New England Black Wolves

The New England Black Wolves are a professional box lacrosse team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. They are members of the East Division of the National Lacrosse League and began play in the winter of 2014–2015 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.[1] The team is partially owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, partially owned by Ted Goldthorpe, and partially owned by Brad Brewster.

New England Black Wolves
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SportLacrosse
Founded2015
LeagueNational Lacrosse League
DivisionEast
Based inUncasville, Connecticut
ArenaMohegan Sun Arena
ColorsBlack, Orange, White
Head coachGlenn Clark
General managerRich Lisk
Websitewww.blackwolves.com

The Black Wolves relocated from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where they were known as the Philadelphia Wings from 1987 to 2014 and won 6 championships.[2]

HistoryEdit

The Black Wolves won their first game at home on January 2, 2015 against the Buffalo Bandits in front of just under 6,000 fans. Kyle Buchanan scored the first ever Black Wolves goal in New England's 12-8 win.[3] The team would finish 4-14 in its inaugural season.

Current rosterEdit

New England Black Wolves roster
Active (21-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
  • 30   Doug Jamieson
  • 35   Ethan Woods
Defensemen
  • 10   Adam Bomberry
  • 22   Nick Chaykowsky
  •  8   Greg Downing
  • 19   Ty Logan
  • 13   Brett Manney (C)
  • 21   Mackenzie Mitchell
  • 91   Joe Nardella
  • 26   Jackson Nishimura
  • 62   Creighton Reid
Forwards
Transition
Practice Squad
  • 27   Bailey Brown
  • 21   Mike Byrne
  • 55   Joel Tinney
Head Coach
  • Glenn Clark
Assistant Coaches

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

Roster updated 2019-09-18
NLL Transactions

All-time recordEdit

Season Division W–L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2015 Eastern 4–14 5th 2–7 2–7 186 249 Blane Harrison Did Not Qualify
2016 Eastern 10–8 2nd 6–3 4–5 229 212 Glenn Clark Lost division final
2017 Eastern 8–10 3rd 5–4 3–6 220 244 Glenn Clark Lost division semi-final
2018 Eastern 9–9 3rd 4–5 5–4 194 242 Glenn Clark Lost Eastern division semi-final
2019 Eastern 9–9 4th 7–2 2–7 213 223 Glenn Clark Lost Eastern division semi-final
2020 Eastern 8-3 1st 4-3 4-0 135 101 Glenn Clark Rest of season Canceled
Total 6 seasons 48-53   28-24 20–29 1,177 1,271    
Playoff Totals 4 Appearances 1-5   1–1 0–4 66 94   0 championship

Head coaching historyEdit

Note: This list does not include head coaches from the Philadelphia Wings.

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs
GC W L W% GC W L W%
1 Blaine Harrison 2015 18 4 14 .222
2 Glenn Clark 2016-(present) 72 36 36 .500 5 1 4 .200

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mohegan Sun introduces New England Black Wolves for 2015, NLL.com, September 19, 2014
  2. ^ New England Black Wolves opening exciting new chapter of NLL, Bob Chavez, Inside Lacrosse.com, September 22, 2014
  3. ^ "Good Crowd Sees Black Wolves Debut Strong". Reid L. Walmark. 2015-01-02.

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