ALBANY — Albany’s National Lacrosse League team will be known as the FireWolves, it was announced Thursday.
According to the team’s press release, the FireWolves name was developed to pay tribute to the lacrosse teams that came before them, while also recognizing and honoring the founders of the great sport of lacrosse. The New England Black Wolves, the team that relocated to the Capital Region, and the old Albany Attack both had wolves in their moniker, as does the new FireWolves name, which also incorporates the indigenous roots of the sport.
“The Albany FireWolves is a unique name that represents what we are going to be on and off the field,” team president George Manias said in the press release. “On the field, we will be fierce, like a wolf and intimidate foes who come into our den. A planned fire, like a fireplace or fire pit, always encourages a gathering. Our games will be a gathering place for our fans to rally and support our team onto victory. We will be one with our community, like a PACK and become the alpha in the Capital Region as we will offer our fans the live sporting event and entertainment value they have grown accustom to.”
The FireWolves logo features the team’s official colors, a maroon red, a fiery red, a dark purple, and grey accent.
The team also announced that all of its games will be carried by ESPN Radio 104.5 The Team (WTMM-FM).
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