Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/7/20
From Press Release
The Philadelphia Wings kick of their home game schedule this Friday January 10 at the Wells Fargo Center against the Vancouver Warriors. Face off is 7PM.
For those not attending the game all home games will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Philadelphia and streamed via B/R LIVE. The Wings away schedule and all National Lacrosse League games are available via Bleacher Report Live – http://www.live.bleacherreport.com.
The broadcast team for the season on NBC Sports Philadelphia will be play by play announcer Brian Smith, color analyst and Philly native Scott Gabrielsen and sideline reporter Devan Kaney.
Gabrielsen is a former Wings Captain and a familiar name throughout the Philadelphia lacrosse scene after winning 5 Championships over a 10-year playing career with the Wings.
“I’m excited for this season and being in the booth for NBC Sports Philadelphia. This year’s Wings team has a strong connection to the local Philly lacrosse community with guys like Kevin Crowley (Shipley/Fusion), Matt Rambo (LaSalle/SCH) and Anthony Joaquim (St. Joseph U). Trevor Baptiste is a Jersey kid and the best face off man in the game,” said Gabrielsen, who is also a youth lacrosse coach for the Mesa 2021 program along with former Wings teammate Paul O’Grady.
“This Wings roster has some of the best players in the world on it and every
game should be a high scoring thriller. Paul Day is the best Coach in the league and guys like Captain Kiel Matisz, Josh Currier and Blaze Riorden bring it every game. It really is a must see for anyone new to the game or a lacrosse fan.”
Here is the full Wings TV schedule on NBC Sports Philadelphia:
Fri, Jan. 10 vs. Vancouver Warriors (7 p.m. on NBCSP)
Sun, Jan. 19 vs. Rochester Knighthawks (7 p.m. on NBCSP)
Fri, Jan. 24 vs. New York Riptide (7 p.m. on NBCSP)
Fri, Jan. 31 vs. Georgia Swarm (7 p.m. on NBCSP+)
Sat, Feb. 22 vs. Saskatchewan Rush (7 p.m. on NBCSP)
Sat, March 7 vs. New England Black Wolves (1 p.m. on NBCSP+)
Sun, March 15 vs. New York Riptide (7 p.m. on NBCSP)
Sat, March 28 vs. San Diego Seals (7 p.m. on NBCSP+)
Sat, April 4 vs. Toronto Rock (7 p.m. on NBCSP+)
About Scott Gabrielsen – Color Analyst
Scott Gabrielsen returns to the booth for his 17th year as Color Analyst for the Philadelphia Wings. Since his retirement as a player for the Wings in 1998, he has been a color commentator for lacrosse
broadcasts at all levels on networks such as NBC SportsNet, Comcast Sports Net, PHL17, The Comcast Network, CN8, HDTV and MSG.
Gabes brings unique knowledge and perspective to the game having been a player in the National Lacrosse League for 10 years for the Philadelphia Wings, winning five (5) Championship titles in
1989, 1990, 1994, 1995 and 1998. He was Wings Team Captain from 1994 until his retirement in 1998.
Professional Lacrosse Experience:
Scott Gabrielsen – #8 – aka – “Gabes”
PHILADELPHIA WINGS – Major Indoor Lacrosse League & National Lacrosse League
Position: Forward/Face off/Defense
Seasons: 1989 – 1998 (10 Years)
• Team Captain – 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
• Assistant Captain – 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
• Five (5) time World Champion. 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995 and 1998
• MILL All – Star Team – 1991
• 7th Man Award – (Contributions to the team on and off the field) – 1994, 1996, 1997
• Wings All-Time Team – 1995
• 1st player in NLL History to play in 100 games – 3/21/98
• Nine (9) Championship Game appearances
• Face Off Percentage over 60% for 4 straight years. 1993 -63.1% 1994 – 61.7% 1995 – 61.8% 1996
Games Goals Assists Points SOG GB’s FO%
106 69 83 152 240 436 58.5
• Princeton High School – All – American – 1983 – Hall of Fame – 2007
• University of Vermont – All – American – 1986 – Hall of Fame – 1998
• US Lacrosse – Vermont Chapter – Hall of Fame – 1999
• US Lacrosse – Pennsylvania Chapter – Hall of Fame – 2006
• US Lacrosse – New Jersey Chapter – Hall of Fame – 2008