|February 17, 2014 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Cincinnati, OH – Giving themselves some breathing room in the North Division standings, the Kalamazoo Wings defeated the Cincinnati Cyclones 4-3 Monday afternoon at the US Bank Arena.
Needing just six seconds of their lone power-play of the first period, the Cyclones grabbed the lead midway in the period with a goal from Trevor Lewis (9th). Following a face-off win, Mike Dalhuisen, who was making his Cincinnati debut, sent a slap shot that was redirected by Lewis for the first goal of the contest.
Stealing a breakout pass early in the second period, the K-Wings tied the game at 1-1 with a goal from Yannick Veilleux (10th). Initiating the play was Sam Ftorek, who earned his 400th career assist on the tally, while Veilleux pushed his point streak to six games and his goal streak to a K-Wings’ season-high tying four games.
Cincinnati reclaimed the lead 6:39 into the period with Lewis’ second goal of the game.
Not to be outdone, Veilleux struck again to pull the game even recording the equalizer with a power-play slap shot midway in the stanza. David Pacan extended his point streak to three games with an assist on the tally.
Claiming their first lead of the afternoon, Justin Taylor pounced in front of the Cyclones net for his 11th goal of the season on a backdoor pass from Mitchell Good. Taylor’s goal gave the forward points in seven straight contests.
Answering the bell to commence the third period, Brian Nugent (2nd) scored on a left circle slap shot 26 seconds into the period to knot the game at 3-3.
Responding 2:10 later Ray Kaunisto put the K-Wings in front for good recording the eventual game-winner on his second goal of the season on a backhander.
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 dogs 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.