Editorial: Right choice made by Wings in Cloutier deal

February 16, 2019

by Tracey Happold-Brown and Anna Taylor Note: The title of this article was edited after publication to accurately reflect that it is an editorial. Last week was interesting in Philadelphia after Wings’ fans learned that first-round draft pick Chris Cloutier had been traded to the Buffalo Bandits. It was a head-scratcher, seeing the team let go of the second-overall pick, someone they had hoped would become the face of the…

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NLL: A Mammoth Perspective

February 11, 2019

Colorado Mammoth assistant coach Andrew McBride spoke with us to reflect on Saturday’s close 12-10 win against the Philadelphia Wings, which was only the second win of the season for Colorado. It’s been a tough season for Colorado who finished 11-7 last season and, as a team, is not used to this sort of struggle. The Mammoth still have some big name players despite losing players like Stephen Keogh, Bryce…

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NLL: First win for Philadelphia Wings

February 4, 2019

The Philadelphia Wings earned their first win of the season on Friday night after defeating the Rochester Knighthawks 15-14 in overtime. It was the first win for the reincarnated Wings, and somewhat of a love letter game to their fans who supported the team during their 0-6 start. “The [fans] have been backing us this year and it was time to repay the favour. We finally put it together and…

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NLL: Schreiber reflects on win over Wings

January 30, 2019

ILWT reporter Tracey Happold-Brown recently caught up with Tom Schreiber after stellar effort in Philadelphia in which his Toronto Rock defeated the hometown Wings 13-12 in a fourth-quarter comeback. Schreiber added to his team-leading numbers (14G/23A) by contributing two goals and four assists on Saturday. At least one of those tallies was at a crucial point, tying the game at 10 fairly early in the third period after shaking off…

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NLL: Seals hold on for win over Warriors

January 21, 2019

Though the Vancouver Warriors came close to tying the game in the dying seconds, the San Diego Seals held on for the 11-10 win on Saturday night at Rogers Arena. Vancouver started the game with a quick goal by Justin Salt. San Diego found a way to respond 1:24 later for the first of four goals in a row as they went up 4-1 on goals by Dan Dawson, Austin…

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NLL: Another close loss for the Wings

January 14, 2019

The Georgia Swarm defeated the Philadelphia Wings 13-11 in a closely contested game on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Center. The Wings flew out to a 2-0 lead with Josh Currier and Blaze Riorden putting two in the back of the net in a little over two minutes into the game. Georgia then came to life scoring five unanswered goals to end the quarter 5-2. “We gave them too much…

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NLL: Black Wolves rush in for win

December 31, 2018

The Saskatchewan Rush were narrowly defeated by the New England Black Wolves 12-11 on Friday night at Mohegan Sun and, in the process, shocked many in the lacrosse community who expected the defending NLL champions to soundly, and maybe easily, defeat the Wolves. Saskatchewan went down quickly in the game but then seemed to turn things around and dominate as they went on a run while the Black Wolves to…

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A Philadelphia Christmas Carol: connecting the past, present and future of the Wings

December 21, 2018

Everyone loves the Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. It is only fitting that the Philadelphia Wings started playing again in December as their story parallels that of Dickens’ classic tale, a story that teaches the importance of learning from our past, preparing for our future and appreciating our present. Anyone who followed the former Philadelphia Wings knows who the Ebenezer Scrooge in their history is so there is no…

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NLL Preview: Vancouver Warriors

December 14, 2018

There was a new name, a new location, and now there are new faces. The Vancouver Warriors hope all this new will translate into a new legion of warriors. Aaron Bold will be in goal with Eric Penney as back him. Goalie Andrew Gallant will start the season recovering from an injury. Fans know Aaron Bold’s had a lot of transitions over the last few years, but he brings a…

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