|December 30, 2013 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Toledo, OH- After winning six straight away from Wings Stadium, the Kalamazoo Wings have now dropped two straight on the road, as the K-Wings fell 3-2 Monday night against the Toledo Walleye at the Huntington Center.
Starting the game with a flurry of scoring chances, the Walleye struck for two goals in the first 3:49 of the first period. Standing by the far post Kyle Rogers (7th) jammed in a David Gilbert centering pass 1:47 into the contest to give Toledo the early advantage.
Just over two minutes later the Walleye extended their lead with a power-play goal from Pat Mullane (2nd).
While the K-Wings power-play went 0-for-1 in the opening 20 minutes, that didn’t stop their special teams from getting involved. Stealing the puck at their own blue line, Ray Kaunisto scored his first goal of the season by finishing an odd-man rush that was up by a pass from Ryan Del Monte 13:03 into the stanza. The goal was Kalamazoo’s seventh shorthanded goal this season, the second-most of any team in the ECHL (Florida Everblades-9).
Kalamazoo pulled even with a breakaway tally 2:26 into the period from Yannick Veilleux (1st); however, Toledo would respond later in the frame with a highlight reel goal from Trevor Parkes (14th), which proved to be the game-winner.
The goal was Parkes third point (1 goal, 2 assists) of the night. Parkes has been a thorn to the side of the K-Wings earning eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in three games this season.
The K-Wings will return home on Tuesday, December 31st for a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Cincinnati Cyclones at 7 p.m. during the 12th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash, presented by COOL 101 and WWMT News Channel 3.
Over the course of the past 11 years, the K-Wings New Year’s Eve Bash has become the premiere celebration destination for families.
Following tomorrow night’s game, the K-Wings will host a postgame bash featuring a live DJ in The Cube and an appearance from the players, as well as a public skate in both Wings Stadium and The Annex.
While the game will start at 7:30 p.m., the K-Wings will still be opening the doors to Wings Stadium at 6 p.m.
Prior to face-off Wings Stadium and the K-Wings will unveil their brand new Wings Stadium Decades Time Line that celebrates and showcases the history of both the complex and team. Fans can visit the display located near Hospitality Hall behind sections 15 and 16.
Also to celebrate the event, the K-Wings will debut their 40th anniversary jerseys.
Fans that purchase tickets for the game on December 31st will receive FREE admittance to both the public skate and post game party. Due to limited skate rentals, the K-Wings encourage fans to bring their own skates.
Tickets for all K-Wings home games are currently on sale at the Wings Stadium Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations, including www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Ticket office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Regular season ticket prices for home games are $13 and $17.50 for adults and only $7 for kids ages 12 and under. The price for all K-Wings premium night games (all colored ice games and the New Year’s Eve game) are just $1 more. Fans can save money by purchasing K-Wings single-game tickets in advance. Tickets purchased on the day of a game increase by $2 (adults only).
Fans that plan on attending multiple games can avoid service fees plus enjoy a discount from the single-game price by purchasing a 12, 24 or 36-game flexi-plan. These plans, along with rivalry packs and group ticket packages may be ordered through the K-Wings Sales office by calling (269) 743-6011.
For more information about tonight’s game, please contact Mike Modugno, director of public relations and broadcaster at (269) 226-0384.