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K-Wings end losing streak; defeat Steelheads 3-1

By: Mark C. McGlothlen KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings (4-4-0-1) snapped their four-game losing streak on Sunday as they defeated the Idaho Steelheads by a score of 3-1. The K-Wings fell to the Cincinnati Cyclones on Friday by a score of 7-1.  Justin Taylor scored the only goal for the K-Wings. On Saturday, the K-Wings traveled to Fort Wayne …

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Walleye top K-Wings in shootout

The Kalamazoo Wings (3-2-0-1) and the Toledo Walleye (4-1-1-0) were up and at’em Tuesday morning for the K-Wings annual Education Day game. Schools from all over Southwest Michigan were in attendance for the 10:30 am game resulting in a crowd of 5,093 loud and energetic fans. The K-Wings put the pressure on early against the Walleye but it was Toledo who hit the scoreboard …

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K-Wings split pair with Cyclones

By: Mark C. McGlothlen The Kalamazoo Wings (3-2-0-0) played a pair of games against their Central Division foes, the Cincinnati Cyclones ( 3-1-2-0) this past weekend. Coming off a pair of victories over another division opponent, the Fort Wayne Komets,  last weekend, the K-Wings hoped to carry that momentum into this past weekends matchup against the Cyclones. On Friday, the …

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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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