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Countdown to Face-Off: K-Wings vs Komets

December 28, 2012 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kalamazoo Wings News Release

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.

Get On-Line

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.

K-Wings Live

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.

Upcoming Games

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

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