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Oct. 1973An IHL expansion franchise is awarded to Kalamazoo, MI and a group of investors headed by Ted and Martha Parfet.
Oct 30, 1974The Kalamazoo Wings play their first home game in front of 4,157 fans.
May 22, 1979On this date, the Kalamazoo Wings won their first championship in franchise history by defeating the Grand Rapids Owls in seven games to secure the Turner Cup. The K-Wings swept through the first two rounds of the playoffs and downed three other Michigan based IHL teams en route to the Cup.
May 17, 1980The K-Wings secured back-to-back IHL championship with their 5-1 victory over the Ft. Wayne Komets in Game 6.
Mar. 17, 1982A new Kalamazoo tradition is born when Wings dye the ice surface green for the first St. Patrick's Day Green Ice Game.
Jan 17, 1984Wings Event Center and the Kalamazoo Wings host the IHL All-Star Game, pitting the IHL stars against the U.S. Olympic Team.
May 16, 1995The Kalamazoo Wings franchise is renamed, becoming the Michigan K-Wings.
Jan 26, 1996The three-millionth fan in Kalamazoo Wings history passes through the doors of the stadium.
Apr 17, 2000The Dallas Stars end their affiliation agreement with the Kalamazoo Wings, resulting in the franchise's request for inactive status in the IHL.
Jul 27, 2000The Madison Kodiaks franchise of the United Hockey League relocates to Kalamazoo. Ted Parfet grants the Kalamazoo Wings name and logo to the new franchise.
Oct 20, 2000The Kalamazoo Wings play their first regular season UHL game at Wings Event Center.
Oct 30, 2004The Kalamazoo Wings play their first ever Orange Ice Game.
Mar 18, 2006Molly McMaster becomes the first-ever female to play for the Kalamazoo Wings.
April 14, 2006Kalamazoo Wings capture their first Central Division Championship and Tarry Cup.
May 27, 2006Kalamazoo Wings capture their first Colonial Cup and the first championship of any kind in 26 years.
Oct. 11, 2007Kalamazoo Wings return to IHL.
Jun. 9, 2009Kalamazoo Wings join ECHL.
Mar. 17, 2010Jeremy Duchesne becomes first player since 1999 to start with Kalamazoo Wings in the ECHL and play in the NHL in the same season with the Philadelphia Flyers.
May 10, 2011Kalamazoo Wings win Eastern Conference Championship.
Mar. 28, 2012Kalamazoo Wings clinch their third straight North Division crown.
Aug. 17, 2012Consumers Credit Union becomes the first ever presenting sponsor of Slappy™.
Sept. 18, 2012The home of the Kalamazoo Wings, Wings Event Center, announce a $2 million renovation project, which includes the largest video board in minor league hockey.
Sept. 16, 2013Kalamazoo Wings unveil 40th Anniversary logo.
Mar. 10, 2013Nick Bootland becomes the winningest coach in Kalamazoo Wings history.
Dec. 20, 2013Kalamazoo Wings host first ever Blue Ice weekend, in honor of Bell's Brewery.
Mar. 29, 2014Kalamazoo Wings clinch their 4th North Division title.
Apr. 10, 2014Sam Ftorek makes All-ECHL First Team and Elgin Reid makes All-ECHL Second Team.
Dec. 15, 2014Sam Ftorek plays in ECHL-record 790th career game, passing Cam Brown’s previous league record.
Dec. 29, 2014Kalamazoo defeats Toledo, 2-1, in the ECHL’s first-ever outdoor game at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.
Dec. 29, 2014Joel Martin becomes the winningest goalie in the Kalamazoo Wings’ ECHL history.
Jun. 18, 2015Sam Ftorek is named assistant coach of the Wings after 17-year playing career.
Feb. 27, 2016Nick Bootland becomes first head coach in team history to reach 300 wins with the franchise.
Mar. 5, 2016Justin Taylor becomes the franchises ECHL leading scorer with his 272nd point.
Apr. 2, 2016Joel Martin moves into 5th all-time in ECHL history with his 156th career regular season win.
May 26, 2016Kalamazoo becomes ECHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning, their 11th NHL affiliate in team history.
Jan. 6, 2017Joel Martin passes Georges Gagnon with his franchise record 197th win.
Jul. 12, 2017Kalamazoo becomes ECHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, their 12th affiliate in team history.
Jun. 2018Former goaltender Joel Martin retires and is named assistant coach.
Oct. 19, 2018Kalamazoo retires Kevin Schamehorn’s #26.
Jan. 19, 2019Kalamazoo celebrates their 45th Anniversary, retiring Georges Gagnon's #1.
Oct. 23, 2019Justin Taylor passes Kevin Schamehorn with his franchise-record 496th game in a K-Wings uniform.
Nov. 2, 2019Kalamazoo Wings set a Guinness World Record for largest lightsaber battle during Star Wars Night at Wings Event Center (3,889 participants)
Mar. 11, 2020The K-Wings played their final game of a shortened 2019-20 season, a 1-0 loss to Indy at Wings Event Center. The remainder of the ECHL season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oct. 23, 2021Kalamazoo opens it's doors to fans for the first time since the pandemic shortened season. The K-Wings would beat the Toledo Walleye 5-2 in front of a sold out crowd at Wings Event Center.
Jan. 7, 2022The Kalamazoo Wings became the first professional hockey team to play on a rainbow painted ice surface. The event recieved national and international coverage to celebrate the organization's dedication to diversity and inclusion.
Jan. 15, 2022Kalamazoo retires Neil Meadmore's #27.
Jan. 18, 2022Former goaltender and current assistant coach Joel Martin is inducted into the 14th Class of the ECHL Hall of Fame.
Apr. 15, 2022Kalamazoo retires Tyler Willis' #13.
Aug. 11, 2022Nick Bootland steps down as head coach of the team and joins the Hershey Bears (AHL) as an assistant coach. Bootland leaves as the K-Wings all-time winningest coach in K-Wings history (437).
Aug. 15, 2022Kalamazoo hires Joel Martin as the 22nd head coach in team history