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K-WINGS FALL TO NAILERS ON ORANGE ICE

Friday, October 27th
K-WINGS FALL TO NAILERS ON ORANGE ICE

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October 27, 2023

K-WINGS FALL TO NAILERS ON ORANGE ICE

Kalamazoo stifled by Wheeling’s five-goal third period en route to first loss of the season. 

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KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings (2-1-0-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, suffered their first loss of the season versus Wheeling (2-0-0-0) Friday on Orange Ice at Wings Event Center, 7-2.

A five-goal third period from Wheeling proved to be too much to overcome in this one, as the Nailers scored the final six goals of the hockey game.

Kalamazoo scored both of its goals in the first period after falling behind 1-0 early. Brad Morrison (2) scored with 11:39 remaining in the period, deflecting a shot from behind the net off a Wheeling defender. 

The K-Wings then took a 2-1 lead a few minutes later when Josh Passolt (3) buried a rebound from just outside the right crease at the 12:06 mark of the second. Both Morrison and Passolt have recorded points in all three K-Wings games this season. 

Wheeling tied the game at the 14:47 mark of the third when forward Cédric Desruisseaux slipped behind the Kalamazoo defense, just moments after exiting the penalty box. Desruisseaux finished with four points (1g, 3a) on the evening.

Goaltender Jonathan Lemieux (2-1-0-0) suffered his first loss of the season, making 16 saves on 23 shots.

The K-Wings finished the game scoreless on the power play, 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and took the final shot total, 33-23. 

Kalamazoo is back in action at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday against the Indy Fuel (1-2-0-0).

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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 Vancouver Canucks and the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Canucks. Kalamazoo plays their 36 regular season home games at Wings Event Center from October through April.

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