|March 30, 2014 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Toledo, OH – The Kalamazoo Wings season-long six-game road swing didn’t start as planned, as the K-Wings dropped a 5-1 decision to the Toledo Walleye. The loss snapped the Kalamazoo’s five-game (4-0-0-1) road unbeaten streak in regulation.
In just his second professional contest, Shane Berschbach didn’t have to wait long to notch his first goal. Sneaking into the slot, Berschbach ripped a slap shot 8:53 into the first period to put the K-Wings ahead 1-0.
Toledo responded earning back-to-back goals to close out the period. Maxim Shalunov (13th) evened the game at 1-1 15:54 into the period when he intercepted a Jordan Binnington breakout pass and quickly placed it back into the open net.
Three minutes later, Kyle Bodie laid a centering pass from behind the net to a streaking Ryan Flanigan (6th) for the go-ahead marker.
Keeping up the pressure in the second period the Walleye erupted for three goals. Getting open in front of the K-Wings crease, Shaulnov (14th) knocked in his second of the game early in the period to push Toledo’s leads to 3-1.
From the blue line, Richard Nedomal (8th) extended the Walleye’s lead with a power-play strike 5:22 into the period.
Earning his first goal of his pro career, Jake Chelios (1st) snuck into front of the K-Wings net and flung in a Jesse Messier centering attempt 14:55 into the stanza to close out the scoring.
The four-goal loss by the K-Wings is the largest margin of defeat of the season.
Kalamazoo continues their season-long six-game road swing with the second-leg of the trip this Wednesday, April 2nd with a 7:05 p.m. encounter at the First Arena against the Elmira Jackals.
The K-Wings will return home to Wings Stadium to close out the regular season on Saturday, April 12th with a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Evansville IceMen on Fan Appreciation Night featuring the post-game player’s award ceremony.
Tickets for all regular season and playoff 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.
Individual regular season ticket prices for home games are $13 and $17.50 for adults and only $7 for kids ages 12 and under. 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).
K-Wings Pepsi playoff tickets are also available. Thanks to Pepsi, the first 2,500 fans that purchase tickets specifically for game one of round one will enjoy a special $4 ticket price. These special $4 tickets for game one are part of the team's 2013-14 season long 40th Anniversary celebration and reflect ticket prices from the K-Wings Inaugural 1974-75 season.
Regular pricing for all other K-Wings Pepsi Playoff games are $17 and $20 for adults and only $8 for children 12 and under. Also, courtesy of Pepsi, the team is offering special $10 tickets for groups of 15 or more throughout the playoffs.
Group ticket packages for the regular season or playoffs 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.