New England Finalizes 2019-20 Roster

UNCASVILLE, CT. (November 25, 2019) – The New England Black Wolves announced today the complete roster for the 2019-20 NLL season. Brett Manney has also been named team captain, alongside assistant captains Stephan LeBlanc and John LaFontaine.


The Black Wolves return a key group of veterans that have been together since the 2018 season. Manney, who has seen action in 85 of the Black Wolves 90 regular season games since arriving in New England, will continue to anchor the defense. The Philadelphia native collected 51 loose balls and caused 13 turnovers in New England’s 9-9 campaign.


Callum Crawford, who scored a team-high 48 goals a season ago, spearheads the office along with LeBlanc, who led the team with 66 assists and also netted 27 goals.



Also returning as solid contributors to The Pack’s offense are Reilly O’Connor and Joe Resetarits. O’Connor enters his fourth season after adding 76 points to the team’s 542 point total. Resetarits joined the team in early March during the 2018-19 campaign and appeared in seven games. In his short time with New England, he tallied 13 of his 28 goals and recorded 11 of his 39 assists.


On the back end, the Black Wolves bring back third year star Colton Watkinson, Jackson Nishimura, John LaFontaine and Mackenzie Mitchell. Together they collected 229 loose balls. In the net, Doug Jamieson will start with Ethan Woods in add relief.


Rounding out the returning group is Dave Emala, Dereck Downs, Nick Chaykowsky and Adam Bomberry.


Balancing out this year’s roster is the newcomers, which includes Andrew Kew, the third pick overall in the 2019 NLL Entry Draft. Kew comes from the University of Tampa where he led his team each season in goals scored. In addition to Kew, New England welcomes Jordan Durston, Anthony Malcom, Ty Logan, Joe Nardella and Creighton Reid.


Practice players include Baily Brown, Tristan Rai, Mike Byrne and Joel Tinney. Brown and Rai join New England after being selected in the 2019 NLL Entry Draft.


Tickets for the 2019-20 season are on sale now and start at $15 per game. The Black Wolves home opener is set for Friday, Dec. 27 vs. the New York Riptide at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling 844-LAX-WOLF.



Active Roster

No.         Name                                    Pos.       Ht.          Wt.         Hometown

10           Adam Bomberry               D             6-1         215        Akwesasne, NY

22           Nick Chaykowsky             D             6-2         190        Bradford, ON

98           Callum Crawford              F              6-3         205        Stittsville, ON

77           Dereck Downs                   F              6-3         220        Toronto, ON

78          Jordan Durston                    F            5-11         215        Wallaceburg, ON

14           Dave Emala                        F              5-11      195        Baltimore, MD

30           Doug Jamieson                  G             6-3         275        Ohsweken, ON

42           Andrew Kew                       F              6-3         200        Oakville, ON

33           John LaFontaine  (A)         T              6-1         215        Whitby, ON

86           Stephan Leblanc (A)        F              6-1         205        Dundas, ON

19           Ty Logan                              D             5-11      195        Ohsweken, ON 

4             Anthony Malcom             T              6-1         190        New Westminster, BC     

13           Brett Manney (C)             D             6-3         220        Newtown, PA

34           Mackenzie Mitchell          D             6-3         205        Orangeville, ON

91           Joe Nardella                        D             5-10      190        Cazenovia, NY

26           Jackson Nishimura           D             6-1         162        Toronto, ON

9             Reilly O’Connor                 F              6-1         175        Whitby, ON

62           Creighton Reid                   D             6-2         197        Milton, ON

15           Joe Resetarits                     A             5-11      188        Derby, NY

17           Colton Watkinson            T              6-4         195        Burlington, ON

35           Ethan Woods                     G             6-4         190        Owen Sound, ON

Practice Roster

No.         Name                                    Pos.       Ht.          Wt.         Hometown

27           Bailey Brown                     G             6-3         170        Milton, ON

21           Mike Byrne                        D             5-11      180        London, ON       

44           Tristan Rai                          A             6-0         170        Edmonton, AB

55          Joel Tinney                         T            5-10      175           Innerkip, ON