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November 13, 2021
K-WINGS POWER PLAY FUELS BIG VICTORY
Kalamazoo dominates Indy on the back of four power play goals and two scores each from Humitz and Taylor.
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings (4-3-0-0) dominated the Indy Fuel (2-5-0-1) in a 7-2 win Saturday night at Wings Event Center, thanks in part to four power-play goals.
Kalamazoo took control in the first period and never looked back. Max Humitz opened the scoring 8:38 into the period on a breakaway when he put a deke on Fuel goaltender Tom Aubrun. Four minutes later, while the K-Wings were on a power play, captain Justin Taylor deflected a point shot from Brenden Miller. The K-Wings outshot the Fuel 15-4 in the opening period.
The second period was plagued by penalties. Indy committed six infractions totaling 15 penalty minutes. Jake Slaker and Humitz took advantage. Slaker completed a give-and-go pass with Taylor and clanked his shot off the crossbar and in to make it a three-goal lead. Kalamazoo converted on a 5-on-3 advantage when Humitz tapped in a backdoor pass from Slaker to make it 4-0. The Fuel ended Jet Greaves’ shutout bid when Spencer Watson snuck a shot over the blocker with 3:05 left in the period.
Taylor started the scoring in the third, finding his second goal of the game on the power play off a rebound in front. Erik Bradford and Tanner Sorenson each added a goal for good measure. The final goal of the game came from Indy Forward Seamus Malone on a slap shot from the point.
Greaves stopped 28 of the 30 shots faced on Saturday.
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.