December 31, 2013 |
The Wings opened the National Lacrosse League season with a 17-13 win Saturday at Buffalo. Jordan Hall had five goals for the Wings, who never trailed. Tracey Kelusky had two goals and four assists against his former team. Goalie Evan Kirk made 39 saves for Philadelphia. The Wings next play the Rochester Knighthawks on Jan. 11. The Wings' home opener will be at 4p.m. Jan. 12 against Buffalo.
December 29, 2013 |
A few minutes into his first weekly teleconference as head coach of the Wings, Blaine Harrison filled a brief pause with laughter. "I can see these are going to be fun," he said. The first-year boss kept his good humor earlier this week as he fielded more questions than any other coach in the National Lacrosse League. But the volume of queries reflected the uncertain position his team faces as it opens the season Saturday night with a game against the Bandits in Buffalo. The Wings finished 7-9 last season and exited in the first round of the playoffs, losing by two goals to the eventual champion Rochester Knighthawks.
April 29, 2013 |
The Wings ended their season in the first round of the NLL playoffs, losing to the Rochester Knighthawks, 10-8, at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday. It was the second year in a row that the Wings bowed out in the first round. Last year, the Knighthawks bounced the Wings out in the first round with a 14-3 victory on their way to the Champion's Cup. The Wings struggled with a slow start, trailing, 3-0, after the first quarter. The Philadelphia squad rebounded in the second quarter, scoring three straight goals on the way to a four-goal quarter.
April 23, 2013
The Wings will visit the Rochester Knighthawks this weekend in a rematch of last year's first-round opponents in the National Lacrosse League playoffs. The day and time had not been announced by Sunday night. The Knighthawks beat the Wings en route to winning the 2012 Champion's Cup. This year, the Wings (7-9) are the No. 3 seed in the East Division. Rochester (8-8) is No. 2. The Toronto Rock (10-6) clinched the top overall seed and the East's regular-season title. The Minnesota Swarm (7-9)
April 7, 2013
At the Family Circle Cup on Saturday in Charleston, S.C., Serena Williams routed Venus Williams , 6-1, 6-2, in the most one-sided match the sisters' long rivalry. Top-ranked Serena, who won her 14th straight match at Family Circle, will play for her second straight title in this tournament Sunday against Jelena Jankovic . Jankovic, the 2007 champion, defeated Stefanie Voegele , 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-2 in the other semifinal. This was the first time since 2009 the Williams sisters were playing each other in a tournament.
February 9, 2013
After a week off from National Lacrosse League action, the Wings struggled to score Friday in a 20-10 home loss to the Rochester Knighthawks. It was the Wings' third straight loss after starting off 2-0. Playing at the Wells Fargo Center, the Wings got three goals from Brodie Merrill and two from former Knighthawk Jordan Hall. Kevin Buchanan had six points on a goal and five assists. Dan Dawson, who the Wings traded to Rochester in December, led the Knighthawks (2-3) with 11 points on four goals and seven assists.
January 12, 2013 |
Kevin Buchanan didn't wait long to earn revenge against his former team. Playing his first game for the Wings in the opener of their 27th National Lacrosse League season, Buchanan contributed three goals and three assists during Friday's 13-8 win over the Buffalo Bandits at the Wells Fargo Center. Buchanan had 10 goals and 19 assists in 15 games last year in his only season with the Bandits. "It felt good," said Buchanan, playing for his fourth team in his five-year career. "I was glad I was on the Wings' side tonight.
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)
January 11, 2013 |
THE WINGS are a proud franchise. In Philadelphia, a city that prides itself on toughness, fans can identify. Along with toughness and pride, the Wings have brought a winning feeling to a city with a dearth of championships. Since beginning play in 1987, the Wings have won six NLL titles, with the latest coming in 2001. But since that last championship, the Wings have been to the postseason only three times. With new faces in the locker room, the goal is to bring back that elusive title.
December 21, 2012
The Philadelphia Wings head into the 2013 season with newly acquired transition player Paul Rabil, who is widely considered to be the best lacrosse player in the world. He was traded from the Rochester Knighthawks as part of a blockbuster six-player trade that sent Wings forward Dan Dawson and defenseman Paul Dawson to the Knighthawks. The team finalized its 23-man roster Thursday. Top returnees from last season include NLL all-stars Brodie Merrill and Max Seibald and NLL rookie of the year runner-up, Kevin Crowley.