2012 Philadelphia Wings season

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2012 Philadelphia Wings
Division 3rd East
2012 record 7-9
Home record 3-5
Road record 4-4
Goals for 176
Goals against 207
General Manager Johnny Mouradian
Coach Johnny Mouradian
Captain Brodie Merrill
Alternate captains Dan Dawson
Max Seibald
Arena Wells Fargo Center
Average attendance 8212
Team leaders
Goals Kevin Crowley (36)
Drew Westervelt (36)
Assists Dan Dawson (78)
Points Dan Dawson (103)
Penalties in minutes Paul Dawson (67)
Loose Balls Jeff Reynolds (166)
Wins Brandon Miller (7)
Goals against average Brandon Miller (12.64)

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The Philadelphia Wings are a lacrosse team based in Philadelphia playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2012 season was the 26th in franchise history.

In August, the Wings pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Edmonton Rush, sending star forward Athan Iannucci to the Rush along with Alex Turner, Brodie MacDonald, and three first round draft picks for two-time Transition Player of the Year Brodie Merrill, Dean Hill, Mike MacLellan, and two low draft picks.[1] A month later, the look of the team changed even more dramatically, as the Wings landed superstar forward Dan Dawson in the Boston Blazers dispersal draft. The 2012 version of Boston's "big three" was completed when the Wings picked up star Stony Brook forward Kevin Crowley first overall in the entry draft.[2]

The significant roster changes didn't help the Wings in their first game of the year, a 22-12 pounding at the hands of the Rochester Knighthawks. But the Wings settled down and won four of their next five games, and seven of ten to take the lead in the East division. The wheels fell off at the end of March, however, as the Wings lost an overtime game to the Colorado Mammoth, and then lost their next four. The losing streak included three games at home, and the Wings didn't score more than ten goals in any of their last four games.

They finished in third place in the East with a 7-9 record and made the playoffs. They traveled to Rochester to face the Knighthawks, who had beaten them three times already this season. In only their third playoff game since winning the Championship in 2001, the Wings came up a goal short, losing to the Knighthawks 14-13.[3]

Regular season[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

Reference: [4]

East Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff
1 Toronto Rockxy 16 9 7 0.563 0.0 3–5 6–2 198 196 +2
2 Rochester Knighthawksx 16 7 9 0.438 2.0 5–3 2–6 191 197 -6
3 Philadelphia Wingsx 16 7 9 0.438 2.0 3–5 4–4 176 207 -31
4 Buffalo Banditsx 16 7 9 0.438 2.0 4–4 3–5 198 204 -6
West Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff
1 Calgary Roughnecksxyz 16 12 4 0.750 0.0 5–3 7–1 216 170 +46
2 Colorado Mammothx 16 11 5 0.688 1.0 5–3 6–2 217 201 +16
3 Minnesota Swarmx 16 9 7 0.563 3.0 6–2 3–5 202 190 +12
4 Edmonton Rushx 16 6 10 0.375 6.0 4–4 2–6 167 175 -8
5 Washington Stealth 16 4 12 0.250 8.0 2–6 2–6 179 204 -25

x–Clinched playoff berth; c–Clinched playoff berth by crossing over to another division; y–Clinched division; z–Clinched best regular season record; GP–Games Played; W–Wins; L–Losses
GBGames back; PCT–Win percentage; Home–Record at Home; Road–Record on the Road; GF–Goals scored; GA–Goals allowed; Diff–Difference between goals scored and allowed

Game log[edit]

Reference:[5]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 January 14, 2012 Rochester Knighthawks Wells Fargo Center L 12–22 8,813 0–1
2 January 21, 2012 Washington Stealth Wells Fargo Center W 10–9 OT 8,024 1–1
3 January 27, 2012 @ Buffalo Bandits First Niagara Center W 13–10 14,492 2–1
4 February 4, 2012 Toronto Rock Wells Fargo Center L 6–15 7,807 2–2
5 February 12, 2012 Buffalo Bandits Wells Fargo Center W 14–13 8,119 3–2
6 February 18, 2012 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre W 14–8 10,360 4–2
7 February 24, 2012 @ Edmonton Rush Rexall Place L 10–12 6,708 4–3
8 March 3, 2012 Rochester Knighthawks Wells Fargo Center L 8–11 8,906 4–4
9 March 9, 2012 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre W 12–10 9,804 5–4
10 March 17, 2012 Edmonton Rush Wells Fargo Center W 15–14 7,524 6–4
11 March 23, 2012 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center W 13–12 14,876 7–4
12 March 25, 2012 Colorado Mammoth Wells Fargo Center L 15–16 OT 8,435 7–5
13 April 6, 2012 Minnesota Swarm Wells Fargo Center L 9–13 8,070 7–6
14 April 7, 2012 @ Buffalo Bandits First Niagara Center L 7–17 15,060 7–7
15 April 21, 2012 @ Minnesota Swarm Xcel Energy Center L 10–15 9,357 7–8
16 April 28, 2012 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena L 7–9 8,912 7–9

Playoffs[edit]

Reference:[6]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Division Semifinal May 4, 2012 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena L 13–14 5,176 0–1

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

August 9, 2011[1]
To Philadelphia Wings
Brodie Merrill
Mike McLellan
Dean Hill
41st overall pick, 2011 entry draft
4th round pick, 2013 entry draft
To Edmonton Rush
Athan Iannucci
Alex Turner
Brodie McDonald
1st round pick, 2012 entry draft
1st round pick, 2013 entry draft
1st round pick, 2014 entry draft

Dispersal Draft[edit]

The Wings chose the following players in the Boston Blazers dispersal draft:

Round Overall Player
1 1 Dan Dawson
2 10 John Orson
3 19 Nick Cotter
4 28 Brett Queener

Entry draft[edit]

The 2011 NLL Entry Draft took place on September 21, 2011.[2] The Wings selected the following players:

Round Overall Player College/Club
1 1 Kevin Crowley Stony Brook University
4 28 Steve Fryer Coquitlam, AB
5 37 Matt Stefurak University of Delaware

Roster[edit]

2012 Philadelphia Wings roster
Active (23-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
Defensemen
  • 92 Canada Paul Dawson
  • 28 Canada Thomas Hajek
  • 15 United States Pat Heim
  • 37 United States Eric Hoffman
  •  8 United States Steve Holmes
  • 13 United States Brett Manney
  • 41 United States Ryan McFadyen
  • 21 United States Jeff Reynolds
  • 20 Canada Jordan Sealock
  • 16 Canada Joe Smith
Forwards
Transition
Injured Reserve
Holdout
  •  9 United States Dan Hardy
  • -- Canada Matt Zash
Unable to play
  • -- Canada Merrick Thompson
Restricted list
  •  5 Canada Mike Ward
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches

Legend
  • * Suspended list
  • (C) Captain
  • (A) Alternate captain

Roster updated 2011-11-11
NLL Transactions

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Philly & Edmonton make blockbuster trade". NLL.com. August 9, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ a b "2011 Entry Draft results". NLL.com. September 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Knighthawks eliminate Wings from postseason with 14-13 win". NLL.com. May 4, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2012 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Philadelphia Wings – National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Philadelphia Wings – National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved May 8, 2012.