The Philadelphia Wings open their training camp this Friday at Tri-State Sports in Aston, PA. The Wings will hold bi-weekly practices during the month of November and December in preparation for the 2003 season, which begins in Vancouver against the Ravens on January 3.
This weekend's training camp sessions will be held on Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Practices are free and open to the public. The remaining training camp sessions will be announced shortly.
"Our coaching staff is very excited about the group we have invited to camp," said Wings Head Coach Adam Mueller. "With 23 returning players from last season, three off-season additions, and twelve players selected from our rookie camp, I expect to have one of the most competitive training camps I've seen in my 14 years in the league."
This weekend offers the Wings coaching staff a first look at newly acquired veteran Paul Cantebene. The Wings received Cantebene in a trade with the Colorado Mammoth on September 20. Defenseman Andrew Guindon, who was acquired in a trade with the Ottawa Rebel that same day, will not join the team until November 8.
The Philadelphia Wings begin their 2003 home season at the First Union Center on Saturday, January 11 at 8 p.m. Wings season tickets, which start as low as $120 for all eight exciting indoor lacrosse games, are on sale now by calling 215-389-WINGS (9464). Get your tickets now before they fly away!
To Tri-State Sports: I-95 South to Exit 3A Route 322 towards West Chester.
Exit onto Route 452 North. At the second traffic light, turn right onto Dutton Mill Road. At next light, turn right on Concord Road. Tri-State is one mile on the right. Driving time from South Philadelphia is 15-20 minutes. (610) 494-3600.