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K-WINGS DOWN AMERICANS, 3-2

Friday, March 15th
K-WINGS DOWN AMERICANS, 3-2

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March 15, 2024 

K-WINGS DOWN AMERICANS, 3-2

Three-point games from Bradford & Morrison help Kalamazoo skate past Allen.

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KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings (31-23-3-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, used big three-point performances from Erik Bradford and Brad Morrison to defeat the Allen Americans (25-29-2-1) at Wings Event Center Friday, 3-2.

With three assists in the contest, Erik Bradford recorded his 400th professional point and set a new career single-season points high (64).

Allen opened the scoring at the 8:43 mark of the first period.

Brad Morrison (9) tied the game 1-1 at the 12:36 mark by slamming home a loose puck from right of the crease. Connor Walters (8) chipped the puck over the net from behind to feed Morrison after Bradford (40) and Morrison ran a delayed rush.

Josh Passolt (20) gave Kalamazoo the lead at the 5:29 mark of the second with a tip-in from the crease. Bradford (41) and Morrison (23) each notched their second point of the contest with assists on the play.

Chaz Reddekopp (3) doubled Kalamazoo’s lead at the 5:17 mark of the third period with a tap-in from in front of the crease. Morrison (24) dished the puck to Reddekopp after receiving a drop pass from Bradford (42), who recorded his 400th professional point on the tally.

Allen made it 3-2 with an extra-attacker goal at the 18:39 mark.

Goaltender Hunter Vorva (16-8-0-0) was sound throughout and stopped 28 of 30 shots faced.

The K-Wings finished the game 0-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill. Kalamazoo took the final shot total, 42-30.

Kalamazoo is back in action Saturday at 7:00 p.m. EDT versus Allen for Green Ice at Wings Event Center. Tickets to the game can be purchased HERE.

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The K-Wings close the weekend with Kids Day on Sunday, March 17! Nothing means more to the K-Wings than our kiddos. And after a long winter, there’s no better way to celebrate our biggest fans than hosting our ‘Kids Day’ game, presented by PNC Bank. The first 500 kids receive a kids K-Wings jersey, and stick around post-game for the ‘Kids & Players photo’ (Kids Club Only) and the last post-game skate this season (*$5 skate rentals available).

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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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