The Albany FireWolves (3-12) defeated the Rochester Knighthawks (9-7), 14-12, at the Blue Cross Arena on Saturday evening. Albany’s 14 goals marked a season high for the club and the win snapped a 10-game losing streak. 9 FireWolves recorded at least 1 point in the win.
Full statistics from tonight’s game can be found here.
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The offense was led by Connor Kelly who scored 7 points on 5 goals and 2 assists. Kelly continues to lead the team with 28 goals on the season, and is now second on the club in total points (54) and third in assists (26). Marshall Powless added 6 points in the game, all assists. Powless has played in 4 games since joining the FireWolves via trade, and has scored at least 4 points in each outing. Tanner Thomson (3 goals, 2 assists) and Ethan Walker (5 assists) each tallied 5 points in the victory. Thomson ranks second on the Wolves with 31 assists, and third on the team with 51 total points and 20 goals. Walker is second on the club with 21 goals, and is fourth in total points (44) and assists (23). Jake Fox added 4 points in the contest on 2 goals and 2 assists. Jackson Reid contributed 3 points on 2 goals and 1 assist. His goal in the second period was the first of his career. John Piatelli added 2 points in the game on 1 goal and 1 assist. The rookie ranks fifth across the board on the Wolves with 14 goals, 18 assists, and 32 total points. Colton Watkinson and Nick Chaykowsky each logged 1 point in the game.
Doug Jamieson returned in net and recorded 40 saves and allowed just 12 goals. On the season, Jamieson now has 489 saves, a 78% save percentage, and a GAA of 12.27.
On defense, John LaFontaine led the team with 9 loose ball recoveries and 1 blocked shot. LaFontaine now leads the team with 78 loose ball recoveries on the year. Chaykowsky and Mike Byrne each scooped up 8 loose balls and caused 2 turnovers. Walker and Reid each recovered 6 loose balls, and Reid also caused 1 turnover. Watkinson, Piatelli, Brett Manney, Leo Stouros, and Brent Mitchell all caused 1 turnover on the night.
The FireWolves return home to face the Georgia Swarm on Saturday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. Albany’s final three games will all 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.
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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 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.