May 9, 2011 |
Indoor lacrosse is getting another league. Officials will announce the formation of the North American Lacrosse League tomorrow at a press conference in New York, a source told the Daily News . The plan calls for the league to begin next year with five to seven teams playing a 12-game schedule from the end of January to April. Announcements of the teams will be made over the next 5 weeks, but the idea is to play in smaller cities than the National Lacrosse League. The NLL has 10 teams, including the Wings.
October 17, 2007 |
Got Philadelphia Wings indoor-lacrosse tickets? If so, there's bad news. The 2008 National Lacrosse League season was canceled yesterday. Because the league's 14 owners and the players' union failed to resolve a long-simmering labor dispute, there will be no pro indoor lacrosse at the Wachovia Center for, well, no one knows how long. So don't show up for the Wings' Jan. 12 season and home opener. "It's tragic," said Russ Cline, the Wings' president and owner, a member of the NLL executive committee and one of the league's founders 21 years ago. "It's a black day," said Dave Succamore, the executive director of the Professional Lacrosse Players' Association.
February 1, 2005 |
The Wings have rescheduled their postponed game with the Toronto Rock to April 2 at the Wachovia Center. The game, which was to have been the indoor lacrosse team's home opener, was postponed because of snow. Tickets for the Jan. 22 game will be honored at the April 2 contest. The Wings and the Buffalo Bandits also have rescheduled their Feb. 26 game in Buffalo to Feb. 25. The switch became necessary after the National Lacrosse League moved its All-Star Game from Feb. 27 to Feb. 26 so that NBC can televise the event.
January 24, 2010 |
Former Wings player and current Colorado head coach Steve Govett enjoyed a triumphant return to Philadelphia as his Mammoth posted a 12-11 indoor lacrosse win in overtime last night. Govett, who played for the Wings for five seasons (1994-1998), was making his coaching debut as Colorado notched its first win after two losses. The Wings fell to 1-2. After taking an 11-9 lead on three straight goals in the fourth period, the Wings allowed two goals in the final three minutes of regulation as the Mammoth forced overtime.
December 13, 2005 |
Dallas Eliuk's 15-year run in Philadelphia is over. The Wings yesterday traded the goaltender to the expansion Portland LumberJax in exchange for Portland's first pick in the 2007 National Lacrosse League entry draft. Philadelphia also included a second-round 2006 pick in the deal. Eliuk requested the trade to be closer to his home in Vancouver, British Columbia. Having spent 15 seasons with the Wings, Eliuk had been the longest-tenured professional athlete in Philadelphia.
January 22, 2010 |
Coming off their first win of the indoor lacrosse season, the Philadelphia Wings hope to build momentum when they host the Colorado Mammoth tomorrow at the Wachovia Center. The Wings (1-1) scored eight first-half goals in winning their home opener, 12-8, over the Boston Blazers on Saturday. Philadelphia dropped the season-opener in Orlando against the Titans last Friday. "I think we got the outcome we deserved in the first game [against Orlando], and I think we got the outcome we deserved in the second game," said Wings head coach and general manager David Huntley.
April 15, 2004 |
The Wings fired general manager Marty O'Neill and head coach Adam Mueller yesterday after the indoor lacrosse team failed to make the playoffs for the second season in a row. The team also announced the resignation of assistant coach Paul Deniken. The Wings ended the season with a 7-9 record, finishing last in the National Lacrosse League's four-team Eastern Division. They have won six NLL championships since beginning play in 1987 but have not had a winning record since 2001, when they won their last title.
March 30, 2002 |
Jeff Spano watched the Wings play indoor lacrosse when he was a high school player at Malvern Prep. He remembers vividly how former Wings star Paul Gait scored nine goals in one game. Then Spano followed the Wings when he was a college player at Drexel. Now Spano is a Wing. A resident of Media and a first-year defender, Spano, 24, said he will pause tonight before he takes the floor in the Wings' first-round NLL playoff game against the Washington Power and soak in all the atmosphere at the First Union Center.
January 3, 2004 |
With one successful trip to New York behind them, the Wings are getting set for another foray north. Last Saturday, the indoor lacrosse team defeated the Rochester Knighthawks on the road, 13-7, in their season opener. After taking this weekend off, the Wings will travel back to Upstate New York next Saturday to play the Buffalo Bandits in the first of four meetings between the teams this season. The Knighthawks will visit the Wachovia Spectrum on Jan. 17 for the Wings' home opener.
June 4, 1988 |
By the time she entered high school in Huntsville, Ontario, Gail Cummings figured she would be regarded as just another student, rather than a crusader. Four years had passed since Cummings took on Canada's male-dominated amateur sports bureaucracy in a fight for the right to compete against boys in, of all sports, ice hockey. And after Cummings lost a decision rendered by the Canadian Supreme Court, she looked forward to resuming life as a normal adolescent. It wasn't easy.