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Cloutier working hard to keep roster spot

A rash of call-ups and injuries to the Kalamazoo Wings roster in December was no picnic for head coach Nick Bootland. For Dustin Cloutier, however, that is a different story. After starting the season with the Augusta Riverhawks of the SPHL, the forward was added to the K-Wings lineup on December 21, along with three other players, to help fill …

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K-WINGS SHOW HEART

There no was no love lost, but plenty of action, as the Kalamazoo Wings defeated the Cincinnati Cyclones 4-3 during the 12th Annual Pink Ice Game, presented by WWMT and WKFR. Off to a blistering start, Eric Kattelus (5th) scored on a left-circle slap shot seven seconds into the game to give the K-Wings the early advantage. The goal was …

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Three games this week for the K-Wings

The Kalamazoo Wings, proud member of the ECHL, two-time defending North Division Champions, reigning Eastern Conference Champions and National Hockey League affiliate to the Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils and American Hockey League’s Albany Devils, announce the K-Wings return home for three games this week. The K-Wings will begin a four-game week this Tuesday, February 14th with a 7 …

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Kalamazoo Defeats Gwinnett 4-3 in a Shootout

The Kalamazoo Wings wrapped the their four-game road swing in grand fashion by becoming the first team in 2012 to defeat the Gwinnett Gladiators (12-0-0-1) at The Arena at Gwinnett Center with a 4-3 shootout victory Sunday night. Striking quickly, Kalamazoo took the lead 1:58 into the contest on a backhander from Eric Kattelus (4th). Former Western Michigan Bronco, Pat …

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GREENVILLE GETS REVENGE

Avenging a Thursday night loss to the Kalamazoo Wings, the Greenville Road Warriors stormed out of the gates earning all of their offense in the first period to defeat the K-Wings 5-2 Saturday night at the BI-LO Center. Like two nights before, the teams combined for seven goals, but unlike Thursday, it was Greenville that posted five goals against Kalamazoo. …

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K-Wings looking to fine tune; get healthy in second half

  KALAMAZOO- As the Kalamazoo Wings (26-15-2-3) enter the second half of the season, they find themselves in familiar territory, first place in the ECHL’s North Division. Capturing the Division crown the past two seasons, the K-Wings have 55 points on the season, just four points ahead of the Chicago Express (22-17-5-2), who are slowly creeping up in their rearview …

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SECOND PERIOD EXPLOSION

The Kalamazoo Wings continued their road swing, the same way they started it, with a decisive victory, this time a 7-2 thumping of the Greenville Road Warriors Thursday night at the BI-LO Center. Surviving three power-play chances by Greenville, including a two-man advantage late in the period, Kalamazoo kept the Road Warriors off the scoreboard for a scoreless opening period. …

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K-Wings add NHL talent to roster

KALAMAZOO –The old saying that everything is relative took on a whole new meaning for the Kalamazoo Wings yesterday afternoon when they announced the latest changes to their line-up. Defenseman John Kivisto was released from the team on Monday afternoon as the K-Wings announced the signing of his cousin and National Hockey League player Dwight Helminen. Helminen, who began this …

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GILL SHUTOUTS WALLEYE

Riley Gill made 33 saves to pave the way for the Kalamazoo Wings to earn their first shutout of the 2011-12 season, as the K-Wings started a four-game road swing with a 4-0 victory over the Toledo Walleye Saturday night at the Huntington Center. After a scoreless opening period, the K-Wings took control of the contest in the second period …

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WALLEYE HANG ON OVER K-WINGS

The Toledo Walleye took the first half of a home-and-home series over the Kalamazoo Wings defeating the K-Wings 4-3 Friday Night on PNC Night at Wings Stadium. Trying to kill a penalty, the Walleye jumped ahead when Todd Griffith (7th) registered a shorthanded tally on a breakaway 2:20 into the contest. Storming back five minutes later, Darryl Bootland pulled the …

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