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Wings’ Iannucci named NLL Player of Month – again

Wednesday, 5th March 2008

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/5/08

For the second straight time, Wings ace scorer Athan Iannucci was named the NLL’s Player Of The Month. This is only the second time in history, and the first in twelve seasons, that a player has won the award in consecutive months. Iannucci scored 17 goals and added six assists for 23 total points in the month of February.

“I am very pleased that Athan has been recognized for this award,” said Wings coach Dave Huntley. “His consistent effort every night has helped us get of to a great start this year,”

Iannucci leads the NLL in goal scoring with 35 goals, ten more than his closest competition.. The Hofstra University graduate also has 14 assists and has scooped 65 loose balls in his first seven games played. The 25 year old was drafted by the Wings in the first round (eighth overall) in the 2006 NLL Entry Draft.

Wings host Toronto Saturday afternoon

The Wings will go “dog-gone-wild” Saturday when they host the Toronto Rock at the Wachovia Center at 1:00 p.m. It will be Dollar Dog Day; hot dogs will be available for $1 during the game, and Mad Dog, the Wings’ mascot, has invited his special friends from PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) for a pre-game pet adoption event, which will take place in the Broad Street Atrium.

Mad Dog and PAWS have teamed up to find loving families for his friends; doors open for the adoption at noon and will last until 1:00 p.m. PAWS volunteers will have several dogs available for adoption, as well as additional information. The Wings will also be accepting donations for PAWS. Fans are encouraged to bring pet related items, including: Kong Brand dog toys and other busy bones, KMR kitten formula, paper towels, towels, bleach and laundry detergent.


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