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K-WINGS WEEKLY - WEEK 10

Monday, December 27th
K-WINGS WEEKLY - WEEK 10

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December 27, 2021

K-WINGS RING IN THE NEW YEAR VERSUS OILERS

Kalamazoo hosts Tulsa for two games in three days.

OVERALL RECORD:  13-10-0

LAST WEEK:  1-0-0

KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, host the Tulsa Oilers for a two-game New Year’s homestand starting Friday.

The K-Wings only had one game this week with the holiday break. Kalamazoo won their second outdoor game in team history in Toledo, beating the Walleye 3-2 F/SO. Goalie Jet Greaves was sensational as the Wings won their first shootout of the season.

Kalamazoo hosts the Tulsa Oilers on Friday, December 31st at 6 pm EST where Wings will sport Fan-Designed Jerseys. A post-game jersey auction will benefit the First Day Shoe Fund. 

The K-Wings will take on the Oilers again on January 2nd at 12 PM for our Golden Ticket Sunday where the first 1,000 fans will receive K-Wonka bars. Fans will be able to skate on the ice postgame.

RESULTS

Sunday, Dec. 26 – Toledo 2, Kalamazoo 3 F/SO (Fifth Third Field – Toledo, OH)Box Score

>>Wings Defenseman Collin Saccoman forced a turnover at center ice and found a streaking Kyle Blaney who scored the opening goal 74 seconds into the game. Toledo tied it up midway through the first period. Four minutes later Erik Bradford answered with a breakaway goal of his own, capped off with a nifty move to beat the Walleye goalie. The K-Wings took a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission. Toledo scored in the second period on the power play to tie the game at 2-2.  Goaltending and defense took over from that point forward. A scoreless third period and overtime lead to the K-Wing’s first shootout of the season. Jet Greaves stopped two of three shots he faced in the shootout. Justin Taylor and Erik Bradford racked up shootout goals before Matheson Iacopelli sent the K-Wings home happy. Greaves was electric, stopping 41 of 43 shots to earn his 8th win of the season.

THE WEEK AHEAD

 Friday, Dec. 31 – Tulsa AT Kalamazoo, 6:00 p.m. EST – Wings Event Center (Kalamazoo, MI)

Sunday, Jan. 2 – Tulsa AT Kalamazoo, 12:00 p.m. EST – Wings Event Center (Kalamazoo, MI)

 ON THE MOVE

12/25 – Forward Max Humitz returned on loan from Grand Rapids (AHL) to Kalamazoo.

12/20 – Forward Jake Gaudet recalled from Kalamazoo to Cleveland (AHL).

 FAST FACTS

·            Justin Taylor played in his 700th career professional game on Sunday vs the Toledo Walleye.

·            The K-Wings are now 2-0 all time in outdoor games. Their first victory came against the Walleye back in 2014.

·              Kalamazoo is now 5-0 this season when having 10 penalty mins or fewer in a game.

TEAM TRENDS

·          Kalamazoo is 8-2 when scoring a Power Play goal.

·          The K-Wings are 8-4 when following a loss this season.

·          The K-Wings are 9-4 when scoring first.            

STATISTICAL LEADERS

POINTS:               23 – Erik Bradford

GOAL:                   9   – Justin Taylor, Tanner Sorenson

ASSISTS:               16 – Erik Bradford

PLUS/MINUS:     +10 – Andrew DeBrincat

PIMS:                    60 – Brenden Miller

PP GOALS:             6 – Justin Taylor

SH GOALS:           3 – Erik Bradford

GW GOALS:         2 – Erik Bradford, Tanner Sorenson

SHOTS:                 77 – Zach Jordan

WINS:                  8 – Jet Greaves

GAA:                   3.22 – Jet Greaves

SAVE %:                .900 – Jet Greaves

* - currently with Cleveland (AHL)

** currently with Grand Rapids (AHL)

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWER PLAY:     Last Week – 0/3  (0.0%)

                             This Season – 21/89  (23.6%) – 6th in the ECHL                                    

PENALTY KILL:   Last Week – 1/3  (72.7%)

                             This Season – 17/71  (76.1%) – 23th in the ECHL

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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 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.

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
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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

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