FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2023
ABBOTSFORD (AHL) RECALLS DEFENSEMAN CHAD NYCHUK FROM LOAN TO KALAMAZOO
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Sunday that rookie defenseman Chad Nychuk has been recalled from loan to the K-Wings by the Abbotsford Canucks (AHL).
Nychuk, 21, was named to the ECHL Western Conference All-Star team after a stellar first half of the 2022-23 season, posting 4 goals, 17 assists with just 10 penalty minutes in 36 games played for the K-Wings. The WHL’s 2021-22 leading goal scorer for defensemen (21) was loaned to Kalamazoo on Oct. 13 and heads back up ranked No. 3 on the team in total points (21).
The 6-foot 1-inch, 194-pound, Rossburn, Manitoba native scored 71-points for the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) in 2021-22, earning him a WHL (East) Second All-Star Team selection and an invite to the Vancouver Canucks (NHL) prospect development camp this fall.
The K-Wings close out the three-game weekend with another home matchup today versus the Cincinnati Cyclones (20-8-4-2). Puck drop is set for 3:00 p.m. EST.
Today is also the Kalamazoo’s ‘Coats for Floats’ game at Wings Event Center. Join us, as the K-Wing host a coat drive for those in need of warmth this winter. Any fan that donates a new or lightly used coat receives a free K-Wings mug and a voucher for a free ice cream float! There is no limit on the number of coats you can bring to donate, but ice cream float vouchers are only valid for only for Sunday’s game. Also, immediately after the game fans are invited to skate the ice with K-Wings players. Bring your own skates or rent a pair for just $3.
The K-Wings are continuing the ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ campaign on Feb. 4 vs Fort Wayne. Join us at 7:00 p.m. and support ‘Hockey is for Her’ and our commitment to help women of all ages in Kalamazoo get involved with hockey. Buy your tickets HERE, and get to Wings Event Center early, as the first 1,000 fans will receive a specialty K-Wings puck.
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.