|January 30, 2013 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Kalamazoo, MI – A North Division grudge match was decided midway in the final period with a goal from Eric Giosa (9th) lifting the Fort Wayne Komets (24-19-1-1) over the Kalamazoo Wings (19-20-4-1) Wednesday night at Wings Stadium.
Slipping past the Kalamazoo defense, Fort Wayne’s Thomas Beauregard netted his team-leading 16th goal of the season. Beauregard’s initial shot was turned aside by the reigning ECHL’s Reebok Goaltender of the Week, Joel Martin; however, the rebound rolled back to the tape of the forward for the marker 9:11 into the period.
Beating the clock to tie the game at 1-1, Nick Sirota notched his 16th goal of the season by sweeping up a rebound with one-tenth of a second remaining in the period. Setting up the power-play strike were John Negrin and John Armstrong. The assist from Armstrong increased his point streak to four games.
After no scoring in the second period, Giosa earned the eventual game-winner on a secondary opportunity that sailed over the shoulder of Martin with 5:26 remaining in regulation.
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Kalamazoo and Fort Wayne will conclude their home-and-home series this Friday, February 1st with an 8 p.m. encounter at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum.
The K-Wings will return to Wings Stadium on Saturday, February 2nd for a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Wheeling Nailers on WRKR Mardi Gras Night. Saturday night will also be Noodles and Company and Big Brothers and Big Sisters Night. The first 2,500 fans will receive a limited edition giveaway item in celebration our grand reopening.
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.