PHILADELPHIA WINGS SET TO OPEN 2019-20 NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE SEASON WITH THREE-GAME ROAD TRIP ON DECEMBER 14; HOME OPENER SET FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 AT WELLS FARGO CENTER
WINGS INTRODUCE THREE-GAME PICK ‘EM PLAN INCLUDING OPENING NIGHT AND TWO ADDITIONAL GAMES STARTING AS LOW AS $51/SEAT
The Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League will open the 2019-20 season with a three-game road trip on Saturday, December 14, when the team travels to Georgia to face-off against the Swarm at 7 p.m. The team will open the home portion of their schedule on Friday, January 10 at 7 p.m. against the Vancouver Warriors at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Wings are offering a new three-game Pick ‘Em Plan which includes a ticket to opening night and two additional games starting as low as $51 per seat. The Wings three-game Pick ‘Em Plan is available online at WingsLAX.com or by calling 215-952-LAX1.
PHILADELPHIA WINGS 2020 SCHEDULE
Saturday, December 14 at Georgia Swarm 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 28 at Calgary Roughnecks 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 4 at New York Riptide 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 10 vs. Vancouver Warriors 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 18 at New England Black Wolves 7 p.m.
Sunday, January 19 vs. Rochester Knighthawks 7 p.m.
Friday, January 24 vs. New York Riptide 7 p.m.
Friday, January 31 vs. Georgia Swarm 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 15 at Buffalo Bandits 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 16 at New England Black Wolves 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 22 vs. Saskatchewan Rush 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 29 at Colorado Mammoth 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 vs. New England Black Wolves 1 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 at Georgia Swarm 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 15 vs. New York Riptide 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 vs. San Diego Seals 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 4 vs. Toronto Rock 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 18 at Halifax Thunderbirds 12 p.m.
(All times Eastern Standard Time)
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The Wings, who returned to the NLL last season under new ownership and leadership after a five-year hiatus, are anxious to get the season started.
“It has been a productive off season for the Wings, both our veteran players and new free agents saw a lot of success on the field and we’re excited to get the team back together and ready to play in front of our fans at the Wells Fargo Center,” said Paul Day, General Manager, Philadelphia Wings.
The Wings 2019-20 roster is highlighted by Philadelphia-native Matt Rambo, an NLL All-Rookie selection and nominee for Lacrosse Player of the Year (US Lacrosse magazine), and Trevor Baptiste, who broke the NLL’s face-off record with 362 wins and was also named to the NLL All-Rookie team, Captain Kiel Matisz, forward Josh Currier, and point leader Kevin Crowley. Brett Hickey, the 2019 number one expansion draft pick and offensive leader, is expected to play this year after missing last season due to injury.
The Wings bolstered their offense for 2019-20 by acquiring three-time NLL champion Cory Vitarelli, who in 122 career regular-season appearances accumulated 327 points (192 goals and 135 assists), and got bigger and faster on defense with the addition of two-time NLL champion and veteran defenseman Ian Llord, and Saskatchewan defenseman Nick Finlay.
Many of the Wings players also competed during the NLL’s off season at either the Canadian Lacrosse Association Mann Cup where Wings Assistant Coach Tracey Kelusky and GM Paul Day lead Peterborough Lakers to the Championship; the Premiere Lacrosse League where Rambo, Baptiste and Wings teammate Blaze Riorden were named All-Stars; or the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship where Rambo, Baptiste, Riorden, and Wings teammate Gowah Abrams represented Team USA in capturing the bronze.
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