Media – Philadelphia Wings https://wingslax.com Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:03:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Several Wings Members Named Finalists for NLL’s 2019 Postseason Awards https://wingslax.com/nll/several-wings-members-named-finalists-for-nlls-2019-postseason-awards/ Mon, 03 Jun 2019 19:00:55 +0000 http://wingslax.com/?p=4212 The Philadelphia Wings saw several members of the organization named as finalists for the NLL’s 2019 postseason awards, announced by the league earlier today. Matt Rambo is a finalist for NLL Rookie of the Year, along with Ian MacKay of Buffalo and Austin Staats of San Diego.  Rambo finished second in the league in scoring […]

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The Philadelphia Wings saw several members of the organization named as finalists for the NLL’s 2019 postseason awards, announced by the league earlier today.

Matt Rambo is a finalist for NLL Rookie of the Year, along with Ian MacKay of Buffalo and Austin Staats of San Diego.  Rambo finished second in the league in scoring among rookies with 26 goals and 30 assists for 56 points. He accumulated 45 of those points – 20 of the goals and 25 of the assists – over the final 10 games of the season.

Kiel Matisz is a finalist for NLL Transition Player of the Year, joining Zach Currier of Calgary and Toronto’s Challen Rogers. Matisz was second on the Wings and 14th in the NLL with 127 loose balls, and ranked first on the team and 10th in the league in the category among players who were not regular faceoff performers. There were 28 players in the NLL who had at least 100 loose balls this season; Matisz’s 82 points were 51 ahead of anyone else in that group.

Lindsey Masciangelo, the team’s Vice President of Business Operations, is a finalist for Executive of the Year. Masciangelo has led the resurgence of the Philadelphia Wings, promoting a team environment where employees have worked hard to create a culture of creativity and positivity.  Masciangelo oversaw the development of the team’s sponsorship and community engagement activities, as well as a grass-roots season-ticket drive, As a result, the Wings established founding partnerships with Inspira Heath, Yuengling Beer, the PA Lottery and local television station PHL 17. The deal with PHL 17 included telecasts of all nine home games and three road games, putting the Wings in nearly three million households across the Philadelphia DMA. The Wings averaged 10,905 fans over their nine home games this year, which ranked fifth in the league.

The National Lacrosse League will announce the winners of the individual awards, as well as the league’s All-Pro and All-Rookie teams, later this summer.

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WINGS ROOKIE BAPTISTE GETTING WELL-DESERVED ATTENTION https://wingslax.com/blog/wings-rookie-baptiste-getting-well-deserved-attention/ Wed, 29 May 2019 14:35:12 +0000 http://wingslax.com/?p=4198 Philadelphia, PA – Autograph seekers were standing on their toes throughout the winding line, attempting to catch a glimpse or snap a picture. Trevor Baptiste has officially reached superstar status. Just a month after the Wings’ first season back in Philadelphia wrapped up, Baptiste is being recognized by passionate lacrosse fans for his stellar rookie […]

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Philadelphia, PA – Autograph seekers were standing on their toes throughout the winding line, attempting to catch a glimpse or snap a picture.

Trevor Baptiste has officially reached superstar status.

Just a month after the Wings’ first season back in Philadelphia wrapped up, Baptiste is being recognized by passionate lacrosse fans for his stellar rookie season in the City of Brotherly Love. Baptiste signed autographs for hundreds of admiring fans at the NCAA Lacrosse Championships at Lincoln Financial Field over the weekend, just across the street from where he excelled in a Wings uniform this season.

“The thing I really love about lacrosse is, a lot of times kids look up to professional players and they’re really accessible,” Baptiste said. “I think it’s great for the growth of the sport and obviously it makes me feel great to give back to other kids.”

Baptiste became a major weapon on the Wings this year, especially in the faceoff circle, where he won 362 draws, breaking the National Lacrosse League single season record. It was a little bit beyond where Baptiste imagined his first year going.

