January 31, 2008 |
The Wings' Geoff Snider was named the NLL's transition player of the week for his performance in the Wings' 15-14 overtime win over the Buffalo Bandits on Saturday at the Wachovia Center. Snider scored two goals, scooped nine loose balls, and won 21 of 28 face-offs in the victory, which improved the Wings to 3-0 for the first time since 1997. "Geoff's goal five seconds into the game and face-off win that led to the game-winning goal in overtime were perfect bookends to a terrific game," Wings head coach Dave Huntley said.
May 4, 2012 |
The Wings are looking forward to the beginning of a "new" season, especially the way the recent one ended. On Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Wings travel to Rochester to face the Knighthawks in the first round of the National League playoffs. The Wings (7-9) lost their final five regular season games. Rochester is also 7-9 but won the tiebreaker and home advantage by going 3-0 against the Wings this season. Eight of the nine NLL teams qualified for the postseason in what will be a single-elimination format all three rounds.
February 28, 2011
The Wings fell below .500 (4-5) with a 16-13 loss to the National Lacrosse League-leading Toronto Rock (8-3) Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Brendan Mundorf and Athan Iannucci each had four goals and five assists for the Wings, who host the Calgary Roughnecks Saturday night.
April 14, 2013
The Wings earned a slot in the NLL playoffs in dramatic fashion with a 10-9 overtime victory over the league-leading Toronto Rock in the team's home finale Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center Saturday afternoon. The Wings played physically in the back-and-forth victory over the Rock (10-5) to secure their second playoff berth in as many years. After Toronto tied the game at 9-9 on a penalty shot with under a minute to play, the Wings capitalized early in the extra period as forward Jordan Hall caught a perfect pass from Drew Westervelt and lit the lamp for the winner.
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.
July 30, 2016 |
Bringing a National Lacrosse League team back to Philadelphia is a top priority for the league, commissioner Nick Sakiewicz said Thursday. Since the Wings moved to Connecticut in 2014, Philadelphia has been without an NLL team. "It was a legendary team, arguably should have never left here. They brought in great numbers," said Sakiewicz, a former CEO and operating partner of Major League Soccer's Union. "They had a lot of relevance in the city. " Sakiewicz was named the NLL's commissioner in January and is in his first offseason with the league.
January 11, 2013
Friday at 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Center Online: http://Youtube.com/thelacrossenetwork . Last year's records: Buffalo, 7-9; Wings, 7-9. Postseason: Buffalo lost in the first round, 7-6, to the Toronto Rock. The Wings lost in the first round to the eventual champion Rochester Knighthawks, 14-13. Key players Buffalo: Captain John Tavares begins his 22d season with the Bandits and has been a 19-time NLL all-pro selection. The veteran forward is the NLL's all-time leader in goals (765)
April 27, 2014
What: National Lacrosse League, Colorado Mammoth (7-10) at Wings (6-11) When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center Outlook: The Wings wrap up the season with a playoff berth against postseason-bound Colorado. . . . Forwards Jordan Hall and Kevin Crowley lead the Wings with 32 goals each, which is tied for 11th in the NLL. . . . John Grant Jr. leads the Mammoth with 40 goals (fourth in NLL) and 51 assists. . . . It's Wings Fan Appreciation Night: Festivities included are a tailgate party featuring NXTsports' Trashcan Lacrosse Experience, rally towel and team poster give-a-ways and postgame autographs from the entire Wings roster.
January 24, 2008 |
The Wings' Merrick Thomson was named the NLL's rookie of the week for his performance in Friday's 15-14 win over the National Lacrosse League's defending champions, the Rochester Knighthawks, at the Wachovia Center. Thomson recorded three goals and three assists and picked up five loose balls. "He's off to a great start, and we expect him to continue to have a terrific rookie season," Wings head coach Dave Huntley said. In his first two professional games, Thomson has recorded 12 points (seven goals, five assists)
April 8, 2012
The Wings lost their third straight game as they fell to the host Buffalo Bandits, 17-7, at First Niagara Center Saturday night. After falling to the Minnesota Swarm, 13-9, Friday night, the Wings fell behind by 6-2 early and were never able to make it competitive in the second half. The Wings dropped to 7-7 and out of first place in the National Lacrosse League's (NLL) East Division as the Toronto Rock defeated the Edmonton Rush to improve to 7-6. Brodie Merrill led the Wings with three goals.