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January 19, 2023
K-WINGS RECEIVE ERIK BRADFORD & OLE JULIAN BJØRGVIK-HOLM FROM MONSTERS
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Wednesday that forward Erik Bradford and defenseman Ole Julian Bjørgvik Holm have been loaned to Kalamazoo from the Cleveland Monsters (AHL).
Bradford, 28, is a K-Wings alternate captain and has notched two assists in four games played this season in Kalamazoo. The forward returns from Cleveland where he’s scored one goal and served six penalty minutes in 20 games played for the Monsters this season.
The Orangeville, ON native is in his eighth professional season and finished the 2021-22 campaign with 19 goals, 32 assists and 22 penalty minutes in 54 games for the K-Wings. He also played 16 games for Grand Rapids (AHL), recording three assists and logging 6 penalty minutes last season.
Bjørgvik Holm, 20, has recorded two assists and six penalty minutes in 25 games for Cleveland this season. The defenseman also had one goal and four assists with eight penalty minutes in 16 games in 2020-21 with the Monsters.
The Oslo, Norway native played two seasons in the OHL with Mississauga after a highly successful junior career in Norway, including winning the Norway U18 Gold Medal with Manglerud in 2016-17 and the Silver Medal the following year.
Bjørgvik Holm was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 5th-round of the 2020 NHL Draft.
Kalamazoo’s next matchup is Friday at 7 p.m. today versus the Fort Wayne Komets (15-12-4-2) at Wings Event Center. The team will be honoring their 80s Alumni. Head to the game to meet your favorite Wings from the decade and enjoy a $3 Friday ($3 beers, sodas and hot dogs). Get your tickets HERE.
‘Jurassic Night’ is this Saturday, Jan. 21 as the K-Wings host the Wheeling Nailers at 7:00 p.m. EST at Wings Event Center. Make sure to get to the arena early, because the first 1,000 fans will receive a K-Wings Jurassic T-Shirt! Make sure to stick around after the game for the specialty jersey auction.
On Sunday, Jan. 22, is our ‘Coats for Floats’ game at Wings Event Center as the K-Wings host the Cincinnati Cyclones at 3:00 p.m. EST. 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 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.