“I was unsure if I was even going to play in the beginning,” Baptiste said. “But I think it went well. At the same time, I’m still really hungry and I don’t think I’ve reached my potential. I have a lot to learn and a lot to improve on and I’m excited to do that.”

Once he was slotted into a faceoff specialist role to open the season, Baptiste could rely on his field lacrosse experience, where he was a wizard on draws. After honing his craft in high school at the Morristown-Beard School in New Jersey, Baptiste continued his expertise at the University of Denver, where he was consistently among the elite, finishing in the top-five in the country all four years in faceoff percentage. Twice he held the top ranking.

“I knew I was going to at least be able to bring faceoffs here to the Wings,” he said. “It was exciting, especially on the first go. And I’m hoping to just get better and better.”

Baptiste also brought that big-game experience, as the Pioneers qualified for the NCAA Tournament every year during his time at Denver. They won a Division 1 National Championship in 2015 in his freshman year.

“This is actually my first time here and not playing,” Baptiste said, as fans began filtering into the stadium for the University of Virginia-Yale championship game on Memorial Day. “It’s a lot different when you’re not playing. I never actually knew it was this much of an attraction (outside the arena). It’s really cool and really exciting for the sport.”

Inside the arena for the Wings this year, Baptiste was a main attraction.

“He had a huge season for us,” said Wings Head Coach and General Manager Paul Day. “He got us extra possessions and kept us in games. And he did a great job as a teammate with the guys. He’s an outstanding guy on and off the floor for us.”

Baptiste is looking to help Philadelphia improve after a 4-14 expansion season. Despite their overall record, the Wings were close in many contests, having lost eight games by two goals or fewer. Players think they’re not far from competing with the best.

“It’s going to be a great year,” Baptiste said. “Obviously we struggled a little bit earlier in the season, but I think we have a really great blueprint and a lot of great pieces to grow into a great team.”

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Wings Finish The Season on a High Note https://wingslax.com/press-releases/wings-finish-the-season-on-a-high-note/ Sun, 21 Apr 2019 16:01:01 +0000 http://wingslax.com/?p=4120 Atlanta, GA – The Philadelphia Wings concluded their inaugural season in the National Lacrosse League with their first road win Saturday night, leading nearly wire-to-wire in a 19-14 win over the Georgia Swarm. In addition to typical nights from their big offensive weapons – Matt Rambo, Josh Currier and Kiel Matisz all had six-point nights, […]

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Atlanta, GA – The Philadelphia Wings concluded their inaugural season in the National Lacrosse League with their first road win Saturday night, leading nearly wire-to-wire in a 19-14 win over the Georgia Swarm.

In addition to typical nights from their big offensive weapons – Matt Rambo, Josh Currier and Kiel Matisz all had six-point nights, while Kevin Crowley and Jordan Hall each had five – the Wings got some offense from secondary sources as well. Dylan Evans scored his first goal of the season and recorded his second multi-point game, while Matthew Bennett’s goal and two assists equaled his entire six-game output with the Wings to this point of the season.  Vaughn Harris scored his  ninth and 10th goals of the season with his first two-goal game since December, and Justin Guterding once again took advantage of his opportunity to get in the lineup – he picked up a goal and three assists, giving him his third game of three or more points in just four games played this year.

And it was a historic night, as Trevor Baptiste won 29 of his 37 faceoffs to set a new National Lacrosse League record for faceoff wins in a season by a comfortable margin. Baptiste headed into the game needing just six wins to set the record, and he had that done by the end of the first quarter.

The Wings only trailed in the game for 21 seconds and only went the first 2:30 of the game without holding the lead. After Georgia opened the scoring 1:31 into the contest, Hall answered 21 seconds later to tie the score.  That was the start of a 6-0 run that saw the Wings take a 6-1 lead in just under nine minutes. The flurry included goals from Evans and Harris just 26 seconds apart, the first of three for Currier and was then punctuated by a shorthanded goal by Kiel Matisz.

