February 11, 2014 |
AS JAKE BERGEY walked onto the Wells Fargo Center turf and looked up to the rafters Saturday night, emotions and memories from his 10-year playing career in Philadelphia began to come back. The son of former Eagles linebacker Bill Bergey earned one accolade not found on his father's résumé Saturday, 6 years after playing his final game for the Wings. The second leading scorer in team history was recognized in a pregame ceremony as the team retired his No. 66 jersey prior to its 8-6 loss to Edmonton.
February 10, 2014 |
After honoring one of the franchise's best with the retirement of Jake Bergey's No. 66, the Wings (3-5) rallied against Edmonton but couldn't stop the undefeated Rush (6-0), taking an 8-6 defeat at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. The Wings dropped their second game in as many nights following Friday's 20-10 road loss to Toronto. The Rush got quick goals from Chris Corbeil and Jeremy Thompson and back-to-back goals by Riley Loewen, taking a 4-1 lead in the first quarter and looking ready to cruise.
February 9, 2014 |
The jerseys of the Salisbury University lacrosse team only numbered from 1 to 44. So Jake Bergey did the next best thing and took No. 6. As soon as he was drafted by the Wings in 1998, he added another six to his uniform number to make it 66, the same as his father, Bill, wore as a star linebacker for the Eagles in the 1970s. "It was neat for the Philly fans to see 66 with a Bergey on the back of the jersey playing," Jake Bergey said. Saturday night, it will be something more than neat for Bergey when he looks up into the rafters of the Wells Fargo Center and sees his No. 66 hanging with the likes of Julius Erving and Bobby Clarke.
March 15, 2008 |
Athan Iannucci scored the tying and winning goals in the final two minutes last night as the Wings overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the San Jose Stealth, 16-13, in the National Lacrosse League. The league's leading scorer finished the game with four goals and two assists, and goalie Rob Blasdell made 41 saves and added a goal and an assist in front of 11,737 at the Wachovia Center. The Wings (7-1) continue to lead the NLL East and are 6-0 at home. The Stealth fell to 5-4 in the NLL West.
February 16, 2008 |
The first of two consecutive showdowns among undefeated National Lacrosse League teams went the Wings' way last night as they defeated the Colorado Mammoth, 15-13, at the Pepsi Center behind five goals by Athan Ianucci. The Wings (4-0) will host the Minnesota Swarm (6-0) next week. Merrick Thomson added three goals for the Wings, while Jamie Rooney and Jake Bergey added two goals apiece for the Wings. Colorado (5-1) led, 13-10, after Jamie Shewchuk scored his third goal barely a minute into the fourth quarter.
January 19, 2008 |
The Wings ran out to a big lead, then held on to beat the defending National Lacrosse League champion Rochester Knighthawks, 15-14, last night. The Wings improved to 2-0 in front of 9,248 fans at the Wachovia Center. Athan Iannucci scored five goals for the second week in a row to lead the Wings. Jake Bergey added four goals and goalie Rob Blasdell made 37 saves for the win. Rochester (1-2) outscored the Wings, 7-2, in the final quarter.
January 13, 2008 |
Athan Iannucci scored five goals as the Wings stormed past the Chicago Shamrox, 19-11, last night in a National Lacrosse League game. Rookie Merrick Thomson had four goals and two assists. Jake Bergey added four goals and an assist. Iannucci also had an assist to go with his goals. A total of 11,974 fans saw the season opener, the first game for new coach Dave Huntley, at the Wachovia Center. "It was a really good start," Huntley said. "I thought we played with great energy and great athleticism.
January 11, 2008 |
Aside from temporarily saving indoor lacrosse, there were two additional reasons for Wings fans to savor the reversal of a decision that called for the 2008 National Lacrosse League season to be canceled. One, the Wings will be able to formally welcome back Dave Huntley as coach after 20 years away from the organization. And two, fan favorite Jake Bergey is back for his 11th and possibly final season. Three months ago, Bergey wasn't sure if he would ever play another game.
August 1, 2007 |
When the Philadelphia Wings decided to leave forward Jake Bergey unprotected in yesterday's National Lacrosse League expansion draft, Bergey had an idea that he might have played his last game in a Wings uniform. But after he was selected by the league's new franchise in Boston, Bergey is not sure he'll put on any lacrosse uniform again. "Philly is pretty much everything to me," said Bergey, a fan favorite who has spent his entire 10-year career with the Wings. "I'm a Philly guy, through and through.
March 19, 2007 |
The Minnesota Swarm overcame a four-goal effort by Jake Bergey and two goals by Sean Greenhalgh last night to hold off the Wings, 11-9, in a National Lacrosse League overtime win at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Wings goalie Matt Roik made 34 saves in the loss. Swarm goalie Nick Patterson held the visitors to only two goals in the second half. The Wings were in the game early, thanks to Bergey, who used three of his four goals in a first-half hat trick to help the Wings enjoy a 7-7 halftime tie. But when the offense died out, the Wings were doomed to fall to 4-6. The Swarm improved to 6-4. Minnesota's Kasey Beirnes highlighted his team's scoring with four goals.