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November 24, 2019
WELL-TRAVELED WINGS TOPPED BY WELL-RESTED BEAST
Sadowy scores on the power play, but Kalamazoo finishes off three-game weekend with 4-1 loss at Brampton.
BRAMPTON, ON – The road-weary Kalamazoo Wings (5-8-2-0) finished a three-game weekend in three different cities Sunday against the Brampton Beast (11-6-0-0), who were idle since Thursday. The well-rested Beast used two power play goals to defeat the Wings 4-1 at CAA Centre.
The two goaltenders, Jake Kielly for Kalamazoo and Joey Daccord for Brampton, traded big save for big save in the opening period, with the Beast holding a slight shots edge 11-9. The K-Wings had a 5-on-3 power play opportunity, but could not convert. Brampton carried a 1-0 lead into the locker room, thanks to a breakaway goal from Lindsay Sparks.
The Beast made it 2-0 with two seconds left on a power play when Dan Leavens tapped in a loose puck on the edge of the crease. Dylan Sadowy gave Kalamazoo life with a power play goal of his own to make it 2-1. The goal was Sadowy’s league-leading 13th of the season.
Brampton opened its lead back to two goals when Erik Robichaud fired a one-timer that trickled through the legs of Kielly and across the goaltender with 3:57 left in the middle frame. TJ Melancon then got into the act when he fired a blast from high in the slot with five seconds left in a 5-on-3 Beast advantage to bring the score to 4-1 after two.
The Wings outshot the Beast 9-2 in the third period, but Daccord backstopped Brampton to the win, turning away 24 of 25 shots.
The K-Wings head to Cincinnati next for a 7:35 p.m. match-up against the Cyclones Wednesday at Heritage Bank Center. Kalamazoo then wraps up the road trip Saturday after Thanksgiving in Wheeling, with a 7:05 p.m. meeting with the Nailers at WesBanco Arena.
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The Kalamazoo Wings are a professional hockey team located in southwest Michigan that has been a staple in the Kalamazoo, MI professional sports landscape since 1974. The K-Wings compete in the ECHL and are the AA affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks. Kalamazoo plays their 36 regular season home games at Wings Event Center from October through April.