|February 7, 2014 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Fort Wayne, IN – For the second straight game the Kalamazoo Wings needed extra time to secure a victory. Kalamazoo rallied late in the third period to force overtime and went on to defeat the Fort Wayne Komets 3-2 Friday night at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum.
Skating in the high-slot, Jordan Southorn (7th) gave the Komets the lead scoring on a slap shot 13:22 into the first period.
Kalamazoo pulled even early in the second period. Capping off an odd-man rush, Justin Taylor found Yannick Veilleux for his sixth goal of the season 1:32 into the period.
Jumping back ahead midway in the stanza, Southorn (8th) netted his second goal of the night on a rebound.
Fort Wayne kept a one goal advantage until the waning moments of regulation. Winning a face-off in a Komets zone, Nick Sirota (4th) forced overtime with a wrister with 7.7 seconds remaining in period. Sam Ftorek extended his point streak to four games with an assist on the goal.
Ending the game quickly in overtime, David Pacan (7th) scored on a backhander 1:09 into the extra session to extend the K-Wings unbeaten streak to three games (2-0-0-1).
The victory for the K-Wings puts them in a first place tie in the North Division with the Cincinnati Cyclones.
The K-Wings will host the inaugural Van Andel Institute Purple Community Game presented by Lake Michigan Credit Union tomorrow, Saturday, February 8th with a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Toledo Walleye.
This game is a continuation of VAI’s grassroots fundraising program Purple Community, and raises funds for cancer and neurodegenerative disease research and science education at Van Andel Institute
Activities for fans during Purple Community night will include a purple photo booth in the concourse, t-shirt giveaways, the opportunity to become a Purple Community member and Mascot Olympics during intermissions. A video featuring K-Wings Defenseman Sam Ftorek and VAI researcher Dr. Jeff MacKeigan will debut during the game to educate fans on the benefits of disease research.
Over a dozen mascots including Paws, the mascot of the Detroit Tigers, will be competing in the K-Wings Mascot Olympics.
Tickets for all K-Wings home games are currently on sale at the Wings Stadium Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations, including www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Ticket office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Individual ticket prices for home games are $13 and $17.50 for adults and only $7 for kids ages 12 and under. The price for all K-Wings premium night games (all colored ice games and the New Year’s Eve game) are just $1 more. Fans can save money by purchasing K-Wings single-game tickets in advance. Tickets purchased on the day of a game increase by $2 (adults only).
Fans that plan on attending multiple games can avoid service fees plus enjoy a discount from the single-game price by purchasing a 12, 24 or 36-game flexi-plan. These plans, along with rivalry packs and group ticket packages may be ordered through the K-Wings Sales office by calling (269) 743-6011.
For more information about tonight’s game, please contact Mike Modugno, director of public relations and broadcaster at (269) 226-0384.