The Power got off to a fast start by winning their first game of the 2012 season last
Friday night. And they did it with fewer than half their starting players in the lineup,
having released the team to ensure the playing of the Arena Football League's 25th
anniversary showcase season opening game, then re-signing about half the players in
time to take the field in Orlando.
And today, the Power announced that they've brought back nearly the entire starting
roster, including starting wide receivers Mike Washington and Lonnell DeWalt and
offensive lineman Beau Elliott.
"We are very happy to have our players rejoining us," said owner Matt Shaner. "I
believe this is a true reflection of the manner in which we are viewed by the players
and an endorsement of the great length the Power organization undertakes daily to
provide the highest quality environment for our players — from the best game, practice,
medical and training facilities in the AFL, to fantastic housing and other lifestyle
"We're thrilled to have our roster back intact," said head coach Chris Siegfried. "Now
we can focus our attention and our energy on playing football-and preparing for the
home opener."
The Power host the Philadelphia Soul Friday, March 23 at 8pm at CONSOL Energy
Center. It's the same matchup as the Power's first-ever game, a shootout won by the
Soul in overtime, 58-52. In this season's home opener, fans will be treated to what is
promised to be the largest indoor fireworks show in Pittsburgh history.
2012 Pittsburgh Power Regular Season Schedule
Date Opponent Location/Result
3/9 Orlando Predators Away / W-40-26
3/23 Philadelphia Soul home (NFL Network)
3/29 Milwaukee Mustangs away (WPCW)
4/6 Iowa Barnstormers home (WPCW)*
4/14 Orlando Predators home (WPCW)
4/20 New Orleans VooDoo away (WPCW)*
4/28 Cleveland Gladiators home (WPCW)
5/5 Georgia Force home (WPCW)
5/12 San Antonio Talons away
5/19 Kansas City Command home (WPCW)
6/3 Arizona Rattlers away (WPCW)
6/8 Cleveland Gladiators away (NFL Network)
6/16 Milwaukee Mustangs home (WPCW)
6/24 Philadelphia Soul away
6/30 Iowa Barnstormers away (WPCW)
7/7 Tampa Bay Storm home (WPCW)
7/14 Georgia Force away (WPCW)
7/20 Jacksonville Sharks home (NFL Network)
All Games heard on TribLIVE Radio

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