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Knighthawks defeat Wings in 2010-11 home season finale

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Philadelphia – The Philadelphia Wings were honoring the fans in their final home game of the season. The Wings gave out numerous promotional items throughout the game. And each player even took time after the game to sign autographs for the fans standing in line. However, the game, much like the season, did not go like the Wings had hoped. The Wings will not make the playoffs after losing Saturday night. The Wings lost both games of their back-to-back weekend yesterday afternoon, losing to the Rochester Knighthawks, 10-6, yesterday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. “It was good (yesterday),” said Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen. “We played a whole 60 minutes and we were a little choppy at times, but we got through it.” The Wings dropped to 5-10 on the season. They were eliminated from the playoff contention on Saturday night when they lost to the Boston Blazers. The Wings close out their season next weekend on the road. The Wings travel to the Midwest to face the Minnesota Swarm on April 16th. The Wings beat the Swarm twice last year – 20-11 on March 13th, 2010 and 13-12 in overtime on April 17th, 2010. The Knighthawks, on the other hand, improved to 8-6 on the season. They have secured the third seed in the East Division playoffs. The Knighthawks have two road games left on the season. They travel to the Washington Stealth on Saturday, April 16th, then travel to the Bandits on April 23rd. “Obviously, you’re always looking for momentum, but you try to take each weekend, one game at a time,” said Knighthawks captain Shawn Williams. “You don’t want to get too far ahead of yourself. We would like to win out, but we don’t know if that will happen.” Philadelphia Wings forward Drew Westervelt lead all scorers with 3 goals. It was the second straight game that Westervelt had a hat trick, because he also had one against Boston. “He’s a good goal scorer, that’s for darn sure,” said coach Hasen. “He got to us early, the very first goal, and then added several later on. Guys like that can go on a streak at any time.” With three Knighthawks in the penalty box a few minutes into the fourth quarter, Westervelt was chosen to do a one-on-one penalty shot. Westervelt approached Matt Vinc, the Knighthawks goalie, and then shot the ball. Vinc made the key save shortly after the start of the fourth quarter. “It was huge,” said Williams. “Westervelt was hot (yesterday) and Vinc came up with a big play. That was his time to shine. We have faith in him and we believed he was going to stop that.” After that stop, the Knighthawks went on a 3-goal run. Then, the Wings scored the last goal of the season at home. Besides Westervelt’s hat trick, Max Seibald, Jeff Reynolds, and Ryan Boyle added a goal apiece for the Wings. The Knighthawks were led by Shawn Williams and Cody Jamieson. Both players scored two goals apiece in the game. There were six others that added a goal apiece for the Knighthawks. Shawn Evans, Mike Accursi, Craig Point, Jordan Hall, Jarrett Davis, and Chris Driscoll all scored. Also noteworthy was the Wings using back up goalie Kurtis Wager for the entire game. Brandon Miller, the starter for the entire season up until this point, played Saturday night in Boston, but it appears like the Wings are going to use Wager now that they did not make the playoffs. “Many teams take a back up goalie likely, but by no means did he play like a back up goalie,” said Williams. “It was definitely hard to get the goals that we got.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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