Buzzer-Beating Game-Tying Goal Overturned, K-Wings Lose
BRAMPTON, ON - A buzzer-beating goal from Justin Kovacs late in regulation was taken off the board after video review as the Kalamazoo Wings (19-24-6-1) fell 4-3 to the Brampton Beast (29-20-3-0) Monday afternoon at the CAA Centre.
The Beast jumped out to an early lead 4:12 into the game, when Anthony Nigro buried a rebound in front after Jake Kielly stopped the initial shot from Nathan Todd. Kalamazoo answered 50 seconds later when Zach Frye ripped a shot over Andrew D'Agostini's blocker from the left circle.
Rookie defenseman Ian Edmondson then took the puck away from a Beast defender in the neutral zone and raced in a breakaway. The Toronto native snapped a shot over the blocker to put the K-Wings in front 2-1 after one.
Brampton's power play took over in the second period to flip the score with two goals on three opportunities. T.J. Melancon tied the game at 2-2 early in the frame when his wrist shot deflected off of a Kalamazoo stick. The Beast then went back in front when Nathan Todd picked up his own rebound and lifted a second chance past Kielly for another power play goal.
Kalamazoo found new life in the third period when Cory Dunn fired home a rebound early in the frame for his first pro goal, tying the game at 3-3. Todd put the Beast back in front with 6:57 left on a shot that snuck under Kielly's blocker, his second goal of the game.
In the waning moments, with Kielly pulled for an extra attacker, Kovacs threw a shot through traffic from the half wall that fooled D'Agostini and tied the game with 6.3 seconds to play. After a lengthy video review, the goal was waived off and Brampton held on to win 4-3.
The K-Wings head to Fort Wayne next for a 7:35 p.m. tilt Wednesday against the Komets at Memorial Coliseum. Catch the action on 1660 AM or ECHL TV, with pregame coverage starting at 7:15 p.m.
The Kalamazoo Wings are a professional hockey team located in southwest Michigan that has been a staple in the Kalamazoo, MI professional sports landscape since 1974. The K-Wings compete in the ECHL and are the AA affiliate of the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks. Kalamazoo plays their 36 regular season home games at Wings Event Center from October through April.
• Discuss this story on the ECHL message board...
ECHL Stories from February 17, 2020
- Grizzlies Win 3-1 on President's Day Matinee - Utah Grizzlies
- Steelheads Weekly - February 17, 2020 - Idaho Steelheads
- Todd Has Four Points as Beast Knock off K-Wings - Brampton Beast
- Oil Drops: Tulsa Oilers Weekly Report - February 17 - Tulsa Oilers
- Zachary Fucale Heads to Europe - Orlando Solar Bears
- Buzzer-Beating Game-Tying Goal Overturned, K-Wings Lose - Kalamazoo Wings
- ECHL Transactions - February 17 - ECHL
- Former NHL Draft Pick D Miles Gendron Reassigned to Royals by AHL Belleville - Reading Royals
- ECHL Announces Fine, Suspension - ECHL
- 'Blades Weekly: Final Four-In-Five of Season on Deck - Florida Everblades
- Mavs Monday: Mavs Head West for Big Sky Showdowns - Kansas City Mavericks
- Craig Wyszomirski Named New Team Captain - Indy Fuel
- Game Notes: at Utah - Rapid City Rush
- Allen Americans Receive Three Players from AHL Affiliate Iowa - Allen Americans
- Stingrays Weekly Report - February 17 - South Carolina Stingrays
- Thunder Acquires Dickman from Indy - Wichita Thunder
- Kelly Cup Tour Begins Friday in Cincinnati - ECHL
- McGauley and Lewis Rejoin Grizz for Homestand - Utah Grizzlies
- Mariners Weekly: Miracle Remembered - Maine Mariners
- Thunder Weekly, February 17 - Wichita Thunder
- Indy Fuel Pit Stop: Week 19 (February 10 - February 16, 2020) - Indy Fuel
- Swamp Rabbits Weekly - Greenville Swamp Rabbits
- Allen Americans Weekly - Allen Americans
- Komets Snare Four Points from Week 19; Kalamazoo Visits Wednesday, Pink the Rink Weekend Features Toledo Friday, Indy Saturday - Fort Wayne Komets
- Ryan Culkin Recalled to Laval - Maine Mariners
- K-Wings Weekly: Week of February 17 - Kalamazoo Wings
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.