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Manchester Wolves From The Den (5-24-07)

May 24, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Manchester Wolves News Release

MANCHESTER WOLVES READY FOR EAST DIVISION BATTLE

May 25, at 7:05 pm

Chevrolet Centre, Youngstown, OH

WOLVES (3-4) VS. THUNDER (3-4)

The Manchester Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, will be looking for their first road win of the season when they travel down to Youngstown, Ohio to take on their East Division rival Mahoning Valley Thunder tomorrow, May 25 at 7:05 p.m. at the Chevrolet Centre.

The Thunder (3-4) are in their first af2 season and have currently lost their last four straight games after winning their first three. To make matters worse Thunder starting quarterback Glen Gauntt will miss the next 4-6 weeks after suffering a broken thumb injury in their loss last week to the Florida Firecats. Gauntt, who has 1,684 yards passing and 34 touchdowns on the season, will be replaced by rookie quarterback Mike Schneider. Schneider (6'2, 220) spent the first seven games of the season serving as a backup to Gauntt and has appeared in three games, completing 7-of-20 passes for 94 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

The Wolves will be looking for their first road win of the year as they have lost all four of their match ups in 2007, with two losses in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, to the Pioneers, and one loss in Green Bay, to the Blizzard and last week's 62-52 loss in Bossier Shreveport, Louisiana to the Battle Wings.

Manchester beat the Mahoning Valley, 67-49, in the team's match up on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. back on April 28.

A win would not only bring the Wolves back to..500 at 4-4, but would up Ben Bennett's all-time win total to the coveted 50-win plateau. Bennett currently sits tied for 5th all-time in the arenafootball2 league with his 49 wins.

Fans looking to listen to the game, announced by Wolves play-by-play caller Dick Lutsk, can either turn their radio dial to WFEA 1370AM or go to www.manchesterwolves.com and click on the "TEAMLINE" link on the home page.

Don't miss another exciting season of Manchester Wolves football in 2007. Ticket packages for the Wolves are still available in all levels and don't forget to go online and check out the new merchandise line. For information on season tickets, or merchandise, fans can contact the Wolves at 603.627.WOLF (9653) or visit them on the web at www.manchesterwolves.com.

SEBASTIEN LOOKING TO BE AF2'S ALL-TIME INTERCEPTION LEADER

Wolves' Five-Year Veteran Is Currently One Behind Interception Leader

The Manchester Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, might have their first af2 all-time leader on their hands in five-year veteran Allistair Sebastien. The defensive back from St. John's University currently had 28 career interceptions which is good for second all-time and just one short of the leader, four-year veteran Matt Forbes of the Louisville Fire.

"I'm not really thinking about it (the record) to tell you the truth," said Sebastien. "I'm more worried about our current season as we are lacking some consistency. I just hope I can make some big plays so that I can help our team make the playoffs."

Sebastien (6'0, 200), who is playing his sixth season in the af2 and fifth with the Wolves, has amassed 356.5 total tackles to go along with his 28 interceptions in just 75 games played. The New York native currently holds the Wolves all-time records in tackles (323.0) and interceptions (24). With seven games into the 2007 season Sebastien leads the team in tackles (44.0) and is tied for first in interceptions (2).

"Having Sebastien a part of the secondary is like having a coach on the field," said Wolves Assistant Coach/Defensive Backs Coach Keith Easley, who has coached Sebastien since 2004. "I know he is going to remain calm during the game and will make sure the guys around him know their assignments."

Manchester (3-4) will travel to Youngstown, OH for this Friday's tilt against their East Division rival Mahoning Valley Thunder (3-4). The Wolves will enter the contest coming off of their fourth straight road loss, a 62-52 defeat by the hands of the Bossier Shreveport Battle Wings (6-1) last Friday, May 18, in Bossier City, LA. With a Wolves' win head coach Ben Bennett will reach the coveted 50-win plateau and become just the fifth af2 head coach to do so. The Thunder will enter the battle having lost their last four contests.

Fans looking to listen to the game, announced by Wolves play-by-play caller Dick Lutsk, can either turn their radio dial to WFEA 1370AM or go to www.manchesterwolves.com and click on the "TEAMLINE" link on the home page.

Don't miss another exciting season of Manchester Wolves football in 2007. Ticket packages for the Wolves are still available in all levels and don't forget to go online and check out the new merchandise line. For information on season tickets, or merchandise, fans can contact the Wolves at 603.627.WOLF (9653) or visit them on the web at www.manchesterwolves.com.

MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT

Join the Manchester Wolves on June 1st when they take come back home to host the Tulsa Talons at 7:05pm on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H.

Every fan through the door will receive a FREE Bellman's Bingo Card for a chance to win $20,000 and numerous other prizes. Every fan through the door will also receive a FREE Cruise pass thanks to the Isle of Shoals (a $25 value).

Also fans watch out for something exciting done by the Military, but don't worry...It's all a part of the show! For more information about Wolves tickets or merchandise call 603.627.9653 today!

SHOW US YOUR GRILL!

Wolves fans show us your grill!

During the in game promo, the cameras will scan the crowd looking for the fan with the best "grill".

