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Wings suffer heartbreaking overtime loss to Colorado, 16-15, before fans and their dogs

Sunday, 25th March 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro, posted 3/25/12

The Philadelphia Wings were defeated in overtime by the West Division-leading Colorado Mammoth, 16-15, in an action-packed offensive showcase at Wells Fargo Center today.

In the sudden death overtime, rookie Adam Jones lit the lamp for the Mammoth with the game-deciding goal.

Trailing 13-7 early in the second half, it looked as though the Wings may get blown out on their home turf, but the team responded with six unanswered goals to climb back into the game and knot it up at 13-13. From there, the Wings and Mammoth exchanged goals throughout the fourth quarter and ended regulation tied 15-15.

The Mammoth’s victory Sunday serves as a bit of payback after the Wings traveled to Colorado Friday night and defeated the Mammoth at the Pepsi Center, 13-12.

Power plays proved to be pivotal in the back-and-forth contest as the teams combined to score 14 power play goals and the penalty box was rarely empty.

It was a total team effort by the Wings, with Dan Dawson leading the way with a goal and seven assists. In total, eight Wings scored goals on the night with Mike Hominuck and Drew Westervelt pacing the Wings with four each.

The Wings will return to action against the Minnesota Swarm on Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m.

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The Philadelphia Wings transformed the Wells Fargo Center into a “dog house” as fans and dog lovers alike brought their furry friends to cheer the Wings on during a thrilling 16-15 overtime loss to the Colorado Mammoth Sunday afternoon.

In celebration of Wings mascot Mad Dog’s birthday, Wings fans were invited to bring their canine friends to Wells Fargo Center for one night only to “bark in the bowl”. The entire mezzanine level was reserved for dogs and their owners and featured hydration stations, dog treats, “wee-wee” areas and Philadelphia-area dog vendors.

Fans who did not come to the Wings game with a dog even had the opportunity to go home with one as Red Paws Emergency Relief brought adoptable dogs that could be adopted on site and taken home after the game.

Additionally, canine celebrity “Oogy”, whose heart-warming story “Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love” was on the New York Times Best Seller List for 18 weeks, participated in the honorary face-off before the game.


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