|March 8, 2014 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Kalamazoo, MI – Earning their league-best seventh victory when trailing after the second period, the Kalamazoo Wings defeated the Fort Wayne Komets 4-3 in front 5,328 at Wings Stadium on Saturday night.
Both teams were able to find the back of the net early. Kalamazoo took the lead 5:34 into the game with tally from Nick Sirota (8th). Matt Caria and Matt Firman both earned assists on the goal. The assist by Firman raised his point streak to four games.
Over a minute later the Komets evened the game at 1-1 with marker from Matt Carter (17th).
Chris Auger (25th) put the Komets ahead midway in the stanza with a wrist shot from the right circle.
Just as they did in the first period, Fort Wayne didn’t waste any time in the second stanza to get the offense started. Scoring on a slap shot from the point Simon Danis-Pepin netted his fifth goal of the season 45 seconds into the period climbing Fort Wayne’s lead to two goals.
Kalamazoo cut the deficit in half 12:12 into the stanza, when Ludwig Blomstand (9th) lit the lamp on a wrap around.
Continuing the comeback in the third period, Justin Taylor (15th) recorded the equalizer by lifting a backhand over Ben Meisner 1:34 into the period.
Kalamazoo pulled ahead for good minutes later when Sirota (9th) completed the bookend goal scoring performance by rocketing a wrister from the top of the right circle. The goal accounted for Sirota’s second tally of the night and his first game-winner of the season.
The victory increased the K-Wings overall win streak to four games, as well as extended their home unbeaten streak in regulation to 10 games (9-0-1-0).
The K-Wings will end their three-game home stand this Sunday, March 9th with a 3 p.m. face-off versus the Komets. Sunday is 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 FREE Lunchable courtesy of Walgreens and a K-Wings toothbrush, presented by Dr. Jeffery Riggs DDS.
Fans can also meet Disney Channel star Stefanie Scott, who will be signing autographs from 2-4 p.m. 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.