|December 23, 2011 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Kalamazoo, MI- Led by a 37 save performance from Thomas McCollum, the Toledo Walleye defeated the Kalamazoo Wings 2-1 Friday night at Wings Stadium.
A late period rush in the opening frame by Toledo changed the fortune of what was an evenly played first period. With 20.9 second remaining in the period, Kyle Rogers (7th) skating from left-to-right in the attacking zone sent a wrist shot that dribbled through the legs of Riley Gill and over the goal line for the first goal of the night.
Scoring was halted until the third period, when Gleason Fournier (2nd) finished off a two-on-one deflecting the eventual game-winner past Gill 16:55 into the period.
Not to be held off the scoreboard, Darren Archibald (2nd) brought the K-Wings back to within a single goal late in the game, when he shot deflected off a Toledo defense past McCollum for the K-Wings lone goal.
Kalamazoo finished the night 0-for-7 on the power-play, while the Walleye went 0-for-4. With the loss, the K-Wings have a dropped a season-high three straight games.
For Game Stats: http://echl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=9070. .
Kalamazoo will hit the road to start a brief two-game road swing this Tuesday, December 27th for a 7:35 p.m. encounter against North Division rival, the Cincinnati Cyclones at the U.S. Bank Arena.
The K-Wings will return home this Saturday, December 31st with a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Toledo Walleye during the 10th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash Presented by Cool 101 and WMMT News Channel 3.
Fans that purchase tickets for the game on December 31st will receive FREE admittance to both the public skate and pre and post game concert featuring The Bronk Brothers. Due to limited skate rentals, the K-Wings encourage fans to bring their own skates.
Single-game tickets for the upcoming 2011-2012 season are on sale at the Wings Stadium Ticket Office. Ticket Office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, please call Wings Stadium Ticket Office during regular business hours at (269) 345-5101.
Tickets for all K-Wings home games are $12.90 and $16.90 for adults and only $6.90 for kids ages 12 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 $1.
For more information about tonight’s game, please contact Mike Modugno, director of public relations and broadcaster at (269) 349-9772, extension 220.