2009 Philadelphia Wings season

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2009 Philadelphia Wings
League NLL
Division 5th East
2009 record 7–9
Home record 4–4
Road record 3–5
Goals for 188
Goals against 193
General Manager Lindsay Sanderson
Coach Dave Huntley
Captain Thomas Hajek
Alternate captains Shawn Nadelen
Geoff Snider
Arena Wachovia Center
Average attendance 9,691
Team leaders
Goals Merrick Thomson (40)
Assists Mat Giles (47)
Points Mat Giles (70)
Penalties in minutes Geoff Snider (53)
Loose Balls Geoff Snider (220)
Wins Brandon Miller (6)
Goals against average Rob Blasdell (11.84)

The Philadelphia Wings are a lacrosse team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2009 season was the 23rd in franchise history.

Regular season[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

Reference: [1]

East Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 New York Titansxy 16 10 6 .625 0.0 5–3 5–3 190 180 +10 11.88 11.25
2 Buffalo Banditsx 16 10 6 .625 0.0 5–3 5–3 223 170 +53 13.94 10.62
3 Boston Blazersx 16 10 6 .625 0.0 4–4 6–2 181 168 +13 11.31 10.50
4 Rochester Knighthawksx 16 7 9 .438 3.0 6–2 1–7 169 197 -28 10.56 12.31
5 Philadelphia Wings 16 7 9 .438 3.0 4–4 3–5 188 193 -5 11.75 12.06
6 Toronto Rock 16 6 10 .375 4.0 3–5 3–5 194 218 -24 12.12 13.62
West Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 Calgary Roughnecksxyz 16 12 4 .750 0.0 5–3 7–1 206 167 +39 12.88 10.44
2 Portland LumberJaxx 16 9 7 .562 3.0 4–4 5–3 181 177 +4 11.31 11.06
3 San Jose Stealthx 16 7 9 .438 5.0 5–3 2–6 200 185 +15 12.50 11.56
4 Colorado Mammothx 16 7 9 .438 5.0 4–4 3–5 172 184 -12 10.75 11.50
5 Minnesota Swarm 16 6 10 .375 6.0 2–6 4–4 174 198 -24 10.88 12.38
6 Edmonton Rush 16 5 11 .312 7.0 4–4 1–7 159 200 -41 9.94 12.50

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
Differential: Difference between goals scored and allowed; GF/GP: Average number of goals scored per game; GA/GP: Average number of goals allowed per game

Game log[edit]

Reference:[2]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 January 3, 2009 @ Buffalo Bandits HSBC Arena L 11–15 18,690 0–1
2 January 10, 2009 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena W 16–13 7,422 1–1
3 January 23, 2009 Boston Blazers Wachovia Center L 11–13 9,462 1–2
4 January 24, 2009 @ Boston Blazers TD Banknorth Garden L 7–11 4,423 1–3
5 February 6, 2009 Buffalo Bandits Wachovia Center W 13–11 10,506 2–3
6 February 8, 2009 @ New York Titans Prudential Center L 12–15 4,231 2–4
7 February 13, 2009 Boston Blazers Wachovia Center L 4–8 9,006 2–5
8 February 21, 2009 Minnesota Swarm Wachovia Center W 13–12 10,559 3–5
9 February 27, 2009 @ Edmonton Rush Rexall Place W 14–9 14,710 4–5
10 February 28, 2009 @ Portland LumberJax Rose Garden L 10–12 8,560 4–6
11 March 14, 2009 Minnesota Swarm Wachovia Center L 12–13 10,160 4–7
12 March 28, 2009 Colorado Mammoth Wachovia Center W 17–13 11,876 5–7
13 April 4, 2009 @ New York Titans Prudential Center W 11–7 4,187 6–7
14 April 5, 2009 New York Titans Wachovia Center L 13–16 10,806 6–8
15 April 11, 2009 Toronto Rock Wachovia Center W 16–14 11,924 7–8
16 April 18, 2009 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena L 8–11 8,539 7–9

Player stats[edit]

Reference:[3]

Runners (Top 10)[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; LB = Loose Balls; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A Pts LB PIM
Mat Giles 16 23 47 70 78 33
Merrick Thomson 15 40 29 69 70 2
Kyle Wailes 14 15 41 56 43 8
Drew Westervelt 16 34 20 54 72 16
Athan Iannucci 10 22 14 36 38 10
Geoff Snider 14 12 22 34 220 53
Kyle Sweeney 16 7 18 25 130 6
David Mitchell 8 6 12 18 41 0
A.J. Shannon 7 7 10 17 15 2
Totals 294 482 297 1201 35

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; MIN = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; GA = Goals Against; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player GP MIN W L GA Sv% GAA
Brandon Miller 14 569:39 6 4 113 .769 11.90
Rob Blasdell 16 390:07 1 5 77 .769 11.84
Mickey Hover 1 0:00 0 0 0 .000 .00
Totals 7 9 193 .766 12.06

Transactions[edit]

Players not returning[edit]

Entry draft[edit]

The 2008 NLL Entry Draft took place on September 7, 2008.[9] The Wings selected the following players:

Round Overall Player College/Club
1 9 Sean Thomson Bellarmine University
2 25 Matt Bocklet Johns Hopkins University
3 36 Mike Leveille Syracuse University
4 45 Matt Lalli Colgate University
4 47 Jordan Levine University at Albany
5 58 Jerry Lambe Georgetown University
5 60 Tony McDevitt Duke University
6 71 Steve Grossi Drexel University

Roster[edit]

2009 Philadelphia Wings roster
Active (20-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
Defensemen
Forwards
Transition
Practice Squad
  • 70 United States Mickey Hover
Injured Reserve
Restricted list
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches

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


NLL Transactions

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2009 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Wings – National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://pointstreak.com/prostats/teamplayerstats.html?teamid=25957&seasonid=3260
  4. ^ "Boston selects Poulin first overall". NLL.com. July 24, 2008. Archived from the original on 28 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  5. ^ "Christmas Decides to Not Play in 2009". Wingslax.com. December 5, 2008. Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Toronto inks Crosbie to Two-Year Contract". NLL.com. August 8, 2008. Archived from the original on 19 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  7. ^ "Peter Jacobs Announces Retirement". NLL.com. November 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  8. ^ "Dawson joins Boston Blazers". NLL.com. June 30, 2008. Archived from the original on 2 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  9. ^ "Daryl Veltman Selected First By Boston". NLL.com. September 7, 2008. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-08.