|February 21, 2013 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Reading, PA – For the second-time this season, the Kalamazoo Wings (26-23-4-1) brought a lengthy win streak into the Sovereign Center and for the second-time the Reading Royals (35-14-3-3) end the streak, this time a three-game winning streak, as the Royals defeated the K-Wings 3-1 Thursday night at the Sovereign Center.
Outscored 4-1 in the previous two first periods against Reading, Kalamazoo kept the Royals off the scoreboard in the opening 20 periods. Kalamazoo, who was also held scoreless in the first period, was outshot 10-6 in the period. The Royals went 0-for-2 on the power-play in the stanza, while the K-Wings went through the first 20 minutes without a man-advantage.
Breaking the gridlock midway in the second period, Mitch Versteeg (4th) gave the K-Wings a 1-0 lead 13:52 into the stanza with the wrist shot from the right circle. Aaron Clarke extended his point streak to five-games with an assist on the goal.
Answering back late in the period, Nikita Kashirsky (9th) evened the game at 1-1 scoring the equalizer from the right circle with 1:44 remaining in the period.
Kashirsky helped give the Royals the lead early in the third period, as his shot hit the post and flew back to the stick of David Vallorani (12th) for the go-ahead tally 3:20 into the period.
Capping off his game-high three-point night, Kashirsky tacked on his second goal of the night with a rebound marker 15:08 into the period.
The loss was the third (0-3-0-0) for Kalamazoo against Reading this season. Thursday night was the final regular season encounter between the teams.
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Kalamazoo will continue a five-game road swing with the four-leg of the trip this Saturday, February 23rd with a 7:05 p.m. encounter at the First Arena against the Elmira Jackals.
The K-Wings will return home on Friday, March 1st for a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Cincinnati Cyclones during Vegas Night and a FANomenal Friday, featuring $2 beer and $2 hot dogs.
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.