|March 17, 2011 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Kalamazoo, MI- Denied their first colored ice sweep since the 2003-04 season, the Kalamazoo Wings lost 5-1 to the South Carolina Stingrays during the 30th Annual “World Famous” St. Patrick’s Day Green Ice Game, Presented by 5/3 Bank, WWMT and WRKR.
Following up on his initial shot, Jordan Pietrus (5th) scored on a backhander 14:08 into first period to give South Carolina the first goal of the game.
In the second period, the Stingrays extended their lead 1:39 into the period with the first of two goals in the frame from Trent Campbell, who scored his 15th goal of the season off of a K-Wings turnover.
Kalamazoo cut the lead in half midway in the period with A.J. Thelen’s (6th) left circle blast deflecting off of a South Carolina defenseman and past goaltender Shane Owen.
After the K-Wings benefited off a fortunate bounce, the Stingrays received one of their own. Three minutes later while on a power-play, and chipping the puck off of the glass, Tommy Goebel’s pass hit off of a metal partition and towards the net, where Ryan Del Monte (3rd) was there to knock it in to push the Stingrays lead to 3-1.
Later in the period, Goebel earned his third point (1 goal, 2 assists) of the game finishing off a two-on-one odd-man rush 17:04 into the period by beating Ryan Nie five-hole.
South Carolina capped off their four-goal period with 2.5 seconds remaining in the second period on a power-play tally from Campbell (16th).
Neither team would score in the final period, though the K-Wings had the best scoring chances of the period with a missed attempted on a penalty shot from Darryl Lloyd.
After going on beaten in regulation in a span of 16 games (13-0-0-3), the K-Wings have lost their last two contests.
Kalamazoo finished the season going 4-1-0-0 on colored ice games, including a road victory against the Toledo Walleye
For Game Stats: http://echl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=8601.
The K-Wings will conclude their four-game home stand tomorrow, Friday, March 18th with a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Trenton Devils on Celebration! Cinema Night and it will the final Frugal Fan Friday of the regular season, featuring $1 beers and $1 hot dogs.
Friday will also be a Win-Win night, presented by WNWN, if the K-Wings are victorious on Friday, all fans in attendance will receive a coupon for FREE ticket to one of the K-Wings next two home games.
Catch all the K-Wings games, home and away, on the K-Wings Radio Network (95.9 FM WLKM & on kwings.com). Join the “Voice of the K-Wings” Mike Modugno for all 72 regular season games plus the playoffs. Pre-game coverage begins with the Kalsee Credit Union Pre-Game Show 15 minutes prior to face-off. For the most complete coverage of the K-Wings from the opening face-off to the final buzzer and the Discover Kalamazoo Post-Game Show, keep your radio tuned this season to the K-Wings Radio Network.
Single game tickets for the 2010-2011 season are on sale at the Wings Stadium Ticket Office, Ticketmaster Outlets, including www.ticketmaster.com, Ticket Office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, please call Wings Stadium Ticket Office during regular business hours at (269) 345-5101.
Tickets for all K-Wings home games are on sale now and range in price from $9.90-$14.90 for adults and only $6.90 for kids ages 12 and under. The ticket prices 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 advance because on the day of a game, K-Wings tickets are $1 more.
For more information about tonight’s game, please contact Mike Modugno, director of public relations and broadcaster at (269) 349-9772, extension 220.