1. Home
  2. News
  3. K-WINGS DROP TIGHT CONTEST IN HEARTLAND

K-WINGS DROP TIGHT CONTEST IN HEARTLAND

Thursday, November 9th
K-WINGS DROP TIGHT CONTEST IN HEARTLAND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

November 9, 2023

K-WINGS DROP TIGHT CONTEST IN HEARTLAND

Kalamazoo unable to fight off Iowa’s late charge, look to rebound on Saturday in series finale.

BOX SCORE

CORALVILLE, IA – The Kalamazoo Wings (3-5-0-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, rushed out to a 1-0 lead with a 15-1 first period shot advantage but fell 2-1 against the Iowa Heartlanders (2-4-2-0) at Xtream Arena Thursday.  

Goaltender Hunter Vorva (0-2-0-0) stopped Iowa’s sole attempt of the frame with a kick save at the 13:45 mark. The single shot was the fewest Kalamazoo has allowed in any period this season.

Vorva totaled 19 saves in the loss. 

Cooper Walker (2) scored for Kalamazoo exactly one minute into the game. The rookie crashed the left pipe and tapped in a pinpoint Collin Adams (2) pass from the right side. Brandon Saigeon (5) recorded the secondary assist with a stretch pass to Adams. 

Iowa tied things up with a power-play goal at the 14:40 mark of the second and scored the game-winner with 6:02 remaining in the third. 

The contest marked Erik Bradford’s 400th career ECHL game and was No. 70 as a K-Wing over the last three seasons. 

Kalamazoo finished the game scoreless on the power play and 2-for-3 on the penalty kill. The K-Wings took the final shot total, 30-21.

Kalamazoo is back in action Saturday at 8:05 p.m. EST, facing Iowa for a third straight game at Xtream Arena. 

--

Don’t miss out on the Hockey Fights Cancer Ticket pack. Enjoy four tickets to Lavender Ice on November 25, four silicone HFC bracelets and 10% of your ticket package will be donated to West Michigan Cancer Center. There will also be a HFC specialty jersey auction immediately following the game, benefiting WMCC. Click HERE to secure your package NOW!

--

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.

###

Upcoming Games

Full Schedule
Kalamazoo Wings
Newfoundland Growlers
Friday, March 1st
Kalamazoo Wings @ Newfoundland Growlers
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM NST (5:30 PM EST)
Mary Brown's Centre
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
at
Newfoundland Growlers
NFL Newfoundland Growlers
Mary Brown's Centre
Kalamazoo Wings
Newfoundland Growlers
Saturday, March 2nd
Kalamazoo Wings @ Newfoundland Growlers
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM NST (5:30 PM EST)
Mary Brown's Centre
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
at
Newfoundland Growlers
NFL Newfoundland Growlers
Mary Brown's Centre
Kalamazoo Wings
Newfoundland Growlers
Sunday, March 3rd
Kalamazoo Wings @ Newfoundland Growlers
Puck Drops:
4:00 PM NST (2:30 PM EST)
Mary Brown's Centre
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
at
Newfoundland Growlers
NFL Newfoundland Growlers
Mary Brown's Centre
'DUMB AND DUMBER' NIGHT | $3 FRIDAY
Friday, March 8th
'DUMB AND DUMBER' NIGHT | $3 FRIDAY
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Wings Event Center
Indy Fuel
IND Indy Fuel
at
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
Wings Event Center
Kalamazoo Wings
Toledo Walleye
Saturday, March 9th
Kalamazoo Wings @ Toledo Walleye
Puck Drops:
7:15 PM EST
Huntington Center
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
at
Toledo Walleye
TOL Toledo Walleye
Huntington Center
'MASCOT MADNESS' GAME
Sunday, March 10th
'MASCOT MADNESS' GAME
Puck Drops:
3:00 PM EDT
Wings Event Center
Toledo Walleye
TOL Toledo Walleye
at
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
Wings Event Center

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
'DUMB AND DUMBER' NIGHT | $3 FRIDAY
Friday, March 8th
'DUMB AND DUMBER' NIGHT | $3 FRIDAY
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Wings Event Center
Indy Fuel
IND Indy Fuel
at
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
Wings Event Center
'MASCOT MADNESS' GAME
Sunday, March 10th
'MASCOT MADNESS' GAME
Puck Drops:
3:00 PM EDT
Wings Event Center
Toledo Walleye
TOL Toledo Walleye
at
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
Wings Event Center
'GAME SHOW' NIGHT | $3 FRIDAY
Friday, March 15th
'GAME SHOW' NIGHT | $3 FRIDAY
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Wings Event Center
Allen Americans
ALN Allen Americans
at
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
Wings Event Center

Latest News

More News
KALAMAZOO MELDS, CONVERGES ON NEWFOUNDLAND THIS WEEK
KALAMAZOO MELDS, CONVERGES ON NEWFOUNDLAND THIS WEEK
K-WINGS PUNCH BACK, BEAT NAILERS 5-3
K-WINGS PUNCH BACK, BEAT NAILERS 5-3
K-WINGS FALL TO NAILERS IN TIGHT CLASH
K-WINGS FALL TO NAILERS IN TIGHT CLASH

Get Hockey Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about news and upcoming games!