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K-Wings take two of three over weekend

The Kalamazoo Wings (20-20-0-2) evened their record with a pair of wins over the weekend, but still find themselves in last place in the Central Division.

On Friday, the K-Wings hosted the Rapid City Rush.  Taking a 1-0 lead in the first period, Kyle Thomas scored his sixth goal of the year to give the home team the early advantage.

Willem Nong-Lambert scored for the Rush just before the midpoint of the second period to tie the game at one goal apiece.  Tyler Ganly restored the lead for the K-Wings with his third goal of the season at the 15:53 mark of the period, but the Rush fired back just over a minute later to once again tie the game.

Neither team scored in the third period, forcing the game into overtime.  With just under a minute remaining in the extra session, Eric Kattelus scored his fifth goal of the year, to give the K-Wings the win.

On Saturday, the K-Wings traveled to Indianapolis to take on the Indy Fuel.  Dropping a 4-2 decision to the Fuel, the K-Wings goals were scored by Tanner Sorenson and Kyle Thomas.

The two teams traveled back to Wings Event Center for a Sunday afternoon matchup.

Brett Welychka scored in the opening minutes of the game to give the Fuel the early lead.  The K-Wings came back to knot the game at 1-1 on a goal by Zach Saar later in the period, but the Fuel were able to restore their one goal lead as the period was winding down to take a 2-1 lead into the locker room.

After a scoreless period, the K-Wings scored three goals, including Saar’s second of the night for the game winner.  Sorenson and Thomas also scored for the K-Wings. Matt Rupert also scored for the Fuel in the third period. The K-Wings won the game 4-3.

The K-Wings will faceoff against the Toledo Walleye this Thursday morning at 10:30 am.  On Saturday, the K-Wings travel to Wheeling to battle the Nailers.

K-Wings News and Notes:  Kyle Thomas is on a six-game point scoring streak, which is the longest of his career.  Tanner Sorenson was named as the ECHL Player of the Week last week. Sorenson scored two goals and added six assists.  Nick Bootland was honored for his 1,000th game as a K-Wing as both a player and a coach. The K-Wings completed a trade with the Wichita Thunder this past week.  The K-Wings added forward Dominic Zombo to their roster in exchange for future considerations.

Submitted by Mark McGlothlen

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