|October 20, 2012 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Kalamazoo, MI- Darren Archibald netted two goals and Kory Karlander grabbed the game-winner, as the Kalamazoo Wings (3-1-0-0) defeated the Toledo Walleye (2-1-0-0) 4-2 Saturday night at Wings Stadium.
Archibald buried the opening tally from a shot in the slot giving the K-Wings the lead and also marking the first time in this young season that Kalamazoo has lit the lamp in the first period.
Pulling even in the second period, Toledo tied up the contest with a goal from Will Coetzee (2nd) after he showed some quick hands and put the puck in the back of the net.
A quick response from Kalamazoo gave them the lead for good, when Archibald (3rd) scored his second of the night and gave the K-Wings their second power play goal of the year. The three tallies for Archibald give him the team-lead in goals scored.
After killing off another Walleye power play, Kalamazoo translated that momentum into a goal of their own, this time scored by Karlander. The eventual game-winner was Karlander’s first point of the campaign.
Adding insurance in the third period, Karlander’s face-off victory in the right circle with 16:39 remaining in regulation went to tape of Michael Davies, who flung his first goal of the season past Petr Mrazek.
Toledo’s Bryon Froese (1st) notched a goal late, but it wasn’t enough, as the K-Wings won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Joe Cannata gave the K-Wings strong support between the pipes in his K-Wings debut making a team season-high 40 saves in the victory.
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Kalamazoo will begin a home-and-home series this Friday, October 26th with a 7:15 p.m. (CST) encounter against the Evansville Icemen from the Ford Center.
The K-Wings will return home to Wings Stadium on Saturday, October 27th with a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Icemen during the 9th Annual Orange Ice Game, presented by The CW7. Fans are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes for a costume contest for both adults and children. There will also be trick-or-treating in the concourse.
Saturday’s game will also be the second game of a doubleheader. In game one, the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings will play the Johnstown Tomahawks at 3:30 p.m. Fans who purchase tickets to the K-Wings game will receive FREE admission for the J-Wings contest.
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.