Countdown to Face-Off: K-Wings vs Komets
Two teams that are very familiar with one another will square off at Wings Stadium, as the Kalamazoo Wings host the Fort Wayne Komets. Tonight is the 10th of 16 meetings this season between the teams. On the season, Kalamazoo is 4-4-1-0 this season versus the Komets.
Coming off the holiday break, the K-Wings will return home trying to snap a season-high four-game (0-3-1-0) winless streak. Kalamazoo enters the evening tied with the Evansville IceMen for fourth place in the North Division, five points behind Fort Wayne.
Dropping back-to-back contests, the Komets are 3-5-1-0 in their last nine games, with all three of their victories coming against the K-Wings. With 30 points, Fort Wayne is in third place in the North Division, five points behind the second place Toledo Walleye.
Team Leaders: Kalamazoo Wings Fort Wayne Komets
Goals: Aaron Clarke, Brett Lysak (11 Goals) Josh Brittain,
Thomas Beauregard (12 Goals)
Assists: Sam Ftorek, Kory Karlander (19 Assists) Brandon Marino (23 Assists)
Points: Eric Kattelus (26 Points) Brandon Marino (33 Points)
+/-: Darren Archibald (+6) Josh Brittain (+8)
Penalty Minutes: Mitch Versteeg (33 Minutes) Daniel Maggio (113 Minutes)
Power Play Goals: Darren Archibald (4 Goals) Josh Brittain (3 Goals)
Short Handed Goals: Eric Kattelus (1 Goal) Matt Firman (2 Goals)
Game Winning Goals: Eric Kattelus (2 GW) Thomas Beauregard (3 GW)
Shots: Sam Ftorek (79 Shots) Tyler Butler (82 Shots)
Shooting Percentage: Aaron Clarke (20%) Josh Brittian (18.8%)
Overtime Goals: Entire Team (0 Goals) Daniel Maggio (1 Goal)
Shootout Goals: Michael Davies, Kory Karlander, Thomas Beauregard, Josh Brittain,
Eric Kattelus, Brett Lysak (1 Goal) Colin Chaulk, Jean-Michel Rizk (1 Goal)
Shootout Percentage: Michael Davies (100%) Colin Chaulk, Jean-Michel Rizk (100 %)
Goals Against Average: Joel Martin (2.75 ) Ken Reiter (3.04)
Save Percentage: Joel Martin (0.917) Ken Reiter (0.908)
All-Time/ Season Series
All-Time Series: K-Wings Trail All -Time Series: 161-164-45 (Includes ECHL, IHL and UHL )
All-Time ECHL Series: All-Time ECHL Series is Tied: 4-4-1-0
Season Series: Season Series is Tied: 4-4-1-0
Last Meeting: K-Wings Lost 5-3 on December 21st @ Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Next Meeting: Saturday, January 19th @ Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan
K-Wings Make Transactions
Earlier today, the K-Wings have placed defenseman Kyle Page on the team's 21-Day Injured Reserve List. In a separate transaction, Kalamazoo has activated forward Steven Anthony off the reserve.
Nearing a Milestone Defenseman Sam Ftorek is closing in on a personal milestone. Ftorek needs one more point to reach 600 for his career.
Getting Everyone Involved
Kalamazoo offense has come from many different sources. The K-Wings have received offense attributions from all of their skates on their active roster.
Snapping a Streak
Kalamazoo starts the night looking to snap a streak. The K-Wings will hit the ice trying to end a season-high four-game (0-3-1-0) winless streak.
Tickets! Get Your Tickets!!
Tickets for all K-Wings home games are now on sale. Catch all the action as your K-Wings play the very best the ECHL has to offer. Tickets are on sale now by stopping by the Wings Stadium Ticket Office or at any Ticketmaster location.
This season, the best way to keep track of the K-Wings is to log onto the team's website at www.kwings.com . The site has player profiles, video on your hometown team, and much, much more.
Join special guests Head Coach Nick Bootland and the "Voice of the K-Wings" Mike Modugno on Monday, January 14th for the next edition of "K-Wings Live". The show is on WZUU (92.5 FM) and online through www.kwings.com from 6-7 p.m. at Old Burdick's Downtown.
