|February 8, 2013 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Elmira, NY– Coming off a three-point (1 goal, 2 assists) effort on Wednesday, Elgin Reid remained red-hot scoring twice, including the game-winner in the Kalamazoo Wings (22-20-4-1) 5-3 victory Saturday night at the First Arena against the Elmira Jackals (24-19-2-2).
Getting off to the quick start, Alexandre Mallet (8th) redirected a Brett Lysak backdoor pass 3:20 into the game to give the K-Wings an early 1-0 lead. Also assisting on the goal was Sam Ftorek, who was playing in his 900th career contest.
Bouncing back midway in the period, Elmira tied the game at 1-1, when Kevin Harvey (5th) deflected a Cameron Cooper power-play slap shot.
Kalamazoo reclaimed the lead late in the opening period with a goal from Reid (8th). Reid’s tally gave the defenseman a three-game goal and point streak. The three-game goal streak tied Reid with Nick Sirota for the longest goal streak this season by a member of the K-Wings.
Behind the strength of their power-play, the Jackals knotted the game 1:49 into the second period, with a blue line blast from Jordan Southorn (6th).
Not showing a letdown from the giving up the lead, the K-Wings responded 58 seconds later with a marker from Tyler Shelast (4th), his first goal since January 9th. John Armstrong, who earned an assist on the goal, extended his point and assist streak to seven games, both season-highs for Kalamazoo.
Aggressively killing a Wesley Myron penalty, Kalamazoo added to their lead with a shorthanded goal by Reid (9th), his second-goal of the night. The shorthanded tally was Reid’s first of the season and the fourth by the K-Wings.
Trying to battle back late in the third period, Jordan Pietrus knocked in his ninth-goal of the season 17:31 into the period to bring the Jackals back to within a single goal; however, Ftorek (5th) put the game out of reach by netting an empty-netter with one-minute remaining in the game.
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Kalamazoo will continue their three-game road swing with the middle-leg of the trip tomorrow, Saturday, February 9th with a 7:35 p.m. encounter against the Trenton Titans at the Sun National Bank Center.
The K-Wings will return home to start a brief two-game home stand on Thursday, February 14th with a 7 p.m. face-off versus the Trenton Titans during the 13th Annual Valentine’s Day Pink Ice Game, presented by WKFR and SeaLandAir Travel & Apple Vacations.
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 Saturdays. 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.