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FIREWOLVES DROP HOME OPENER, 16-7: BY THE NUMBERS

The Albany FireWolves (0-2) was defeated by the Rochester Knighthawks (2-1) on Saturday night at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. by a score of 16-7.  The FireWolves struck first in the game, but Rochester took over the momentum as the Knighthawks spoiled Albany’s home debut.  Full statistics for the game can be found here: https://www.nll.com/game/1478/.

SCORE BY QUARTER 1 2 3 4 FINAL
ALBANY 2 1 1 3 7
ROCHESTER 4 4 3 5 16

Joe Resetarits returned to the Capital Region where he starred collegiately and led the way for the FireWolves offense, logging a team-high 3 goals, all of which came in the fourth quarter.  Colton Watkinson added 3 points of his own, all assists.  Tony Malcom and Andrew Kew had 2 points each, both 1 goal and 1 assists to their names, while Reilly O’Connor also had 2 points on 2 assists for the night.  Jackson Nishimura and Jacob Ruest rounded out the FireWolves goals with 1 goal each while Greg Downing and Tanner Thomson each added 1 assist.  So far through 2 games played, Kew leads the FireWolves with 8 total points on 5 goals and 3 assists.  Resetarits, O’Connor, and Watkinson are second on the team, all with 5 total points each.

The Knighthawks offense fired a total 52 shots on goal.  FireWolves goalie, Doug Jamieson recorded 36 saves on the night, bringing his total to 79 on the year with a .752 save percentage.

Once again, Joe Nardella dominated the faceoff circle for the FireWolves. Nardella won 21 of 27 faceoffs and matched Downing for a team-high 8 loose balls.  On the season so far, Nardella has owned faceoffs, winning a whopping 38 out of 48. His 79.2 faceoff winning percentage tops the league among those who have taken at least two faceoffs on the season.

Defensively, Curtis Conley led the FireWolves with 2 caused turnovers.  Downing and Nick Chaykowsky both recorded 1 blocked shot and 1 caused turnover each.

Albany was just 1-4 on power play opportunities with the 1 power play goal coming from Ruest.

The next game for the FireWolves is a home matchup versus the Saskatchewan Rush on Saturday, January 8 at 7:00 pm in the Times Union Center.

Fans can secure their tickets for the next FireWolves home game on Saturday, January 8 today!  For more information, visit www.AlbanyFireWolves.com or call/text the FireWolves front office at 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.

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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 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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