Sibling Rivalry in the City of Brotherly Love at Wachovia Center on April 2
Brothers Battle Behind Bench, Cousins Battle on Field
Wednesday, March 30, 2005
By Jennifer Stefani
With four games remaining on their schedule and a playoff berth at stake, the Philadelphia Wings (6-6) will have to fend of the division-leading Toronto Rock (8-3) three different times beginning this Saturday, April 2, as the Wings host the Rock at Wachovia Center at 8 p.m. The Wings will have to win at least two of their three games against the Rock to secure a playoff position.
In a family feud style contest, five members of lacrosse's famed Sanderson family will take part in the three game series, most notably Wings General Manager and Head Coach Lindsay Sanderson versus his brother, Rock Head Coach Terry Sanderson.
Lindsay's son Phil, a defenseman, suits up for the Rock as does Terry's son Josh, a forward. Chris Sanderson, nephew of Lindsay and Terry and cousin to Josh and Phil, will be behind the Wings bench as an Assistant Coach for the Wings.
"We may not be speaking until July," joked Wings General Manager and Head Coach Lindsay Sanderson. "Things are a little tense in our family right now. My brother Terry and I have always shared so much lacrosse knowledge. It's definitely a different experience getting ready to coach against him."
This is Lindsay Sanderson's first season as General Manager and Head Coach of the Wings. He served as an Assistant Coach under brother Terry with the Toronto Rock last season.
In addition to the Saturday, April 2 contest, the Wings face the Rock again on Saturday, April 9 at Wachovia Center at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 at Air Canada Centre at 4 p.m.