Black Wolves Head to Philly: 4 Things to know

Reilly O’Connor had a hat trick and two assists but it was not enough as the New England Black Wolves fell to the Vancouver Warriors 12-9 on Saturday night at Rogers Arena. Quinn Powless had two goals for New England while Joe Resetarits added a goal and two assists. Stephan Leblanc had a goal and four assists and Tyler Digby added six helpers in the loss, which snapped a three game winning streak for the Black Wolves. ​



With five points on Saturday in Vancouver (three goals, two assists), Reilly O’Connor has set new single-season career-highs in goals with 21 and total points with 55. He is currently two assists shy of his career-high of 36 assists with six games remaining on the season.



Eleven games into the season, the Black Wolves offense has been clicking on all cylinders. Four members of the team are currently ranked in the top 25 in points, with forward Callum Crawford leading the league in points with 81. Stephan Leblanc is tied for seventh with 63 points, Tyler Digby is 14th with 59 points and Reilly O’Connor is tied for 19th with 55 points. As a team, the Black Wolves are on pace for 575 points, which would be the most points for the franchise since relocating to New England prior to the 2015 season.



With a victory on Saturday and a Rochester loss in Calgary on Saturday night, the Black Wolves would be playoff bound for the fourth-consecutive season. Buffalo and Georgia have already clinched postseason berths. A New England win on Saturday would also eliminate the Wings from playoff consideration.