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K-WINGS FALL TO KOMETS, 4-3

Wednesday, March 20th
K-WINGS FALL TO KOMETS, 4-3

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March 20, 2024 

K-WINGS FALL TO KOMETS, 4-3

Kalamazoo falls in another close one with Fort Wayne.

BOX SCORE

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Kalamazoo Wings (32-25-3-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, pulled within one late but were unable to find an equalizer in the final minutes and fell to the Fort Wayne Komets (32-25-2-3) at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Wednesday, 4-3.

Ayden MacDonald (9) pulled Kalamazoo within one with a redirection in front at the 17:51 mark. Erik Bradford (45) hit MacDonald from the right side after receiving the puck from Brad Morrison (28) on the extra-attacker play.

Fort Wayne opened the scoring at the 5:02 mark of the first period.

Collin Adams (16) responded with a one-timer from the left circle at the 7:20 mark. David Keefer (28) fed Adams from the left corner after carrying the puck down on a delayed rush. Collin Saccoman (7) recorded the secondary assist.

The Komets made it 2-1 at the 9:26 mark of the second period.

Bradford (25) tied the game at the 18:50 mark all alone on the rush. Bradford converted on a breakaway after receiving an errant Fort Wayne pass at center ice.

Fort Wayne retook the lead at the 3:13 mark of the third period and made it 4-2 at 7:42.

Goaltender Hunter Vorva (17-9-0-0) kept the K-Wings within striking distance with 36 saves on 40 shots faced.

The K-Wings finished the game scoreless on the power play and accrued no penalty minutes. Fort Wayne took the final shot total, 40-28.

Kalamazoo is back in action Friday at 7:10 p.m. EDT against the Wheeling Nailers (34-25-2-1) at WesBanco Arena.

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The K-Wings return home Friday, March 29 for Pucks ‘N Paws Night at Wings Event Center! Ruh Roh! Scooby Doo is back, and it’s that time of the year to bring the pup back to the rink for Pucks ‘N Paws, presented by Blain’s Farm & Fleet. The goal horns will be turned off, and the barks will be turned UP. Plus, don’t miss the pup race during the first intermission, $3 Friday ($3 beers, sodas & hot dogs), or the ‘Scooby Doo Specialty Jersey Auction’ post-game.

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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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