FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2022
K-WINGS CAN'T STOP KOMETS SURGE, IN GREAT POSITION HEADING INTO BREAK
FORT WAYNE, IN – The Kalamazoo Wings (19-13-0-0) couldn’t keep the Fort Wayne Komets (18-12-4-0) down and lost by a score of 5-2 at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Sunday.
Things looked on-par to start for the K-Wings as they jumped out to an early two goal lead.
Jake Slaker (10) continued to make his presence known on the score sheet as he opened the scoring early in the first period.
On the goal, assisted by Tyler Rockwell (5) and Matheson Iacopelli (5), Slaker snapped a wicked wrister from the left circle that connected with the top-right corner just over five minutes in.
The former Michigan Wolverine now has four goals in the last three games for Kalamazoo.
In the second period, Tanner Sorenson (11) pushed the K-Wings out to a 2-0 lead after receiving a gorgeous cross-crease feed from Justin Murray (6), but the Komets would net five unanswered (one empty netter) to walk away on top.
Despite the loss, Kalamazoo finishes the week 3-1 and winners of eight of its last 11 games dating back to December 19.
Currently, the Wings (38 PTS) are just three points back of the No. 2 (Cincinnati) ranking in the Central Division as play pauses.
The K-Wings now head to the ECHL All-Star Break with action resuming in Wheeling (17-14-1-0) this Friday. Puck drop at WesBanco Arena is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.
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.