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The Albany FireWolves (1-1) were defeated by the Rochester Knighthawks (3-0), 14-13, at the MVP Arena in Albany, New York on Saturday evening.  Albany controlled the game early, but the Knighthawks took over the momentum in the second half and held off the FireWolves on the road.


Full statistics from the game can be found here. 

ALBANY 4 4 3 2 13
ROCHESTER 2 3 6 3 14

Connor Kelly and Justin Scott led the way for the Wolves with 4 points each.  Kelly tallied 1 goal and 3 assists while Scott had a hat trick and 1 assist.  Kelly leads the FireWolves with 6 assists and is tied with Tanner Thomson with 9 points through the first two games. Thomson, Hiana Thompson, and Ethan Walker each added 3 points in the contest.  Thompson had a hat trick and leads the team with 4 goals on the season.  Thomson and Walker each compiled 1 goal and 2 assists in the loss.  Charlie Kitchen (1 goal, 1 assist), Patrick Kaschalk (2 assists), John LaFontaine (1 goal, 1 assist), and John Piatelli (2 assists) each contributed 2 points on the night.  Greg Downing, Colton Watkinson, and Aaron Forster rounded out the scoring with 1 point each.

In net, Doug Jamieson allowed 14 goals while recording 50 saves.  Rochester registered 64 shots on goal, 23 more than Albany.  On the season, Jamieson is tied for third in the league with 95 saves through two games.

The FireWolves missed Joe Nardella, who is out for the season, at the faceoff dot.  Rochester won 23 of 30 faceoffs in the contest.

On defense, Kaschalk and LaFontaine led the way with 6 loose ball recoveries.  Watkinson, Kelly, Walker, and Jackson Nishimura each scooped up 5 loose balls on the night.  LaFontaine also led the Wolves with 3 caused turnover in the contest while Downing, Nishimura, Watkinson, and Nick Chaykowsky each caused 1 turnover.  Brett Manney blocked 1 shot in the loss.

The FireWolves are back home versus the Halifax Thunderbirds on Saturday, January 7.  For more information regarding tickets, visit or call/text the FireWolves front office at 518-362-4900.

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.

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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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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

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