The good news for the Kalamazoo Wings is that their grueling road trip is over. Traveling to Elmira, New York for three games against the Jackals earlier this week, the K-Wings left Elmira Saturday night to battle the Beast in Brampton, Ontario, Canada on Sunday afternoon.
Dropping two of three against the Jackals, the K-Wings were shutout against the Beast on Sunday 3-0. It was the final game of a six-day, four-game road trip for Kalamazoo.
On the road, the K-Wings are 4-9-0-0, so with the team headed home for two games this weekend on their own ice, there is no place like home, right?
Well, that depends on how you look at it. With a 4-4-1-1 record on home ice, the K-Wings aren’t necessarily lighting up the ice at Wings Event Center, either.
Currently, the K-Wings are 8-13-1-1 which puts them in third place in the North Division, one point ahead of the Beast and eight points behind the division leading Toledo Walleye.
After a 4-1 loss to the Jackals on Wednesday night, the K-Wings defeated them by a score of 3-2 on Friday on a David Gilbert goal with just 10 seconds remaining in regulation. The Jackals rebounded from the loss by defeating the K-Wings 3-1 on Saturday night.
Coincidentally, the Beast come to Kalamazoo for two games this Friday and Saturday, December 11th and 12th.
This weekend has been dubbed “county weekend” sponsored by Midwest Communications. The weekend will feature country bands, games, and more around the concourse, as well as a country wear contest for great prizes.
Submitted by Mark McGlothlen