Thursday, July 31, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Wings host Stealth as they seek first home win of the season

THE WINGS are still searching for their first home win of the season, and will next get the opportunity tonight at 7:30 when they host the Vancouver Stealth at the Wells Fargo Center.

The evening will include a celebration of "American Heroes Night," during which the team will honor military personnel and first responders.

The Wings will collect donations for military personnel through the "Treats for Troops" program in Philadelphia. Fans are asked to bring items to the game for distribution to troops. Among the items sought are electronics, batteries, toiletries, games and snack foods. Visit http://tinyurl.com/WingsTroops for a complete list of items.

Coming off a bye week, the 2-3 Wings are seeking to win their second straight game. They split a weekend series with Minnesota 2 weeks ago, losing at home on Jan. 18, but winning at Minnesota the following day.

"We are excited to get back in the flow of things after our bye week," assistant coach Jim Milligan said in a team release. "Our team still has a lot to prove this season. With each practice and game, the team is progressing."

The Wings will be without forward Kevin Ross, who is on the 21-day injured reserve list with an undisclosed injury and was still being evaluated. The team signed veteran Roger Vyse, but Milligan said it will be a game-time decision as to whether he plays.

The Stealth, which has relocated from Everett, Wash., swept last season's series with the Wings, but the Wings lead the overall series, 9-5.

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