Thursday, February 8, 2024

Wings defeat Rock for the first time since 2014

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Wings played in a rare Monday night game. The team also done something in this rare game that has not been done in nearly a decade.

The Wings defeated the Toronto Rock 11-10 at the Wells Fargo Center.

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The new Wings franchise, which is owned by Comcast-Spectacor, was launched in 2018. This was their first win over the Rock since this new team was launched.

However, one has to go back to March 22nd, 2014, as a member of the old Wings franchise, to find their last win over the Rock before Monday night. The Wings won 14-13 at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Rock dominated the shots on goal. But the Wings held on despite the massive disadvantage.

Toronto had 65 shots on goal. In comparison, the Wings had just 32.

Philadelphia jumped out on Toronto early. At one point, they were up six goals.

The Wings led 7-4 in the first half. They then held on with a 6-4 differential by Toronto in the second half.

Blaze Riorden scored the eventual game-winner with the game tied at 9. He scored for Philadelphia to go up at 3:05 in the fourth quarter to make it 10-9.

Ben McIntosh followed Riorden’s goal with a goal of his own to make it 11-9 at 2:08. Late in the fourth, the Rock cut it to 11-10 when Schreiber scored at 51 seconds.

McIntosh led the Wings with three goals. Riorden and Mitch Jones added two goals each.

Matt Rambo, Trevor Baptiste, Joe Resetarits, and Kiel Matisz also contributed a goal each.

Wings goaltender Zach Higgins made 55 saves. He also received the win.

Dan Craig led the Rock with four goals. Corey Small and Tom Schreiber had two goals.

Challen Rogers and Latrell Harris had one goal each.

Rock goaltender Nick Rose made 21 saves in the loss.

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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 Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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