Manchester Wolves From The Den
MANCHESTER WOLVES VS. CINCINNATI JUNGLE KATS July 7, at 7:30 pm
U.S. BANK ARENA, CINCINNATI, OH
WOLVES (6-6) VS. JUNGLE KATS (1-11)
The Manchester Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, will be looking for some consistency when they travel into Cincinnati, OH to take on the Jungle Kats (1-11) tomorrow night at 7:30 at the U.S. Bank Arena. The Wolves (6-6), who'll be looking to go above..500 for the first time this season, haven't strung together a back-to-back win streak since Week's Three and Four with home wins over the Fort Wayne Fusion (54-41) and Mahoning Valley Thunder (67-49). Since then Manchester's game results have resembled that of a see-saw, alternating every win with a loss, an up-and-down pattern that Wolves Head Coach Ben Bennett hopes to change.
"This game against Cincinnati worries me more than any other game we've played this season," said Bennett on this Saturday's opponent. "Although their record doesn't show it, they are a very good team. We need to build on last week's performance and prove that we can be consistent in all phases of the game."
Manchester's offense set a new franchise record with their 80 points scored in last week's 80-57 upset over the then #5 ranked South Georgia Wildcats (8-4). Prior to the 80 point performance the Wolves offense has struggled to find its groove as they averaged 46.3 points in their first 11 games, while surpassing the 60 point mark just once. The Wolves defense has given up an average of 50.0 points through the first 12 games.
Helping to lead Manchester's defense has been veteran defensive back Allistair Sebastien and rookie defensive end Maurice Fountain, two Wolves that are on pace to set new individual regular season franchise records. Sebastien, a five-year veteran, currently leads the team in tackles (71.5), interceptions (six) and passes defended (nine). The New York native is the af2's leader in career interceptions with 31 and if he nabs one more this season he'll set a new Wolves single-season franchise record with seven. Fountain, an af2 rookie, currently has 9.5 sacks to his credit which is just two shy of the Wolves single-season record set by Charlie Cook in 2003 while playing for the Mohegan Wolves.
"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."
If the af2 playoffs were to start today Manchester would be holding down the #6 seed which would require a trip to Moline, IL to face the #3 seeded Quad City Steamwheelers (8-5).
Wolves fans interested in watching or hearing this Saturday's action live can tune into the B2 Networks and watch and hear all the action live (www.b2livetv.com) for just $6 or tune your radio dial to WFEA 1370AM!
The Wolves will return home to Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. on July 13 at 7:05p.m., to face the East Division leading Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pioneers (12-0). The first 3,000 fans through the door will recieve a FREE Blitz bobblehead doll presented by the Catholic Medical Center. The night plans to have lots of fun in store for everyone as it's Blitz's Birthday and many special guests will be on hand!
Don't miss another exciting season of Manchester Wolves football in 2007! 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.
CRAWL WITH THE WOLVES - Sponsored by Budweiser
The Manchester Wolves will be hosting their first-ever "Crawl With The Wolves" sponsored by Budweiser 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" all on tap for a great evening!
Budweiser and Bud light will be the specials of the night and will cost no more then $2.50 at each location and as low as $1.50. Free appetizers will be served as well!
The Budweiser promo team will also be on hand to provide entertainment throughout the Crawl.
For just $30.00, $25.00 if you're a Wolves season ticket holder, 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.
A portion of the registration fee will go to the NH Food Bank. The price includes:
- A FREE limited edition "Crawl With The Wolves" t-shirt!
- One FREE drink per location
- FREE appetizers
- One FREE ticket to the Wolves vs. Florida Firecats game on July 28th
- FREE Budweiser giveaways all night!
To register call the Manchester Wolves office today at 603.627.9653, you must be 21 years of age and please drink responsibly.
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. 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
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.
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.
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