K-Wings on Radio
Catch all the K-Wings games, home and away, on the K-Wings Radio Network (92.5 FM WZUU & on kwings.com). Join the "Voice of the K-Wings" Mike Modugno for all 72 regular season games plus the playoffs. Pre-game coverage begins with the Kalsee Credit Union Pre-Game Show 20 minutes prior to face-off. For the most complete coverage of the K-Wings from the opening face-off to the final buzzer, keep your radio tuned this season to the K-Wings Radio Network.
Saturday, December 29th @ Toledo 7:05 PM
Monday, December 31st Vs Cincinnati 7:00 PM (11th Annual COOL 101/WWMT New Year's Eve Bash)
Friday, January 4th Vs Toledo 7:30 PM (FANomenal Friday & Singles Night)
Saturday, January 5th Vs Evansville 7:30 PM (Bad Bridesmaid Dress Night)
Sunday, January 6th @ Toledo 5:05 PM
ECHL Stories from December 28, 2012
- Condors Doubled up by Thunder - Bakersfield Condors
- Eagles Drop First of Three in Alaska - Colorado Eagles
- Bulls Skate Past Wranglers, 4-1, in Front of 8,321 Fans - San Francisco Bulls
- Wranglers Fall 4-1 to Bulls - Las Vegas Wranglers
- Thunder continues mastery over division rival with wire-to-wire win - Stockton Thunder
- Reign Lose 4-3 to Grizzlies in a Shootout - Ontario Reign
- Grizzlies Beat Ontario 4-3 in SO - Utah Grizzlies
- Miracle Comback Falls Short for Titans; Fall in Reading, 5-4 - Trenton Titans
- Jackals Freeze IceMen - Elmira Jackals
- Gendur's Four Goals Leads Orlando to 8-4 Victory - Orlando Solar Bears
- Gendur's Four Goals Leads Orlando to 8-4 Victory over the Everblades - Orlando Solar Bears
- Fort Wayne Defeats Kalamazoo 4-1 - Kalamazoo Wings
- Greenville Falls to Wheeling 5-4 in OT - Greenville Swamp Rabbits
- Nailers Poke Past Greenville, 5-4 in Overtime - Wheeling Nailers
- Gladiators Fall to Stingrays 4-0 - Atlanta Gladiators
- Tartar Sauce Time, Cyclones Fry Walleye 5-3 - Cincinnati Cyclones
- Stingrays End Skid with 4-0 Victory over Gladiators - South Carolina Stingrays
- Idaho Loans Defenseman to Texas - Idaho Steelheads
- ECHL Transactions - December 28 - ECHL
- IceMen Assigned 4 by St.Louis; Trade Foam; Waive Whitney - Evansville IceMen
- Las Vegas Wranglers to Wear Throwback Jerseys for "Indoor Winter Classic" - Las Vegas Wranglers
- Stingrays Receive Defenseman Derek Foam from Evansville - South Carolina Stingrays
- Condors vs. Stockton - VooDoo Doll Giveaway - Bakersfield Condors
- Bulls Host Las Vegas in Final Game of the Calendar Year - San Francisco Bulls
- Elmira Jackals Game Preview - Elmira Jackals
- Countdown to Face-Off: K-Wings vs Komets - Kalamazoo Wings
- Trenton Titans Week(s) in Review - Trenton Titans
- Game Preview: Stockton Thunder At Bakersfield Condors - Stockton Thunder
- Cyclones Game Preview - Cincinnati at Toledo - Cincinnati Cyclones
- Cyclones Partner with Cincinnati Police Department for Teddy Bear Toss - Cincinnati Cyclones
- Game Preview: Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades Tonight - December 28 - Orlando Solar Bears
- Two Added to Eagles' Roster in Time for Tonight's Game in Alaska - Colorado Eagles
- Titans GameDay at Reading - December 28 (Game 30-Away 15) - Trenton Titans
- New Years Eve Party - Grub & Grog Night - Wheeling Nailers
- Stingrays Game Preview: Stingrays Close Road Trip Tonight vs. Gladiators - South Carolina Stingrays
- ECHL Today - December 28 - ECHL
- Thunder Booms Past Bakersfield With Four Unanswered Goals, Bunz's 29 Saves - Stockton Thunder
- Stockton Holds off the Condors 4-2 - Bakersfield Condors
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