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The Albany FireWolves (#4) were defeated by the Buffalo Bandits (#1), 10-5, at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo on Saturday evening.  Despite 109 combined shots by both teams, the game was a low-scoring, defensive battle throughout.  The FireWolves defense was stout all night, but the Bandits took the lead early in the second half and were able to hold on for a first-round victory.  With the loss, the FireWolves’ inaugural season ends.  Full statistics from the game can be found here. 

ALBANY 1 1 2 1 5
BUFFALO 1 1 4 4 10

Reilly O’Connor led the FireWolves offense with 4 total points in the game on 2 goals and 2 assists.  Colton Watkinson and Jacob Ruest added 2 points on the night with 1 goal and 1 assist each.  Joe Resetarits, Ryan Benesch, Tony Malcom, Charlie Kitchen, and Nick Chaykowsky each had 1 point in the loss.  Resetarits led Albany with 11 shots on goal.

In net, Jamieson allowed just 8 goals and recorded a season-high 49 saves.  Buffalo took a total of 59 shots in the game with their final 2 goals scored on an empty FireWolves net late in the fourth quarter.

Joe Nardella went 11 for 20 from the faceoff dot and contributed 1 caused turnover and recovered 4 loose balls.  Chaykowsky led the Wolves with 8 loose ball recoveries in the game.  He also blocked 1 shot.  Watkinson and Adam Bomberry each led the defense with 2 blocked shots, and Bomberry caused 2 turnovers.  O’Connor and Ruest each caused 2 turnovers on the night, tying Bomberry for the most in the game for Albany.  Jackson Nishimura also blocked 1 shot and recovered 5 loose balls.  Malcom and Ruest each scooped up 6 loose balls in the game.

Both teams had 2 power play opportunities in the contest, and each scored 1 goal.  Albany got their power play goal from O’Connor which gave the FireWolves an early 1-0 lead.

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 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 MVP Arena in downtown Albany, NY. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or visit Follow the team on Facebook at, 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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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

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

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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