|February 24, 2013 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Elmira, NY – For the second straight night, the Kalamazoo Wings (28-23-4-1) and the Elmira Jackals (29-20-3-3) needed more than 60 minutes to handle their differences and for the second consecutive night, it was the K-Wings that left the First Arena with a victory. Kalamazoo received a highlight reel winner from Nick Sirota (18th) 3:01 into overtime to secure the 3-2 win.
Elmira took an early 1-0 advantage, 6:36 into the game, with a left circle blast from Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel (2nd).
Paul Kirtland (2nd) tied the game for the K-Wings later in the first when he dove towards the crease and poked a Wesley Myron rebound across the goal line with 2:50 remaining in the period.
Taking the lead 16:07 into the second period, Aaron Clarke notched his 17th goal of the season with a wrister from the left circle.
Kalamazoo’s lead held until late into the third period. Seconds away from a regulation victory, the K-Wings celebration was halted with one-tenth of a second remaining, when Jordan Pietras (15th) jammed in a fourth chance rebound to force overtime.
The first real opportunity to close out the game occurred 2:08 in the extra session when the K-Wings were awarded a penalty shot. Sirota’s ensuing chance flew over the glove hand and wide of Maxime Clermont.
Less than a minute later, Sirota wouldn’t squander another scoring chance, as he notched his team-leading 18th goal of the season.
Joe Cannata (3-3-0-0) made 37 saves for the victory. The start by Cannata marked the first time since November 22nd that any goaltender other than Joel Martin has started for the K-Wings.
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The K-Wings will return home this 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.