|October 26, 2012 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Evansville, IN- Led by a 2-for-4 display on the power-play, the Kalamazoo Wings (4-1-0-0) powered their way past the Evansville IceMen (0-4-0-1) with a 3-2 victory Friday night from the Ford Center.
Sparked by a two-man advantage, Kalamazoo jumped ahead with a Sam Ftorek (1st) slap shot at the 8:29 mark of the first period. Finding open space atop the left circle, Ftorek power-play marker was setup from Brett Lysak and Eric Kattelus.
Pelting Joe Cannata (27 saves) with shots early in the second period, Evansville tied the game at 1-1 2:17 into the stanza with a rebound tally from Dan Gendur. While Cannata made the two initial saves, Gendur knocked in a rebound to the right of the netminder for his second goal of the campaign.
Outshot in the game 29-22, the K-Wings were outshot 13-2 in the second period.
Later in the period, Ftorek (2nd) regained the lead for Kalamazoo rifling a power-play goal past Paul Karpowich (19 saves) for the defensemen’s second of the game and team-leading fifth point of the season.
Bouncing back with a man-advantage goal of their own, the IceMen knotted the game at 2-2, when Dale Mahovsky (1st) redirected a Matt Gens slap shot with 12:32 remaining in the middle frame.
Utilizing a screen from Aaron Clarke, Joe Charlebois put the K-Wings ahead for good with 8:30 remaining in regulation registering his first goal of the season with a blue line slap shot for the eventual game-winner.
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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 and the K-Wings will be wearing special Halloween jerseys, that will be auctioned off following the game.
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.
The K-Wings annual orange ice contest will follow the J-Wings game; however, fans coming to game can also watch every moment of game three of the World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants on the largest video board in southwest Michigan. Wings Stadium will air the Tigers-Giants game on the new 12.5x40 video board.
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.