|December 22, 2012 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Evansville, IN- Falling into a hole early, the Kalamazoo Wings (11-14-2-1) dropped their fourth straight overall (0-3-1-0) and their seventh straight on the road (0-4-2-1) with a 4-3 setback to the Evansville IceMen (11-0-3) Saturday night at the Ford Center.
End-to-end action led to plenty of scoring in the first period. A turnover in K-Wings zone, led by an innocent wrister from Matt Schepke (1st) started the scoring for IceMen midway in the period.
Over three minutes later, Patrick Kennedy (7th) won a battle to the right of Kalamazoo’s net and knocked in a Trent Vogelhuber rebound with 9:02 remaining in the period to extend Evansville’s lead to 2-0.
Aaron Clarke became the third member (Eric Kattelus, Brett Lysak) of the K-Wings to reach double-digits in goals earning his 10th of the season when he redirected a Kory Karlander centering pass with 6:55 left in the opening period.
Extending their lead back to two goals late in the stanza, a poke check from Schepke created a turnover in the K-Wings zone and the forward quickly gave it to Dylan Clarke, who walked for his ninth goal of the season.
The scoring subsided in the second period, but picked up early in the third, when Jason Dale (5th) scored the eventual game-winner on a backhander.
Making it exciting late, Kalamazoo struck for two goals in a span of 12 seconds apart midway in the stanza from Alexandre Mallet (1st) and the second of the game from Clarke (11th). The goal from Mallet was his first as a professional, while Clarke’s goal ties him with Lysak for the team-lead.
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The K-Wings will return home to Wings Stadium on Friday, December 28th with a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Komets featuring a visit from the Stanley Cup on a FANomenal Friday with $2 beer, $1 Pepsi and $2 Loose Meat Sandwiches on 90’s Sitcom Night.
Viewing of the Stanley Cup will be FREE with a game ticket for December 28th. Fans will also be able to take pictures with the cup starting at 6:30 p.m. when doors open for the game.
Single-game tickets for the 2012-2013 season are on sale at the Wings Stadium Ticket Office. Ticket Office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday’s. To charge tickets by phone, please call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.
Tickets for all K-Wings home games are $13 and $17.50 for adults and only $7 for kids ages 14 and under. The price for all K-Wings premium night games (all colored ice games and New Year’s Eve game) are just $1 more.
Fans can save money by purchasing K-Wings single-game tickets in advance because tickets purchased on the day of a game increase by $2 (adults only).
For more information about tonight’s contest, please contact Mike Modugno, director of public relations and broadcaster at (269) 226-0384.