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K-WINGS SECURE ATTENDANCE RECORD, FALL TO CYCLONES

Saturday, April 6th
K-WINGS SECURE ATTENDANCE RECORD, FALL TO CYCLONES

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April 6, 2024 

K-WINGS SECURE ATTENDANCE RECORD, FALL TO CYCLONES

Kalamazoo falls in sixth sellout of the season to Cincinnati, readies for pivotal Fort Wayne matchup in regular season home finale.

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KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings (36-29-3-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, fell to the Cincinnati Cyclones (31-32-6-0) in front of 5,226 at Wings Event Center Saturday, 5-1.

Kalamazoo finished its regular season series with Cincinnati 6-4-0-0 and took the season series for the first time since 2014-15. 

The team also boosted their regular season attendance average to 3,852 through 35 games, hitting the books as the highest-attended season in 38 years (1994-95) with one game remaining. It was also the highest average attendance of the K-Wings' ECHL era.

Cincinnati opened the scoring at the 2:17 mark of the first period and doubled its lead at 14:17.

The Cyclones took a 3-0 lead at the 8:47 mark of the second.

Michael Joyaux (6) got Kalamazoo on the board with a rocket from the slot on the power play at the 15:25 mark. David Keefer (31) fed Joyaux from the left side after breaking a defender’s ankles while goaltender Hunter Vorva (1) recorded the secondary assist.

Cincinnati made it 4-1 at the 16:05 mark of the third period and added an empty-netter at 18:48.

Vorva (18-13-0-0) made 25 saves on 29 shots faced.

Kalamazoo finished the game 1-for-3 on the power play and accrued no penalty minutes in the contest. The K-Wings took the final shot total, 32-30.

The K-Wings are back in action Sunday at 3:00 p.m. EDT versus the Fort Wayne Komets (33-27-3-3) for Hockeytonk 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. Plus, don’t miss the final postgame jersey auction of the season!

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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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