The Philadelphia Wings Were Down But Not Out

The Philadelphia Wings came into Halifax facing a tough Thunderbirds team, dealing with multiple injuries. The Halifax Thunderbirds were 2-0 heading into this game. The Thunderbirds had everything going for them in the first half. In the first quarter, the Thunderbirds only allowed one goal. The Thunderbirds defense was physical. Thunderbirds goalie Warren Hill did an amazing job between the pipes. In the second quarter, Halifax just unloaded on offense. Ryan Benesch had a hat trick in this quarter (sock trick overall). The Wings defense struggled to get loose balls (63 to Halifax’s 90). But even in the second half, as the Thunderbirds kept the Wings at arm’s length on the scoreboard, Philly remained relentless. The Wings would win this game 16-15 in overtime.

The Unsung Heroes of the Philadelphia Wings

Wings forward Mitch Jones had himself a game with 4 goals. He’s second in total points in the entire NLL. However, in this game, it was about getting confirmation from role players like Tanner Buck who had two goals in this game. Isaiah Davis-Allen and Marcus Minichiello who had back-to-back goals. Taite Cattoni had a goal and four assists on the night. Alex Pace gets a goal. Late in the 4th quarter when the Wings were down 15-13, Ben Mclntosh and Sam LeClair would tie things up. Then Joe Resetarits would find Jack Jasinski who would be the unsung hero scoring the game-winner in overtime!

Making History

History would also be made in Halifax. Joe Resetarits became the NLL’s all-time scoring leader among American-born players surpassing NLL Hall-of-Famer Casey Powell. Resetarits has built an incredible resume in his 10 years in the league. He was the first American-born player to record a 100-point season, and has now accomplished the feat three times in his career (no other American-born player has accomplished it more than once). Defenses always try to contain him, however he always finds himself on the score sheet.

Pat Bernard
Pat Bernard

Pat Bernard has four years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and four years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux Sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a  for 6 Philly sports fan.  Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Wings, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally out of Ambler from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony Bridge).  Pat is a credentialed Philadelphia Wings Beat Reported under Edge of Philly Sports.

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