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June 29, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Manchester Wolves News Release

MANCHESTER WOLVES VS. SOUTH GEORGIA WILDCATS June 30, at 7:05 pm

Brady Sullivan Field, Manchester, NH

WOLVES (5-6) VS. WILDCATS (8-3)

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The Manchester Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, will be looking to stay alive in the playoff race as they face off against the South Georgia Wildcats tomorrow, June 30 at 7:05 p.m. on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

The Wildcats (8-3), will face off against the Wolves for the 7th all-time meeting tomorrow led by former Manchester quarterback D. Bryant. Bryant, who played for the Wolves in 2006, is currently having a banner year for the Wildcats as he is ranked in the Top 5 in three league categories (Pass Efficiency, Total Offense, Pass Yards avg/game) while throwing for 3,097 yards, 67 touchdowns on a 62.9 completion percentage in just 11 games.

The Wolves (5-6) will be led by starting quarterback Mark Radlinski who is currently 2-3 as a starter for Manchester. The Michigan native has thrown for 1,238 yards, 23 touchdowns on a 60.5 completion percentage in five games.

Tomorrow's match up on Brady Sullivan Field will be big for the Wolves' playoff hopes are they are currently in the eighth and final spot in the American Conference. The all-time series with the Wildcats is currently tied at 3-3.

Every fan through the door this Saturday, 7:05 p.m. start time, will receive a FREE pass to the New England Dragway! Also fans will be treated to a special performance by the Recycled Percussion during halftime.

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.

ENTERTAINMENT TO RUN ON ALL CYLINDERS SATURDAY NIGHT

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New England Dragway, Recycled Percussion, Wolves Football

If you're looking for entertainment, action and great giveaways then look no further then attending this Saturday's Manchester Wolves game on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena at 7:05 p.m.

Fans will be rocked with excitement from start to finish when the Wolves (5-6) take on the South Georgia Wildcats (8-3) as every fan through the door will receive a free pass to visit the New England Dragway while also being treated to a special adrenaline-pumping halftime performance by New Hampshire band ‘Recycled Percussion'.

New England Dragway, still owned by most of the racers who built it, is the only 1/4-mile drag strip in New England. It is open four days a week from the beginning of April through the end of October. Facility improvements continue at the track and as a result its prominence among the nation's racing facilities has grown, as well. Its premier event is the IHRA Amalie Oil North American Nationals featuring the kings of drag racing - Top Fuel. New England Dragway also hosts ‘Fun Ford Weekend' and several major events including the long-running ‘Jet Cars under the Stars' show. To accommodate today's new generation of racer the track also hosts the NOPI Nationals.

"We're thrilled to form this great partnership with the Manchester Wolves," said Cliff Jacques, Marketing Director for New England Dragway. "Drag racing and Arena Football...both are high energy, super fast action. We believe Wolves fans will enjoy the thrill of drag racing, so we're inviting them to go online and redeem their coupons that we're giving out tonight and join us for the ‘Night of Thrills' presented by the New England Dodge Dealers on July 14th."

Recycled Percussion, formed in Goffstown, will once again entertain Wolves fans for the second year in a row. The group, made up of three high-energy drummers and turntablist "DJ Dirty Soul," uses a stage with a massive drum kit, buckets, industrial drums and large power tools to create their "Junk Rock" sound. Their show has drawn wide-ranging acclaim as a "can't miss" show by NBC's "Today" show, Disney and the NBA.

The brainchild of Goffstown resident Justin Spencer, Recycled Percussion was formed in 1995 and made their first public appearance at the Goffstown High School talent show that year. The members of the band have changed over the years, but their sound has remained remarkably true. The band plays mostly high school and college venues, but has performed at numerous halftime shows for professional sporting events, as well, and has an ever-growing fan base.

The band will bring its pure athleticism, rhythmic grooves and hip-hop inspired percussion sound, which will surely entertain all fans in attendance.

"It's going to be a real treat for our fans," said Wolves General Manager Angelo Mazzella. "This group has been all over the nation, and now they'll be able to perform once again in front of a home crowd."

Visit the New England Dragway, located in Epping, N.H., at www.newenglanddragway.com or call them at 603.679.8001 today! For more information on Recycled Percussion visit www.recycledpercussion.com.

