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News and notes on Philadelphia Wings: 2011 schedule, Seibald is re-signed, coach, player development director hired

Friday, 3rd September 2010

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro, Posted 9/3/10
From Press Releases

The Philadelphia Wings will open their 2011 season at home on Jan. 8 vs. the Boston Blazers at the wells Fargo Center (formerly Wachovia Center) at 7 p.m.

The following is the 2011 Wings’ schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time
Saturday January 8 Boston Blazers Wells Fargo Center 7:00 p.m.
Saturday January 15 Buffalo Bandits Wells Fargo Center 7:30 p.m.
Saturday January 22 Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center 9:00 p.m.
Friday January 28 Boston Blazers TD Garden 7:30 p.m.
Saturday January 29 Colorado Mammoth Wells Fargo Center 7:00 p.m.
Saturday February 5 Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena 2:00 p.m.
Saturday February 12 Buffalo Bandits Wells Fargo Center 7:00 p.m.
Saturday February 19 Buffalo Bandits HSBC Arena 7:30 p.m.
Saturday February 26 Toronto Rock Wells Fargo Center 7:30 p.m.
Friday March 4 Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre 7:30 p.m.
Saturday March 5 Calgary Roughnecks Wells Fargo Center 7:00 p.m.
Saturday March 26 Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena 7:35 p.m.
Saturday April 2 Toronto Rock Wells Fargo Center 7:00 p.m.
Saturday April 9 Boston Blazers TD Garden 7:30 p.m.
Sunday April 10 Rochester Knighthawks Wells Fargo Center 2:30 p.m.
Saturday April 16 Minnesota Swarm Xcel Energy Center 8:30 p.m.

Wings re-sign Seibald

The Wings have re-signed Max Seibald for the 2011 and 2012 seasons according to General Manager Johnny Mouradian.

“Max is a rare athlete,” said Wings Head Coach John Tucker. “He combines an extreme athleticism with the highest level of character and leadership that I’ve seen in quite some time. He matches our new energy and strategy and is one of the players we are building the team around.”

Seibald won the 2010 World Championship in Manchester, England as a member of the US Men’s National Lacrosse Team and he was also named to the All World Tournament team. Seibald spent the 2010 NLL season with the Philadelphia Wings after being selected 8th overall by the Boston Blazers in the 2009 National Lacrosse League draft. The rookie, who was primarily utilized as a defensive transition player, recorded eleven points (4G, 7A) in 12 games overall.

Seibald, a graduate of Cornell University, holds the school’s all-time scoring record for a midfielder with 141 points (91G, 50A).

Harrison, Allen are hired

The Philadelphia Wings recently named Blane Harrison as the Offensive Coordinator and Bob Allan as Director of Player Development. Combined they will bring over 60 years of playing and coaching experience to the team.

Harrison has coached on the professional, collegiate and youth levels, including a stint as Assistant Coach at Michigan State University, and two seasons as Assistant Coach with the Detroit Turbos (NLL). Most recently, he spent three NLL seasons as the Assistant Coach for the Orlando Titans.

In his playing career, Harrison won the Mann Cup twice and the Merv McKenzie award as the MSL’s top defensive player three times with the Brooklin Redmen. He also made two Minto Cup appearances with the Whitby Warriors, and played one season with the Detroit Turbos. He also played with Wings owner Michael French and was coached by Bob Allan on the Canadian National Team in 1982.

“My entire indoor playing experience consisted of playing both offense and defense,” said Harrison. “Consequently, I hope to leverage this experience with the Wings organization, specifically working with our tremendously talented offense and supporting (coach) John Tucker’s overall strategy.”

Allan played all levels of junior and professional Box Lacrosse in Canada and has been regarded as one of the best lacrosse players of the late 1950s and 60s. He was the Mann Cup Scoring Leader from 1966 to 1974, winning six total championships as a player and coach. In 1978 Allan coached the World Lacrosse National Team and has been inducted to both the Ontario and Canadian Lacrosse Halls of Fame.


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