the Heartlanders first practice on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. (Jeff Sigmund/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa Heartlander goalkeeper Hunter Jones to make most of opportunity

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter October 11, 2021

Iowa Heartlander goalkeeper Hunter Jones had a rough start to his professional hockey career for the AHL’s Iowa Wild last February. The 21-year-old goaltender from Ontario, Canada, surrendered...

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