1. Home
  2. News
  3. K-WINGS TAKE HOME TWO LEAGUE AWARDS

K-WINGS TAKE HOME TWO LEAGUE AWARDS

Wednesday, June 24th
K-WINGS TAKE HOME TWO LEAGUE AWARDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 24, 2020

K-WINGS TAKE HOME TWO LEAGUE AWARDS

Kalamazoo’s Marketing, Ticket Departments honored during the ECHL’s live virtual awards show Wednesday.

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, won two front office awards during the ECHL’s virtual awards show Wednesday on Facebook.

The K-Wings received the Marketing Department of the Year award, as well as the Ticket Department of the Year for Year-over-Year Growth.

Kalamazoo’s marketing team was recognized for the “Year of the Fan” campaign that put the spotlight on fans throughout the season and prioritized social media and digital marketing initiatives. The K-Wings’ resulting walk-up ticket revenue in 2019-20 went up 26% from the previous season. Additionally, Kalamazoo’s Instagram page grew by 25.7% followers, which was the largest growth in the league.

The K-Wings also grew their total ticket revenue by 21 percent versus the same number of games played in 2018-19. Kalamazoo was the only team in the league that saw a year-over-year increase in every individual ticket category, including full season tickets, partial season tickets, group tickets and individual game tickets.

As previously announced leading up to the awards presentation, the K-Wings were also nominated as finalists for five other awards. Those included Best Theme Night, for the team’s Guinness World Record lightsaber battle from Star Wars Night last November 2, and Most Creative Ticket Package for the Stanley from “The Office” VIP meet and greet event.

Toni Lentini-Daniels was a finalist for ECHL Executive of the Year, and Fletcher Meyers was nominated for Sales Rookie of the Year. Kalamazoo was also one of five finalists for the Rising Star Award of Excellence, given to the ECHL team who showed the most year-over-year growth in total revenue, including ticket and corporate sales, food and beverage, merchandise and attendance.

--

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.

###

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

Latest News

More News
K-WINGS CUT MARINERS LOOSE IN OT
K-WINGS CUT MARINERS LOOSE IN OT
KALAMAZOO POWERS THROUGH CENTRAL, MOVES INTO CONTENTION
KALAMAZOO POWERS THROUGH CENTRAL, MOVES INTO CONTENTION
K-WINGS DISARM WALLEYE IN FRONT OF SRO SELLOUT CROWD
K-WINGS DISARM WALLEYE IN FRONT OF SRO SELLOUT CROWD

Get Hockey Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about news and upcoming games!