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K-WINGS FALL TO WALLEYE IN GRINDER

Saturday, March 9th
K-WINGS FALL TO WALLEYE IN GRINDER

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March 9, 2024 

K-WINGS FALL TO WALLEYE IN GRINDER

Kalamazoo drops first leg of home-and-home with Toledo in a tighter contest than the final score reflected.

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TOLEDO, OH – The Kalamazoo Wings (29-23-3-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, couldn’t overcome a two-goal second period by the Toledo Walleye (34-12-4-5) and fell at Huntington Center Saturday, 4-1.

Goaltender Hunter Vorva (14-8-0-0) was fantastic throughout and made 30 saves in the loss. The game had a playoff-like feel and was a one-goal game until the 16:17 mark of the third.

The K-Wings enjoyed a fortunate bounce at the 5:29 mark of the second period. Luke Morgan (6) was credited with the tally after forcing a bad pass that redirected into the net from the bottom of the right circle.

Toledo tied the game at 1-1 with a power-play goal at the 8:21 mark and took a 2-1 lead with an even-strength goal at 14:16.

The Walleye scored at the 16:17 mark of the third and notched an empty-netter with 1 minute left in regulation.

Kalamazoo is now 8-3-1-0 against Toledo this season.

The K-Wings finished the game scoreless on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill. Toledo took the final shot total, 34-31.

Kalamazoo is back in action Sunday at 3:00 p.m. EDT versus Toledo for ‘Mascot Madness’ at Wings Event Center. Tickets to the game can be purchased HERE.

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The K-Wings kick off next weekend with $3 Friday and Game Show Night on Friday, March 15! It’s time to ‘come on down’ to Game Show Night at Wings Event Center! Join us, for a night of big fun, participation and good feels as we celebrate over four decades of Americana with fun for the whole family. It’s also a $3 Friday ($3 beers, sodas & hot dogs), so get ready to spend less money with no whammies!

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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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