K-Wings fall in overtime to Monarchs

The Manchester Monarchs (17-9-0-1) netted the game-tying goal late in the third period, and completed their comeback with the game winner in overtime, defeating the Kalamazoo Wings (10-13-2-1), 2-1, on Education day at Wings Event Center.

The K-Wings scored the loan goal of the game just 6:44 into the opening period as Lane Scheidl extended his point streak to three games with his fourth goal of the season. Camping out in front of Monarchs’ net minder Cedrick Desjardins, Scheidl’s initial shot was stopped, but he was able to deposit the rebound beyond the pad of Desjardins.

Kalamazoo held the lead for nearly 50-minutes before surrendering the tying goal while on the penalty kill midway through the third period. Matt Leitner lifted a sharp-angle shot on Joel Martin from below the goal line, with the puck finding a hole between Martin and the pipe.

Each team earned a point, as the game moved into three-on-three overtime. In the extra stanza, both teams had several scoring opprotunities, but it was the Monarch’s who netted the game winner. Stefan Legein snuck through the Kalamazoo defense scoring on a breakaway opportunity for the win.

The K-Wings remain at home for two games against the Atlanta Gladiators on Friday and Saturday, with both games beginning at 7:00 pm. Each night is Bell’s Night and will feature the following highlights:

*Bell’s Beer on tap at the Craft Beer Depot

*Bell’s Cowbells for the first 500 fans on both game nights

*Buddy the Elf will be in attendance at the December 18 game

*Santa will be at the game on Saturday, December 19!

*Chances to win a pair of WWE Live tickets

Notes: Lane Scheidl is on a three-game point streak. Anton Cederholm recorded his first point since 11/7, with the secondary assist on Scheidl’s tally. Joel Martin turned aside 34 of the 36 shots he faced.

Submitted by Mark McGlothlen

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