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July 20, 2011 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kalamazoo Wings News Release

Kalamazoo, MI- Wings West announces the complex will host a Community Hockey "Preseason" Program from August 9th-11th.

The clinics will be divided into two ages groups (10 and under; 11 and older). To maximize the attendees learning, the sessions are limited to 30 students and eight goaltenders per session.

Also to increase learning during all three sessions, Wings West has created a coach/student ratio of 8:1 featuring the very best coaches and players in the area.

Scheduled to teach the clinic are Kalamazoo Wings Head Coach Nick Bootland, Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings General Manager/Head Coach Marc Fakler, Director of Coaching for KOHA and former Western Michigan Bronco Brian Tulik, Kalamazoo United Head Coach Matt Kakabeeke and West Michigan Hounds Midget AAA Coach and former NHL'er Mark Lawerence.

The program includes three hours of supervised instruction, with the students 10 and under on the ice from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 11 and older students hitting the ice from 2-5:30 p.m.

All skill levels are welcomed to attend this Community Hockey Program. Registration is $180 skaters and $150 for goaltenders.

The program on a first come, first serve basis and registration is now available by calling Theresa Decker at (269) 226-0369.

Stadium Management Company owns the Wings Stadium Complex, Wings West, the Kalamazoo Wings hockey team and the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings hockey team. The Wings Stadium Complex is comprised of three buildings; Wings Stadium seats more than 5,100 fans for K-Wings home games and more than 8,000 people for concerts and other stage events. The Annex seats 1,367 for ice events and can seat up to 2,850 for non-ice events such as car, boat, and trade shows. The Cube is the newer of the three facilities and plays host to both ice and non-ice events. All three buildings along with the newly acquired and named Wings West facility are available for rental and feature numerous catering and meeting opportunities.


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