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The Wolf of Pearl Street – Alphie, The Alpha Wolf

ALBANY, NEW YORK – The Albany FireWolves, of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), today unveil the official mascot ahead of the team’s inaugural season. Alphie, The Alpha Wolf will be seen entertaining fans at all FireWolves home games and can be found at various events happening within the Capital Region Community.

“Alphie will be a key member of our organization,” said George Manias, President of the FireWolves.  “From entertaining the crowds at FireWolves games to attending our community events, making visits to local hospitals, and representing not just our team, but also our AFW Foundation and grassroots junior lacrosse programs.  Alphie is sure to make his mark on the Capital Region and we are so pleased to have him lead our pack!”

The legend of Alphie:

On a cold December night in the Adirondack Mountains…… a litter of wolf pups were born.  Immediately, the mother wolf realized that one of her pups was unlike the rest.  This pup had a gold-colored coat while the others were all gray.  The golden wolf pup also had dark rings surrounding its light blue eyes, something that no other wolves in the pack had ever seen before and made him unique to all the rest.  

As the wolf continued to grow big and strong, it became more evident that this one particular pup was unlike any wolf in the pack.  Aside from its appearance, this wolf never seemed to tire and was always the leader of his pack.  While all the wolves would play, the others would eventually tire out and rest.  This wolf, however, would use that time to run off and roam the mountainside on his own, gravitating to the scent of smoke and fire from people camping on the trails.  The wolf was mesmerized by the flames and would sit and howl by the fires for hours dreaming to one day rule a den of his own.

As the wolf continued his adventures, one day he found his way in front of an arena right in the heart of the Capital Region. This arena was a gathering place where people came from all over to watch sports and root on their hometown heroes.  The wolf knew right then that this is where he needed to be, where he wanted to call home and make a den of his own.  

Wanting to rule his den and continue his adventures, the wolf built a team of warriors to compete and represent his land.  He called his team the FireWolves and together they could not be stopped.

The arena, formerly known as the Times Union Center, is now HIS home!  This arena, his Wolves den, is HIS to protect.  This alpha is loyal to his pack, but fierce to his foe.  

Join his pack, starting in December, as he continues the games in the arena, his den and his Albany FireWolves begin their inaugural season. 

Introducing The Wolf of Pearl Street, Alphie, the Alpha Wolf!


Do not miss your opportunity to witness history! Fans can secure their tickets for the historic inaugural 2021-22 FireWolves home opener today!  For more information regarding home opener tickets, visit https://albanyfirewolves.com/opener/ or call 518-362-4900.

The Albany FireWolves 2021-22 Inaugural Season is presented by CDPHP.

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 Times Union Center 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 NLL, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.

For more information, visit NLL.com and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information visit NLL.com.

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 Times Union Center

Times Union Center 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, Times Union Center 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 www.timesunioncenter-albany.com.

About CDPHP®

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 26 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterest, and Instagram.

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