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December 10, 2022
K-WINGS FALL TO NAILERS AT HOME, FINISH WEEK 2-1
Kalamazoo honors Justin Taylor for franchise goal marker, finishes 10 games in 18 days stretch.
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings (10-9-1-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, were unable to match the offensive production from the Wheeling Nailers (11-10-0-0) on Marvel Night at Wings Event Center Saturday, losing 5-0.
The K-Wings penalty kill unit put together a good showing despite the score, going 4-4 in the game.
Wheeling was able to find the net three times in the first period, and twice more to round out the scoring on the evening. Neither team scored in the third period.
Evan Cormier (5-7-1-0) stopped 33 of the Nailers’ 38 shots in the contest, while Olivier LeBlanc and Coale Norris both had three shots to lead Kalamazoo.
The loss only puts a small damper on an outstanding week of hockey for K-Wings, going 2-1-0-0 this week, now winners of six of their last 10 games.
Before the game, Kalamazoo honored Justin Taylor (241) in a pregame ceremony celebrating him becoming the franchise’s all-time goal scorer on Nov. 26.
The K-Wings head to Iowa next week for a trio of games against the Heartlanders (4-9-6-1). The first of three in Xtream Arena will be at 11:35 a.m. EST on Wednesday for an Education Day game.
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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.