|November 25, 2012 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Kalamazoo, MI- A late goal from Phil Rauch (1st) was enough to move the Toledo Walleye (11-7-0-1) into first place in the North Division with a 3-2 victory over the Kalamazoo Wings (9-9-0-0) Sunday afternoon at Wings Stadium.
In a game featuring the two least penalized teams in the ECHL, it was ironic that first goal of the game occurred on a power-play. Working the puck from behind the net, John Armstrong sent a crisp pass to the tape of Kory Karlander (4th), who rifled a wrister 7:56 into the contest. Armstrong and Karlander each extended their point streaks to four games, while Mitch Versteeg, who earned a secondary assist, pushed his point streak to three games.
Crashing the net early in the second period, Toledo evened the game at 2-2 with a rebound tally from Phil Oreskovic (1st). Racing in from the left point, Oreskovic was able to lift his stick on the initial shot from Terry Broadhurst 5:11 into the period.
With a slap shot from the left circle, Max Campbell (5th) gave the Walleye their first lead of the game 2:22 into the third period.
Bouncing back two and half minutes later, John Negrin (1st) netted the equalizer from a behind the net feed from Karlander.
After a K-Wings scoring chance ended with a broken stick from Elgin Reid, Rauch split the defense to record the game-winner.
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Kalamazoo will begin a three-game road swing this Friday, November 30th with a 7:00 p.m. encounter against Toledo.
The K-Wings will return home to Wings Stadium on Saturday, December 8th with a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Walleye during WZUU Biggest Walleye Fish Fry in Michigan Night.
Single-game for the 2012-2013 season are on sale at the Wings Stadium Ticket Office. Ticket Office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday’s. To charge tickets by phone, please call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.
Tickets for all K-Wings home games are $13 and $17.50 for adults and only $7 for kids ages 14 and under. The price for all K-Wings premium night games (all colored ice games and New Year’s Eve game) are just $1 more.
Fans can save money by purchasing K-Wings single-game tickets in advance because tickets purchased on the day of a game increase by $2 (adults only).
For more information about tonight’s contest, please contact Mike Modugno, director of public relations and broadcaster at (269) 226-0384.