The Albany FireWolves (3-15) were defeated by the Buffalo Bandits (14-4), 16-10, at the MVP Arena on Saturday evening. The game was back and forth throughout the first half, with 15 combined goals being scored, but the Bandits scored 6 straight from the end of the second quarter into the third and then maintained the lead for the duration of the second half.
Full statistics from the game can be found here.
|SCORE BY QUARTER
Connor Kelly led the offense with 7 total points on 4 goals and 3 assists. Kelly ended his first season with the FireWolves leading the team with 68 total points and 35 goals, and finished second on the club with 33 assists. Ethan Walker tallied 5 points in the loss on 2 goals and 3 assists. On the year, Walker ranked second on the Wolves with 56 total points and 26 goals. Hiana Thompson and Jake Fox each added 4 points on the night on 1 goal and 3 assists. Marshall Powless (2 assists), Jackson Reid (2 assists), John Piatelli (1 goal, 1 assist), and Corson Kealey (1 goal, 1 assist), each added 2 points in the game. Colton Watkinson rounded out the scoring with 1 assist on the night.
Both goalies split time in the season finale. Doug Jamieson started the game, marking the 100th career game the goaltender has dressed. The goalie recorded 21 saves and allowed 12 goals. On the season, Jamieson stopped 581 shots and finished with a 77% save percentage. Justin Geddie ended the year with 158 saves and allowed 56 goals.
Watkinson led the team with 9 loose ball recoveries and 1 blocked shot in the game. The alternate captain finished fourth on the team with 80 loose ball recoveries on the season. Mike Byrne ended the night with night with 8 loose balls and ended the season fifth on the team with 79 on the year. Patrick Kaschalk added 5 loose balls to his team-leading 93 in his rookie season. Kaschalk did not record a blocked shot in the game but finished the season leading the team with 9 on the season. John LaFontaine collected 4 loose balls in the game and finished the year second on the team with 91. Nick Chaykowsky added 6 loose balls to his season total, giving him 81 on the year, third most on the club. Powless, Watkinson, LaFontaine, Chaykowsky, Brett Manney, Ty Logan, and Jonah Boehm all caused 1 turnover in the defeat. LaFontaine’s 1 caused turnover gave him the team lead at the end of the season with 18.
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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 www.mvparena.com.