Georgia scored the next four  – two late in the first and two more early in the second – to pull within a goal at 6-5 2:42 into the second quarter. Then after some back-and-forth scoring, the Swarm were within two goals at 9-7.  But Bennett touched off another Wings run of three goals that gave them a 12-7 halftime lead, and Currier’s third just 3:59 into the third quarter made it a six-goal cushion. Philadelphia then picked up four of the next six goals to lead 17-9 after the third quarter.

But the Swarm did not go quietly, charging out with four straight goals to start the final quarter. With 4:16to play, Georgia had closed the gap to 17-13. The Wings quelled that effort when Steph Charbonneau and Crowley scored 1:24 apart to slow the momentum, and the Wings only yielded one Georgia tally the rest of the way.

Gowah Abrams made his first start for the Wings and went the distance, stopping 41 of 55 shots for his first career NLL win.

The Wings close their season with a record of 4-14.

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TREVOR BAPTISTE IS FAR FROM THE NLL PLAYER HE WANTS TO BE https://wingslax.com/nll/trevor-baptiste-is-far-from-the-nll-player-he-wants-to-be/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:34:39 +0000 http://wingslax.com/?p=4107 By: Adam Levi When Trevor Baptiste entered Philadelphia Wings training camp, he felt lost. In his first practice, the Wings coaching staff had organized drills for the team to run and everyone was clear as to what they had to do. Everyone except Baptiste. Even after setting NCAA DI field lacrosse face-off records while at […]

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By: Adam Levi

When Trevor Baptiste entered Philadelphia Wings training camp, he felt lost.

In his first practice, the Wings coaching staff had organized drills for the team to run and everyone was clear as to what they had to do. Everyone except Baptiste.

Even after setting NCAA DI field lacrosse face-off records while at the University of Denver, winning an NCAA DI Men’s Lacrosse Championship, and then being labelled by some as ‘the greatest face-off man of all-time,’ it couldn’t prepare him for his introduction to the NLL.

“I remember the first practice in training camp. The coaches said, ‘OK, let’s do this drill,’ and most of the guys ran out there – it seemed like such a simple drill – but I had no idea what was going on,” joked Baptiste.

“I felt so stupid; I had no idea what we were doing. It took me a couple of rounds to figure out the gist of the drill.”

Less than six months later, Baptiste has set a new NLL rookie record for face-offs with 333. He only needs six more face-off wins in his final game on April 20th to break the NLL’s single-season face-off wins record of 338, set by Jay Thorimbert in 2015.

As embarrassing as it may have seemed to be confused by a simple box lacrosse drill, the moment (and the results that followed) was a microcosm of Baptiste’s desire to adapt, learn and then excel, something that has been in his DNA all of his life.

From his early days of nearly drowning while swimming as a child, to winning numerous medals in the pool, or taking his first face-off draw in his mid-teens, and becoming one of the most dominant face-off men field lacrosse has ever seen – Baptiste’s record-setting rookie season proves he is always looking to improve.

“Once you think you know everything about something, that’s when you stop doing that thing,” said Baptiste. “That’s how I’ve always looked at everything when it comes to sports and in life.

“I think learning is fun. I think it’s cool.”

In regards to his box lacrosse career, Baptiste ironically began to learn more about the indoor game while playing field lacrosse collegiately for the Pioneers. Not only did he suit up for the inaugural season of the Colorado Collegiate Box Lacrosse League in the summer of 2017, he distinctly remembers practicing box skills with his assistant coaches, Matt Brown (who founded the CCBLL) and John Orsen, a former member of the now-defunct New York Titans.

By the fall of 2018, Baptiste had graduated and decided he was going to give the NLL a try. In late September he was drafted by the Wings, and that’s when, as was to be expected, he put his learning cap back on.

Baptiste recalls those fall days when he, along with coaches Brown and Orsen, would spend time indoors on the University of Denver campus preparing him for his first NLL season.

