Countdown to Face-Off: K-Wings vs Walleye

January 4, 2013 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kalamazoo Wings News Release

Beginning their 2013 portion of their schedules, the Kalamazoo Wings and Toledo Walleye will tangle for the seventh out 13 times this season. So far, the K-Wings lead the season series over the Walleye with a record of 3-2-1-0, which includes a record of 2-1-0-0 at Wings Stadium.

Closing out 2012 with two straight wins, the K-Wings start the calendar year playing the middle-leg of a three-game home stand. With 29 points, Kalamazoo is in fourth place in the North Division with a record of 9-7-0-0 at Wings Stadium.

Ending a brief two-game home stand, Toledo starts 2013 with a chance to move into first place in the North Division. Unbeaten in regulation in their last two games (1-0-0-1), the Walleye are enter the night with 38 points, two points behind the division leaders, the Cincinnati Cyclones.

Team Leaders: Kalamazoo Wings Toledo Walleye

Goals: Aaron Clarke (12 Goals) Willie Coetzee,

Luke Glendening (14 Goals)

Assists: Sam Ftorek (20 Assists) Ben Youds (22 Assists)

Points: Eric Kattelus (27 Points) Willie Coetzee,

Andrej Nastrasil (31 Points)

+/-: Darren Archibald (+6) Andrej Nastrasil (+14)

Penalty Minutes: Harry Young (39 Minutes) Phil Oreskovic (77 Minutes)

Power Play Goals: Darren Archibald, Eric Kattelus (4 Goals)Olivier Dame-Malka,

Wes O'Neill (5 Goals)

Short Handed Goals: Eric Kattelus (1 Goal) Byron Froese, Luke Glendening,

Joey Martin (2 Goals)

Game Winning Goals: Aaron Clarke, Eric Kattelus (2 GW) Andrej Nestrasil (4 GW)

Shots: Sam Ftorek (88 Shots) Willie Coetzee (129 Shots)

Shooting Percentage: Aaron Clarke, Alexandre Mallet (20%) Luke Glendening (28.6%)

Overtime Goals: Entire Team (0 Goals) Terry Broadhurst, Wes O'Neill (1 Goal)

Shootout Goals: Kory Karlander (2 Goals) Entire Team (0 Goals)

Shootout Percentage: Michael Davies (100%) Entire Team (0.0 %)

Goals Against Average: Joel Martin (2.73 ) Jordan Pearce (2.83)

Save Percentage: Joel Martin (0.916) Jordan Pearce (0.896)

All-Time/ Season Series

All-Time Series: K-Wings Lead All-Time Series: 28-13-4-3

Season Series: K-Wings Lead Season Series: 3-2-1-0

Last Meeting: K-Wings Won 4-3 in a Shootout on December 29th @ Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio

Next Meeting: Sunday, January 6th @ Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio

Five Alive

Forward Aaron Clarke has earned points (2 goals, 3 assists) in five straight games. The five-game streak is one shy of the K-Wings' season-high held by Sam Ftorek, Kory Karlander and Eric Kattelus.

Back-to-Back

With his goal on New Year's Eve, forward Alexandre Mallet tied a K-Wings' season-high for consecutive games with a goal with two. The streak marks the 10th time this season a member of the K-Wings has lit the lamp in back-to-back games.

Producing from the Blue Line

Defenseman Elgin Reid has sparked the K-Wings offense. Reid, who has 16 points (5 goals, 11 assists) on the season, has earned points in four out of Kalamazoo's last five games (1 goal, 3 assists).

Beat the Clock The K-Wings have recorded back-to-back goals in under a minute in back-to-back games. Kalamazoo scored 55 seconds apart against the Toledo Walleye on December 29th and duplicated the feat by scoring 41 seconds apart on December 31st versus the Cincinnati Cyclones.

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, January 5th Vs Evansville 7:30 PM (Bad Bridesmaid Dress Night)

Sunday, January 6th @ Toledo 5:05 PM

Wednesday, January 9th Vs Reading 7:00 PM (WRKR Holiday Hangover and $5 Pack the House Night)

Saturday, January 12th @ Gwinnett 7:05 PM

Sunday, January 13th @ Gwinnett 4:05 PM

Wednesday, January 15th Vs Elmira 7:00 PM (Kibbles & Sticks, Presented by Adams Outdoors and MLive)

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