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Head Coach: Nick Bootland
Home Games: Wings Event Center
Kalamazoo Wings TicketsThe Kalamazoo Wings have been playing minor league hockey in Kalamazoo, Mich., for over 45 years. Their history dates back to 1973 when an IFL expansion franchise was awarded to the city of Kalamazoo. The team's first home game was played in front of 4,157 fans. The Wings lost to Saginaw, 7-3. The team has been massively popular in Kalamazoo and in 1996 welcomed their 3 millionth fan to see them on the ice. In 2006, the team made history by welcoming Molly McMaster, the first female on the Wings, to the team. In 2009, the team became part of the ECHL and went on to win the Eastern Conference Championship in 2011 as well as secure the North Division crown three years in a row. In 2017, the Kalamazoo Wings joined up with the Vancouver Canucks as their new affiliate, ready to begin a new era of hockey. Pick up your Kalamazoo Wings tickets at StubHub to catch the team on the ice.
Who is on the Kalamazoo Wings' coaching staff?Nick Bootland acts as the head coach for the team as well as the director of hockey operations. During his time as a coach for the K-Wings, Nick Bootland has helped the team secure the North Division title four times as well as clinch many appearances in the Kelly Cup playoffs. Before coaching, Bootland had a solid career as a player for the K-Wings. For the 2005-2006 postseason, he was named Most Valuable Player for the playoffs after scoring 10 goals in 13 games that helped clinch the championship that year. Joel Martin is the assistant coach and goalie coach for the Kalamazoo Wings. The team's equipment manager is Mitch Macleod, Kyle Forte serves as video coach and Scott Allison is the head athletic trainer.
Who are the Kalamazoo Wings' rivals?The Kalamazoo Wings have had several rivals throughout their history. Some of these teams have included the Elmira Jackals, the Wheeling Nailers, the Fort Wayne Komets, the Toledo Walleye and the Cincinnati Cyclones.
Have any Kalamazoo Wings' jersey numbers been retired?The Kalamazoo Wings retired two jersey numbers for the first time in the team's history in 2018. The retired numbers were number 26 and number 1, belonging to former Wings players Kevin Schamehorn and Georges Gagnon, respectively. Schamehorn is a record-holder for points and games played while Gagnon finished his career as the goaltender with the most wins in franchise history.
What is the Wings Event Center like?The Greenleaf Hospitality Group's Wings Event Center dates back to 1974 and has been home to the Kalamazoo Wings since the 2009-10 season. The seating capacity is 5,113 for Wings games, and the venue features four concourse cafes with three bars on the same level. There are two novelty stands where you can purchase Wings hockey memorabilia. For Kalamazoo Wings home games at the Wings Event Center, the cost for parking begins at $5. If you are a season ticket holder with a parking pass, you are welcome to use the pass at Kalamazoo Wings games but not at any other event at the center. For VIP parking, the cost is $10, and spots are available in the front lot. The parking lots are open 90 minutes prior to the beginning of a game and are strictly cash only.
Are there any unique promotional nights at Kalamazoo Wings home games?One favorite promotion of the local hockey fans is when the K-Wings dye the game ice green. This has become a tradition for the team, which has been having Green Ice games for nearly 40 years.
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