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K-Wings win; Karlander plays in game 1,000

KALAMAZOO — The Kalamazoo Wings celebrated Kory Karlander’s personal milestone in a major way on Sunday at Wings Stadium by knocking off the Reading Royals 5-1 thanks in part to a three-point night by Darren Archibald and a stellar game in net for Maxime Clermont. Beginning his professional career with the Columbus Chill in the ECHL back in 1995, Karlander …

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Erasing a third period deficit, the Kalamazoo Wings scored two unanswered in the final 20 minutes to defeat the Wheeling Nailers 2-1 Saturday night at the WesBanco Arena. Despite being outshot 9-6 in the opening period, an early power-play opportunity put the Nailers on the scoreboard. Finding a loose puck to the left of K-Wings goaltender Riley Gill, Nick Peterson …

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Hockey, politics and Yale, oh my!

KALAMAZOO — When Yale University came knocking, Kalamazoo Wings defenseman Mike Matczak did not hesitate to answer. “I mean, being recruited to play Division I hockey at an Ivy League school, that’s a no-brainer,” Matczak said. Matczak said they were fortunate to have one of the top teams in the country during his time at Yale and would not trade …

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The Kalamazoo Wings gained their first lead with 45 seconds remaining in regulation, but the Cincinnati Cyclones fought back not only to tie the game, but to win 3-2 in overtime Friday night at Wings Stadium on Culver’s Night. The first period yielded no goals for either squad, but not for lack of opportunities. Cincinnati was unable to score on …

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Former K-Wings coach scouting the talent

KALAMAZOO — Bob Hoffmeyer knows a thing or two about hockey. Now a pro scout for the New Jersey Devils of the NHL, Hoffmeyer is a former player and coach whose path always seems to lead him back to Kalamazoo and K-Wings hockey in one way or another. Before Hoffmeyer’s playing days took him up the ladder to the NHL, …

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Dominating from the opening period, the Kalamazoo Wings used a 60-minute effort to conclude a three-game road swing by defeating the Trenton Titans 6-2. Veteran wisdom paved the way for the K-Wings in the first period. Deflecting a John Kivisto slap shot 5:37 into the contest; Kory Karlander (9th) put Kalamazoo on the board. Also assisting on the tally was …

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