“Me, coach Orsen and coach Brown would do one-on-ones all the time in Magness Arena,” said Baptiste. “Coach Orsen would hop the deck, and coach Brown would play offence, and I’d go one-on-one with coach Brown. We would go over shooting drills and how you want to move, and all sorts of things like that.”

It’s fair to say that those extra workouts have helped him adjust into the NLL, even if it couldn’t spare him that awkward moment in his first practice. But the indoor game is still very foreign to Baptiste. Although he is excelling at the face-off dot in the NLL, the New Jersey-native says he is still adapting to the tempo of the game, the size of the floor and the thickness of the midline.

Each game is a lesson within itself. This makes the relationship between Baptiste with his willingness to learn, and the desire of Wings head coach/GM Paul Day, for his face-off star to grow, a perfect combination. Day understands that he has a generational talent with Baptiste under his wing, but believes that the rookie phenom has only scratched the surface of his potential in this league.

“You’ve got to do more than just win face-offs,” said Day, “[Geoff] Snider could score goals and play defence. Jay Thormibert was scoring more a couple of years ago and plays defence.”

Expanding Baptiste’s game to play more in the back-end is the long-term plan, but his play this year isn’t getting overlooked by Day and the Wings staff.

“When it’s all said and done, Trevor and [Rochester Knighthawks defenseman] Jake Withers will be considered two of the best all-around face-off guys,” said Day. “[Baptiste] could go down as one of the best players of all-time and that speaks to his coachability.”

Considering how far he’s come, and how far he’s projected to go, maybe feeling lost in the NLL was the best thing that could’ve happened to Baptiste. As philosopher Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “Not until we are lost, in other words, not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves.”

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MATT RAMBO EXCITED TO BE PLAYING WITH HOMETOWN TEAM https://wingslax.com/press-releases/matt-rambo-excited-to-be-playing-with-hometown-team/ Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:07:58 +0000 http://wingslax.com/?p=4080 It was July of 2018 and forward Matt Rambo received a phone call from Wings head coach Paul Day. The Wings had just selected Rambo with the 11th overall pick in the 2018 NLL Expansion Draft.  Having grown up in Abington, Pennsylvania, two towns outside of Philadelphia city limits, Rambo would be coming home to […]

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It was July of 2018 and forward Matt Rambo received a phone call from Wings head coach Paul Day. The Wings had just selected Rambo with the 11th overall pick in the 2018 NLL Expansion Draft. 

Having grown up in Abington, Pennsylvania, two towns outside of Philadelphia city limits, Rambo would be coming home to play for his childhood team.

“I haven’t been that excited in a while,” recalled Rambo. “I was like a kid in a candy story. I was super pumped.”

The thrill for Rambo wasn’t solely getting the opportunity to play in the NLL. He had been drafted by the New England Black Wolves in the fifth round of the 2017 NLL Entry Draft, but decided to sit out the season. Instead, he traveled around the country with his lacrosse clinics, including stops in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.

Rambo starred at La Salle College High School in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, and played college lacrosse at the University of Maryland, helping the Terrapins win the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship. Philadelphia was his home. Philadelphia is his home. And the Wings were, and now are, his team.

“Playing in your hometown is everything you dream for as a little kid,” said Rambo. “I grew up watching all of my Philly sports teams and being able to watch the Wings growing up and now being on the floor is special.”

Rambo’s train of thought drifted.

“It’s actually a dream come true.”

Growing up in the Philadelphia area, Rambo played for the Abington Lacrosse Club in Abington, Pennsylvania. He and his friends would practice behind the back passes and fool around with their own creative shots in Rambo’s backyard.

“When we were younger, we’d get a boatload of tickets and take over full sections (at Wings games),” said Rambo. “I had pictures of me when I was super little with my face painted with the Wings logo.”


Rambo, in front, with his face painted with the Wings logo.

Having grown up in the mid 2000’s, Rambo missed out on the Wings five NLL titles in the early days of the franchise Still, he got to watch star players such as Tom Marechek, Dallas Eliuk and Jake Bergey.

