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K-WINGS FALTER IN FORT WAYNE

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February 16, 2022

K-WINGS FALTER IN FORT WAYNE

Kalamazoo couldn’t stop Komets furious second period push and lost by a score of 6-3.

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KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo Wings (24-19-0-0) ran into a buzzsaw second period and lost to the Fort Wayne Komets (23-16-5-1) at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, 6-3. 

The K-Wings looked to have just what it took to recover from falling behind 3-1, after one, when Justin Taylor (14) netted his seventh power play tally of the season at the 4:37 mark of the second.

But over a span of 3:30 seconds, starting at the 12:31 mark in the same period, Fort Wayne scored three straight goals to put the game out of reach. 

Justin Taylor (15) did score again at the 16:26 mark of the second to cut the lead to 6-3, but the K-Wings were unable to score again for the rest of the game. Tyler Kobryn (7) assisted on Taylor’s second goal. 

The Captain now has three multi-goal games this season.

In the first, Matheson Iacopelli (7) scored at the 12:24 mark to tie the game at one. The Western Michigan product capitalized on a Komet turnover to score unassisted. Iacopelli (7) also earned the assist on Taylor’s power play goal to give him two multipoint games on the season. 

Trevor Gorsuch (12-12) made 22 saves in the loss. Backup goaltender Jason Palowski stopped all 13 shots he faced in relief of Gorsuch, starting after the second intermission. 

Next up for the K-Wings is the Iowa Heartlanders (18-23-6-1) on ‘Home Improvement Night’ this Friday. It’s also a $2 Friday, and fans can enjoy $2 beers, sodas and hot dogs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Wings Event Center.

On Saturday, it’s ‘Wizards, Wands and Wings Night.’ Come witness Wings Event Center as it turns into  Hogwarts, and the first 1,000 fans will receive a lightning bolt K-Wings beanie. So, even if fans can’t dress up as their favorite Wizard (or Muggle), the K-Wings have them covered. There’ll also be a Wizards, Wands and Wings jersey auction immediately following the conclusion to 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.

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