|October 13, 2012 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Toledo, OH- Making his first pro start, Petr Mrazek looked like a season veteran stopping 33 shots to lead the Toledo Walleye (1-0-0-0) to a 4-1 victory over the Kalamazoo Wings (1-1-0-0) Saturday night at the Huntington Center.
Following an emotional pregame ceremony remembering former Walleye Bryan Rufenach, who passed away in the offseason, Toledo grabbed an early lead with a tally from Max Campbell (1st) 3:36 into the game.
Before the fans got back to their seats from the intermission, the Walleye pounced on the K-Wings with a quick second period marker. Setting up from behind the net, Campbell slip a pass in front of the crease to Andrej Nestrasil (1st), who jammed in the opportunity 1:55 into the stanza.
Kalamazoo’s best scoring chances in the period came on a five-minute power-play that was created from a charge from Phil Oreskovic. Mrazek anchored the penalty-kill for the Walleye turning aside seven shots during the K-Wings man-advantage.
Putting the game out of reach in the third period, Willie Coetzee (1st) knocked in a rebound to the left of Joel Martin who finished the contest with 27 saves.
Jumping on the scoreboard late in the contest, Elgin Reid (2nd) blasted a one-timer one the power-play for the K-Wings lone tally of the night.
Campbell capped off a three-point (2 goals, 1 assists) night scoring an empty-netter to push the Walleye lead back to three goals.
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Kalamazoo will return home to Wings Stadium this Friday, October 19th with a 7:30 p.m. face-off to battle Fort Wayne featuring a pregame home opener tailgate party.
Single-game and season 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.