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Albany, NY – The Albany FireWolves made history this past weekend as they defeated the Halifax Thunderbirds 9-3 at MVP Arena to win their first National Lacrosse League (NLL) playoff game in team history since moving to Albany in 2021. The win was fueled by the incredible play of goalie Doug Jamieson, the FireWolves defense, and the energy of the home crowd.  

Tickets are now available for the NLL Semifinals this Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm as the FireWolves face the San Diego Seals for a chance to head to the NLL Championship. Get tickets here: 

Let’s look at the key numbers from the FireWolves opening round playoff win.  

1st Playoff Win In FireWolves History  

With the final whistle this past Sunday, the Albany FireWolves won their first ever playoff game since the team moved to Albany three years ago. The complete turnaround of the FireWolves franchise has been incredible to watch as they have surprised the lacrosse world to go from a last place 3-15 record in 2023 to now advancing to the NLL Semifinals with a record of 12-7 one year later. It was extra special winning the playoff game at home as the FireWolves fans were the loudest they have been all season. The energy was amazing and the FireWolves will be ready to put on another magical performance in the Semifinals and fight for their chance at the NLL Cup. 


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52 Saves & 3 Goals Allowed By Doug Jamieson 

The hero of that historic first playoff win was FireWolves goalie Doug Jamieson who played the best game of his NLL career in the biggest moment of his career so far. Jamieson made unbelievable save after unbelievable save as Halifax threw everything they had at the Goalie of the Year candidate. 52 saves is Jamieson’s career high in the playoffs and it was the first win in the playoffs in his NLL career. Three goals allowed in a playoff game is the second lowest in NLL playoff history and has only been done three other times. The crowd chanted “Dougie!” throughout the game as they saluted the truly special performance that the long-time goalie of this franchise displayed on the FireWolves home turf. 

$23* Tickets For NLL Semifinals This Sunday In Albany  

The FireWolves need the Capital Region to fill MVP Arena this Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm and there’s no excuse not to come watch with tickets available starting at $23. The excitement has been growing around this team all season as they have proven all doubters wrong and advanced to the NLL Semifinals. Join in on the fun this Sunday with rally towels available, drink and food specials, and the fast and physical playoff lacrosse energy to lift you out of your seat. Let’s support the FireWolves as they continue their hunt for the NLL Cup!  

Next up for the FireWolves is the best of three NLL Semifinals series where they will face the San Diego Seals in Game 1 this Friday, May 3 at 10:30 pm ET at Pechanga Arena in San Diego. Game will be available to watch on ESPNU, ESPN+, and TSN+.  

The FireWolves will then return home to MVP Arena for Game 2 on Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm ET. 

Get your tickets starting at $23 here 

For more information regarding tickets, visit or call/text the FireWolves ticket hotline 518-612-4196.     

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

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 Firebirds of the Arena Football League and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit 

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