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November 10, 2021
JET SENSATIONAL AS K-WINGS FLY CLEAR OF CYCLONES
Kalamazoo secures first road victory behind team effort at Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI, OH – Inspired play by goaltender Jet Greaves led the Kalamazoo Wings (3-3-0-0) to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Cyclones (5-3-0-0) Wednesday night at Heritage Bank Center.
Max Humitz, returning from a stint with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins,opened the scoring in a short-handed situation with 2:08 remaining in the first period. Humitz stole the puck behind the Cyclones net and buried a wraparound for his third goal of the season.
Brenden Miller wasted no time scoring his second goal of the year early in the second period, sending a shot over Mat Robson’s glove and into the top of the net. The Cyclones peppered Jet Greaves with 13 shots in the frame, but Greaves and the K-Wings led 2-0 after two.
Cyclones forward Yushiroh Hirano spoiled the shutout early in the third period on a K-Wings turnover, but Greg Betzold responded with 7:31 remaining on a 2-on-1 rush to bump Kalamazoo’s lead back to two. Wyatt Ege scored late on a delayed penalty to keep it close for Cincinnati, but Greaves finished the game with a multiple-save sequence and Zach Jordan beat the buzzer with an empty-net goal.
Greaves stopped 31 of 33 shots in an impressive win, while Robson made 30 saves in the loss.
Kalamazoo next hosts the Indy Fuel at 7:00 p.m. Saturday at Wings Event Center. It’s Military Appreciation Night and the first 1,000 fans will receive a limited-edition red, white and blue K-Wings hat. Special Military Appreciation Night jerseys worn by the K-Wings will be auctioned off following the game.
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 Columbus Blue Jackets and American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters. Kalamazoo plays their 36 regular season home games at Wings Event Center from October through April.