WOLVES BULK UP FOR PLAYOFF PUSH

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Add 635 Pounds Of Beef With Two Linemen

The Manchester Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, have added more beef to their offensive and defensive lines with the additions of OL/DL Steve Cully and OL/DL Rich Ranglin to the roster.

Cully (6'4, 320) comes to the Wolves as a well traveled veteran with two years of af2 experience (2004, 2006 -Albany Conquest), two stints in NFL-Europe (2005 - Cologne Centurions, 2007 - Rhein Fire) along with brief stays in the CFL (2004 - Edmonton Eskimos) and AFL (2007 - New York Dragons). The New Hartford, NY native was a three-year starter at the University of Connecticut (2000-2003) where he started 27 of the 33 games he played in en route to earning Team MVP and Honorable Mention All-Independent honors.

Ranglin (6'2, 315) will enter his rookie season in the af2 after a stellar four-year career (2003-2006) at Central Connecticut State University. The Yonkers, NY native started every game during his senior season on the offensive line and helped the Blue Devils set a school record for total offense (4,255) and rushing yardage (3,134). For his senior season efforts Ranglin, who one of just five captains for CCSU, earned a preseason Northeast Conference All-Conference selection and was chosen to play in the East Coast All-Star Bowl. In 2005 Ranglin earned an NEC second-team selection.

"I think these additions will help solidify both our offensive and defensive lines," said Ryan Ray, the Wolves offensive/defensive line coach. "Rich and Steve will allow Darnerius Watson and Jimmy Williams, both excellent two-way players, to receive more defensive reps which will help bolster our pass rush on opposing quarterbacks."

DEJA-VU IN MANCHESTER

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Wolves' Find Themselves At 5-6 Yet Again

Week 14 is here and in as many years the Manchester Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, find themselves sitting at 5-6 and with playoff aspirations.

If the playoffs were to start today the American Conference post-season would currently shake up with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pioneers (11-0) holding down the #1 seed, followed by the Spokane Shock (8-4), Central Valley Coyotes (7-4), Quad City Steamwheelers (7-5), Louisville (6-5), Green Bay (6-5), Tri-Cities Fever (6-5) and Wolves (5-6).

The Wolves however will travel the toughest road en route to their post-season aspirations as they'll face opponents with a combined 31-21 record down the stretch. Manchester's strength of schedule during this critical stretch will be the toughest compared to everyone else in the American Conference.

"Despite the schedule we've played, I'm pretty disappointed to be 5-6," said Wolves Head Coach Ben Bennett. "We've had the chance to win several games that we have lost. I hope our guys take this off week to heal up and to take a long look at themselves in the mirror."

The mirror has relevance as in 2006 Manchester found themselves with a 5-6 record, but with a late rally finished the regular season at 9-7 which earned the Wolves a first-round matchup against the Pioneers. The Wolves won the contest, 55-47, on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester for their first-ever home playoff victory. If the post-season started today the Wolves would once again find their first-round opponents being the Pioneers, however this time the game would be played in the not so friendly confines of the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

"The only thing that's similar to last year situation is our record, I believe," said six-year veteran defensive back Allistair Sebastien. "Last year we were hitting our stride at this point and this year we're still looking to get some consistency. We need to come out of this bye week with some fire and pull together a nice win streak like we able to in 2006 and I think that's very attainable."

CRAWL WITH THE WOLVES

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The Manchester Wolves will be hosting their first-ever "Crawl With The Wolves" on Wednesday July 25th at 5:30 p.m. The Crawl will start at "The Wild Rover" at 5:30 and then change locations every hour with "JW Hills", "Murphy's Taproom" and finally "Johnny Bads" for some Karaoke fun!

Drink specials will be no more then $2.50 at each location and as low as $1.50. Free appetizers will be served as well.

For just $30.00 you can join in on what should be a night of fun leading up to the Wolves last regular season home game of the 2007 year on July 28th.

The price includes:

- A limited edition "Crawl With The Wolves" t-shirt!

- One FREE drink per location

- FREE appetizers

- One ticket to the Wolves vs. Florida Firecats game on July 28th

To register call the Manchester Wolves office today at 603.627.9653, please drink responsibly. SHOW US YOUR GRILL!

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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

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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).

YOUTH FOOTBALL/CHEERLEADING CAMP

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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

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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!

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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.

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