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K-WINGS CUT MARINERS LOOSE IN OT

Wednesday, February 21st
K-WINGS CUT MARINERS LOOSE IN OT

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February 21, 2024

K-WINGS CUT MARINERS LOOSE IN OT

Kalamazoo beats Maine thanks to a thunderous shot total (43), another come-from-behind effort and Collin Adams’ 5th GWG of year.

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KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings (26-19-3-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, used a season-high shot total and yet another Collin Adams game-winner to defeat the Maine Mariners (20-22-6-0) at Wings Event Center Wednesday, 3-2 in overtime.

Collin Adams (11) sent Maine packing at the 6:44 mark of overtime by tapping in a Luke Morgan (6) rebound from below the left circle. Adams and Morgan ended the game on a 3-on-2 rush after a spectacular Hunter Vorva (12-6-0-0) save on the other end. Derek Daschke (13) angled the puck into Morgan for the initial shot on goal.

Vorva made 29 saves on 31 shots against to pick up a career-best sixth-straight victory, including six saves in OT. The Kalamazoo native has conceded two goals or fewer in 10 of his last 11 starts.

Maine opened the scoring at the 14:03 mark of the first period on the power play.

Ayden MacDonald (6) tied it up with a power play tip-in from the blue paint at the 3:21 mark of the second. MacDonald knocked a Josh Passolt (13) shot past the Maine goaltender, and Michael Joyaux (13) also assisted the extra-man tally.

Maine retook the lead at the 7:36 mark.

Collin Saccoman (4) made it 2-2 at the 6:35 mark of the third with a tip-in from the right side on the rush. Saccoman received the puck from Erik Bradford (36) near his own goal line and accelerated after hitting Passolt (14) with a breakout pass near center ice. Passolt made a man miss before saucing it back to Saccoman for the perfect 2-on-1 backdoor finish.

The win ties Kalamazoo’s season-long win streak at four games, moves the team into No. 4 in the Central Division and improves the K-Wings’ record to 7-3 in games that go past regulation. 

The K-Wings finished the game 1-for-3 on the power play and 0-for-1 on the penalty kill. Kalamazoo took the final shot total, 43-31.

Kalamazoo is back in action Saturday at 7:10 p.m. EST against the Wheeling Nailers (29-18-1-1) at WesBanco Arena.

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The K-Wings return to Wings Event Center for ‘Dumb & Dumber’ Night on Friday, March 8! Just when we thought we couldn’t have done anything stupider, we’ve gone out and totally redeemed ourselves with Dumb & Dumber Night at Wings Event Center. Join us, as we pay honor to the hit 90s movie, and enjoy $3 Friday ($3 beers, sodas & hot dogs) at the game. And get your paddle arm warmed up because there’ll be a Specialty Jersey auction postgame!

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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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