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K-WINGS FALL TO NAILERS IN TIGHT CLASH

Saturday, February 24th
K-WINGS FALL TO NAILERS IN TIGHT CLASH

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February 24, 2024

K-WINGS FALL TO NAILERS IN TIGHT CLASH

Kalamazoo skates with Wheeling for 60, drops 2-1 affair on the road.

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WHEELING, WV – The Kalamazoo Wings (26-20-3-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, battled throughout and nearly staged another late comeback but ultimately fell to the Wheeling Nailers (30-19-1-1) at WesBanco Arena Saturday, 2-1.

Collin Adams (12) kept Kalamazoo’s hopes alive late and made it 2-1 by chopping a loose puck home from the left circle at the 19:08 mark of the third. Brad Morrison (22) assisted the extra-attacker goal. 

Goaltender Jonathan Lemieux (13-14-2-0) was lights-out for most of the contest and stopped 37 of 39 shots faced. The rookie netminder did not allow an even-strength goal as Wheeling converted both strikes late in the second on the power play. 

Wheeling opened the scoring with a 5-on-3 power play goal at the 17:39 mark and added another 5v3 tally at the 18:48 mark.

The K-Wings were not granted a power play opportunity in the game and finished 3-for-5 on the penalty kill. Wheeling took the final shot total, 39-24.

Kalamazoo is back in action Sunday at 4:10 p.m. EST against the Nailers 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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