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K-WINGS DOWN FUEL IN INDY

Saturday, December 16th
K-WINGS DOWN FUEL IN INDY

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December 16, 2023

K-WINGS DOWN FUEL IN INDY

Kalamazoo gets back in win column, takes first of three straight against Indy.

BOX SCORE

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Kalamazoo Wings (12-12-0-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, used timely goals, crucial penalty kills, stellar goaltending, and a whole lot of grit to beat the Indy Fuel (9-10-3-0) at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Saturday, 3-2.

David Keefer (5) scored the game-winner just 41 ticks into the third period with a snipe off the rush. Chaz Reddekopp (3) sprung Keefer with a gorgeous stretch pass from his own zone to put Kalamazoo up 3-0.

Ayden MacDonald (2) opened the scoring with a tap-in from the high crease at the 3:28 mark of the second period. MacDonald crashed the back pipe to put away the puck that was beautifully thrown in front by Drake Pilon (2) after his own gritty hustle play to keep the puck alive. Justin Taylor (4) picked up the secondary assist on the goal.

Tanner Sorenson (4) made it 2-0 by creating traffic in front and tipping in a Jay Keranen (1) shot from the point at the 14:27 mark. Keranen, playing in his first professional game, picked up his first pro point with the helper while Erik Bradford (19) notched the secondary assist.

Indy made things interesting with third period goals at the 2:46 (PP) and 11:36 marks before the Kalamazoo penalty kill shut the door with a huge 6-on-4 standdown as time expired.

Goaltender Jonathan Lemieux (9-8-0-0) made 24 saves, two of which so impressive they completely fooled the Indy crowd, and goal horn, in the victory.

Kalamazoo finished the game scoreless on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill. Indy took the final shot total, 26-19.

The K-Wings have now won five of their last six games.

Kalamazoo is back in action Friday at 7:00 p.m. EST versus Indy on $3 Friday at Wings Event Center. Tickets to the game can be purchased HERE.

Don’t miss out on the ‘Christmas with the K-Wings Ticket Package’ for the Dec. 23 game! Enjoy four tickets to the game, 1 mystery holiday stocking, 1 Slappy ornament and $20 in concession stand vouchers! 

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The next K-Wings home game is Friday, Dec. 22 versus the Indy Fuel at Wings Event Center. Enjoy $3 Beers, Sodas and hot dogs as the K-Wings look to make it four straight wins at home! Click HERE for tickets.

Also, the 3-pack is back. Enjoy Rainbow Ice (Jan. 20), Kids Day (Mar. 17) & Fan Appreciation (Apr. 6) for the low price of $49. Click HERE to secure your 3-Pack today!

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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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Upcoming Games

Full Schedule
269 NIGHT
Wednesday, February 21st
269 NIGHT
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Wings Event Center
Maine Mariners
MNE Maine Mariners
at
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
Wings Event Center
Kalamazoo Wings
Wheeling Nailers
Saturday, February 24th
Kalamazoo Wings @ Wheeling Nailers
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM EST
WesBanco Arena
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
at
Wheeling Nailers
WHL Wheeling Nailers
WesBanco Arena
Kalamazoo Wings
Wheeling Nailers
Sunday, February 25th
Kalamazoo Wings @ Wheeling Nailers
Puck Drops:
4:10 PM EST
WesBanco Arena
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
at
Wheeling Nailers
WHL Wheeling Nailers
WesBanco Arena
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

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
269 NIGHT
Wednesday, February 21st
269 NIGHT
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Wings Event Center
Maine Mariners
MNE Maine Mariners
at
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
Wings Event Center
'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

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