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The Albany FireWolves (2-2) defeated the Halifax Thunderbirds (3-2), 11-10, at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on Friday evening.  Kieran McArdle led the Wolves with eight total points, including a game-winning goal in overtime.  This was the second time the two teams played against each other this season, with each team winning the road game of the matchup.

Full statistics from the game can be found here.

ALBANY 2 2 2 5 11
HALIFAX 2 1 3 4 10

McArdle led the way on offense with 8 total points on 4 goals and 4 assists.  Despite missing one game this season, McArdle leads the team in points (18), and is tied for the team lead with 7 goals and 11 assists.  McArdle’s first goal of the night was his 200th career point.  Tanner Thomson added 4 points in the contest on 1 goal and 3 assists.  On the year, Thomson is third on the Wolves with 15 points and is tied for the team lead with 11 assists.  Ethan Walker (2 goals, 1 assist), Jackson Nishimura (1 goal, 2 assists), and John Piatelli (1 goal, 2 assists) each had 3 points in the win.  Justin Scott tallied 2 points on the night with 1 goal and 1 assist.  Charlie Kitchen, Patrick Kaschalk, Colton Watkinson, John LaFontaine, Hiana Thompson, and Aaron Forster rounded out the scoring with 1 point each.

Doug Jamieson returned in net and was stout all night.  The netminder allowed just 10 goals while recording 53 saves.  Halifax attempted 63 shots on goal, 13 more than Albany.

On defense, Mike Byrne led the team with 3 caused turnovers.  Byrne also scooped up 3 loose balls on the night.  Nishimura, Watkinson, Kaschalk, Walker, McArdle, and Nick Chaykowsky each tallied 5 loose ball recoveries on the night.  Kaschalk also blocked 2 shots in the victory.  LaFontaine caused 2 turnovers while Nishimura, Watkinson, and McArdle each caused 1.

The FireWolves return home to take on the New York Riptide on Saturday, January 21.  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.

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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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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