“I remember the physicality of the game,” said Rambo. “I think when I was younger there was a lot more fighting and hits. But also the goals. …There was so much creativity to the game which got me and a lot of friends into the game.”

Rambo started this season off relatively slow. Through the Wings first eight games, he had only six goals and five assists to his name. On February 16th, Rambo scored three goals in a 14-10 Wings win over the Black Wolves at the Wells Fargo Center. Since then (including that game), Rambo has put up 12 goals and 14 assists for a total of 18 goals and 19 assists this season.

Any other season, he’d be a top contender for Rookie of The Year. But San Diego Seals forward Austin Staats is considered the front runner with his 32 goals and 29 assists.

Even if he doesn’t win Rookie of The Year, Rambo should be proud of his first season in the NLL.

Before this season, Rambo had only played field lacrosse and never played box lacrosse. And in a season with a shortened training camp due to CBA negotiations, Rambo had little time to get acclimated to the indoor game where the field is significantly smaller. He was thrown right into the fire game one and has responded exceptionally well.

“He reminded me of an indoor player the way he played outdoors (when we drafted him),” said Day. “He handles the ball great which we loved. He has a phenomenal feed. He’s a bit of a horse when he plays. He drives the net hard and is a physical presence.

“He’s a goal scorer. He plays hard and fast and he’s exciting to watch.”

Back in Philadelphia, Rambo doesn’t need to stream the local broadcasts of the Phillies, Sixers, Flyers or Eagles when he can just hop on the subway and go to the games.

And of course, as any Philadelphian will tell you, he has his favorite cheesesteak place. He likes his cheesesteaks with fresh bread and the steak not cut up.

“Steve’s Prince of Steaks is my favorite” said Rambo. “Steve’s bread is always so fresh. The steak meat gives it a little texture. Steve’s makes it perfect. And some people get whiz, some get american. I’m an american guy because they scoop it in the cheesesteak like whiz.”

So now, while playing for the Wings, Rambo can enjoy his cheesesteaks and attend Philadelphia sports games anytime he wants, whenever he wants.

Catch Rambo and the Wings this weekend when they play in Saskatchewan on Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. ET and in Vancouver Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. ET.  Both games will be on streamed in the United States and Canada on B/R Live.

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Wings Lose Season Finale at Home https://wingslax.com/press-releases/wings-drop-season-finale-at-home/ Wed, 10 Apr 2019 03:09:18 +0000 http://wingslax.com/?p=4073 Philadelphia, PA – The Calgary Roughnecks jumped out to a 5-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and that ended up being the difference in an 18-13 Wings setback. Josh Currier had a career-high five goals, the highest single-game total for any Wings player this season, but it wasn’t enough to overcome an […]

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Philadelphia, PA – The Calgary Roughnecks jumped out to a 5-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and that ended up being the difference in an 18-13 Wings setback. Josh Currier had a career-high five goals, the highest single-game total for any Wings player this season, but it wasn’t enough to overcome an 11-point game for NLL leading scorer Dane Dobbie and a 10-point afternoon for Curtis Dixon. But the real difference-maker in the game was Calgary goaltender Christian Del Bianco, who frustrated the Wings with 46 saves and never allowed Philadelphia to gain extended momentum.

Calgary scored the game’s first goal 2:01 into the contest, but that was all they had until a four-goal flurry in two minutes and 34 seconds at the end of the quarter. Two goals each in that stretch by Dobbie and Riley Loewen gave the Roughnecks the five-goal advantage at the first quarter break.

The Wings picked up the first three goals of the second quarter, one from Jordan Hall and two from Kiel Matisz, to close within a pair. But in what turned out to be a game of runs, Calgary scored two more before halftime to take a 7-3 lead at the break, and then extended that lead to 9-3 with the first two tallies of the second half.

Currier scored all five of his goals in the final 24 minutes of the game. His first came 6:14 into the third quarter, the first of three Wings goals he scored in a row. After Kevin Crowley scored with 5:26 left in the frame, the Wings were back within three at 10-7.

