|March 1, 2014 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Orlando, FL – Giving the Orlando Solar Bears their first home loss in 2014 (10 games) and their overall setback in 11 games, the Kalamazoo Wings defeated the Solar Bears 3-2 Saturday night at the Amway Center.
Keeping the puck in the attack zone late in the period, Chris Lawrence chipped a pass to the blade of Matt Caria for his team-leading 19th goal of the season. The 19th goals ties Caria with Florida Everblades forward Kyle Bonis for the league-lead among rookies.
Both Caria and Lawrence extended point streaks on the play. Caria has earned points in seven straight games, while Lawrence is on a four-game point streak.
Taking a wrist shot from below the right circle, Jake Hauswirth (5th) tied the game 8:08 into the second period.
Bouncing back moments later, Yannick Veilleux (14th) put the K-Wings ahead with a slap shot from between the circles. Veilleux’s goal extended his point streak to a K-Wings’ season-high tying 10 games.
Mickey Lang recorded the equalizer with a power-play tally late in the period. Lang’s goal was his league-best 32nd of the season and his league-leading 10th with a man-advantage.
Kalamazoo went ahead for good lead early in the third period with the game-winning marker from Ryan Del Monte (5th) 3:25 into the stanza.
Joel Martin stopped 37 shots for the victory, including 19 saves in the final period.
Kalamazoo will conclude their four-game road swing this Monday, March 2nd with a 7 p.m. encounter against Orlando from the Amway Center.
The K-Wings will return to Wings Stadium on Friday, March 7th to commence a three-game home stand with a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the South Carolina Stingrays on Carnival Night.
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.