|December 21, 2012 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Kalamazoo, MI- Utilizing a three-goal third period, the Fort Wayne Komets (14-11-1-1) came into Wings Stadium and skated away with a 5-3 victory Friday night over the Kalamazoo Wings (11-13-2-1).
After a scoreless opening 20 minutes of play, the K-Wings were outshot 11-4 in the period, earning three of their shots through special teams. Kalamazoo generated a shot on each of their two power-plays in the stanza, as well as another shot shorthanded.
A roller coaster of a second period saw the Komets record the first two goals of the contest. A mad scramble in front of the K-Wings net and the puck found itself on the stick of Josh Brittian, who tipped in his 11th goal of the season.
Capping off an odd-man rush, Kaleigh Schrock (2nd) extended the Komets lead midway in the period with a wrister from the slot.
Not recording their first shot on net until 7:11 left in the middle frame, the K-Wings made the most of their first attempt, as Kory Karlander (6th) one-timed an Aaron Clarke cross rink pass to cut the deficit to a single goal.
Snapping a 0-for-22 drought on the power-play, Kalamazoo pulled even later in the second with a five-on-three man-advantage marker from Eric Kattelus (10th).
Fort Wayne regained the lead midway in the third with perfect pass from behind the K-Wings net from Brittain, who fed Eric Giosa (4th) in front the crease with 9:19 remaining in regulation.
Ryan Lasch helped the Komets increase their lead to two goals five minutes later by lifting his sixth goal of the year over the shoulder of Joel Martin.
After an empty-netter from Thomas Beauregard (12th) gave the Komets their largest lead of the night with 1:09 remaining, Kalamazoo’s Adam Polasek would answer 30 seconds later with his fourth goal of the season to close out the scoring.
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Staying within the division, Kalamazoo will head to the Ford Center tomorrow, Saturday, December 22nd for a 7:15 p.m. (CDT) encounter against the Evansville IceMen.
The K-Wings will return home to Wings Stadium on Friday, December 28th with a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Komets featuring a visit from the Stanley Cup on a FANomenal Friday with $2 beer, $1 Pepsi and $2 Loose Meat Sandwiches on 90’s Sitcom Night.
Viewing of the Stanley Cup will be FREE with a game ticket for December 28th. Fans will also be able to take pictures with the cup starting at 6:30 p.m. when doors open for the game.
Single-game tickets 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.