But Calgary picked up six of the game’s next seven goals to distance themselves for good from Philadelphia. Only Currier’s goal with 4:13 left in the third interrupted the run for Calgayr, which led 16-8 after Rhys Duch scored 1:07 into the fourth quarter. The Wings outscored Calgary 5-2 in the fourth quarter, with Currier picking up his fifth on the power play with 1:31 to go.

Doug Buchan and Gowan Abrams split the contest, with Buchan playing 20:41 and Abrams 39:19 in his first action with the team. Buchan was assessed the loss with eight saves on 17 shots, while Abrams stopped 26 of the 35 he faced.

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Wings Drop Close One in Toronto https://wingslax.com/press-releases/wings-drop-close-one-in-toronto/ Mon, 01 Apr 2019 17:29:15 +0000 http://wingslax.com/?p=4020 Toronto, ON – The Philadelphia Wings nearly battled all the way back from a five-goal deficit, but couldn’t quite catch the Toronto Rock in a 12-11 setback on Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena. Jordan Hall led the Way for the Wings with a four-goal, five-point game while Matt Rambo had three goals and three assists […]

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Toronto, ON – The Philadelphia Wings nearly battled all the way back from a five-goal deficit, but couldn’t quite catch the Toronto Rock in a 12-11 setback on Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena. Jordan Hall led the Way for the Wings with a four-goal, five-point game while Matt Rambo had three goals and three assists and Kevin Crowley had two goals and four assists on the evening.

After the teams exchanged goals in the first seven minutes, Toronto opened things up with four consecutive goals and six of the next seven to take a 7-2 lead 6:50 into the second quarter. Hall scored two in a row to stem the tide, and it was a 7-4 game at halftime.

The Rock came out with two goals in the first five minutes of the third quarter, after which Hall scored twice in 17 seconds to pull the Wings back within three at 9-6. After Toronto picked up two more in the last 3:06 of the third quarter, Crowley buried a late tally to close the lead to 11-7 at the third quarter break.

Philadelphia then turned it on the fourth quarter, scoring three in a row over the first seven minutes – Rambo, Riorden and Josh Currier all tallied – to close the deficit to 11-10 with just under eight minutes to play. But Toronto notched its 12th goal just over a minute later, and the Wings could only solve the Rock once in the final minutes on Rambo’s third goal with 3:45 remaining.

Doug Buchan absorbed the loss for the Wings, making 41 saves on 53 shots.

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WINGS DEFEAT BLACK WOLVES 13-8 https://wingslax.com/nll/wings-defeat-black-wolves-13-8/ Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:22:11 +0000 http://wingslax.com/?p=3995 ROOKIE GOALTENDER DOUG BUCHAN EARNED THE WIN WITH 55 SAVES Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Wings recovered from allowing the game’s first goal with three tallies in the final 9:01 of the first quarter and never trailed again in an eventual 13-8 win over the New England Black Wolves in front of 11,988 fans at […]

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ROOKIE GOALTENDER DOUG BUCHAN EARNED THE WIN WITH 55 SAVES

Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Wings recovered from allowing the game’s first goal with three tallies in the final 9:01 of the first quarter and never trailed again in an eventual 13-8 win over the New England Black Wolves in front of 11,988 fans at the Wells Fargo Center. Kevin Crowley had three goals for the second consecutive week and led the way with eight points, while Matt Rambo and Josh Currier each contributed two goals and two assists and Kiel Matisz chipped in five assists.   It was Philadelphia’s third win of the season and second over New England.

Tyle Digby scored 49 seconds into the game to give New England the early 1-0 lead, but the Wings scored the next four goals – Blaze Riorden, Josh Currier and Liam Patten all scored in the first, and Jordan Hall tallied 3:37 into the second. Stephan Leblanc scored two in a row for New England to close the score to 4-3, but the Wings then ended the half on another 4-0 run that included two goals from Rambo and a goal apiece from Crowley and Vaughn Harris. That made it 8-3 at halftime.

