Wings Take on Bandits in Pre Season Action

December 21, 2012

Pre-season action gets underway for the Philadelphia Wings this weekend as they head north of the border to Toronto for 2 games. First of which is tonight against the Bandits, the same team they will face in the season opener on Jan 11.  The Wings come in with 7 rookies and 13 new players total on there current 23 man roster. The team will get their first look at Rabil, Hartzell, Buchanan, &…


2013 NLL Players to Watch

December 20, 2012

Philadelphia Wings–  The obvious choices here would be Paul Rabil, Kyle Hartzell Ross & Buchanan.  But the player to watch this season will be Kevin Crowley.  After a fantastic rookie season in 2012, the sky is the limit for this second year player from New Westminster.  Crowley tallied 36 goals and 35 assists for 71 points in helping to lead the Wings their first playoff appearance since 2008.  In last years playoffs Crowley notched 4 goals…


Training Camp Report: Wings Sign Hartzell

December 19, 2012

Since last week A LOT has changed with the Wings. 1—Wings send Dan & Paul Dawson along with their 1st round 2016 entry draft selection to the Rochester Knighthawks in exchange for Paul Rabil, Jordan Hall, Joel White, Rob Campbell and their second round selection in the 2014 entry draft. 2—The Wings traded their third round selection in the 2013 entry draft for Stealth goaltender Kevin Crosswell. 3—Kyle Hartzell signed Wednesday…


Wings Trade Away Dawson Brothers, But Is It the Right Move?

December 14, 2012

In what has to be one of, if not the biggest trades ever.  The Philadelphia Wings send Dangerous Dan Dawson and his brother Paul Dawson along with a 2016 first round pick to the Rochester Knighthawks.  In exchange the Wings get Paul Rabil, Jordan Hall, Rob Campbell, and Joel White along with a 2014 second round pick. For those out of the loop, Rabil was traded last season to the…


Training Camp Report: Wings Prepare For Pre Season Tilt

December 13, 2012

We are only 29 days til the Wings home opener versus the Buffalo Bandits. But more importantly 8 days til the Wings play back to back preseason games in Toronto at the newly built Toronto Rock practice facility. The first of the two will be on Dec 21st against the Buffalo Bandits, and the second game will be the following night Dec 22nd versus the Toronto Rock. Both these games…


NLL Pre Season Game Power Rankings

December 11, 2012

Rankings this week took a change.  We have a new #1, and a big leaper of 4 places. Three games where played this weekend.  First game was the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks facing off against the young Minnesota Swarm.  Rochester came out on top 11-10 on a penalty shot by Johnny Powless after the Swarm where called for a bench minor with under 2 minutes to play in the game.  We…


Roughnecks Blow Out Mammoth at LEC 20-11

December 9, 2012

Once again the Langley Event Center home of the two time WLA Champs Langley Thunder played host to the National Lacrosse League.  This year the Calgary Roughnecks and Colorado Mammoth were the combatants.  The game had a local flavor to it, as the fans had the chance to watch two of there on Thunder in action.  Matt Leveque (Calgary) and Ian Poole (Colorado). After falling behind 6-2 the Mammoth score…


Rougnecks and Mammoth Faceoff in Langley

December 8, 2012

This Saturday night at 7pm The National Lacrosse League returns to the home of the two time Western Lacrosse Association Champions Langley Thunder. The Calgary Roughnecks will face the Colorado Mammoth. The Roughnecks are led by forwards Jeff Shattler, Scott Ranger, Dane Dobbie & Daryl Veltman., along with faceoff specialist Geoff Snider. If the names sound familiar to you, that’s because most of these players have played in the Event…


NLL Power Rankings: Pre Season

December 5, 2012

Colorado Mammoth….. Finished 11-5 last season, then suffered a 14-10 playoff loss at home to the Minnesota Swarm.  In 2013 the Mammoth have to be the favorite right now. Led by John Grant Jr’s record 116 points last season, Rookie of the Year Adam Jones, cagey veteran Gavin Prout, and Sean Pollock, this high powered offense can definitely fill the net and look to add more to that total by signing Colton…