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The Wave are looking to lock up home field advantage throughout playoffs!!!

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The Wave are riding high this season, sitting atop the MISL with an amazing 15-2 record which puts them 3 games ahead of their nearest competition from Baltimore in the loss column.  With 7 games to play and coming off the heels of a 22-8 dismantling of the Blast in Milwaukee last weekend the Wave is in a great position to control home field advantage throughout the playoffs.  With two games at the Cell this weekend the Wave need to only win one more to lock up the Central division and host the first round of the playoff while their magic number for home field throughout sits at 5.

 

The Wave faced off against the Blast last Saturday night looking to avenge their only home loss of the season, a 9-4 loss on New Years Eve night that saw the Wave jump out to a quick 4-0 lead then get shut out the rest of the Way.  Coming into the game the Blast's goalie Sagu boasted the best PAA (points against average) in the league but was lit up for 7 goals in the first quarter from 7 different players.  Howes started off the scoring at the 4 1/2 minute mark and goals were added on by JP Rodrigues, Oliviero, Greendfield, Hewerton, Terminesi and lastly the first goal of the season for defender Josh Rife.  Howes tallied two assists on the first quarter goals in route to a 7 point night.

 

The Wave coasted the rest of the game, giving up a goal in the second to go into the half up 14-2.  They outscored the Blast 8-6 in the second half in route to the easy victory and had the game so much in hand the Blast never even bothered bringing on the 6th attacker.

 

With 7 games to go, they go into this weekend ready for their last two home games of the regular season.  Friday night they take on the (7-10) Wichita Wings at 7pm for the 7th and final time of the regular season and bad blood may still remain between these two teams.  Five of the games between the division rivals have been decided by 3 points or less so the game are always competitive.  The last time out in Wichita was a very physical affair and tempers erupted into some extracurricular on field activity so I'm sure both teams will be eager to come out of this game with the win.

 

On Sunday at 3pm the Wave take on the (11-8) Missouri Comets in the annual fan appreciation game with the team running giveaways throughout the game and an autograph session for the fans on the field after the game.  The Wave lead the series three games to none with three more to play.  The Comets boast two of the top four scorers in the league with overall top scorer Geison (pronounced Jason) and last season's MVP Byron Alvarez.  The Comets last season pushed the Wave to the tie breaking mini game in the playoffs and look to likely be their first round match up in this years Central Division playoffs.  On top of all the other reasons to come out the Wave is running their family 4 pack deals for the game as well.  It's going to be a great day at the Cell and a great value for the entire family.

 

With the Packers season over and not much else to do come on out to the Cell and help root the team on as they close out the regular season en route to a chance for back to back championships.

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