ALBANY, NY – The Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) today announce that forward Charlie Kitchen will make his debut in the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) this weekend as an attackman. Kitchen joined the Waterdogs during the PLL offseason and will see his first action as the team takes on the Cannons in Dallas, Texas.
The Waterdogs are fighting for a playoff spot, currently sitting in fifth place with a 3-3 record with three regular season games remaining. Kitchen joined the Waterdogs in January but has been a reserve player throughout the season. As a reserve player, Kitchen has spent his summer in the Capital Region teaching the FireWolves youth clinics and attending various camps around the area. During his debut season in the NLL with the FireWolves, Kitchen totaled 22 points in 15 games.
“I am so happy that Charlie is finally getting his opportunity to play in the PLL.”, said George Manias, President of the FireWolves, “Anyone who knows Charlie, knows what a great competitor he is and that he will make the most of it. Charlie has been an unbelievable asset to the FireWolves, not only on the field, but also off the field. This entire summer, he has been working as our brand ambassador, partnering with local lacrosse organizations, coaches, clinics, and camps to help teach and grow the sport in the Capital Region. Hard work definitely paid off for Charlie and we are all excited to watch him play and root him on this Sunday!”
To watch Kitchen in action this weekend, tune into ESPN+ this Sunday at 1 p.m.
Season tickets for the 2022-23 Albany FireWolves season are available now! Reserve your tickets in the Wolves den today for just $25! For more information, visit www.AlbanyFireWolves.com or call/text the FireWolves front office at 518-362-4900.
About Albany FireWolves
The Albany FireWolves is the Capital Region’s very own Professional Box Lacrosse team, playing in the National Lacrosse League out of the MVP Arena in downtown Albany, NY. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or visit AlbanyFireWolves.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/AlbFireWolves, Twitter @AlbFireWolves, and Instagram @AlbFireWolves.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas Desert Dogs, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.
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About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences. ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.
About MVP Arena
MVP Arena is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, MVP Arena opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League, the Albany Empire of the National Arena League and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit https://www.mvparena.com/.