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K-WINGS FALL AT CYCLONES, 3-2

Friday, April 5th
K-WINGS FALL AT CYCLONES, 3-2

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April 5, 2024 

K-WINGS FALL AT CYCLONES, 3-2

Kalamazoo drops tight contest in Cincinnati, heads home for ‘Fan Appreciation’ rubber match contest tomorrow.

BOX SCORE

CINCINNATI, OH – The Kalamazoo Wings (36-28-3-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, pulled within one late but were unable to find a second extra-attacker goal and fell to the Cincinnati Cyclones (30-32-6-0) at Heritage Bank Center Friday, 3-2.

Erik Bradford (29) pulled Kalamazoo within one with a one-timer from the right circle with the extra attacker at the 18:35 mark of the third. Ayden MacDonald (9) fed Bradford from the left side after receiving the puck from Derek Daschke (20).

Cincinnati opened the scoring at the 19:34 mark of the first period and doubled its lead with a shorthanded goal at the 9:00 mark of the third.

Ted Nichol (4) made it 2-1 with a tap-in from the blue paint at the 10:58 mark. Chaz Reddekopp (8) assisted Nichol off an Evan Dougherty (9) faceoff win.

The Cyclones added an empty-netter at 18:12.

Goaltender Jonathan Lemieux (17-16-2-0) stopped 19 of 20 shots faced before exiting the game due to injury at the 16:48 mark of the second. Hunter Vorva (18-12-0-0) made three saves on four shots in relief.

Kalamazoo finished the game scoreless on the power play and a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. Cincinnati took the final shot total, 25-21.

The K-Wings are back in action Saturday at 7:00 p.m. EDT versus Cincinnati for Fan Appreciation Day at Wings Event Center. Tickets to the game can be purchased HERE.

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The K-Wings conclude their 2023-24 regular season home schedule with Hockeytonk on Sunday, April 7th! Grab your snakeskins, a pair of your best blue jeans and help us turn Wings Event Center into your favorite tawdry Hockeytonk for the regular-season finale. Together, we’ll get down, turn around & go to town with the first 1,000 fans taking home a limited edition K-Wings Bandana.

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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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