NFL, NBA, NHL stats



Manchester Wolves From The Den

July 27, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Manchester Wolves News Release

MANCHESTER WOLVES (9-6) VS. FLORIDA FIRECATS (11-4) BRADY SULLIVAN FIELD

AT THE VERIZON WIRELESS ARENA

JULY 28, 2007

WOLVES LOOK TO GIVE PLAYOFFS HIGH FIVE

.........................................................................

A Wolves Victory Saturday Would Extend Win-Streak To Five Straight Games Entering Post Season

The #9 ranked Manchester Wolves would like nothing more then to extend their current win streak to five straight games with a victory over the #4 ranked Florida Firecats this Saturday on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester at 7:05 p.m.

The Wolves last defeat came by the hands of the Firecats, 49-27, back on June 13 in Estero, Florida, a game where Manchester was shut out in the second half. Manchester has been firing on all cylinders since with some big victories during their current four-game win streak which include beating the previously #4 ranked South Georgia Wildcats (10-5) and the #1 ranked Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pioneers (14-1).

"I don't know that we're playing our best football, but we are playing better football," said Wolves Head Coach Ben Bennett.

Although the season resembled more of a roller coaster type ride in the early goings Manchester has found some bright spots along the ride which include setting new team and individual franchise records. Maurice Fountain's 13.0 sacks and Allistair Sebastien's seven interceptions are both new single season franchise records along with two new team marks by clinching a playoff birth for the third straight year and boasting two 1,000 yard receivers in Ari Confesor (97 catches, 1175 yards) and Pat Rouzard (97 catches, 1118 yards) for just the second time in franchise history.

With a Wolves win Saturday, Manchester would host the first-round of the American Conference arenafootball2 playoffs for the second year in a row which would also be a new franchise record. The Wolves hosted a second-round playoff game in 2005, a 69-56 loss to the Louisville Fire, and a first-round playoff game last season, a 54-47 win over the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pioneers.

The Air Force and Brigadier General Suzanne Vautrinot will present the Wolves (9-6) with the prestigious "American Spirit Award" before the kickoff of their July 28 game, entitled "Fan Appreciation Night", against the Florida Firecats (11-4) on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena at 7:05 p.m. Josh Logan will also be on hand to entertain the crowd as he'll perform some of his newest songs during halftime.

The Wolves are currently holding a special auction which started Saturday July 21 at 7:00 p.m. and ends July 28 at 10 p.m. to benefit the Elliot Hospital's Pediatrics Unit in Manchester. Fans will be able to win great prizes all night on the 28th which will include the 20 special Pediatrics jerseys that the Wolves will be wearing in that night's game! All fans have to do is send the text "Wolves", starting this Saturday, to the number "41414" to play.

Participants will get charged..99 cents per text with a portion of each text being donated to the Pediatrics Unit. Fans can also buy a jersey directly by placing a $500.00 bid, which will go directly to the Pediatrics Unit.

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. WOLVES TO WELCOME JOSH LOGAN

...........................................................

"Josh Logan Of RockStar: Supernova" To Visit Wolves

The Manchester Wolves, New Hampshire's professional arenafootball2 team, are proud to announce that fans will be entertained during halftime by rock star and "Manchester's Hardest Working Musician" Josh Logan.

Logan, a Manchester native, has been on the music scene since the age of 15 but most recently gain national stardom in CBS's reality television show Rock Star: Supernova in 2006, where he was one of the top 10 finalists.

In the early 2000s, Logan formed the three-piece band known as Josh Logan & Nobody's Business with hired guns. His exposure earned him the "hardest working musician in Manchester" honors from the Hippo Press newspaper in 2003; Logan was also one of 100 semi-finalists in the Disc Makers "Independent Northeast Songwriting Competition."

Logan and his band are also awaiting the release of their upcoming album entitled "Gone Tomorrow, Here Today" which will feature nine tracks of fresh material including "Painful Breath" featuring Motley Crue's Tommy Lee on Drums.

This Saturday's game against the Florida Firecats on July 28, at 7:05 p.m. on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena will be the Wolves last regular season game before the playoffs. If the season ended today Manchester would presently be the #4 seed in the American Conference playoffs and would host a home playoff game on August 3, at 7:30 p.m.

WOLVES TEXTING FOR CHARITY

...........................................................................

The Wolves are currently holding a special auction that started last Saturday July 21 at 7:00 p.m. and that will end on July 28 at 10 p.m. to benefit the Elliot Hospital's Pediatrics Unit in Manchester.

Fans will be able to win great prizes all night on the 28th which will include the 20 special Pediatrics jerseys that the Wolves will be wearing in that night's game!

All fans have to do is send the text "Wolves", starting this Saturday, to the number "41414", then follow the onscreen instructions to play. Participants will get charged..99 cents per text with a portion of each text being donated to the Pediatrics Unit.

Fans can also buy a jersey directly by placing a $500.00 bid, which will be directly donated to the Elliot's Pediatrics Unit.

So, start your texting today to win some great prizes for a great cause!!!

AIR FORCE RECRUITING SERVICE TO PRESENT THE MANCHESTER WOLVES WITH THE 2007 AMERICAN SPIRIT AWARD

..........................................................................................................

Brigadier General Suzanne M. "Zan" Vautrinot To Be On Hand July 28th

The Manchester Wolves are pleased to announce that Brigadier General Suzanne M. Vautrinot, from the Air Force Recruiting Service, will be on hand for July 28th battle against the Florida Firecats to present the Wolves with 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. The Wolves won the award along with the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.

"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 and Vautrinot will present the Wolves with the prestigious award before the kickoff of their July 28 game, entitled "Fan Appreciation Night", against the Firecats on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena at 7:05 p.m. Josh Logan will also be on hand to entertain the crowd as he'll perform some of his newest songs 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.

WOLVES TO POSSIBLY HOST HOME PLAYOFF GAME FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR!

.....................................................................................................................

If the arenafootball2 regular season were to end today the Manchester Wolves (9-6) would be hosting the Quad City Steamwheelers (10-6) for the first round of the American Conference playoffs.

The potential home playoff game would be Friday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH.

First though, the Wolves have to play the Florida Firecats (11-4) this Saturday at 7:05 p.m. on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

Tickets for the home playoff game would be $10.00 for the Upper Bowl and $20.00 for the Lower Bowl. If Wolves season ticket holders renew their Wolves season tickets for 2008 IN FULL before Friday August 3, they'll receive a special BUY ONE GET ONE FREE offer on playoff tickets. Kids 12 and Under will also receive FREE admission for the playoff game with the purchase of one Adult regular priced ticket.

The Wolves won their first-ever home playoff game last season against the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pioneers (55-47) on August 4, 2006 on Brady Sullivan Field. Manchester has advanced to the second round of the American Conference playoffs the last two years.

To purchase your tickets for the home playoff game or to renew your season tickets call the Wolves office today at 603.627.9653 and ask for Ajay or Dave.

GO WOLVES!!!

• Discuss this story on the arenafootball2 message board...

arenafootball2 Stories from July 27, 2007


The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.

Other Recent Manchester Wolves Stories



Sports Statistics from the Stats Crew