|November 17, 2012 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Orlando, FL- Getting separation with a three-goal second period and a three-point night from Olivier Fortier (2 goals, 1 assist), the Orlando Solar Bears (7-5-2-1) defeated the Kalamazoo Wings (7-6-0-0) 4-2 at the Amway Center.
Power-plays guided scoring for both teams in the opening period. Orlando jumped ahead midway in the stanza with a man-advantage strike from Fortier (5th). Looking for a cross rink pass, Fortier’s attempt caromed off of the skate of K-Wings defenseman Mitch Versteeg and slid past goaltender Joel Martin.
Tying the contest with two minutes remaining in the frame, Sam Ftorek (3rd) used a screen in front of John Curry to slap in a power-play equalizer from the blue line. Ftorek, who is on a six-game point streak, has earned all of his goals this season on the power-play.
The tide changed in the second period, as the Solar Bears netted three goals in an eight-minute span. Standing patient behind the net, Rob Mignardi led Mathew Sisca (5th) in the slot for the go-ahead marker.
Earning the eventual game-winning tally midway in the period while standing to the side of the net, Mignardi (5th) found a ricochet shot off the end wall for a power-play tally.
Fortier (6th) put the game of reach later in the stanza with second goal of the night.
Kalamazoo capped off the game’s scoring early in the third period with a redirected goal from Aaron Clarke (4th). Kory Karlander notched his 1,000th career point earning a secondary assist on the tally.
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Kalamazoo will continue a four-game road swing with the second-leg of the trip tomorrow, Sunday, November 18th at 3 p.m. against the Orlando Solar Bears.
The K-Wings will return to Wings Stadium on Friday, November 23rd with a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Komets on WNWN Rivalry Night and FANomenal Friday, featuring $2 beer, $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.