Games 8 & 9: New England Black Wolves (4-3) vs. Philadelphia Wings (1-7) - Sat & Sun Feb 16th & 17th

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  1. BlackWolves99

    BlackWolves99 Member

    Game#8 New England Black Wolves (4-3) @ Philadelphia Wings (1-7)
    Saturday February 16th, 2019 7:00 PM EST
    Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Game#9 New England Black Wolves (4-3) vs. Philadelphia Wings (1-7)
    Sunday February 17th, 2019 3:00 PM EST
    Mohegan Sun Arena - Mohegan Reservation in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA

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    Places to Watch with Others on Saturday:
    Arooga's - Route 32 in Uncasville, CT

    Places to Watch Online on Saturday:
    B/R Live (US, Canada, & International)


    Places to Watch with Others on Sunday:
    At the Game at Mohegan Sun Arena!



    Places to Watch Online:
    B/R Live (US, Canada, & International)
    Key Info going into Games 8 & 9:

    Current Record: 4-3
    Current Plus/Minus: -5
    Current Goals For: 82
    Current Goals Against: 87
    Current Power Play: 12 for 27 (44.44%)
    Current Penalty Kill: 16 for 33 (51.52%)

    2017-18 Record: 9-9
    Playoffs: Lost in First Round of Eastern Division Playoffs to Rochester (3rd in East Division)
    2017-18 Plus/Minus: -48
    2017-18 Goals for: 194 (8th in NLL)
    2017-18 Goals against: 242 (8th in NLL)
    2017-18 Power play: 21 for 48 (43.75%) (6th in NLL)
    2017-18 Penalty kill: 43 for 80 (53.75%) (2nd in NLL)

    Last Champion's Cup Title: 2001, as Philadelphia Wings

    Top Players From Last Year:
    Kevin Crowley 51g, 25a
    Callum Crawford 33g, 42a
    Stephan LeBlanc 27g, 46a

    Top Players This Season:
    Callum Crawford 21g, 23a
    Reilly O'Connor 15g, 18a
    Stephan LeBlanc 9g, 23a
    Tyler Digby 11g, 17a

    GM: Rich Lisk
    Coach: Glenn Clark
    Assistant Coaches: Clem D'Orazio, Darryl Gibson
    Captains: Brett Manney (C), Stephan LeBlanc (A), John LaFontaine (A)

    Key departures: G Aaron Bold, T Jay Thorimbert, D Derek Suddons, T Matt Spanger, T Anthony Joaquim, F/T Mark Cockerton, F Johnny Powless, F Kevin Crowley
    Key additions: D Greg Downing, F Tyler Digby, F Seth Oakes, D Andrew Suitor, T Jackson Nishimura, F Dereck Downs, G Alex Buque

    Active Roster
    No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown
    10 Adam Bomberry D 6-1 215 Akwesasne, NY
    4 David Brock D 6-4 223 Burlington, ON
    27 Kevin Buchanan F 5-10 185 Cockeysville, MD
    29 Alex Buque G 5-10 230 Whitby, ON
    22 Nick Chaykowsky F 6-2 190 Bradford, ON
    24 Joel Coyle D 5-11 175 Orangeville, ON
    98 Callum Crawford F 6-3 205 Stittsville, ON
    23 Tyler Digby F 6-3 265 New Westminster, BC
    8 Greg Downing D 6-1 185 Auburn, NY
    77 Dereck Downs F 6-3 220 Toronto, ON
    81 Ryan Fournier D 5-9 190 Ottawa, ON
    30 Doug Jamieson G 6-3 275 Ohsweken, ON
    83 JP Kealey F 6-0 188 Ottawa, ON
    33 John LaFontaine (IR) T 6-1 215 Whitby, ON
    86 Stephan Leblanc F 6-1 205 Dundas, ON
    13 Brett Manney D 6-3 220 Newtown, PA
    26 Jackson Nishimura F 6-1 162 Toronto, ON
    12 Seth Oakes F 5-11 190 Akwesane, NY
    9 Reilly O’Connor F 6-1 175 Whitby, ON
    20 Andrew Suitor D 5-11 190 Orangeville, ON
    17 Colton Watkinson T 6-4 195 Burlington, ON

    Practice Roster
    No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown
    5 Tal Bruno D 6-1 195 Lutherville, MD
    14 Dave Emala F 5-11 195 Baltimore, MD
    35 Ethan Woods G 6-4 190 Owen Sound, ON
    -- Quinn Powless F
    -- Adam Perroni

    Philadelphia Wings

    Current Record: 1-7
    Current Plus/Minus: -15
    Current Goals For: 92
    Current Goals Against: 107
    Current Power Play: 6 for 27 (22.22%)
    Current Penalty Kill: 17 for 39 (56.41%)

    2013-14 Record: 6-12
    Playoffs: Missed Playoffs in 2014 (7th Overall Seed)
    2013-14 Plus/Minus: -16
    2013-14 Goals for: 202 (5th in NLL)
    2013-14 Goals against: 218 (5th in NLL)
    2013-14 Power play: 36 for 83 (43.37%) (6th in NLL)
    2013-14 Penalty kill: 43 for 76 (43.42%) (9th in NLL)

