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Snider brothers return home Saturday as the Wings take on Calgary in NLL action

Friday, 5th March 2010

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro, Posted 3/5/10
From Press Releases

The Philadelphia Wings brother combination of Geoff and Bob Snider, of Calgary, Alberta, will return home to play in front of family and friends when the Wings travel to Calgary to face the Roughnecks at the Pengrowth Saddledome on Saturday in a National Lacrosse League games at 9:30 p.m.

Calgary is riding a three-game winning streak into this Saturday’s match-up.

“It’s great being back in Calgary,” said Geoff Snider. “The city has a huge lacrosse following that has grown exponentially from the Roughnecks’ contributions in the community, and I am so excited to play in the Saddledome in front of my family and friends. Being able to suit up in Calgary with Bobby is a dream come true.”

“Getting to play side by side with my older brother has been pretty incredible,” added Bob Snider. “Having our friends and family cheering us on is going to be a great experience and we are both really looking forward to stepping out on the floor.”

The Roughnecks are third in the NLL’s West Division and have won their last three games. Josh Sanderson leads the team with 48 points (17G, 31A), seventh overall in the NLL. Dane Dobbie (15G, 18A) and Tracey Kelusky (13G, 20A) are tied for second on the team in scoring with 33 points. Matt King has played the majority of the minutes in net for Calgary, posting a 11.24 goals against average and a .74 save percentage.

The Wings (2-6) are fifth in the East Division. Kyle Wailes leads the team with 35 points (13G, 22A), followed by Drew Westervelt (14G, 16A) and Mat Giles (12G, 17A). Wings goalie Brandon Miller continues to be the busiest in the NLL having faced 398 shots in his eight games played.

Wings coach David Huntley said his team improved last week in a 15-11 victory over Buffalo with a faster lineup. The win snapped a five-game losing streak.

“I think we had some success playing with a faster line-up,” Huntley said. “You look at a team like Calgary, who plays very aggressive and a trapping style defense with some terrific athletes back there.

“We better be able to move our feet or the balls going to end up pretty quickly in the back of our nets. We need to be at our best athletically and through the middle zones of the field because they’ve got some terrific guys up in the back who can hurt you real quick.”


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