The New England Black Wolves celebrated the team’s five-year anniversary in Connecticut on Jan. 19 when they hosted the Georgia Swarm.
While the fans donned their complimentary T-shirts and enjoyed the team’s 13-12 victory — its third consecutive win – it was a time for Black Wolves general manager Rich Lisk to reflect on the team’s journey.
“When we first got here, we had 112 season tickets. Now we’re over 1,200 and have 5,800 people coming to watch us,” he said. “When we were in the playoffs against Georgia (in 2016), (it was) the break between the end of the game, going into overtime, and the fans started chanting, ‘Let’s go Black Wolves.’ I was like, ‘Wow, that’s one of my best memories.’ It caught on. We became their team. We weren’t just the lacrosse team playing at Mohegan Sun. We became their team, their Black Wolves.