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K-WINGS DROP SLUGFEST TO FUEL 4-1

Friday, March 8th
K-WINGS DROP SLUGFEST TO FUEL 4-1

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March 8, 2024 

K-WINGS DROP SLUGFEST TO FUEL 4-1

Kalamazoo brings the physicality but falls to Indy at home.

BOX SCORE

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings (29-22-3-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, battled throughout but fell to Indy (30-20-5-1) after a hot Fuel start at Wings Event Center Friday, 4-1.

Indy opened the scoring at the 1:21 mark of the first period and added another at 6:24.

David Keefer (16) made it 2-1 at the 9:25 mark by picking the top-left corner from above the right circle on the power play. Quinn Preston (10) picked up his first point as a K-Wing with the primary assist while Derek Daschke (15) notched the secondary. 

The Fuel scored at the 15:40 mark.

Indy added an empty-netter on the power play with 41.4 seconds remaining in the third.

Goaltender Jonathan Lemieux (14-15-2-0) stopped 21 of 24 shots against and held Indy off the board for the final 44:20.

The K-Wings finished 1-for-4 on the power play and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill. Kalamazoo took the final shot total, 39-25.

Kalamazoo is back in action Saturday at 7:15 p.m. EST against the Toledo Walleye (32-12-4-5) at Huntington Center.

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‘Mascot Madness’ takes over Wings Event Center on Sunday, March 10! It’s that time of year, again, as Slappy, the K-Wings' iconic mascot, is inviting his friends for “Mascot Madness”! Don’t miss Mascot broomball, as it’s primed to be a must-see during the intermission. And to make the game more special for Slappy, stick around afterward for a post-game skate with Slappy and the players (*$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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