K-Wings lose fourth in a row
KALAMAZOO — Entering Saturday night’s contest against the Quad City Mallards, the Kalamazoo Wings (5-6-0-1) were coming off back to back to back shutout losses at the hands of the Wheeling Nailers, Toledo Walleye and Cincinnati Cyclones.
The last goal the K-Wings scored was back on Nov. 4 when the K-Wings beat the Brampton Beast 5-3. Scott Henegar scored at the 5:05 mark of the third period and since then, three straight games, or 194:55 of playing time, the K-Wings’ offense fell silent.
Sending 11 shots to Mallards goaltender C.J. Motte, the K-Wings were unable to put one in the net. The Mallards were unsuccessful against K-Wing netminder Joel Martin as well.
Striking gold early in the second period, Anthony Camara took a Tyler Shattock feed and tossed it into the net to break the K-Wings' goalless streak at 219:48 of gameplay and gave Kalamazoo a 1-0 lead.
For the K-Wings, however, that was the only goal they would manage in the game. The Mallards’ Brady Brassart scored two goals to win the game.
The Mallards outshot the K-Wings 25-23 while both teams came up empty on the power play.
Heading to Cincinnati for a 10:35 a.m. game on Tuesday, the K-Wings will remain on the road for a pair of games in Toledo this weekend.
The K-Wings' next home game will be Friday, Nov. 25 when they host the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.
K-Wings News and Notes: The Wings have lost a season-high four-straight games … it was Kalamazoo’s first loss in six tries after scoring the first goal of the game … Kalamazoo and Quad City meet seven more times during the season … 11 of Kalamazoo’s next 12 games are on the road.