|September 20, 2011 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Kalamazoo, MI- The Kalamazoo Wings, proud member of the ECHL, two-time defending North Division Champions and reigning Eastern Conference Champions, announce that the team has concluded its agreement to be the ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Citing a difference in affiliation philosophy, the K-Wings and Islanders have ended their relationship. Under the affiliation arrangement, during the 2010-11 season, both New York and Bridgeport assigned players to Kalamazoo.
“We (K-Wings) thank the Islanders for their affiliation last season,” said Paul L. Pickard, president of the K- Wings. “It is unfortunate that our philosophy does not align, but we have to look out for what’s best for our fans and organization.”
Last year, five members of the Islanders organization, Matt Duffy, Mike Sellitto, Cory Syvret, Steven Tarasuk and Justin Taylor were assigned to the K-Wings.
Single-game and season tickets for the upcoming 2011-2012 season are on sale at the Wings Stadium Ticket Office. Ticket Office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, please call Wings Stadium Ticket Office during regular business hours at (269) 345-5101.
For more information about the conclusion of the affiliation with the New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers, please contact Mike Modugno, director of public relations/broadcaster at (269) 349-9772 extension 220.