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A Kzoo Look: April 23rd

Kalamazoo faced the South Carolina Stingrays (Washington Capitals affiliate) in the first round of the ECHL Playoffs. Kalamazoo won 9 of their final ten games to finish the regular season to make the playoffs. South Carolina was the only team hotter than Kalamazoo to finish the regular season. On paper, this series appeared the most mismatched series of…

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A Kalamazoo Look: March 11th

Kalamazoo is still fighting for a playoff spot and had a huge 3-in-3 weekend against conference rivals. The first game on Friday was at home vs. Norfolk. Kalamazoo then hit the road for games in Wheeling and Toledo. I only saw Kalamazoo play on Friday. I was in Kalamazoo for team practices on Thursday and…

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A Kzoo Look: February 24

Kalamazoo had a tough weekend schedule – playing two games at home against Colorado and a game in Toledo on Sunday. Toledo is one of the top teams in the league and Colorado is a very fast and physical team. This is Kalamazoo’s only time seeing Colorado this season. Pat Conacher, Utica Comets GM, was…

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A Kzoo Look: February 6th

  Kalamazoo played two home games as part of the ECHL Hockey Heritage Weekend. There was no ECHL All-Star game this year. Instead, the league had a week of festivities in Kalamazoo consisting of a Stanley Cup tour, several other trophies, and artifacts from the Hockey Hall of Fame. The ECHL Hall of Fame induction…

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A Kzoo Look: December 27th

Kalamazoo played two games this weekend following the Christmas break. Kalamazoo lost 5-2 in Fort Wayne on Saturday night. I did not attend that game. Cederholm did not finish the game after taking a high stick to the face. The game got a bit ugly in the 3rd period, and Fox picked up his first…

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A Kzoo Look: December 12th

  Kalamazoo played two games this week – home games Friday and Saturday night against Brampton followed by a Sunday off. Kalamazoo dominated on Friday night for a 4-0 win. Blomstrand scored the 4th goal of the evening and had four shots on goal. Fox had one assist, seven shots on goal, and a 10-min…

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A Kzoo Look: December 5th

        Kalamazoo had a 3-game road series in Elmira, NY with games on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Kalamazoo lost 4-1 on Wednesday. I was not at this game but from what I heard it was a throwback to old time hockey with a total of 96 minutes of penalties dished out to…