|January 12, 2013 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Gwinnett, GA – The Kalamazoo Wings started off a brief two-game road swing Saturday night with a 4-2 loss to the Gwinnett Gladiators at The Arena at Gwinnett Center.
A combined nine shots between the teams led to three goals in the opening period. Alex Belzile (4th) put the Gladiators ahead 1-0 scoring on a quick wrist shot that was setup from a cross-rink pass from Doug Jones 3:54 into the first period.
Brian Bicek (1st) pulled the K-Wings even 10 minutes later, when his left circle slap shot deflected off the shoulder of goaltender Mike Lee and flew just under the crossbar to tie the game at 1-1.
Responding less than two minutes later, Belzile (5th) notched his second goal of the game with a slap shot from the right circle to give the Gladiators a 2-1 advantage.
Immediately after coming out of the penalty box, Cody Carlson notched his second goal of the season 10:19 into the second period to extend the Gladiators lead to 3-1. While Carlson’s initial shot was turned aside by Joel Martin, the rebound went right back to the forward, who lifted it over Martin.
Just 1:30 later, Joey Haddad (2nd) extended to the Gladiators lead to three goals, registering his second goal of the season off a power-play rebound. Gwinnett finished the game 1-for-3 on the power-play.
Going 1-for-9 on the power-play, Kalamazoo earned their lone man-advantage strike midway in the third period, when Jeff Pierce (1st) poked in an Alexandre Mallet rebound.
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Kalamazoo and Gwinnett will meet again tomorrow, Sunday, January 13th with a 4:05 p.m. start time from the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
The K-Wings will return to Wings Stadium next Wednesday, January 16th with a 7 p.m. face-off versus the Elmira Jackals during Kibbles and Sticks Night, where fans can bring their dog to the game, presented by Adams Outdoors and COOL 101 FM.
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.