If you see your face on the jumbo tron, go to the fan center and give them your information and you will be entered to win a FREE grill from Energy North Propane at the end of the year.

CHALIGRAMS FROM CHALIFOURS

Wolves fans can get a bouqet of flowers delivered to their sweetie at the Wolves games this season for whatever special occasion (birthdays, anniversaries, just thinking of you, etc...).

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs.

Call Chalifours today to reserve your bouquet at 603.623.8844 (please remember to have the seat location that the flowers are being sent to available when ordering).

YOUTH FOOTBALL/CHEERLEADING CAMP

Manchester Wolves head coach, Ben Bennett and his team will partner up with Jim Schubert and other coaches, to hold a football camp at NH Sportsplex on:

July 23rd-27th 9:00am-3:00pm

Cost per camp is $230.00, please make checks payable to NH Sportsplex.

Players will be divided by position and will be learning the following:

Quaterback: ball handling, passing

Running Back: stance, blocking, recieving, ball carrying

Offensive Line: stance, start, base block, pass block

Recievers: releases, patterns, recieving drills

Defensive Backs: stance, tackling, ball drills

Line Backers & Defensive Ends: stance, keys, pursuit angles, pass rush techniques

Defensive Line: stance, reads, reactions, pass rush

Special teams: kicking, long snaps, kick off returns, punt blocking

Morning Session: Defense; tackling stations, conditioning, position breakdown

Afternoon Session: Offense; team agilities, position breakdown

For more information please contact Gary Karibian at 603-641-1313 ext 302 or Gary@nhsportsplex.com

Lady Wolf Pack Dance Camp

The Manchester Wolves Organization along with the members of the 2007 Lady Wolf Pack, and Dance Team Choreographer, Heidi Sullivan-Laroche, and Coordinator, Michelle Gagnon, will host the 3rd annual Lady Wolf Pack Dance Camp this summer.

Dates:

July 11th, indoors at the NH Sportsplex 9:00-4:00

July 12th, at the Verizon Wireless Arena 9:00-4:00

July 13th, halftime performance at the Manchester Wolves game at the Verizon Wireless Arena TBA

Participants must be between the ages of 8 and 16.

Participants must be present at both clinics to participate.

The Manchester Wolves Organization and the 2007 Lady Wolf Pack Dance Camp includes:

- Dance camp clinics with the 2007 Lady Wolf Pack

- On-field halftime performance at a Manchester Wolves home game

- Lady Wolf Pack Dance Camp t-shirt

- A pair of Lady Wolf Pack Dance Camp poms

- 2 tickets to the July 13, 2007 Manchester Wolves Home Game (one for participant, one for a parent)

- Opportunity to purchase additional Manchester Wolves game tickets

- Certificate of Completion

- Autographed photo of the 2007 Lady Wolf Pack Cost is $150.00 per Dancer

For more information please contact Gary Karibian at gary@nhsportsplex.com or 603-641-1313 ext 302.

STAYING OVERNIGHT AFTER THE GAME? STAY AT THE HILTON GARDEN INN!

The Hilton Garden Inn of Manchester has provided a preferred guest rate to all Manchester Wolves fans for the 2007 season!

As a preferred guest at the Hilton Garden Inn guests will enjoy the following services and amenities:

- A preferred rate of $109.00 plus tax per night

- 24 hour fitness center

- 24 hour complimentary access to the Business Center

- Large Flat Screen TV's in every room

- Microwave and Refrigerators in every room

- In room Coffee Maker and Tea Station

Best of all, the Hilton Garden Inn is just a two minute walk from downtown Manchester and the Verizon Wireless Arena!!

All you have to do to take advantage of this offer is call the Hilton with the Wolves preferred ID Number of: 2662829.

NEXT LEVEL PERFORMANCE LLC TO CONDUCT UPCOMING PERFORMANCE PROGRAM!

The Sports Performance Program is the only sports conditioning program in New Hampshire where you can work with a professional coach for only $12.50 an hour. Work with Manchester Wolves arenafootball2 team's strength and conditioning coach Joil Bergeron this summer!

The performance program is for ALL sports and athletes age 13+ and will teach you:

Sprint & Acceration Mechanics

Agility & Change of Direction

Core Strength

Reaction & Coordination

Plyometrics

Movement-Based Medicine Ball Training - only company in NH using this methodology

Injury Prevention Training

Cardiovascular Conditioning

The sports performance program has been developed to be an affordable investment into your athletic career, and flexible enough so that you can participate in summer sports while still training like a pro.

Participants will be in a positive, upbeat, and structured environment, and are guaranteed to become faster, stronger, and better overall athletes. The program is for devoted athletes who want to improve their skills.

Coach Bergeron guarantees improvement and will show you the results by testing you at the beginning and end of the program in your 40-yard dash time, flying 20 time, standing long jump, and standing overhead throw with precise light-timing systems and measurement devices. This information can also be used to attract potential college coaches by providing reliable proof of your athletic ability.

Plus, it's fun!

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

June 21st - August 10th

8 Weeks

Monday-Thursday

2 Hours Per Day

Call 603.218.9477 or visit www.GONEXTLLC.com today!

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