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K-WINGS SET 4TH HIGHEST ATTENDANCE MARK, FALL TO KOMETS

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K-WINGS SET 4TH HIGHEST ATTENDANCE MARK, FALL TO KOMETS

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April 7, 2024 

K-WINGS SET 4TH HIGHEST ATTENDANCE MARK, FALL TO KOMETS

Kalamazoo drops final home game of regular season, prepares for final stretch of playoff push.

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KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings (36-30-3-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, staged a second period comeback but ultimately fell to the Fort Wayne Komets (35-27-3-3) at Wings Event Center Sunday, 4-2.

The team boosted their regular season attendance average to 3,866 through 36 games, hitting the books as the highest-attended season in 28 years (1994-95) and the fourth-highest in franchise history.

Fort Wayne opened the scoring at the 16:09 mark of the first period and doubled its lead with 11 seconds remaining in the frame. 

Josh Passolt (24) responded by burying a loose puck from the slot at the 1:44 mark of the second. Michael Joyaux (24) threw the puck in front from the right point while Erik Bradford (53) notched the secondary assist.

Collin Adams (20) tied the game 2-2 with a one-timer from just inside the right circle at the 3:31 mark. Ryan Naumovski (1) recorded his first pro point with the primary assist after a Fort Wayne turnover.

Fort Wayne made it 3-2 at the 7:23 mark.

The Komets added an empty-netter with 25.3 seconds remaining in regulation.

Goaltender Hunter Vorva (18-14-0-0) kept Kalamazoo in the game and made 31 saves on 34 shots faced.

The K-Wings finished the game scoreless on the power play and a perfect 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. Kalamazoo took the final shot total, 36-35.

The K-Wings are back in action Wednesday at 7:35 p.m. EDT against the Iowa Heartlanders (26-35-6-2) at Xtream Arena. 

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Season Tickets for the 2024-25 Kalamazoo Wings season will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, April 8. Head to K-Wings.com for more information! More information about potential playoff scheduling will be announced when information is 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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