The Albany FireWolves (2-3) were defeated by the New York Riptide (1-4), 16-10, at the MVP Arena in Albany on Saturday evening. Connor Kelly led the Wolves in scoring while Hiana Thompson logged his 100th career point. The two teams will meet again on Saturday, February 11 on Long Island.
Full statistics from the game can be found here.
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Kelly led the way in scoring with 6 total points on 2 goals and 4 assists. On the season, Kelly is second on the team in total points (22) and goals (9), and ranks third on the Wolves with 13 assists. Kieran McArdle scored 3 goals and 2 assists on the night. McArdle now tops the FireWolves with 23 points and 10 goals, while his 13 assists are second-most on the club. Tanner Thomson also tallied 5 points on 2 goals and 3 assists. Thomson’s 14 assists on the season lead the team. John Piatelli added 4 points in the loss on 1 goal and 3 assists. Thompson and Colton Watkinson each contributed 2 points on the night. Thompson’s second assist in the third quarter marked his 100th point in his career. Greg Downing, Jackson Nishimura, and Ethan Walker rounded out the FireWolves scoring, each with 1 point.
Both FireWolves goaltenders saw action in the game. Doug Jamieson allowed 10 goals while recording 24 saves. Justin Geddie stopped 9 Riptide shots and allowed 6 goals. New York attempted 11 more shots on goal than Albany.
On defense, Patrick Kaschalk led the team with 9 loose ball recoveries. The rookie also caused 2 turnovers in the contest. Downing and Nick Chaykowsky each scooped up 9 loose balls and caused 1 turnover on the night. Chaykowsky now leads the team with 31 loose balls on the season. Watkinson added 2 caused turnovers to his line, tying him with Chaykowsky for the team lead on the season with 5 each.
The FireWolves are off next weekend before back-to-back road games. Albany returns home to take on the Las Vegas Desert Dogs on Saturday, February 18. 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.
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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.