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The Albany FireWolves (1-2) defeated the Saskatchewan Rush (1-3), 10-5, at the MVP Arena in Albany, NY. on Saturday night.  Saskatchewan was able to tie the game at four in the third quarter, but then the FireWolves went on a 6-1 scoring run, including shutting the Rush out in the fourth quarter to secure the team’s first victory of the season.  Full statistics for the game can be found here: https://www.nll.com/game/1485/.    

ALBANY  3  1  2  4  10 
SASKATCHEWAN  1  2  2  0  5 

Andrew Kew and Joe Resetarits led the scoring for the FireWolves offense, logging 3 total points each, both on goals and 1 assist.  Through three games on the season, Kew currently leads the FireWolves with 7 goals.  New acquired member of the FireWolves, Ryan Benesch, had a solid debut for his new team, scoring 2 goals on the night.  Benesch played the first two games of the season with the Panther City Lacrosse Club and now leads the FireWolves with 14 total points and 9 assists on the season.  Tony Malcom (2 assists), Reilly O’Connor (1 goal and 1 assist), Jacob Ruest (2 assists), and Joe Nardella (1 goal and 1 assist) each had 2 total points on the evening.  Jackson Nishimura, Colton Watkinson, Mike Byrne, John LaFontaine, Tanner Thomson, and Jordan Durston all had 1 point each to round out the FireWolves scoring.  

FireWolves goalie, Doug Jamieson, was stout all night, allowing only 5 Saskatchewan goals in the contest.  Jamieson recorded 31 saves on the night, bringing his total to 110 on the year and his save percentage to .780.  

Joe Nardella was nearly perfect at the faceoff dot for the FireWolves, winning 14 of 16.  Through three games so far, Nardella has won an absurd 52 out of 64 faceoffs. His 81.3 faceoff winning percentage tops the league among those who have taken at least two faceoffs on the season.  Nardella also led the FireWolves with 9 loose balls on the night, bringing his total to 24 on the season, a team best.   

Defensively, LaFontaine led the FireWolves with 4 caused turnovers.  LaFontaine also added 6 loose ball recoveries, behind only Nardella’s 9, Malcom’s 8, and Adam Bomberry’s 7.  Bomberry also recorded 2 caused turnovers and 1 blocked shot in his season debut.    

Albany was just 1-4 on power play opportunities with the 1 power play goal coming from Kew in the fourth quarter.  

The FireWolves will be back in action on Saturday, January 15 for a road matchup versus the Philadelphia Wings at noon.  

Fans can secure their tickets for the next FireWolves home game now!  For more information regarding tickets, visit www.AlbanyFireWolves.com or call/text the FireWolves front office at 518-362-4900. 

The Albany FireWolves 2021-22 Inaugural Season is presented by CDPHP.  

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 NLL, 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.  

About CDPHP® 

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. 

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