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FIREWOLVES PENALTY KILL SOLID DESPITE LOSS: BY THE NUMBERS

The Albany FireWolves (3-13) were defeated the Georgia Swarm (8-8), 15-6, at the MVP Arena on Saturday evening.  Albany’s penalty kill unit was a bright spot for the team, holding Georgia scoreless in 4 out of 5 power play opportunities.

Full statistics from the game can be found here.

SCORE BY QUARTER 1 2 3 4 FINAL
ALBANY 0 2 2 2 6
GEORGIA 5 4 4 2 15

Marshall Powless led the FireWolves offense with 4 total points on 2 goals and 2 assists.  Powless has played in 5 games with the FireWolves since the team acquired him via trade, and the forward has recorded at least 4 points in each.  Connor Kelly (1 goal, 2 assists), John Piatelli (2 goals, 1 assist), and Ethan Walker (1 goal, 2 assists) each logged 3 total points in the contest.  Kelly now leads the Wolves with 57 total points and 29 goals.  Walker ranks third on the club with 22 goals on the season.  Patrick Kaschalk, Hiana Thompson, and John LaFontaine each added 1 point in the defeat.

Both Albany goaltenders saw action on Saturday night. Doug Jamieson started the game in net and recorded 30 saves while allowing 13 goals.  Justin Geddie played the game’s remaining 19 minutes and allowed 2 goals while stopping 10 shots.  Georgia took 10 more shots on goal than Albany.

On defense, Mike Byrne led the way with 8 loose ball recoveries and 4 caused turnovers.  Byrne is now tied for second on the team with 14 caused turnovers this season.  Piatelli and Jackson Reid each collected 6 loose balls in the game.  Reid also caused 1 turnover and blocked 1 shot.  Kaschalk caused 2 turnovers in the game, and LaFontaine and Jonah Boehm each caused 1.  Leo Stouros led the team with 2 blocked shots, and Powless, Ty Logan, and Nick Chaykowsky each blocked 1.

The FireWolves remain home next weekend to face the Philadelphia Wings on Sunday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m.  Albany’s final two games will be at home at the MVP Arena.  For more information regarding tickets and theme nights, visit www.AlbanyFireWolves.com 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 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 Desert Dogs, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.

For more information, visit NLL.com and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information visit NLL.com.

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 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 www.mvparena.com.

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