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K-Wings to retire two numbers

As the Kalamazoo Wings celebrate their 45th Anniversary this season, they are going to reach back into their past and retire a pair of numbers. Kevin Schamehorn, who played for the K-Wings from 1976-79, and then again from 1981-85 and finally rounding out his career in 1990, will have his number 26 retired.  Schamehorn, who was a fourth-round draft pick …

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Isaac Berky named new “Voice of the K-Wings”

The Kalamazoo Wings have named Isaac Berky as their new Broadcaster and Director of Public Relations. Berky, 27, replaces Joe Roberts, who was named as the Broadcaster for the AHL Utica Comets earlier this summer. Before coming to Kalamazoo, Berky was the Director of Communications and Media and Broadcaster for the ECHL Norfolk Admirals last season. Berky was also the …

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K-Wings trade for goaltender; Kattelus returns

By: Mark C. McGlothlen With their 45th season of hockey quickly approaching, the Kalamazoo Wings are busy building their roster for their upcoming milestone season. The K-Wings, looking to fill the void in net that was created by the retirement of longtime goaltender Joel Martin, have traded forward Scott Henegar to the Tulsa Oilers for goaltender Jake Hildebrand. Hildebrand, 25, …

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K-Wings announce first signing, Broadcaster Joe Roberts heads to Utica

Justin Taylor will be back with the Kalamazoo Wings when they kick off their 45th season of hockey this fall. Taylor, 29, came back from a possible career-ending injury last season to post a career-high in goals scored with 35.  Taylor was also named as the K-Wings MVP last season. During a playoff game against the Toledo Walleye in 2017, …

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K-Wings Goaltender Joel Martin Retires

When the Kalamazoo Wings take the ice this fall, there will be a very familiar face missing from the lineup.  Longtime goaltender, Joel Martin, announced his retirement from hockey. Kind of, that is. Fans will now be able to see what Martin, 35, can do off the ice for the K-Wings as he was named as the new assistant coach. …

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K-Wings season ends with loss to Indy

The Kalamazoo Wings (34-31-4-3) season came to a grinding halt on Sunday afternoon as the Indy Fuel defeated the K-Wings 2-1. The two teams were fighting for the last playoff spot in the Central Division.  Heading into the final game of the season, the Fuel led the K-Wings by just one point.  A win would have guaranteed the K-Wings a …

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K-Wings playoff hopes hang in the balance

The Kalamazoo Wings have three games remaining in the regular season.  Each of those games will be critical to their playoff hopes. The K-Wings are currently in fifth place in the North Division with a 34-29-4-2 record and 74 points.  The top four teams in each division move on to the Kelly Cup Playoffs. The Toledo Walleye and Fort Wayne …

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K-Wings power past Thunder

The Kalamazoo Wings (32-26-4-2) defeated the Wichita Thunder by a score of 5-3 on Thursday night at Wings Event Center.  The win, coupled with a dramatic 3-2 overtime victory in Fort Wayne the night before, have given the K-Wings a three-game winning streak as they head into the final weeks of the season. The remaining eight games will be crucial …

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K-Wings find pot of gold on Green Ice Night

The Kalamazoo Wings (30-26-4-2)have been struggling as of late, but luck was on their side during Saturday nights 37th Annual Green Ice Game at Wings Event Center. The Cincinnati Cyclones (35-24-2-0) were in town for the festivities and so was a standing room only crowd of 5,279 festive K-Wings fans. The Cyclones scored early in the first period to take …

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K-Wings fall to Beast 5-3

The Kalamazoo Wings (29-26-4-2) are currently in the playoff picture, but they aren’t doing much to secure their spot after a 5-3 loss to the Brampton Beast  (24-28-6-4) in a rare Tuesday night game at Wings Event Center. The K-Wings are currently tied with the Kansas City Mavericks for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Central Division.  The …

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