|October 27, 2012 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Kalamazoo, MI- There were no tricks but plenty of treats for the Kalamazoo Wings (5-1-0-0) during the 9th annual Orange Ice Game, as the K-Wings extended their win streak to four games with a 4-1 decision over the Evansville Icemen (0-5-1-0).
Finding offense from the opening face-off, the K-Wings were able to score the first goal of the contest for their fourth consecutive game. Getting the scoring underway at the 5:25 mark was Aaron Clarke, who poked a puck free from the Evansville defense, and was able to beat Rob Madore for his first goal of the season.
Following that up just five minutes later was Eric Kattelus. With the K-Wings working on a power play mid way through the first, Kattelus took a quick wrist shot that beat Madore through the five-hole, for his second tally of the season. The goal gave Kalamazoo a 2-0 lead heading into the locker room after one.
Again taking advantage of a K-Wings power play was Kattelus, who poured home his second goal of the game and third of the season, when he shot the puck from the right side and found the back of the net to lead his team to a three goal advantage.
Evansville tried to claw their way back into the contest, as Patrick Kennedy was able to break through the solid wall that was K-Wing goalie, Joel Martin. The goal for Kennedy was his second of the season, and came in four-on-four action. Martin, who finished the contest with 28 saves, allowed his first goal at home (112:38) in two appearances and his first goal surrendered since October 13th against Toledo (119:40).
Putting the finishing touches on Kalamazoo’s victory was, Nick Sirota, who notched his first goal of the season on an empty-netter.
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Kalamazoo will travel to U.S. Bank Arena on Wednesday, October 31st for a 7:35 p.m. encounter against the Cincinnati Cyclones.
The K-Wings will return home to Wings Stadium on Friday, November 2nd for a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Cyclones on 80’s Night, presented by WKFR. Friday night’s contest will also be a FANomenal Friday, featuring $2 beers, $1 Pepsi and $1 hot dogs.
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.