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November 27, 2021
K-WINGS BREAKAWAYS BOUNCE CYCLONES
Captain makes history, Greaves and Jordan shine on Lavender Ice Night
KALAMAZOO, MI--The Kalamazoo Wings (8-5-0-0) defeated the Cincinnati Cyclones (9-6-0-0) on lavender ice in front of a raucous crowd at Wings Event Center.
For the second night in a row, Cincinnati was responsible for the opening goal. Erik Bradford was called for hooking, putting the Cyclones on the power play. Cincinnati forward Yushiroh Horano launched a missile from the blue line that landed in the back of the net. The K-Wings would answer when forward Zach Jordan forced a turnover, went coast to coast to beat the goalie to even the score at 1-1.
With 40 seconds remaining in the 1st period, Tanner Sorenson set up Brenden Miller for a one-time slap shot from the blue line to make it 2-1. Justin Taylor also assisted on the goal. With the assist, Taylor tied K-Wings legend Sam Ftorek with 200 assists for 8th all-time in franchise history
The Kalamazoo scoring onslaught continued in the second period. Just 2:15 into the frame, Logan Lambdin found the net, cleaning up a rebounded shot from Tanner Sorenson to make it 3-1. 12 minutes later, Jordan and Kyle Blaney capitalized on a 2-on-1 breakaway. Great passing gave Jordan an open net to make it 4-1. The Cyclones finally responded with a last-second goal from defender Jason Tackett on a blue-line slapper with eyes that found the back of the net.
The scoring came to a halt in the third period. Penalties created opportunities for both teams and for a time skated 4-on-4. Cincinnati had a goal waved off with 15 seconds left as a result of the Kalamazoo net being dislodged.
Kalamazoo was outshot by Cincinnati 31 to 19. Jet Greaves stopped 29 of those 31 shots from the Cyclones in the K-Wings victory.
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.