The Albany FireWolves (1-2) were defeated by the Halifax Thunderbirds (3-1), 14-11, at the MVP Arena in Albany, New York on Saturday evening. Goaltender Justin Geddie remained stout in his FireWolves debut, holding the league’s top scoring team to just 14 goals.
Full statistics from the game can be found here.
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For the second straight game, Connor Kelly led the way for the FireWolves with 5 total points on 4 goals and 1 assist. Through three games, Kelly leads the Wolves with 15 total points on his 7 goals and 8 assists. Kelly’s 7 goals also tops the FireWolves. Kieran McArdle added 4 points in the contest on 1 goal and 3 assists. Ethan Walker logged 3 points on 1 goal and 2 assists. Patrick Kaschalk (1 goal, 1 assist), Jerome Thompson (2 goals), and Tanner Thomson (2 assists) each tallied 2 total points in the loss. Charlie Kitchen, Jackson Nishimura, Mike Byrne, and Nick Chaykowsky rounded out the FireWolves scoring with 1 point each.
In net, Justin Geddie allowed 14 goals while recording 61 saves. Halifax attempted 75 shots on goal, 21 more than Albany.
On defense, Aaron Forster led the team with 6 loose ball recoveries. Forster also blocked 1 shot and caused 1 turnover in the contest. McArdle, Chaykowsky, and Greg Downing each scooped up 6 loose balls on the night. Kitchen and John LaFontaine each blocked 1 shot in the loss.
The FireWolves will face the Thunderbirds again on Friday, January 13 in Halifax before returning home to take on the New York Riptide on Saturday, January 21. For more information regarding tickets, 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.