|November 23, 2012 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Kalamazoo, MI- Taking over the game in the third period, the Kalamazoo Wings (9-8-0-0) score three unanswered to defeat the Fort Wayne Komets (8-6-0-1) Friday night at Wings Stadium.
The opening period was dominated by penalties and power play goals. Fort Wayne got the early go-ahead goal when Jean-Michael Rizk found himself all alone in the slot off a face off, and he made no mistake sliding in his sixth-goal of the campaign.
Kalamazoo would have the special teams answer when they earned a power play after Joe Charlebois took a high stick in the corner.
Recent addition, and former K-Wing, Mitch Versteeg ripped a shot from the point that was deflected by John Armstrong (2nd). Armstrong’s tally tied the game 1-1 heading into the intermission.
Keeping momentum of their side early in the second period, K-Wings leading scorer Brett Lysak snapped his second longest scoring drought of the season (4 games) netting his eighth goal of the year on a rebound 2:10 into the stanza.
One of the biggest nemeses of the K-Wings evened the contest for the Komets moments later, as Thomas Beauregard (7th) blasted a one-timer over the shoulder of Joel Martin. Beauregard has scored five of his seven goals this season against Kalamazoo.
Armstrong (3rd) gave the K-Wings the lead for good 6:07 into the third period with a breakaway marker that was created by a neutral zone steal from Aaron Clarke. All three of Armstrong’s goals this season have come against the Komets.
Just over two minutes later, Clarke (6th) put the game out of reach from a backdoor pass from Kory Karlander.
Capping off a stretch of three goals in 3:12, Lysak tacked on his second goal of the contest that was created with a cross rink pass from Darren Archibald.
Martin (7-5-0-0) improved his record of 4-0-0-0 against the Komets and helped the K-Wings regain third place honors in the North Division with a 37 save performance.
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The K-Wings will finish off their abbreviated two-game home stand this Sunday, November 25th with a 3 p.m. face-off versus the Toledo Walleye on the first Family Hockey Day in the ‘Zoo, presented by Consumers Credit Union, Bronson Orthopedics Sports Medicine, Meijer, Charter Media and MLive. During all Sunday home games all kids eat FREE and the K-Wings players will have a post game skate with the fans immediately after the contest.
Adding to the pregame excitement, Meijer will have its FREE interactive Fan Truck in the parking lot from 1:30-3:30 p.m., featuring a photo booth and activities for kids.
Single-game 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.