The Albany FireWolves (0-1) were defeated by the Toronto Rock (1-0) on Saturday night at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, ON. by a score of 10-9. The FireWolves were able to take the lead in the fourth quarter, but two late Rock goals lifted Toronto to a narrow victory. Full statistics for the game can be found here: https://www.nll.com/game/1464/.
|SCORE BY QUARTER
Andrew Kew led the way for the FireWolves offense, logging a game-high 6 total points on 4 goals and 2 assists. Reilly O’Connor added 3 points on 1 goal and 2 assists. Greg Downing, Joe Resetarits, Colton Watkinson, and Jordan Durston each had 2 assists of their own in the contest. Jacob Ruest netted 1 goal in his FireWolves debut while Charlie Kitchen found the back of the net for 1 goal in his first career NLL game. Tony Malcom and John LaFontaine both added 1 goal each. Jackson Nishimura and Curtis Conley rounded out the FireWolves scoring with 1 assist each.
Despite the loss, FireWolves goaltender, Doug Jamieson, had a solid game between the pipes. Jamieson recorded 43 saves on 53 Toronto shots on goal.
From the faceoff circle, Joe Nardella absolutely dominated, winning 17-21 faceoffs. Nardella also matched Malcom and Ruest for a team-high 7 loose balls.
Defensively, Nick Chaykowsky, Adrian Sorichetti, Mike Byrne, Downing, Malcom, Conley, and Durston each caused 1 turnover.
Albany was 3-5 on power play opportunities with 2 power play goals from Kew and 1 from Ruest.
The next game for the FireWolves is a home matchup versus the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday, December 18 at 7:00 pm in the Times Union Center.
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/tickets/2021-22-home-opener/ or call/text the FireWolves front office at 518-362-4900.
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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 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.
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 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.