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May 4, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Manchester Wolves News Release

WOLVES (2-2) vs. Pioneers (4-0)


The Manchester Wolves will be looking to dethrown another undefeated East Division opponent, while also claiming their first road win of the year, when they take on the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pioneers tonight at 7:00pm within the confines of the Wachovia Arena in Pennsylvania.

Manchester Wolves Head Coach Ben Bennett will be looking for a early birthday present, in the shape of a 'W' in the win column.

A win would not only bring the Wolves to above..500 for the first time this season at 3-2, but would up Bennett's all-time win total one step closer to the coveted 50-win plateau. Bennett currently sits at 5th all-time in the arenafootball2 league with his 48 wins while his adversary Rich Ingold, head coach of the Pioneers, is one win behind him at 47. Both Bennett and Ingold are entering their fifth seasons as head coaches in the af2.

"Rich is like me, he's an Arena Football lifer," said Bennett. "He's a good coach that always has his team well prepared."

Bennett, who turns 44 on Cinco De Mayo (Saturday May, 5th), has his Wolves riding a current two-game win streak with victories against the Fort Wayne Fusion (54-41) and the previously undefeated Mahoning Valley Thunder (67-49) in back-to-back weeks at home on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H.

The Wolves and Pioneers, who will face off for the 17th time this Friday, kicked off their respective 2007 seasons against each other back on March 31 in Wilkes-Barre with the Pioneers claiming a 50-36 victory. Bennett though has never lost back-to-back games versus Ingold and is currently 3-2 all-time against him. The all-time series between the Wolves and Pioneers is knotted up at 8-8.

"We've played each other numerous times now so we have both picked up on each other's tendencies," added Bennett on Ingold's play calling. "However the basics are still the same in this game; you have to protect your quarterback, knock theirs down and win the turnover battle."

Manchester will enter the rematch with their new gunslinger Ryan Porter who is now 2-0 as a starter after throwing for 449 yards and 14 touchdowns while rushing for one touchdown in the Wolves back-to-back wins. Porter will go against af2 veteran Ryan Vena who has thrown for 974 yards, 24 touchdowns and no interceptions in the Pioneers four wins. Vena (133.6 rating) and Porter (132.7) are currently the top two rated quarterbacks in the af2 respectively.

Fans can watch all the action live on the B2 Networks for just $6.00 or can listen live on TEAMLINE by visiting or by tuning their radio dial to WFEA 1370AM.

Don't miss another exciting action-packed season of Manchester Wolves football in 2007! For information on tickets, or the casting call fans can contact the Wolves at 603.627.WOLF (9653) or visit them on the web at



Join the Manchester Wolves on May 11th when they take on the Albany Conquest at 7:05pm on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H.

Throughout the first half and halftime Principals throughout New Hampshire will be competiting in the Wolves first-ever "Throw for Dough" for the chance to earn $10,000 for their school. The winning Principal who earned the most points during the competition process will get earn his/her chance in the third quarter to pick out one of the ten envelopes to find the $10,000 prize!

The "Throw for Dough" is sponsored by the Sylvan Learning Center and BCOB - Certified Public Accountant, PC.

Also on May 11th, the first 750 kids through the doors will also receive a FREE Spring pass to Canobie Lake Park, located in Salem, N.H!!!

For more information about Wolves tickets or merchandise call 603.627.9653 today!



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.

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