FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 24, 2023
K-WINGS MICHAEL JOYAUX RECALLED FROM LOAN BY ABBOTSFORD (AHL)
Kalamazoo’s proud to announce defenseman Michael Joyaux is heading to the AHL.
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, announced the Abbotsford Canucks (AHL) have recalled the loan of defenseman Michael Joyaux on Friday.
Joyaux, 26, joins the Canucks after playing twelve games with the K-Wings to start the year. The former Western Michigan University Bronco, originally loaned to Kalamazoo on October 8, recorded two goals and four assists across a dozen contests as a K-Wing.
Joyaux’s recall comes on the heels of a productive 11-day stretch in which he recorded four points (1g-3a) in four games. The Bloomingdale, IL native notched his first multipoint effort of the season with two assists in Kalamazoo’s 4-0 win over Indy on November 18.
Last year, Joyaux registered 9 goals, 32 assists, and a +11 rating with Newfoundland, and earned an ECHL All-Rookie nod in 2022-23. The 5-foot 10-inch, 181-pound blueliner will make his AHL debut if called upon with Abbotsford.
Kalamazoo is back in action Friday at 7:15 p.m. EST against the Toledo Walleye (8-2-1-1) at Huntington Center.
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! Or purchase single-game tickets to Lavender Ice HERE.
Sunday, Nov. 26, the Indy Fuel visit for the annual ‘Teddy Bear Toss’ game, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, at 3:00 p.m. EST at Wings Event Center. What better way to kick off the holiday season than giving back? Join the K-Wings for the annual Teddy Bear Toss game. How can you help? Bring a new or lightly used teddy bear (or any stuffed animal) to throw onto the ice when the K-Wings score their first goal, and we’ll deliver it to kids in need this holiday season. Also, join us for our first postgame skate of the season with the players! $5 skate rentals will be available postgame.
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.