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Wolves Games Now Available On The Web
The Wolves will have their final eight games of the 2004 season broadcast not only locally through WFEA AM 1370, but globally via the internet! Thanks to TEAMLINE, fans from around the world can now listen to the Wolves for FREE. It doesn't matter where you are, anyone with internet access can now hear all the live action of a Wolves game by visiting manchesterwolves.com and clicking on the Teamline link at the lower left corner of the page. It's that easy.
Wolves On The Move; Player Comings and Goings
Fans of the Wolves may have recognized a couple new faces at Friday's game vs. Green Bay, namely J.J. Tutwiler and John Gockman. Tutwiler is a 6-1, 220-pound quarterback from SUNY Cortland. He was a three-year starter at Cortland and set school records with 6,007 yards passing and 45 touchdown passes. Tutwiler replaced Rich Lucero as the team's primary backup quarterback. Gockman replaced Jesse Obert as the Wolves kicker, but struggled in his first arena football game, missing three extra points and a critical 20-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter. Expect the Wolves to bring in another kicker to replace Gockman in time for this weekend's game.
Wolves Comeback Victory Freezes Blizzard
Friday was a record-breaking night for the Manchester Wolves (4-4) as they notched their second home win of the season against the Green Bay Blizzard, 66-61, before a crowd of 6,914 at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
The game was a classic seesaw battle where both teams seemed to score at will. With the Wolves in front 60-54, Green Bay (3-5) scored a touchdown with 27.6 seconds remaining to take what would be a short-lived lead. That's because the Wolves roared back, scoring the game-winner with just eight seconds to go in regulation. The Wolves winning TD came on a 10-yard strike to WR/DB Henry Frazier from QB Chris Sanders. Manchester set two team franchise records on the night, including rushing touchdowns (five) and points scored in one game (66). Sanders broke two franchise marks himself, passing for 396 yards on 26 completions. Sanders, who completed his fourth straight game without an interception, earned the Baby Ruth Real Deal Offensive Player of the Game. The ADT Defensive Player of the Game Award went to DS Allistair Sebastien. Sebastien's defensive achievements included 3.5 tackles and one pass breakup. The third-year player from St. John's, despite missing all of the second half with a shoulder injury, kept the Blizzard at bay by reflecting their last-second effort out of the end zone. WR/DB Reggie Robinson earned the ARMY Ironman of the Game Award for his all-around game, which included two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving). In addition to his offense, he also had an excellent defensive game, assisting in four tackles and forcing a fumble. Frazier notched season-highs with nine catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning score.
The Wolves had a big win against the Green Bay Blizzard on Friday night, but that victory came with a price. Manchester DS and ADT Defensive Player Of The Game Allistair Sebastien suffered a contusion on his left shoulder late in the second quarter. He missed the entire second half with the exception of the last play of the game in which he helped thwart a last-second Blizzard touchdown pass attempt. He was experiencing some discomfort after the game and is currently listed as doubtful for this Saturday's game at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Another injury to report for the Wolves is from OL/DL Delanio Taylor. Taylor is also listed as doubtful for Saturday due to a hyper extended elbow suffered on Friday night. Both players are still on the team's active roster.
Wolves players currently on the injured list are as follows:
Mel Long (WR/DB) - ankle - long term injured reserve
Josh Ison (FB/LB) - torn ACL - long term injured reserve
Floyd Black (OL/DL) - wrist - short term injured reserve
Sam Baptiste (WR/DB) - knee - short term injured reserve
Next Home Game - Friday, June 18 vs. Memphis Xplorers - "Not Your Typical Team Photo Night"
Fans are invited to join the Wolves for their next home game on Friday, June 18 against the Memphis Xplorers at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Kick-off for this event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and the every fan through the doors will receive a FREE team photo, courtesy of Citizens Bank and WHOB 106.3 FM. To get in the game, purchase your tickets today at the Verizon Wireless Arena box office or through Ticketmaster at 603-868-7300, at Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Adult seats start as low as $14 in the upper bowl while youth (12-and-under) and senior (65-and-over) tickets start at just $9.50. Six-game season ticket packages are also available in select locations, starting as low as $84. For more information on season tickets for the Wolves, fans can contact the team at 603.627.WOLF (9653) or visit them on the web at www.manchesterwolves.com.
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