This evening’s game with the Philadelphia Wings marks the first Boston appearance of the National Lacrosse League’s 1974 regular season champions. Bolts coach Larry Ferguson will be facing his former teammates for the first time. “They have most of their players back from last year so we know we’re in for a tough one,” Ferguson said.
The Wings are led by 6’6”, 200 lb. John Grant, a forward from Peterborough, Ont. Besides his obvious size advantage, Grant is a magician with the stick. He uses a variety of over the shoulder and behind the back shots and passes. Sort of a Meadowlark Lemon with a lacrosse stick.
Philadelphia also has last season’s all-star goal keeper in Wayne Platt.
The Wings have undergone a change in management. Philadelphia millionaire Gene Dixon last week purchased the controlling interest in the Philadelphia club.
The Bolts Peter Graham is still sidelined with a twisted left knee. Graham played college lacrosse at Cortland State College.
The Bolts travel to Maryland for a game with the Arrows tomorrow night at the Capital Center.
TIME CHANGE: Saturday’s home game with les Quebecois has been moved back a half hour to 8:30 p.m. to allow time for the change over from the basketball floor to the lacrosse box.