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December 22, 2022
K-WINGS FALL TO KOMETS, WISH ALL A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON
Kalamazoo strikes first, but Fort Wayne answers and scores game-winning goal in first.
FORT WAYNE, IN – The Kalamazoo Wings (12-11-2-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, earned an early lead but the Fort Wayne Komets (11-8-3-2) answered and earned their sixth straight victory Thursday at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 6-1.
Max Humitz (8) scored the game’s first goal at the 11:45 mark of the first. Humitz gobbled up a rebound on the left side after the initial shot by Ryan Cook (5). Carson Focht (4) earned the secondary assist on the goal.
The Komets answered with a power-play goal at the 13:51 mark, and added the game-winner before the period expired. Fort Wayne then scored three goals in the second and one in the third to round out the scoring on the evening.
Kalamazoo made a change in net after the fifth goal, replacing Hunter Vorva (4-2-1-0) with Evan Cormier. Cormier stopped 18 of the final 19 shots by the Komets, with the final goal coming on a power play at the 4:31 mark of the third.
The K-Wings head into the Christmas break with points in three of their last four games despite the loss and are ranked No. 4 in the Central Division.
Next up for Kalamazoo is a trip to Cincinnati (15-4-3-2) on Wednesday, December 28. Puck drop at Heritage Bank Center is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. EST.
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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 the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters. Kalamazoo plays their 36 regular season home games at Wings Event Center from October through April.