1. Home
  2. News
  3. K-WINGS DOWN HEARTLANDERS IN OT

K-WINGS DOWN HEARTLANDERS IN OT

Saturday, December 9th
K-WINGS DOWN HEARTLANDERS IN OT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

December 9, 2023

K-WINGS DOWN HEARTLANDERS IN OT 

Glover gives Kalamazoo third straight victory in extra time, giving the team three wins on the week.

BOX SCORE

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings (10-11-0-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, were propelled to victory by two-goal games from former Western Michigan University Broncos Josh Passolt and Ty Glover to defeat the Iowa Heartlanders (9-8-3-1) in overtime at Wings Event Center on Saturday, 4-3.

Ty Glover (12) gave Kalamazoo its third straight win by burying a shot with his feet below the goal line on the left side with 1:44 left in overtime. David Keefer (10) won a key offensive zone face off to Robert Calisti (7) to set up the goal.

Goaltender Jonathan Lemieux (8-7-0-0) was stellar for the second straight night and made 28 saves in the win, outshining everyone on the ice multiple times in the contest.

Josh Passolt (6) scored on Kalamazoo’s first shot of the game at the 2:25 mark of the first with a one-timer from the high slot. Brad Morrison (12) and Keefer (9) picked up helpers on the rush after an Iowa neutral zone turnover.

The Heartlanders answered at the 14:18 mark of the first.

Passolt (7) notched his second two-goal game of the season at the 17:59 mark. The forward beat an Iowa defender to a loose puck after a neutral zone faceoff on the left side and finished the breakaway opportunity.

Glover (11) extended the lead to 3-1 at the 8:06 mark of the second period on the power play. Tanner Sorenson (4) and Erik Bradford (17) executed perfect passing to assist Glover’s powerful slap-shot from the right circle.

Iowa scored at the 18:17 mark of the second and again with 2:26 left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

Kalamazoo finished the game 1-for-5 on the power play and 7-for-7 on the penalty kill. The K-Wings outshot Iowa 42-31 and set a new season-best mark for shots while doing so.

The K-Wings will be back in action Sunday at 3:00 p.m. EST versus the Cincinnati Cyclones (10-8-1-0) in the franchise’s first-ever Deaf Awareness Game. Tickets to the game can be purchased HERE.

--

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!

--

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
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

Latest News

More News
KALAMAZOO POWERS THROUGH CENTRAL, MOVES INTO CONTENTION
KALAMAZOO POWERS THROUGH CENTRAL, MOVES INTO CONTENTION
K-WINGS DISARM WALLEYE IN FRONT OF SRO SELLOUT CROWD
K-WINGS DISARM WALLEYE IN FRONT OF SRO SELLOUT CROWD
K-WINGS ANSWER KOMETS, SNATCH OT WIN
K-WINGS ANSWER KOMETS, SNATCH OT WIN

Get Hockey Updates

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