February 15, 1997 |
Gary Gait scored seven goals and had six assists for a career-high 13 points to lead the Wings to an 18-11 victory over the Boston Blazers last night before 12,400 at the CoreStates Center. The Wings raised their record to 5-1 and remain in first place in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League. Boston fell to 2-5 and is fifth in the six-team league. Gait now has scored a goal in 32 straight games and, since joining the Wings in 1992, has scored 131 goals. Tom Marachek scored four goals and had two assists for the Wings, and John McEvoy added three goals.
January 23, 1993 |
Gary Gait scored four goals last night, including two short-handed scores, to lead the Wings to a 12-9 victory over the Boston Blazers in a Major Indoor Lacrosse League game at Boston Garden.
January 3, 1998 |
Even coach Tony Resch doesn't know what to expect tonight when the Wings open their National Lacrosse League season against the Buffalo Bandits at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo. After all, the Wings will be without Gary Gait, their all-star scorer who was traded to Baltimore in the off-season so he could play closer to home. They also will be playing in a new league with two expansion teams. So when Resch was asked yesterday to summarize his objectives for this season, he had trouble being specific.
February 9, 1991 |
The NBA's Houston Rockets once had their Twin Towers in Akeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson. Well, the Detroit Turbos of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League have their Twin Terrors - Paul and Gary Gait. The 23-year-old rookie twin brothers, who make their only Spectrum appearance of the season at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow against the Wings, are wreaking havoc on the league. Paul Gait holds the record for most hat tricks in a season with five, and Gary Gait holds the mark for most points in a game with 12. Three more individual records - held by the Wings' Brad Kotz and John Tucker - could fall tomorrow: Kotz holds the single-season record for goals, 28, in 1989.
February 18, 1995 |
The Philadelphia Wings, defending champions of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League, clinched a playoff berth last night when they overcame strong resistance from the last-place New York Saints and won, 11-8, before 16,623 at the Spectrum. The Wings (5-1), who never trailed, led at halftime by 5-4. Tom Marechek got his 23d goal during a fourth-quarter run that made the score 10-7, Wings. After New York (0-6) scored again, Gary Gait scored his 24th goal to provide the final margin.
April 4, 1997 |
Losers. That's how the Wings described themselves after last season. Sure, they'd made it to the championship game of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League for the fifth straight year. But they blew their chance for a "three-peat" by losing to the Buffalo Bandits, 15-10. "When you've tasted what it's like to be the champion, you really feel the failure when you can't do it again," Wings coach Tony Resch said. Their next chance comes tomorrow night at 8 o'clock when the Wings open the playoffs by hosting the Rochester Knighthawks at the CoreStates Center.
February 11, 1991 |
The Gait brothers, Gary and Paul, demonstrated their dominance of indoor lacrosse yesterday at the Spectrum by combining for five goals and six assists - and breaking two Major Indoor Lacrosse League records - in the Detroit Turbos' 14-12 win over the Philadelphia Wings. "You almost marvel at their skills," said Wings coach Dave Evans. "The way they handle the ball - especially Gary with the stick. If you overcommit, it's too late. " With less than four minutes remaining in the game, Gary Gait, who finished with three goals and three assists, got the ball with the Turbos protecting a 14-11 lead.
April 10, 1995 |
Philadelphia Wings forward Gary Gait knew these things before the 1995 Major Indoor Lacrosse League season began. He knew there would be pressure for his team to repeat as league champions, as Buffalo did in 1992 and '93. He knew there would be pressure for him to lead the Wings there, especially since his twin, Paul, left the Wings this year to play for the expansion Rochester Knighthawks. After all, Gary Gait is recognized as one of the better lacrosse players in the history of the game, but Gait knew that reputation and past laurels only go so far. So, he hired a personal trainer.
January 26, 1996 |
Gary Gait remembers well the night the New York Saints held him scoreless. It was in New York, Feb. 26, 1994. It was the only time in his six-year Major Indoor Lacrosse League career when the Wings forward went without scoring a point. "I'm trying to forget about it," Gait said, laughing. "I looked at it as a learning experience. " Don't expect it to happen again, when the Wings (1-1) play host to the Saints (1-1) in the CoreStates Spectrum tomorrow at 8 p.m. "That," Wings goalie Dallas Eliuk said, "was an aberration.
March 10, 1995 |
One of the cornerstones of the Philadelphia Wings has decided to hang up his shoes. Because of recurring injuries and the birth of his third child, 32-year-old Gary Martin will close out his eighth year with the Wings at the end of the season. He hopes to leave with a fourth Major League Indoor Lacrosse League championship. "It would be a perfect ending if we could do that," said Martin, who will be honored in a pregame ceremony tomorrow night when the Wings face the Baltimore Thunder at the CoreStates Spectrum (8 o'clock)