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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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Season over for the K-Wings

The 2015-16 season is in the books for the Kalamazoo Wings as the South Carolina Stingrays took the Round One of the Kelly Cup Playoff series four games to one. After failing to take advantage of home ice in the first three games at Wings Event Center, the K-WIngs headed to South Carolina trailing 2-1 in the series. On Thursday …

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K-Wings head to South Carolina down 2-1

It wasn’t quite do or die for that Kalamazoo Wings on Monday night at Wings Event Center, but a 5-3 win over the South Carolina Stingrays will hopefully give the K-Wings some momentum as the two teams head to South Carolina for the reminder of the best-of-seven series. Justin Kovacs scored two goals on Monday night, including a power play …

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K-Wings defeat Walleye; head to playoffs

KALAMAZOO – It was close, but they made it! Needing just one point to clinch the final playoff spot in the American Conference, the Kalamazoo Wings defeated the North Division and American Conference Champion Toledo Walleye in grand fashion on Saturday night at Wings Event Center, shutting out the Walleye 4-0. If the Walleye and K-Wings were tied at the …

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K-Wings hand out end of year awards

KALAMAZOO – The Kalamazoo Wings may be headed to the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs, but after the regular season concluded on Saturday night following a 4-0 playoff clinching victory over the Toledo Walleye, the team handed out their end of year awards. The Most Valuable Player Award was given to goaltender Joel Martin. Martin, 33, had a career year for …

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K-Wings push win streak to 7 games

The Kalamazoo Wings are pulling out all the stops in their effort to earn a spot in this years ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs. Their efforts are paying off, for now anyway. After sweeping the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in three games this past weekend, the K-Wings moved up to the eighth and final playoff spot in the American Conference, which they …

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