FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2022
K-WINGS RECEIVE FORWARD MARC GATCOMB & DEFENSEMAN QUINN SCHMIEMANN ON LOAN FROM CANUCKS (AHL)
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Monday that the Abbotsford Canucks (AHL) have loaned rookie forward Marc Gatcomb and rookie defenseman Quinn Schmiemann to the team.
Gatcomb, 23, is a Woburn, MA native and has played 15 professional games for Abbotsford after being signed out of the University of Connecticut following his senior season in 2021-22. The 6-foot 2-inch, 194-pound, right-handed forward played 125 games for UConn from 2017-2022, scoring 22 goals with 24 assists in that span.
Schmiemann, 21, is a Wilcox, SK native and has played five professional games this season with Abbotsford. The left-handed shot defenseman played four seasons with Kamloops (WHL) from 2018-2022, was named team captain in his final year with the Blazers and scored 14 goals with 40 assists in that final WHL campaign. That effort earned Schmiemann ‘Second-Team All-WHL’ honors in 2021-22.
The 6-foot 2-inch, 201-pound, defender was also drafted in the sixth-round of the 2019 NHL Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Kalamazoo has traded forward Paul McAvoy to Jacksonville (ECHL) for future considerations to make room on the active roster.
The K-Wings’ next game is Wednesday at 10:35 a.m. against the Toledo Walleye at Huntington Center.
The K-Wings host ‘Marvel Night’ on Saturday, December 10 versus Wheeling at 7:00 p.m. EST at Wings Event Center. The K-Wings will wear Thor specialty Marvel-themed jerseys, and stick around after the game for a chance to take one home in the jersey auction. Kalamazoo will also have a Norse God in attendance. Check out the Thor Ticket Package and personally meet the God with tons of perks for the game. In addition, the first 1,000 fans will receive a Marvel lunchbox!
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.