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Wings Weekly: Vol. 45, Ed. 3

Tuesday, October 30th
Wings Weekly: Vol. 45, Ed. 3

ctober 29, 2018

For Immediate Release

Kalamazoo, MI.- The Kalamazoo Wings (3-2-0-0) kick off one of the busiest weeks of the regular season Tuesday morning, as the team plays four games in six days, with three games at home.

Last Week:

Fri., Oct. 26 – Wings at Cincinnati, OTW, 4-3

Sat., Oct. 27 – Wings vs. Cincinnati, L, 2-1

This Week:

Tues., Oct. 30 – Wings vs. Walleye, 10:30 am

Fri., Nov. 2 – Wings vs Cincinnati, 7:30 pm

Sat., Nov. 3 – Wings at Ft. Wayne, 7:30 pm

Sun., Nov. 4 – Wings vs. Steelheads, 3:00pm

Upcoming:

Education Day:

The K-Wings will hold their annual Education Day game on Tuesday morning, with puck drop set for 10:30am. Over 4,000 students of all ages will be in attendance as the K-Wings host Toledo.

Quick Hits:

Shelling Out for a Good Cause:

On Saturday night the K-Wings auctioned off special Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle jerseys, worn that night, after the game generating just over $8,000 for the American Cancer Society. A donation of $8,002.25 will be made to the American Cancer Society in the coming weeks.

Tight Games:

On Friday night the K-Wings went past regulation for the first time this season, topping the Cyclones 4-3. Last season Kalamazoo went past regulation on 13 occasions. Ten of those games ended in the overtime period, Kalamazoo was 6-4, while the remaining three were decided in a shootout. Through the first three weeks of the season, 22 of the 27 teams in the ECHL have played past regulation.  

Career Firsts:

Friday night was a big night for rookie Matt Joyaux, as the defenseman not only made his professional debut, but also recorded his first career point as well as fight. Joyaux joined the K-Wings after completing a collegiate career at Ohio State. In addition to Joyaux, forward Zach Diamantoni also notched his first pro point with an assist on Friday as well. The rookies were the 14th and 15th players to get a point for the K-Wings this season.

Stingy Defense:

Kalamazoo is currently allowing the fewest shots of any ECHL team through the first three weeks of the season. The Wings are giving up only 26.60 shots per game this season. Atlanta is a close second, allowing 26.67 shots per game. Through the first five games the Wings have surrendered 30 or more shots only twice.  In comparison, Kalamazoo surrendered 32.60 shots per game last year.

Central Division Standings:

  1. Toledo, (4-1-1-0), 9 pts
  2. Cincinnati, (3-1-2-0), 8 pts
  3. Indy, (3-2-0-0), 6 pts
  4. Kalamazoo, (3-2-0-0) 6 pts
  5. Ft. Wayne, (1-5-0-0), 2 pts
  6. Wheeling, (1-3-0-0), 2 pts

K-Wings Leaders:

  1. Kyle Thomas, F, 2g-4a-6pts
  2. Kyle Blaney, F, 2g,-3a-5pts
  3. Justin Taylor, F, 3g-1a-4pts
  4. Reid Gardiner, F, 2g-2a-4pts

Kalamazoo Wings single game and season tickets are available now! More information can be gathered at www.kwings.com/seasontickets.

Wings Event Center, owned and operated by Greenleaf Hospitality Group, is home to the Kalamazoo Wings professional hockey team and a full entertainment venue offering concerts, sporting events, family shows and trade shows. Built in 1974, Wings Event Center values partnerships with the community to bring events and attractions that enrich the lives of residents in the Kalamazoo area.

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
'DUMB AND DUMBER' NIGHT | $3 FRIDAY
Friday, March 8th
'DUMB AND DUMBER' NIGHT | $3 FRIDAY
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Wings Event Center
Indy Fuel
IND Indy Fuel
at
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
Wings Event Center
'MASCOT MADNESS' GAME
Sunday, March 10th
'MASCOT MADNESS' GAME
Puck Drops:
3:00 PM EDT
Wings Event Center
Toledo Walleye
TOL Toledo Walleye
at
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
Wings Event Center
'GAME SHOW' NIGHT | $3 FRIDAY
Friday, March 15th
'GAME SHOW' NIGHT | $3 FRIDAY
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Wings Event Center
Allen Americans
ALN Allen Americans
at
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
Wings Event Center

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