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K-Wings open season with victories

NORFOLK, VA – The Kalamazoo Wings opened their 43rd season with a pair of victories on the road this past weekend. Starting the season on the road, the K-Wings traveled to Norfolk, Virginia to take on the Admirals. Scoring a goal in each period, the K-Wings defense and goaltender Joel Martin shut the door on the Admirals, allowing just one …

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Bootland signs on for three more years; hires assistant coach

When he first came to the Kalamazoo Wings during the 2003-04 season, Nick Bootland had no idea that he would still be in the same town nearly 13 years later. That number could rise to 16 years if Bootland fulfills his latest contract with the K-Wings as it was announced that he and the team have agreed on a three-year …

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Taylor; Scheidl among latest signings by K-Wings

KALAMAZOO, MI – More familiar faces are returning as the Kalamazoo Wings 43rd season approaches. Forwards Justin Taylor and Lane Scheidl along with rookie forward Kyle Smith have signed on for the upcoming season. Scheidl, 24, is returning for his third season with the K-Wings. Last season, Scheidl played in all 72 games, scoring 17 goals and 25 assists. During …

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K-Wings roster grows by four

KALAMAZOO, MI – As the season inches closer, the Kalamazoo Wings roster continues to grow. Returning for another season with the K-Wings are defenseman Adam Phillips and forward Tyler Shattock and newcomers Chris Leone and Kyle Bushee, also defenseman. Phillips and Shattock will be returning for their second season with the K-Wings. Phillips played in 52 games last season, racking …

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Tough guy Ben Wilson returns to K-Wings

KALAMAZOO, MI – Defenseman Ben Wilson, who was named the K-Wings Defenseman of the Year last season, has signed to return to the team for the 2016-17 season. Last season, Wilson played in 54 games where he had 7 assists and 76 minutes in penalties and a +3. Returning for his fourth season, Wilson said he keeps coming back because …

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K-Wings move to Western Conference; Bootland discusses upcoming season

When the 2016-17 ECHL schedule was released on April 28, the Kalamazoo Wings were set to play their division foes, the Toledo Walleye, Wheeling Nailers and Brampton Beast between 8-10 games each during the season. While the K-Wings will still be playing those teams and all the others per the schedule, the ECHL announced that divisions and conferences have been …

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K-Wings announce another signing

KALAMAZOO, MI – Joel Martin is set to return to the Kalamazoo Wings for his eighth season, the team announced in a press release on Friday. The 2016-17 season will be the 14th for the accomplished netminder. Last season was a year filled with many noteworthy accolades for Martin. The Fort Worth, Texas native suited up in 64 (career high) …

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K-Wings sign two; Extend offers to six others

KALAMAZOO, MI – While the calendar just turned to July, the Kalamazoo Wings and head coach Nick Bootland are looking ahead to October. The K-Wings announced the signings of forward Tanner Sorenson and defenseman Sean O’ Rourke on Friday, making them the first two players signed for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Sorenson, 23, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, will be …

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K-Wings Ftorek named head coach of SPHL team

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings are in the market for a new assistant coach as Sam Ftorek is leaving the K-Wings to become the head coach of the Roanoke Rail Yard Dogs of the SPHL. Ftorek became the assistant coach of the K-Wings this past season after retiring from playing, which he did for 17 years. The native of …

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Schedule announced for K-Wings 43rd season

The Kalamazoo Wings just wrapped up their 42nd season of professional hockey at the Wings Event Center, but the schedule for next season has already been released. Kicking off their 43rd season on the road, the K-Wings travel to Norfolk, Virginia to take on the Admirals on October 14 and 15. This will be the K-Wings first ever visit to …

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