The Albany FireWolves (2-9) were defeated by the Toronto Rock (10-3), 12-6, at the FirstOntario Centre in Toronto on Saturday evening. The game was close through the first three quarters, but the Rock pulled away in the fourth to secure their tenth win of the season.
Full statistics from tonight’s game can be found here.
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The FireWolves offense was led by Tanner Thomson and Kieran McArdle who both had 3 points in the game. Thomson (1 goal, 2 assists) is now second on the FireWolves with 25 assists, and ranks third with 39 total points and 14 goals. McArdle continues to lead the team with 49 total points and 34 assists and is second with 15 goals. Colton Watkinson and Corson Kealey each had 1 goal and 1 assist in the contest. Kealey’s goal was the first of his young NLL career. Brett Manney, Hiana Thompson, John LaFontaine, and John Piatelli each added 1 point in the game. Thompson now sits fourth on the club with 12 assists and is fifth with 20 total points and 8 goals.
In net, Doug Jamieson racked up 50 saved and allowed just 12 goals. This was the second game in a row that Jamieson recorded at least 50 saves, and his fourth overall this year. The Rock doubled up the FireWolves, shooting 62 shots on goal to Albany’s 31. On the season, Jamieson has made 364 saves, has a 12.49 GAA, and a 78% save percentage.
On defense, LaFontaine led the team with 8 loose ball recoveries. On the season, he now ranks third on the team with 53. Piatelli, Jackson Reid, Mike Byrne, and Aaron Forster each scooped up 5 loose balls on the night. Byrne and Ty Logan also blocked 1 shot in the loss. Leo Stouros caused 1 turnover on the night.
Albany’s penalty kill efforts were solid once again, killing off 2 of Toronto’s 3 man-up opportunities.
The FireWolves are back on the road next weekend against the New York Riptide before returning home for a rematch against the Rock on Saturday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. For more information regarding tickets and Star Wars Night, 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.