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Fourth Quarter Brawl Provides Late Highlight To Disappointing Result

A fourth quarter brawl in which seven different scuffles in the final 25.9 seconds provided an exciting finish to an otherwise disappointing start to the season. Even back-up goal tender Kurtis Wager dropped his gloves when he went after Rochester goal tender Jake Henhawk and exchanged blows. Read More…


Philadelphia, Pa – The Philadelphia Wings opened the 2012 National Lacrosse League (NLL) season with a 22-12 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night.

A fourth quarter brawl in which seven different scuffles in the final 25.9 seconds provided an exciting finish to an otherwise disappointing start to the season. Even back-up goal tender Kurtis Wager dropped his gloves when he went after Rochester goal tender Jake Henhawk and exchanged blows.

Leading the way for the Wings was rookie forward Kevin Crowley, who had a hat trick in his first NLL game and added five assists. Other Wings notables included Drew Westervelt with three goals and Dan Dawson, who dished out six assists in his Wings debut.

The Knighthawks were led by Jordan Hall with three goals and seven assists and Mike Accursi who scored three goals and tallied six assists.

Unofficially, below is a breakdown of who fought in a few fights during the brawl. Visit National Lacrosse League’s Facebook page for more photos of the fights.

Fight 1: Phil. Brodie Merrill vs Roch. Scott Campbell
Fight 2: Phil. Paul Dawson vs Roch. Pat McCready
Fight 3: Phil. Jordan Sealock vs Roch. Travis Hill
Fight 4: Phil. Wagar vs Roch. Henhawk

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Steve
Steve
10 years ago

you do know box lacrosse was invented before hockey..

Derick Compton
10 years ago

@Wmlax17 then they will never truly be lacrosse players, without box your very one dimensional. It can teach many valuable things on the field, also fighting has always been a part of box look how much it helps hockeys popularity

Wmlax17
Wmlax17
10 years ago

This is crap and is why I would never subject my kids to an NLL game.  

Wmlax17
Wmlax17
10 years ago

This is crap and is why I would never subject my kids to an NLL game.  

Wmlax17
Wmlax17
10 years ago

This is crap and is why I would never subject my kids to an NLL game.  

Wmlax17
Wmlax17
10 years ago

This is crap and is why I would never subject my kids to an NLL game.  

Wmlax17
Wmlax17
10 years ago

This is crap and is why I would never subject my kids to an NLL game.  

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Really??? Is this what we want our sport coming to and the image we want others to see when we are trying to grow the game?

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