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Countdown to Face-Off: K-Wings vs Komets

October 24, 2014 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kalamazoo Wings News Release

One of the best rivalries in minor league sports will be renewed tonight when the Kalamazoo Wings host the Fort Wayne Komets during the 11th annual Orange Ice Game, presented by Meijer and Townsquare Media. Tonight will be the first of 15 regular season encounters between the teams.

After playing three straight on the road the K-Wings will lift the curtain on their home schedule. The stay at Wings Stadium will be brief. After this evening, Kalamazoo will return to the road for three more games, including two against Fort Wayne.

A perfect 2-0-0-0 to start the season, the Komets began the season with a pair of high scoring victories against the Indy Fuel. With four points, the Komets are one of six undefeated teams in the Eastern Conference and enter tonight in a first place tie atop the North Division with the K-Wings.

Team Leaders: Kalamazoo Wings Fort Wayne Komets

Goals: Ludwig Blomstrand (3 Goals) Matthew Pistilli,

Kaleigh Schrock (2 Goals)

Assists: Sasha Guimond, James Martin (3 Assists)Nathan Longpre (4 Assists)

Points: Ludwig Blomstrand, Sacha Guimond, James Martin (4 Points)

Nathan Longre (5 Points)

+/-: Sacha Guimond, Nathan Longpre (+3) Eric Faile, Mathew Pistilli, Kaleigh Schrock, Mikael Tam (+3)

Penalty Minutes: Joe Sova (6 Minutes) Shawn Szydlowski (9 Minutes)

Power Play Goals: Five Players Tied (1 Goals) Paul Crowder, Mikael Tam (1 Goal)

Short Handed Goals: Entire Team (0 Goals) Entire Team (0 Goals)

Game Winning Goals: Eric Kattelus, Alex Mallet (1 GW) Mitchell Heard (1 GW)

Shots: Nathan Longpre (10 Shots) Matthew Pistilli (6 Shots)

Shooting Percentage: Ludwig Blomstrand (60%) Mitchell Heard (100%)

Overtime Goals: Eric Kattelus (1 Goal) Entire Team (0 Goals)

Shootout Goals: Entire Team (0 Goals) Paul Crowder, Eric Faile,

Shawn Szydlowski (1 Goal)

Shootout Percentage: Entire Team (0%) Paul Crowder, Eric Faile,

Shawn Szydlowski (100 %)

Goals Against Average: Scott Munroe (2.00 ) Pat Nagle ( 3.36)

Save Percentage: Scott Monroe (0.920) Pat Nagle (0.900)

All-Time/ Season Series

All-Time Series: K-Wings Lead All -Time Series: 173-170-46 (Includes ECHL, IHL and UHL )

All-Time ECHL Series: K-Wings Lead All-Time ECHL Series: 17-10-1-1

Season Series: First Meeting of the Season

Last Meeting: K-Wings Won 5-3 on March 23rd @ Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan (2013-2014)

Next Meeting: Friday, October 31st @ Allen County Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana


Kalamazoo will open the home portion of their schedule this Friday during the 11th Annual Orange Ice Game. The K-Wings are 4-6-0-0 all-time on the pumpkin colored ice and 3-2-0-0 since joining the ECHL.

Fast Starts Kalamazoo has gotten off to quick starts this season. Including their three preseason contests, the K-Wings have scored their first goal in the first five minutes of the game of all six games they have played this season.

Blain and Mannino join K-Wings

Earlier today the K-Wings added defenseman Jeremie Blain and goaltender Peter Mannino. Blain, who played for the K-Wings last season, was reassigned to the team by Vancouver, while Mannino was a free-agent signing that has NHL experience.

Closing in on a Milestone

Forward Josh Brittian nearing a personal milestone, Brittian needs one more point to reach 100 in his career.

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 stopping by the Wings Stadium Ticket Office, any Ticketmaster location or at

Get On-Line

This season, the best way to keep track of the K-Wings is to log onto the team's website at . The site has player profiles, video on your hometown team, and much, much more.

K-Wings on the Net

Catch all the K-Wings games, home and away, on the K-Wings Broadcast Network at . Join the "Voice of the K-Wings" Mike Modugno for all 72 regular season games plus the playoffs. Pregame coverage begins with the Kalsee Credit Union Pre-Game Show 15 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 smart phones, tablets and computers logged onto to the K-Wings Broadcast Network.

Upcoming Games

Saturday, October 25th @ Cincinnati 7:35 PM

Friday, October 31st @ Fort Wayne 8:00 PM

Saturday, November 1st @ Fort Wayne 7:30 PM

Friday, November 7th Vs Elmira 7:30 PM (Van Andel Institute Purple Community Night)

Saturday, November 8th Vs Elmira 7:30 PM (Military Appreciation Night presented by AmeriFirst Home Mortgage)

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