K-Wings Blog

K-WINGS GIVE NAILERS THE “BOOT”

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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CYCLONES EDGE K-WINGS

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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K-WINGS DISMANTLE TITANS

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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Royals Revenge

In their first meeting since last year’s postseason encounter won by the Kalamazoo Wings, the Reading Royals used a solid effort in the second period to defeated the K-Wings 4-1 Friday night at the Sovereign Center. Dictating the action in the opening 20 minutes by outshooting Reading 15-4, Kalamazoo not only generated many scoring chances, but the lone goal of …

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Sirota Scores Game-Winner in a Shootout

Avenging a home loss to the Toledo Walleye the night before, the Kalamazoo Wings started a three-game road swing with a 2-1 shootout victory over the Walleye at the Huntington Center. After a combined four goals in the opening period the night before, neither the K-Wings nor Walleye scored in the first 20 minutes on Sunday. Kalamazoo outshot Toledo 9-7 …

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RYAN DELIVERS GOLDEN GOAL

In a game full of offense, the Toledo Walleye outlasted the Kalamazoo Wings 5-4 to win the 4th Annual McDonald’s Golden Ice Game, presented by McDonald’s and WNWN. In the first period, it took only five shots between the two teams for them to score two goals apiece. Andrei Nestrasil got the scoring started just 1:27 into the contest with …

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K-Wings respond with 3-1 win over Cyclones

CINCINATTI, OH- Following their lackluster play in Wednesday night’s 2-1 loss to the South Carolina Stingrays at Wings Stadium, the Kalamazoo Wings looked to get back on the winning track in Cincinnati. The Cyclones, winless in their last three games, have only lost one game in regulation on home ice this season in 12 games. That one loss was to …

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Lack of jump dooms K-Wings in 2-1 loss

KALAMAZOO, MI – A demoralizing loss. That is how Kalamazoo Wings forward Sam Ftorek summed up the K-Wings 2-1 loss to the South Carolina Stingrays on Wednesday night at Wings Stadium. “They (Stingrays) didn’t deviate from their system at all,” Ftorek said. “We didn’t really adjust the way we were supposed to; we were a step behind and for whatever …

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