|February 15, 2014 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Kalamazoo, MI – In front of a sellout crowd of 5,113, the second largest home crowd this season at Wings Stadium, the Kalamazoo Wings dismantled the Fort Wayne Komets 5-2 during the 3rd Annual Susan G. Komen Night, presented by Eaton Corporation.
The K-Wings came into Saturday night just 1-for-28 on the power-play in eight games against the Komets, but that didn’t hinder Kalamazoo. Striking on the man-advantage in the first period, on their second opportunity of the night, Nick Sirota (6th) scored on a cross rink pass from Elgin Reid with less than three minutes remaining in the period.
While the first period was defensive, the second stanza was certainly offensive. Yannick Veilleux (9th) increased the K-Wings lead to two goals, 3:30 in to the period, with a wrist shot from the left circle. The tally extended Veilleux’s point streak to five games.
Creating a turnover in the neutral zone two minutes later, the K-Wings capped off an odd-man rush as Dustin Cloutier found Matt Firman in the slot for his second goal of the season.
Fort Wayne quickly responded moments later when Christian Ouellet (7th) received a chip from behind Kalamazoo’s net and blindly tossed a wrister past Jordan Binnington.
The Komets continued to fight back. While on the power-play, Jordan Southorn (9th) tallied a goal brining Fort Wayne within a two goals.
The final minute of the period ended in an explosion. Sirota found Matt Caria (17th) camped out in front of the Komets goaltender. The forward managed to swipe at the puck and got enough steam to watch is slowly slide into the net.
Adding salt into the Komets wound, David Pacan (9th) scored an empty-netter late in the third period to close out the scoring.
The K-Wings welcomed a combined 9,830 for their two pink ice games.
Kalamazoo will travel to the U.S. Bank Arena this Monday, February 17th for a 2 p.m. President’s Day encounter against the Cincinnati Cyclones.
The K-Wings will return home on Sunday, February 23rd with a 3 p.m. face-off versus the Orlando Solar Bears on Kibbles and Sticks Night, where fans can bring their dogs to the game. Tickets for Dog are $5, with the proceeds going to the Animal Rescue Project. Also any fan that purchases a ticket for their dog will also receive a K-Wings Dog Bandana.
Sunday is also a Family Hockey Day in the ‘ZOO presented by Walgreen’s, Bronson Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Consumers Credit Union and Charter Media. The first 500 kids that enter through the main doors (doors 1 and 10 of the lobby) of Wings Stadium will receive a Lunchable courtesy of Walgreens and a K-Wings Sticker Pack. Following the game, fans can participate in a post-game skate with the K-Wings (skate rental $3).
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.