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March 18, 2023
K-WINGS FALL TO WALLEYE SATURDAY AT HOME
Kalamazoo scores first, but Toledo comes back to keep its winning streak going.
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings (23-32-4-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, scored first and outshot the Toledo Walleye (41-15-4-2), but fell 3-1 at Wings Event Center Saturday.
Ben Copeland (1) opened the scoring with his first professional goal at the 14:22 mark of the first period. Luke Morgan (12) set up the score by skating down the left side with the puck under the net before turning back with a backhand feed to Copeland in the right circle. Anthony Collins (3) earned the secondary assist on the goal.
Toledo fought back immediately, scoring 1:31 seconds later to draw even.
The K-Wings outshot the Walleye 15-6 over the first 12 minutes of the second period, but were unable to find the back of the net. Toledo then scored to take the lead at the 13:31 mark, and added a power play goal at the 18:58 mark for insurance.
Pavel Cajan (5-5-0-0) responded well to pressure throughout the evening, finishing with 26 saves on 29 shots faced. Toledo also earned its eighteenth win in a row, and tied an ECHL record for road wins (26) with the victory.
Kalamazoo closes its three-game weekend homestand against the Iowa Heartlanders (15-31-12-1) Sunday at 3:00 p.m. EDT at Wings Event Center.
Slappy, the Kalamazoo Wings’ iconic mascot, is inviting all his friends to the game for ‘Mascot Madness’ and he wants to see plenty of fans filling Wings Event Center for the party. Secure your tickets HERE to see the fun-filled game and watch the mascots play broomball at the first intermission. Plus, stick around after the game for a post-game skate with Slappy and the K-Wings.
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.