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K-WINGS’ VORVA SIGNS WITH MONSTERS (AHL), CAJAN ASSIGNED ON LOAN

Thursday, January 11th
K-WINGS’ VORVA SIGNS WITH MONSTERS (AHL), CAJAN ASSIGNED ON LOAN

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January 11, 2024

K-WINGS’ VORVA SIGNS WITH MONSTERS (AHL), CAJAN ASSIGNED ON LOAN

Kalamazoo’s homegrown goaltender earns next chapter, familiar face Cajan returns from Cleveland.

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, announced Thursday that goaltender Hunter Vorva signed a professional tryout contract with the Cleveland Monsters (AHL) and Cleveland has loaned goaltender Pavel Cajan to Kalamazoo. 

Vorva, 28, heads to Cleveland after making 32 appearances for the K-Wings over the last two seasons. The Kalamazoo native went 13-9-2-1 with a 2.61 goals-against average (GAA) and .921 save percentage (S%) in his rookie season.

The 5-foot, 11-inch stopper is 4-5-0-0 in 2023-24 (2.86 GAA, .905 SV%) with a pair of shutouts and just one goal against in his last 144:43 of ice time. Vorva, a second-year pro, will make his AHL debut with the Monsters if called upon.

Cajan, 21,  returns to Kalamazoo after suiting up in a dozen games as a K-Wing in 2022-23. The Příbram, Czechia product split time between Kalamazoo (12 GP, 6-6-0-0, 2.34 GAA, .932 SV%) and Cleveland (22 GP, 8-10-2, 3.42 GAA, .878 SV%) last season after his pro debut and picked up his first win in a 4-3 (OT) Cleveland victory over Lehigh Valley on October 22, 2022.

The 6-foot, 2-inch left-catching netminder gave up three goals or fewer in ten of twelve appearances with Kalamazoo last season. He rejoins the squad with a 4-4-1 record and .884 save percentage through eleven games in Cleveland this year. 

Cajan also earned the ECHL Goaltender of the Week award for his performance with Kalamamazoo from Dec. 5 thru Dec. 11, 2022 (2-0, 1.42 GAA, .963 S%). 

The K-Wings are back in action Friday at 7:00 p.m. EST versus the Toledo Walleye (22-4-2-3) for Marvel Night and $3 Friday at Wings Event Center. Tickets to the game can be purchased HERE.

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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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