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K-WINGS BEAT WALLEYE, TAKE HOME & HOME SERIES

Saturday, January 13th
K-WINGS BEAT WALLEYE, TAKE HOME & HOME SERIES

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January 13, 2024

K-WINGS BEAT WALLEYE, TAKE HOME & HOME SERIES

Kalamazoo picks up third straight victory with strong defensive performance and earn 10th one-goal victory.

BOX SCORE

TOLEDO, OH – The Kalamazoo Wings (17-15-1-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, used disciplined defense, superb goaltending, and a third straight Collin Adams game-winning goal to down the Toledo Walleye (23-6-2-3) at Huntington Center on Saturday, 2-1.

Collin Adams (7) put Kalamazoo ahead at the 18:59 mark of the second by burying a Toledo defensive zone turnover on the forecheck. The marker brought Adams’ game-winning goals streak to three straight games and the forward now leads the K-Wings in game-winners with three.   

David Keefer (9) opened the scoring with a wrister from the slot at the 6:28 mark of the first. Adams (8) hit Keefer with a sharp pass from the right circle while Luke Morgan (1) picked up his first point of the season with the secondary assist on the rush. 

Toledo tied the game at 1 at the 11:56 mark of the second but could not overcome late penalties and the stout K-Wings defense to pull even late.

Goaltender Pavel Cajan (1-0-0-0) was outstanding in his first game with Kalamazoo this season. The Cleveland (AHL) loan made 26 saves to shut down a Walleye team that entered tonight boasting the league’s No. 1 offense. 

Kalamazoo has taken points in 11 of its last 15 games, improved to 5-1-1-0 against Toledo this season and is the first team to hold the Walleye to one goal in consecutive games all season. 

The K-Wings finished the game scoreless on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill. Kalamazoo took the final shot total, 29-27.

The K-Wings are back in action Sunday at 4:10 p.m. EST against the Wheeling Nailers (16-15-1-1) at WesBanco Arena.

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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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