The Albany FireWolves (2-11) were defeated by the Toronto Rock (11-4), 11-9, at the MVP Arena on Saturday evening. Albany kept the game close and rallied to score five goals in the fourth quarter, but Toronto won the game’s final two faceoffs and were able to capitalize on an empty FireWolves net before running out the clock on their last possession.
Full statistics from the game can be found here.
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Albany’s offense was led by Ethan Walker (3 goals, 1 assist), John Piatelli (3 goals, 1 assist), and Marshall Powless (1 goal, 3 assists) who each had 4 total points in the contest. On the season, Walker ranks second on the club with 20 goals and Piatelli ranks fifth with 11. Tanner Thomson added 3 total points on 2 goals and 1 assist. Thomson sits second on the FireWolves with 26 assists this season, and is now third on the team with 16 goals. Colton Watkinson, Leo Stouros, Connor Kelly, and Thomas Vaesen each added 1 point in the game.
In net, Doug Jamieson recorded 47 saves and allowed just 10 goals. On the season, Jamieson has made an even 447 saves, has a 12.30 GAA, and a respectable save percentage of 78%. Despite the loss, Jamieson’s GAA decreased and his save percentage increased thanks to a strong performance.
On defense, Patrick Kaschalk led the team with 6 loose ball recoveries. Kaschalk leads the Wolves with 71 loose balls on the season. Watkinson, Walker, Brett Manney, Jackson Reid, Zac Tucci, and Ty Logan each scooped up 5 loose balls in the game. Reid, Tucci, Kaschalk, Stouros, Piatelli, Walker, and Brent Mitchell all blocked 1 shot each. Kaschalk leads the FireWolves with 9 blocked shots on the year.
The faceoff battle was relatively even with Tucci winning 10 of 24 in the game.
The FireWolves will be on the road for the first two weekends of April before returning home to face the Georgia Swarm on Saturday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. For more information regarding tickets and Union Strong 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.