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K-WINGS SIGN ROOKIE GOALTENDER DREW DERIDDER

Tuesday, April 11th
K-WINGS SIGN ROOKIE GOALTENDER DREW DERIDDER

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April 11, 2023

K-WINGS SIGN ROOKIE GOALTENDER DREW DERIDDER

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Tuesday the signing of rookie goaltender Drew DeRidder. 

DeRidder, 22, is a Fenton, MI native that went 13-9-4 with a 2.53 goals-against average (GAA), a .899 save percentage (S%) and four shutouts in 30 games played during his fifth-year senior season for the University of North Dakota in 2022-23.

The 5-foot 11-inch goaltender spent the previous four seasons with Michigan State University, sporting a 2.93 GAA, a .912 S% and two shutouts in 70 games played for the Spartans from 2018-2022.

Kalamazoo’s next game is against the Fort Wayne Komets (33-28-4-3) Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. EDT at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

Catch every game at FloHockey.com or tune in to the home of the K-Wings FM 106.9 & AM 590 WKZO

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Friday, Apr. 14, the K-Wings host the Toledo Walleye for ‘Fan Appreciation Night & $3 Friday’ at 7:00 p.m. EDT at Wings Event Center. It’s the last $3 Friday of the season, and we want to celebrate you, the fans! We’ll supply the $3 beers, sodas and hot dogs and we’ll also give away a team poster to the first 1,000 fans. Stick around after the game as the K-Wings present their annual end-of-the-season team awards. Also, limited  Hungry Howie’s Friends & Family Deals are still available, tap HERE to secure your 4-pack of tickets with tons of incentives for just $34 bucks.

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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.

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