|December 28, 2012 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Kalamazoo, MI- The Fort Wayne Komets (15-13-1-1) special teams paved the way with a power-play and a shorthand tally in a 4-1 victory Friday night over the Kalamazoo Wings (11-15-2-1) at Wings Stadium.
Skating below the left circle, Thomas Beauregard snuck the puck on Fort Wayne’s second shot of game past the Joel Martin 12:41 into the opening period for his team-leading 13th goal of the season to give the Komets an early 1-0 lead.
Too aggressive on their power-play early in the second period, a cross rink pass by Kalamazoo turned into an odd-man rush and a shorthanded tally by Brent Smith (6th).
The Komets extended their lead to 3-0 with 4:17 remaining in the second frame, when Brandon Marino picked up his second assist of the game by creating a turnover in the K-Wings zone and sending it to Eric Giosa for the forward’s fifth-goal of the season.
Kalamazoo’s lone goal occurred midway in the third, as Mike Matczak (1st) struck with a power-play marker.
Giosa tacked on his second-tally of the night in the waning moments with an empty-netter to close out the scoring.
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Kalamazoo will travel to the Huntington Center tomorrow, Saturday, December 29th for a 7:05 p.m. encounter against the Toledo Walleye.
The K-Wings will return home to Wings Stadium this Monday, December 31st for a 7 p.m. face-off versus the Cincinnati Cyclones at 7 p.m. during the 11th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash, presented by COOL 101 and WWMT News Channel 3.
Following the game, the K-Wings will host a postgame bash featuring a live DJ, as well as a public skate in both Wings Stadium and The Annex.
Over the course of the past 10 years, the K-Wings New Year’s Eve Bash has become the premiere celebration destination for families.
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.