1987 Philadelphia Wings season

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1987 Philadelphia Wings
League Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League
Division 2nd
1987 record 3-4
Home record 2-1
Road record 1-2
Goals for 86
Goals against 82
General Manager David Huntley
Coach Steve Wey
Arena Wachovia Spectrum
Average attendance 10,972
Team leaders
Goals Mike French (14)
Assists John Tucker (14)
Points John Tucker (26)

The Philadelphia Wings were one of the original four franchises in the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League, joining the New Jersey Saints, Washington Wave, and Baltimore Thunder in 1987. While the Wings went only 3-4 that first season including a loss in the playoffs, they drew an average of almost 12,000 fans to their three 1987 regular season games.

Some of the early stars of those teams included Mike French, Hall of Fame college player at Cornell and a current team executive, as well as John Grant Sr., father of current NLL star John Grant Jr.

Results[edit]

Game log[edit]

Reference:[1]

# Date at/vs. Opponent Score Attendance Record
1 January 10, 1987 at New Jersey Saints 8 - 11 5,976 Loss
2 January 24, 1987 at Baltimore Thunder 19 - 20 6,593 Loss
3 January 31, 1987 vs. New Jersey Saints 17 - 11 14,189 Win
4 February 14, 1987 vs. Washington Wave 15 - 12 10,088 Win
5 February 22, 1987 vs. Baltimore Thunder 8 - 14 11,583 Loss
6 January 25, 1987 at Washington Wave 19 - 14 8,100 Win
7(p) March 8, 1987 vs. Washington Wave 15 - 20 8,027 Loss

(p) - denotes playoff game

1987 Highlights[edit]

  • Wings drew 43,887 fans at home at the Spectrum for an average of 10,972 per game.
  • Hall of Famer Mike French led the league in scoring with 14 goals, 9 assists for 23 points in 6 games.
  • Original Philadelphia Wings player John Grant Sr. contributed 4 goals, 10 assists for 14 points in 8 games.

Roster[edit]

Reference:[2]

No. Position Player
30 United States Goalie Bilger, Kevin (Maryland)
5 United States Fwd Castle, James R. (Drexel/NC State)
23 United States Fwd Ciccarone, Henry (Hopkins)
10 United States Fwd Conley, John (Towson)
15 United States Fwd Danko, Paul (North Carolina)
25 United States Fwd Decico, Mark (Towson)
17 Canada Fwd French, Mike (Cornell)
14 Canada Fwd French, Paul (Virginia)
12 Canada Fwd Grant, John
22 United States Fwd Growney, Scott (Trinity)
9 United States Fwd Hanley, Pat (Towson)
19 United States Fwd Harris, Jeff (Hopkins)
No. Position Player
3 United States Fwd Johnson, Mark
6 United States Fwd Krumenacker, John (Hopkins)
11 United States Fwd Lamon, Pat (Loyola)
8 United States Fwd Manley, Greg (Loyola)
1 United States Goalie Moschella, Mark (Drexel)
20 United States Fwd Powers, Bob (Towson)
16 United States Fwd Singleton, Tom (Loyola)
21 United States Fwd Tasker, Dave (Langara)
18 United States Fwd Townsend, Dennis (Hopkins)
2 United States Fwd Tucker, John (Hopkins)
7 United States Fwd Wey, Dennis (UMBC)
24 United States Fwd Wey, Steve (Hopkins)

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