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June 7, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Manchester Wolves News Release


June 8, at 7:05 pm

Brady Sullivan Field, Manchester, NH


The Manchester Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, will be looking to get back into the playoff race as they face off against East Division rival Albany Conquest tomorrow, June 8 at 7:05 p.m. on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

The Conquest (3-5), who are currently in last place in the East Division behind Wilkes-Barre Scranton (8-0), the Wolves (4-5) and Mahoning Valley (4-5), will face off against the Wolves for the 17th all-time meeting tomorrow. The Conquest will be led by rookie quarterback Ryan Hart from Rutgers University who has thrown for 2,174 yards and 49 touchdowns in just eight games.

The Wolves (4-5) will be led by starting quarterback Mark Radlinski who is currently 1-2 as a starter for Manchester. The Michigan native has thrown for 793 yards and 14 touchdowns in his three starts.

Tomorrow's match up on Brady Sullivan Field will be big for the Wolves' playoff hopes are they are currently on the outside looking in as they are tied for tenth in the American Conference, with only the top eight advancing to the post season. Manchester won the only battle between the two teams this year back on May 11 on Brady Sullivan Field 53-48 in front of 5,174 fans. The Wolves hold the all-time lead 9-7.

The June 8th game entitled "Citizens Bank - Not Your Typical Team Photo Night" will give every fan in attendance a FREE Manchester Wolves team photo courtesy of Citizens Bank. Fans will also be treated to a special performance at halftime by the "Fly Ball Demo Team".

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


Super Bowl Champion Colts, Manchester Wolves Among Two Honored

The Manchester Wolves are pleased to announce that the Air Force Recruiting Service have chosen the Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, and the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts as winner's of the command's prestigious American Spirit Award.

The American Spirit Award is Air Force Recruiting Service's highest form of recognition. Started in 1980, it recognizes civilian organizations that have consistently displayed outstanding support of Air Force recruiting efforts as well as exhibition of patriotism and service to the country. Past award recipients include Bob Hope, Rudolph Giuliani, Dolly Parton, Ted Turner and the Dallas Cowboys football team.

"Both the Colts and the Wolves organizations have shown incredible continued support to the Air Force and to our recruiting efforts," said Brigade General Suzanne Vautrinot, AFRS commander. "They are to be applauded for their sustained excellence both on the field and in their communities."

Manchester, which competes in the af2, engineered a multi-faceted Air Force marketing campaign using print, radio, audiovisual and promotional products. Allowing nearly unlimited access to Air Force recruiters at all home games, the Wolves incorporated the Air Force into all of its programs, including its "Stay in School" community project and Delayed Entry Program ceremonies.

The Air Force will present the Wolves with the prestigious award during their July 28 game, entitled "Fan Appreciation Night", against the Florida Firecats on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

The Wolves (4-5) will take on their East Division rival Albany Conquest (3-5) on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena this Friday, June 8 at 7:05 p.m. during the Citizens Bank "Not Your Typical Team Photo" night. Everyone in attendance shall receive a FREE 2007 Manchester Wolves team photo courtesy of Citizens Bank! At 5:45 p.m. on the outdoor plaza fans will be treated to a special performance by the Air Force band "Afterburner" and during halftime fans will be entertained by the "Fly Ball Demo Team".


Assigned Two-Year Veteran DB Deon Giddens

The arenafootball2 league office announced that the Manchester Wolves, New Hampshire's professional af2 team, have been assigned defensive back and two-year veteran Deon Giddens. Giddens (5'10,185) comes to the Wolves after playing two seasons (2005-2006) and winning an ArenaCup Championship (2005) with the now defunct Memphis Xplorers. In 36 career games the Tennessee native collected a total of 160.5 total tackles, two sacks, nine interceptions, 54 pass breakups and five forced fumbles defensively. On offense Giddens hauled in 39 passes for 389 yards and six touchdowns, while rushing for one touchdown.

"We're hoping that we've healed a wound in our secondary that has hurt us all year with the signing of Deon," said Wolves Head Coach Ben Bennett. "The middle defensive back spot is the toughest to play in Arena Football, and now we have a player with both experience AND talent. I'm excited about what he can do, I just hope he stays healthy."

During his senior season at Tennessee State in 2003 Giddens recorded 52 tackles, four interceptions, six pass deflections and recovered one fumble which earned him a Second Team All Ohio Valley Conference selection. Giddens was selected to the All Ohio Valley Conference First Team during his junior season after leading his team with 65 solo tackles, five interceptions and three forced fumbles.

Prior to the addition of Giddens, the Wolves have plugged in two-year veteran David Bailey, Shawn Murray who is on team suspension and the now released rookie Matt Castillo for that middle spot. Bailey, a natural wide receiver from the University of New Hampshire, filled in admirably in eight games for Manchester as the Yonkers, NY native currently is second on the team in tackles with 47.0, leads the team in pass deflections with seven and is tied for second on the team with two interceptions. The addition of Giddens should allow Bailey to move back into the offensive rotation where he has 18 receptions for 268 yards and three touchdowns in limited play.


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.


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.

Also don't miss out on Chalifours June and July Rose promotion, where any Wolves season ticket holder can get a dozen vased or gift wrapped roses for ½ price - Regular $65 - June/July 2007 price is $32.50.

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).


Wolves fans looking to get some great eats should check out the 5th annual "Rock'n Ribfest" put on by Rotary Nashua West. This great event will run from Friday June 22 (4-11pm), Saturday June 23 (11-11pm) and Sunday June 24 (11-4pm) at Anheuser-Busch in Merrimack, N.H.


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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] or 603-641-1313 ext 302.


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.


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


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!


June 21st - August 10th

8 Weeks


2 Hours Per Day

Call 603.218.9477 or visit today!

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