|December 7, 2013 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Greenville, SC- Jordan Binnington made 36 saves to record his first professional shutout as the Kalamazoo Wings raised their unbeaten streak (4-0-0-1) to five games with a 2-0 victory over the Greenville Road Warriors.
Despite applying plenty of pressure, the K-Wings skated to a scoreless opening period. Kalamazoo outshot Greenville 14-5 in the stanza.
The goaltending duel continued through the second period, as the score remained scoreless.Binnington was busier in the middle frame stopping 17 shots, while Greenville’s Scott Stajcer turned away nine shots.
Kalamazoo ended the gridlock midway in the third period when Stajcer, who was out of net playing the puck, sent a pass off of Matt Caria. Caria (2nd) found the loose puck and sent it into the empty net.
Adding insurance late in regulation, Yanni Gourde (10th) put in his own rebound with 35 seconds remaining to secure the victory. Gourde’s tally extended his goal streak to a K-Wings season-high four games and his point streak to a K-Wings season-high five games.
Saturday night wasn’t the first time that Binnington has met Stajcer. The two were teammates for three seasons (2009-2012) in the Ontario Hockey League with the Owen Sound Attack.
Kalamazoo will conclude their four-game road swing on Tuesday, December 10th with a 7:35 p.m. encounter against the Cincinnati Cyclones.
The K-Wings will return home on Friday, December 13th versus the Cyclones on Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest and Teddy Bear Toss Night. The fan that wears the ugliest Holiday sweater will receive $200. The game will also feature $2 beers, $2 hot dogs and $1 Pepsi products.
December 13th will also be the annual Teddy Bear Toss night, when the K-Wings score their first goal; fans will throw stuffed animals onto the ice. The stuffed animals collected will go to the Salvation Army and to the K-Wings annual visit to the Children’s Hospital at Bronson.
Tickets for all 36 K-Wings home games are currently on sale at the Wings Stadium Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations, including www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Ticket office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Regular season ticket prices for home games are $13 and $17.50 for adults and only $7 for kids ages 12 and under. The price for all K-Wings premium night games (all colored ice games and the New Year’s Eve game) are just $1 more. Fans can save money by purchasing K-Wings single-game tickets in advance. Tickets purchased on the day of a game increase by $2 (adults only).
Fans that plan on attending multiple games can avoid service fees plus enjoy a discount from the single-game price by purchasing a 12, 24 or 36-game flexi-plan. These plans, along with holiday packs and group ticket packages may be ordered through the K-Wings Sales office by calling (269) 743-6011.
For more information about tonight’s game, please contact Mike Modugno, director of public relations and broadcaster at (269) 226-0384.