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March 19, 2023
K-WINGS FALL TO HEARTLANDERS AT HOME
Kalamazoo outshoots Iowa in the contest, but Heartlanders ride goals in first two periods to victory.
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings (23-33-4-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, battled but couldn’t solve the Iowa Heartlanders (16-32-12-1) and fell 2-0 on Sunday at Wings Event Center.
The Heartlanders opened the scoring with a breakaway goal at the 6:49 mark of the first period. Iowa struck again with a goal off of a rebound opportunity at the 3:29 mark of the second.
Evan Cormier (8-18-3-0) was strong in net, preventing several quality chances from turning into goals and helping the K-Wings stay in the game throughout. He finished with 28 saves on 30 shots faced.
Luke Morgan led Kalamazoo with 10 shots in the loss, the most by a K-Wing this season.
Hunter Jones (8-15-9-0) earned his first ECHL shutout for Iowa, making 31 saves.
The K-Wings hit the road next weekend, starting with a matchup against the Wheeling Nailers (25-31-5-0) on Friday at 7:10 p.m. EDT at Wesbanco Arena.
It’s morphin time on Saturday, Apr. 1 at Wings Event Center versus the Iowa Heartlanders. Get your tickets HERE, and join us as we pay tribute to the iconic 90s show that found its way to the big screens & playgrounds around the country for decades. Come to the game and get your photo taken with a Power Ranger, and stick around postgame for the Power Rangers jersey auction. The 'Power Rangers Meet & Greet Ticket Package' is also available for the game, and includes four white-level tickets, a private meet & greet with a Power Ranger and a photo with a Power Rangers character.
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.