    Last Champion's Cup Title: 2001, as Philadelphia Wings

    Top Players From 2014 Season
    Jordan Hall 34g, 42a
    Kevin Crowley 33g, 42a
    Kyle Buchanan 23g, 45a

    Top Players This Season
    Kiel Matisz 14g, 26a
    Kevin Crowley 10g, 14a
    Jordan Hall 4g, 20a
    Blaze Riorden 13g, 10a

    GM: Paul Day
    Assistant GM: Landon Miller
    Coach: Paul Day
    Assistant Coaches:
    Tracey Kelusky, Ian Rubel

    2018-19 Philadelphia Wings Roster
    Forwards (7): Kevin Crowley, Josh Currier, Justin Guterding, Jordan Hall, Vaughn Harris, Matt Rambo, Blaze Riorden
    Defensemen (10): Liam Byrnes, Steph Charbonneau, Dylan Evans, Anthony Joaquim, Chet Koneczny, Joakim Miller, Liam Patten, Zac Reid, Eric Shewell, Ryan Wagner
    Transition (2):
    Trevor Baptiste, Kiel Matisz
    Goalies (2): Doug Buchan, Davide DiRuscio
  2. BlackWolves99

    BlackWolves99 Member

  3. BlackWolves99

    BlackWolves99 Member

    I'm looking forward to being in person at both games this weekend. I won't be taking the bus but going to enjoy the fun weekend.
    I love Philadelphia as I have family in the area. I also attended college in the area (Go Dragons!).

    Looking forward to see a great game and to hopefully see you guys and meet you guys down there! I'll be the guy in the Orange Black Wolves jersey in Section 108 on Saturday. Of course representing my Black Wolves but provide homage to Philly and their Flyers!
    1sttimelongtime and thwingfan like this.
  4. BlackWolves99

    BlackWolves99 Member

    There of course is a lot of history between our two teams as our history is intertwined. Here are some pictures to pay homage to our past.

    1974-75 Philadelphia Wings:

    2014 Philadelphia Wings:

    Brett Manney Causing Some Havoc!
    thwingfan likes this.
  5. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    I found it interesting you gave the 2014 season to the Wings when you list history.
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  6. BlackWolves99

    BlackWolves99 Member

    Well I figured it was the only fitting way to represent them properly. Also I like to show past year stats and well since they are expansion, I figured why not look to the past.
  7. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    But that shows ownership of stats, which the wolves supposedly hold.

    Hoooowwwwlllll, wolves going down this week!
    thwingfan likes this.
  8. BlackWolves99

    BlackWolves99 Member

    I personally think stats stay with the city unless the team uses the same team name in the new location. (aka Minnesota Swarm to Georgia Swarm and Edmonton Rush to Saskatchewan Rush) In both cases, team really didn't change that much overall and most players who used to be on the team are still on it. I will admit the first year had a decent number of carryovers and still had the Wings feel but the team took on a new identity the second season. Some guys were still stuck in their Philly ways (Kevin Crowley) but otherwise the offense and defense were pretty revamped by that point.

    But anyway, it will be some fun this weekend. Especially with a fun Philly home-and-home roadtrip thrown into a birthday weekend for me. Go Wolves! Hoooooooowwwwwwwwwllllllll!
  9. thwingfan

    thwingfan Active Member

    Looking forward to both games, hoping many on both sides will be at both. That said, GO WINGS!
    1sttimelongtime likes this.
  10. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    Enjoy the game tomorrow, there were some calling cards sent late. Of course we hope for the same result.

    BW99, nice to meet you even if it was brief!
  11. BlackWolves99

    BlackWolves99 Member

    If you were the person who friendly said hello when we first got to the arena there, thank you for saying hi and welcoming us.

    Overall I thought it had the makings of a comeback but just fell short. It was an interesting though and should make for a great game tomorrow. And if anything, maybe a fight or two.
  12. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    Yes, we talked at halftime. I think.i spoke to someone else prior to the game.
  13. BlackWolves99

    BlackWolves99 Member

    Alright now that I'm home back in Uncasville, its time to talk game 2 of this set. Game 1, I personally felt the Black Wolves offense was holding back at times and that non-aggression is really what killed them overall yesterday. Buque let in some soft shots but overall wasn't terrible in net. The 4 in a row down the last stretch put the knife in us. But now lets look to Round 2. Crowley had a good night down there, we'll see if goes back to his normal 14 shot - 1 goal performances that we are used to see. We should see this one to be more aggressive especially after last night and we'll see if the chippiness will continue into today.
  14. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    Brief chippiness. Wings should have started with DiRuscio.
  15. R.J

    R.J Guest

    I don't think it would've made much difference, his save % was only .002 better than Buchan. I suppose playing back to back didn't help Buchan, but it's not as if DiRuscio is better.
  16. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    Just making the point based on the ridiculous turn around. Of course he had to travel too

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