Heartlanders get their first shutout against the Komets


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FORT WAYNE, Ind. –The Iowa Heartlanders lost 4-0 to the Fort Wayne Komets on Friday night at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Jiri Patera got his first shutout on American soil, saving 23 shots for his fourth win of the season.

Trevin Kozlowski stopped 28 shots in the loss.

The Komets have scored in every period, including twice in the fourth. They started scoring 64 seconds into the game with a goal from Will Graber, assisted by Kellen Jones and Matt Murphy.

They increased their lead in the second with Connor Corcoran’s bat, and Blake Siebenaler added two more in the third. Seven Komets scored one point.

The next Heartlanders home games will be Wednesday December 8, Friday December 10 and Saturday December 11 at Xtream Arena. Wednesday December 8 is another college night with discounted tickets for those with a college ID as the Landers take on the Toledo walleye.

Toledo is also in town for a great promotional weekend on Friday and Saturday. Friday is the team’s very first teddy bear throw, pres. by Steindler Orthopedic Clinic. Fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears and other stuffed animals into the game and throw them on the ice after the Heartlanders score their first goal. All stuffed animals will be donated to local organizations helping those in need during this holiday season.

On Saturday, December 11, the Heartlanders rematch the walleye for another Healthcare Heroes Night, pres. by Mercy Iowa City.

With the release of the Iowa Heartlanders

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