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K-WINGS EARN A POINT IN SHOOTOUT LOSS

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K-WINGS EARN A POINT IN SHOOTOUT LOSS

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January 24, 2020

K-WINGS EARN A POINT IN SHOOTOUT LOSS

Garret Ross scores game-tying goal for Kalamazoo, but Tulsa wins first of two at the BOK this weekend in a shootout..

Box Score

TULSA, OK – A second period equalizer from Garret Ross allowed the Kalamazoo Wings (13-20-4-1) to pick up a point in an eventual 2-1 shootout loss to the Tulsa Oilers (19-21-3-1) in the first of a season-long six-game road trip Friday at the BOK Center.

Kalamazoo generated nine shots on goal in the opening period but the Wings were turned away each time by Oilers goaltender Olle Eriksson Ek. Tulsa put 11 shots on Jake Kielly, who stopped ten, but the Oilers struck first after a neutral zone takeaway that led to Jack Nevins beating Kielly on an odd-man rush.

Eriksson Ek left the game after the period due to an apparent injury, and Tulsa replaced him with Evan Fitzpatrick. Kalamazoo tied the score at 1-1 when Ross tipped a point shot from Matt VanVoorhis into the net 6:49 into the middle frame.

After a scoreless third period and seven-minute overtime, Kalamazoo went to a shootout for the first time this season. Fitzpatrick stopped all three K-Wings shooters in the skills competition, while Charlie Sampair scored the only goal for Tulsa against Kielly to seal the Oilers’ win. Kielly stopped 40 of 41 shots in the shootout loss.

The K-Wings and Oilers face-off one more time Saturday at 8:05 p.m. ET at the BOK Center in Tulsa, before Kalamazoo continues on its season-long road trip to Kansas City Tuesday. Catch all the action on 1660 AM in Kalamazoo or ECHL TV online, with pregame coverage starting at 7:45 p.m. ET.

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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.

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