2020 Philadelphia Wings season

The Philadelphia Wings are a lacrosse team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2019-2020 season is their 2nd season in the NLL. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was suspended on March 12, 2020.[1] On April 8, the league made a further public statement announcing the cancellation of the remaining games of the 2020 season and that they would be exploring options for playoffs once it was safe to resume play.[2][3]

2020 Philadelphia Wings
LeagueNLL
DivisionEast
2020 record8–6
Home record3–3
Road record5–3
Goals for151
Goals against134
General ManagerPaul Day
CoachPaul Day
ArenaWells Fargo Center
2021 season →

On June 4th, the league confirmed that the playoffs would also be cancelled due to the pandemic.[4]

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Reference: [5]

North Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Halifax Thunderbirds1284.6670.06–12–3139126+1311.5810.50
2Toronto Rock1174.6360.54–23–2122106+1611.099.64
3Buffalo Bandits1174.6360.54–23–2130118+1211.8210.73
4Rochester Knighthawks12210.1676.02–30–7115165-509.5813.75
East Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1New England Black Wolves1183.7270.04–34–0135101+3412.279.18
2Georgia Swarm1275.5831.52–45–1149126+2312.4210.50
3Philadelphia Wings1486.5711.53–35–3151134+1710.799.57
4New York Riptide13112.0778.01–50–7116177-618.9213.62
West Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Saskatchewan Rush1073.7000.02–35–011193+1811.109.30
2Colorado Mammoth1376.5381.54–23–4128125+39.859.62
3San Diego Seals1266.5002.03–33–3138131+711.5010.92
4Calgary Roughnecks1055.5002.01–44–1122111+1112.2011.10
5Vancouver Warriors1349.3084.52–42–5117160-439.0012.31

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 logEdit

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 December 14, 2019 @ Georgia Swarm Infinite Energy Arena L 6–12 6,301 0–1
2 December 28, 2019 @ Calgary Roughnecks Scotiabank Saddledome W 8–7 11,352 1–1
3 January 4, 2020 @ New York Riptide Nassau Coliseum W 15–12 5,019 2–1
4 January 10, 2020 Vancouver Warriors Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia) W 18–10 9,676 3–1
5 January 18, 2020 @ New England Black Wolves Mohegan Sun Arena L 7–8 OT 4,084 3–2
6 January 19, 2020 Rochester Knighthawks Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia) W 12–4 7,015 4–2
7 January 24, 2020 New York Riptide Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia) W 14–6 7,183 5–2
8 January 31, 2020 Georgia Swarm Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia) L 11–12 6,679 5–3
9 February 15, 2020 @ Buffalo Bandits KeyBank Center W 7–6 12,459 6–3
10 February 16, 2020 @ New England Black Wolves Mohegan Sun Arena W 14–11 5,387 7–3
11 February 22, 2020 Saskatchewan Rush Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia) L 10–15 9,683 7–4
12 February 29, 2020 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center L 10–11 12,297 7–5
13 March 7, 2020 New England Black Wolves Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia) L 7–9 8,089 7–6
14 March 8, 2020 @ Georgia Swarm Infinite Energy Arena W 12–11 8,662 8–6

Cancelled gamesEdit

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
15 March 15, 2020 New York Riptide Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)
16 March 28, 2020 San Diego Seals Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)
17 April 4, 2020 Toronto Rock Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)
18 April 18, 2020 @ Halifax Thunderbirds Scotiabank Centre

RosterEdit

Philadelphia Wings roster
Active (21-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
  • 31   Zach Higgins
  • 36   Brandon Miller
Defensemen
  • 55   Liam Byrnes
  • 18   Steph Charbonneau
  • 16   Nick Finlay
  • 33   Anthony Joaquim
  • 29   Ian Llord
  • 41   Alex Pace
  • 12   Liam Patten
  •  2   Eric Shewell
  • 51   Nate Wade
  • 94   Ryan Wagner
Forwards
  • 72   Kevin Buchanan
  • 21   Kevin Crowley
  • 27   Josh Currier
  • 44   Jordan Hall (A)
  • 11   Brett Hickey
  •  1   Matt Rambo
  • 10   Blaze Riorden
  • 23   Cory Vitarelli
Transition
Practice Squad
  •     Kyle Marr
  •     Austin Pifani
  •     Matt Marinier
  • 93   Daryl Waud
Head Coach
  • Paul Day
Assistant Coaches
  • Landon Miller

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

Roster updated 2019-02-20
NLL Transactions

Entry DraftEdit

The 2019 NLL Entry Draft took place on September 17, 2019.[6] The Wings made the following selections:

Round Overall Player College/Club
2 20 Alex Pace Brock University
2 21 Matt Marinier Burlington Chiefs
3 36 Pat Spencer Loyola University
4 51 Kyle Marr Johns Hopkins University
4 53 Dave Smith Virginia University
5 66 Jordan Krug Cabrini University
6 79 Austin Fusco Syracuse University

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NLL Statement on game play (March 12, 2020)". NLL.com. March 12, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "National Lacrosse League cancels remainder of season due to COVID-19". Sportsnet. Sportsnet.
  3. ^ "National Lacrosse League announces cancellation of remaining regular season games". NLL.com. April 8, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  4. ^ Saelhof, Todd. "NLL cancels playoffs, moves on to 2021 season". Calgary Sun.
  5. ^ "2020 National Lacrosse League Standings". Pointstreak Stats.
  6. ^ "2019 NLL Draft Results". NLL.com. September 17, 2019. Retrieved September 14, 2019.