The teams exchanged goals throughout the third quarter – Joe Resetarits had a pair and Digby added another, while Frank Brown and Crowley tallied for the Wings as the score climbed to 10-6 in favor of Philadelphia. Currier scored 4:43 into the fourth quarter to make it an 11-6 game, after which the Black Wolves got one back from Digby to close within four at 11-7 with just over nine minutes to play.  But the Wings held off New England until there were less than four minutes left; Resetarits scored with 3:52 remaining, which Crowley answered just under two minutes later to make it 12-8. Anthony Joaquim finished things off with an empty-netter in the final minute.

Doug Buchan made 55 saves to earn the win, while Doug Jamieson absorbed the loss with 37 stops.

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Fan Appreciation Week https://wingslax.com/media/fan-appreciation-week/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:22:28 +0000 http://wingslax.com/?p=3942 Head over to the Wings social media @NLLWings to learn how to win prizes daily!   MONDAY: Trevor Baptiste signed ball + 2 tickets to Saturday’s game SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM: Twitter   TUESDAY: Swag Bag SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter   WEDNESDAY: T-shirt + 2 tickets to Saturday’s game SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM: Facebook, […]

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Head over to the Wings social media @NLLWings to learn how to win prizes daily!

 

MONDAY: Trevor Baptiste signed ball + 2 tickets to Saturday’s game

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM: Twitter

 

TUESDAY: Swag Bag

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

 

WEDNESDAY: T-shirt + 2 tickets to Saturday’s game

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

 

THURSDAY: Wings beanie

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM: Facebook and Twitter

 

FRIDAY: Collegeville Bakery Tomato Pie + 4 tickets to Saturday’s game

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

 

 

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Wings Drop a Close One in San Diego https://wingslax.com/press-releases/wings-drop-a-close-one-in-san-diego/ Sun, 17 Mar 2019 16:45:23 +0000 http://wingslax.com/?p=3934 San Diego, CA – The Philadelphia Wings scored the first six goals of the second half to turn a 7-4 deficit into a 10-7 lead, but the San Diego Seals recovered with a fourth-quarter burst and took a 13-11 win at Pechanga Arena in San Diego in the only meeting of the year between the […]

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San Diego, CA – The Philadelphia Wings scored the first six goals of the second half to turn a 7-4 deficit into a 10-7 lead, but the San Diego Seals recovered with a fourth-quarter burst and took a 13-11 win at Pechanga Arena in San Diego in the only meeting of the year between the two expansion teams. Josh Currier had three goals and four assists for a seven-point night, Kevin Crowley had three goals and three assists and Kiel Matisz had two goals and four assists to lead the charge for Philadelphia.

The teams were even at 3-3 after the first quarter. The Wings allowed two goals in the span of 22 seconds early on, but Crowley scored 36 seconds after that to stop the momentum. After another Seals goal with 4:40 left, Currier and Matisz grabbed late tallies to knot the score.

San Diego then outscored the Wings 4-1 in the second stanza, starting with consecutive goals from Dan Dawson, who finished with five goals and seven points on the night. The flurry gave San Diego a 7-4 halftime lead.

But the Wings came out at full speed for the third quarter, scoring six consecutive goals over the third and first 2:22 of the fourth. They had the only tallies of the third quarter, with Matisz, Crowley, Matt Rambo and Matthew Bennett all finding the back of the net. Then Crowley and Guterding scored the early fourth-quarter goals to give the Wings a 10-7 lead that lasted until the final five minutes of the contest.

It was at that point that San Diego found another gear. The Seals scored four times in less than three minutes to go up 11-10 with 2:03 left in the fourth quarter. Currier tied the score with 1:38 to play, but Seals leading scorer Austin Staats scored the game-winner 26 seconds later and set up an insurance goal by Turner Evans with 28 seconds to play.

Doug Buchan took the loss for the Wings with 41 saves on 54 shots. Frank Scigliano was the winning netminder for San Diego, making 34 saves.

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