|February 14, 2014 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Kalamazoo, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings put the crowd of 4,727 at Wings Stadium in the mood to cheer, as the K-Wings provided plenty of offense in a 5-2 victory over the Toledo Walleye during the 14th Annual Pink Ice Game.
Despite being out-shot 12-8 in the first period, the K-Wings took advantage of their scoring chances. During a cluster behind the Walleye goaltender, Justin Taylor found an open Yannick Veilleux, who buried the puck for the first strike of the contest. Both players extended their point streaks on the tally. Taylor pushed his point streak to five games, while Veilleux has earned points in four straight games.
While sliding backdoor, Matt Caria (15th) received a pass from Chris Lawrence, who was drawing in the defense to lengthen the K-Wings advantage to two goals.
Early in the second period, Travis Novak (8th) ended the Kalamazoo hot streak by earning an unassisted wraparound goal to bring Toledo within a single goal.
The K-Wings regrouped and answered the Walleye goal. Finding room in the slot, David Pacan (8th) chopped at the puck into the net to increase Kalamazoo’s lead back to two.
Nearly two minutes later, the K-Wings drew a power-play. After a firing squad of shots, Elgin Reid found himself alone at the top left corner of the blue line. He waited for the screen and fired home his fifth goal of the season, pushing Kalamazoo’s lead to 4-1.
Scoring on a 5-on-3 power-play, Alden Hirschfeld brought the Walleye back to within two goals with his seventh goal of the season midway in the third period.
Caria closed out the scoring tacking on his second goal of the night and team-leading 16th goal of the season with an empty-netter with 42 seconds remaining.
The K-Wings will end their brief two-game home stand tomorrow, Saturday, February 15th with a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Fort Wayne Komets during the 3rd Annual Susan G. Komen Game, presented by Eaton Corporation.
Prior to the game the K-Wings will honor cancer survivors. Fans coming to the game can enjoy $2 beers, $2 hot dogs and $1 Pepsi products. Following the game there will be a special post-game skate.
Fans can also partake in a blind jersey auction, as well as a silent auction for other items during the game. A portion of the proceeds will go the Susan G. Komen of Southwest Michigan.
Tickets for all K-Wings home games are currently on sale at the Wings Stadium Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations, including www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Ticket office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Individual ticket prices for home games are $13 and $17.50 for adults and only $7 for kids ages 12 and under. The price for all K-Wings premium night games (all colored ice games and the New Year’s Eve game) are just $1 more. Fans can save money by purchasing K-Wings single-game tickets in advance. Tickets purchased on the day of a game increase by $2 (adults only).
Fans that plan on attending multiple games can avoid service fees plus enjoy a discount from the single-game price by purchasing a 12, 24 or 36-game flexi-plan. These plans, along with rivalry packs and group ticket packages may be ordered through the K-Wings Sales office by calling (269) 743-6011.
For more information about tonight’s game, please contact Mike Modugno, director of public relations and broadcaster at (269) 226-0384.