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November 27, 2022
K-WINGS WIN 3 OF 4 THIS WEEK, FALL TO FUEL SUNDAY
Kalamazoo scores late in the second & third, but comes up just short versus Indy.
*Game Story has been edited to reflect Official Scoring update
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings (7-6-1-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, battled until the end Sunday, but ultimately fell by a score of 3-2 versus the Indy Fuel (10-5-1-0) at Wings Event Center.
Chad Nychuk (2) got the scoring started for Kalamazoo at the 19:46 mark in the second period. Nychuk found space in the slot and rifled a shot just inside the left post, cutting the Indy lead to 2-1. Paul McAvoy (2) and Darby Llewellyn (1) assisted on the goal.
Indy extended the lead back to two goals early in the third, but the K-Wings battled back to within one in the final minutes. Mason McCarty (6) tipped in a Justin Murray (6) shot into the top-left corner at the 18:49 mark with the K-Wings skating 5-on-4 after pulling the goalie. Brandon Saigeon (7) had the second assist.
The K-Wings were unable to score in the final minute and 11 seconds of action, and the Fuel escaped with the victory.
Evan Cormier (5-4-1-0) made 27 saves and allowed three goals in defeat.
Despite the loss, the K-Wings won three of their four games this week, and have won five of their last seven contests.
Kalamazoo now starts a four-game road trip, taking off for three games in Florida next week before starting a home-and-home series with Toledo on December 7 at Huntington Center.
The trip down south starts with a game Wednesday versus the Florida Everblades (9-3-2-1) at 7:30 p.m. EST in Estero, Florida.
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 the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters. Kalamazoo plays their 36 regular season home games at Wings Event Center from October through April.