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FireWolves Win Again, Move to 2-2 on the Season: by the Numbers

January 17, 2022 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Albany FireWolves News Release

The Albany FireWolves (2-2) defeated the Philadelphia Wings (3-2), 9-8, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. on Saturday afternoon. The FireWolves were able to jump out to a 3-0 lead, but the Wings mounted a late comeback, only to fall short on the final possession of the game. Albany's victory marks the first time the Wings have fallen at home this season. Full statistics for the game can be found here:


ALBANY 2 3 1 3 9


For the second straight game, Joe Resetarits and Andrew Kew led the scoring for the FireWolves offense, scoring 6 total points each. Resetarits tallied 3 goals and 3 assists on the contest, while Kew added 2 goals and 4 assists on the afternoon. Kew now leads Albany with 17 total points on the season, and also tops the FireWolves with 9 goals. Ryan Benesch (1 goal and 1 assist), Jacob Ruest (2 goals), Tanner Thomson (2 assists), and Jordan Durston (2 assists) each had 2 points in the game. Benesch continues to lead Albany with 10 assists on the season and is second on the team with 16 total points. Colton Watkinson scored 1 goal, his first of the season, while Charlie Kitchen and Mike Byrne each had 1 assist to round out the FireWolves offense.

Once again, Doug Jamieson had a terrific game in net, allowing only 8 Philadelphia goals. Jamieson recorded 38 saves on the night, bringing his total to 148 on the year and his save percentage increased to .791.

Joe Nardella faced his toughest task to date at the faceoff dot but came out on top, winning 14 of 21 attempts against Trevor Baptiste of the Wings. Through four games, Nardella has won 66 out of 85 faceoffs. His 66 faceoff wins are good for third most in the league and his 77.6 faceoff winning percentage tops the league among those who have taken at least two faceoffs on the season.

Defensively, Adam Bomberry led the FireWolves with 4 caused turnovers. Jackson Nishimura caused 3 turnovers, as well as led the team with 10 loose balls. Nishimura leads the FireWolves with 29 loose balls thus far on the season. Tony Maclom, Greg Downing, Mike Byrne, and John LaFontaine each caused 2 turnovers in the contest. The FireWolves defensive unit blocked many shots in the game, as Downing, Bomberry, Nishimura, Brett Manney, and Adrian Sorichetti each blocked 1 shot.

Albany was able to capitalize on 2 out of 3 on power play opportunities with Kew and Ruest each scoring a goal on the man advantage. On the flip side, Philadelphia had 2 power play chances in the contest and the FireWolves were able to fend off both of them.

The FireWolves will be back home on Saturday, January 29 to take on the Halifax Thunderbirds.

Fans can secure their tickets for the next FireWolves home game now! For more information regarding tickets, visit or call/text the FireWolves front office at 518-362-4900.

The Albany FireWolves 2021-22 Inaugural Season is presented by CDPHP.

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