|February 9, 2013 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Trenton, NJ– Sam Ftorek gave the Kalamazoo Wings (23-20-4-1) a thrilling victory with a power-play goal in a 2-1 overtime finish against the Trenton Titans (19-23-4-3).
Deadlocked at 0-0 through the first 20 minutes, Kalamazoo jumped ahead 31 seconds into the second period with a redirected marker from Brett Lysak (14th). Lysak’s goal gives him points in four straight games. Also extended point streaks to four games by earning assists on the tally were Aaron Clarke and Mitch Versteeg.
While the Titans could score on an extended two-man power-play in the period, their pressure continued to even strength where they were able to tie the game. Battling in front of Joel Martin, Jacob Cepis was able to glove down his own rebound and push it past Martin for his 14th goal of the season.
Martin was stellar in his 32nd consecutive start turning aside 45 saves in the victory.
Prior to the K-Wings power-play winner, the Titans had the game’s best scoring chance 54 seconds into the extra session with a Andy Bohmbach penalty shot. With a chance to clinch the win, Bohmbach’s wrist shot sailed wide of the net.
Moments later after being awarded a man-advantage, Kalamazoo wouldn’t waste the opportunity, as Ftorek sealed the victory with his sixth-goal of the season. Five of Ftorek’s goals this season have come on the power-play.
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Kalamazoo will conclude their three-game road swing tomorrow, Sunday, February 10th with a 4:05 p.m. encounter against the Reading Royals at the Sovereign Center.
The K-Wings will return home to start a brief two-game home stand on Thursday, February 14th with a 7 p.m. face-off versus the Trenton Titans during the 13th Annual Valentine’s Day Pink Ice Game, presented by WKFR and SeaLandAir Travel & Apple Vacations.
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 Saturdays. 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.