MKE WAVE HEAD INTO TOUGH WEEKEND WITHOUT GOALKEEPER MARCEL FEENSTRA
our Six-Time Champion MKE Wave head into Major Arena Soccer League action this holiday weekend against the St. Louis Ambush, Friday, November 28th, 7:35pm at The Family Arena and Saturday, November 29th vs. the Chicago Mustangs, 7pm at Sears Center without goalkeeper Marcel Feenstra.
Feenstra, tore his Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) with 5 minutes to go in the third quarter vs. the Detroit Waza Flo last Saturday and is and scheduled for surgery December 2nd at Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital.
“I am doing ok and not in that much pain,” said Feenstra. “I’m more bummed about missing the whole season and being able to practice and play.
I’m happy the surgery will be done this quick so I can focus on my recovery and come back next season strong.”
“Marcel is a big loss for the team,” said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. “He has been a championship MVP and we will miss not having him in goal. Knowing Marcel's personality, I know he will work extremely hard to comeback stronger than ever next season.”
“You cannot replace Marcel and what he brings to the table day in and day out practice and games,” said Assistant Coach / Goalkeeper Nick Vorberg. “I was really looking forward to sharing the nets this season and winning a championship with him on the field. Especially during crucial back to back games. I wish him the best and support in his recovery and therapy and know that he is always there for us in behind the scenes to help win this season. No doubt he will be back stronger than ever!”
After Marcel suffered his injury last Saturday in Detroit, defender #23 Victor Quiroz was pressed into action, manned the nets for the final 24 minutes, completed Feenstra's shutout in a 4-0 win and earned a spot on the MASL Team of the Week.
As for this weekend vs. St. Louis and Chicago…
''We are heading into possibly the toughest weekend of our season,” said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. “Back to back games vs. potential divisional playoff opponents. We are taking it one game at a time and putting our focus on getting a positive result in St. Louis. Players looked good in training this week and we want to build some momentum after last weeks win in Detroit.''
Saturday’s game vs. the Chicago Mustangs has been picked up nationally online by ESPN3. WatchEspn.com or the ESPN3 App along with proper login is required to watch this game. CLICK HERE for more details.
The home opener at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena is Saturday, December 6th at 6:05pm against the St. Louis Ambush. Check out the full regular season schedule at MilwaukeeWave.com
Single-Game Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster Outlets, by phone at 800.745.3000, online at Ticketmaster.com and at the Milwaukee Theatre / UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Box Office at 510 W. Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203.
Season, Group, Flex 10 and 1,2 & 3 Game ticket packages are available by calling 414.224.WAVE (9283) or online at MilwaukeeWave.com
2014-2015 MKE Wave Regular Season Schedule:
Road Opener: Saturday, November 8th – 7:35pm - at St. Louis Ambush – The Family Arena (WIN 8-4)
Saturday, November 15th – 7:05pm - Missouri Comets – Independence Events Center (LOSS 7-9)
Saturday, November 22nd – 6:05pm - at Detroit Waza Flo – Melvindale Arena (WIN 4-0)
Friday, November 28th – 7:35pm - at St. Louis Ambush – The Family Arena
Saturday, November 29th – 7:05pm - at Chicago Mustangs – Sears Center
Home Opener: Saturday, December 6th – 6:05pm – vs. St. Louis Ambush – UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Friday, December 12th – 7:35pm - at Baltimore Blast – Baltimore Arena
Saturday, December 13th – 7:35pm - at Baltimore Blast – Baltimore Arena
Saturday, December 20th – 1:05pm - vs. Tulsa Revolution - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Saturday, December 27th – 1:05pm - vs. Detroit Waza Flo - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Wednesday, December 31st – 3:05pm - vs. Missouri Comets - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Saturday, January 3rd – 6:05pm - vs. Rochester Lancers - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Saturday, January 10th – 6:05pm - vs. Chicago Mustangs - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Friday, January 16th – 7:05pm - vs. Baltimore Blast - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Saturday, January 24th – 6:05pm - at Detroit Waza Flo – Melvindale Arena
Sunday, January 25th – 3:05pm - vs. Wichita B-52’s - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Friday, February 6th – 7:35pm - at Tulsa Revolution – Cox Business Center
Saturday, February 7th – 7:05pm - at Wichita B-52’s – Hartman Arena
Saturday, February 14th – 1:05pm - vs. Syracuse Silver Knights - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Saturday, February 21st – 6:05pm - vs. Detroit Waza Flo - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
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MKE Sports & Entertainment:
MKE Sports & Entertainment owns and operates professional sports team, sports complexes, and other entertainment entities in the Midwest including The Rock Sports Complex in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Wave Professional Soccer Team playing in the Major Arena Soccer League, the Rockford Aviators Baseball team (Rockford, IL) playing in the Frontier League and the Kokomo Jackrabbits Baseball team (Kokomo, Indiana) playing in the Prospect League. For even more information about MKE Sports & Entertainment and everything we do visit MKESports.com
Major Arena Soccer League (MASL):
The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) is the top level of arena soccer in North America. The league was known as the Professional Arena Soccer League when it began play on October 25, 2008. The circuit concluded its sixth season with the Chicago Mustangs claiming the Newman Cup on March 16. On May 19, 2014 the league was reintroduced as the MASL with 24 teams in the US and Mexico. The Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL-Premier) just concluded its 16th season as the nation's top amateur arena soccer league and is the official developmental league of the MASL. Both the MASL and PASL-Premier are members of Confederacion Panamerica de Minifutbol (CPM).