NLL: Thunderbirds targeted defence at the 2020 draft

September 19, 2020

The Halifax Thunderbirds targeted defence during the 2020 NLL draft. They took a defender in the first and second rounds, and they also acquired Tyson Bell from the Calgary Roughnecks for their 14th and 20th picks. “We were trying to shore up our defence with young talented defenders,” said head coach Mike Accursi. “We did that tonight with Riggs, Bell, Terefenko and Friesen. They are all fantastic young big defenders…

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NLL: Jamieson leads Thunderbirds over Bandits

March 11, 2020

Cody Jamieson carried the Halifax Thunderbirds to an 11-9 victory over the Buffalo Bandits on Sunday afternoon at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. With two minutes left in the game, Corey Small scored to give Buffalo the 9-8 lead. But Jamieson refused to let Halifax lose. He scored a point in all of Halifax’s six goals in the first half and still had some magic left in the fourth quarter….

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NLL: Thunderbirds move to 5-0 with win over Seals

January 20, 2020

Stephen Keogh scored a hat trick in the last six-and-a half-minutes of the game to lift the Halifax Thunderbirds to an 8-5 victory against the San Diego Seals on Saturday night at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. Halifax was down 5-4 with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter. Kyle Jackson scored with 7:47 left to tie it, and then Keogh scored three straight to propel Halifax to victory. Even being…

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NLL: Petterson leads Thunderbirds to win in debut game

December 23, 2019

Clarke Petterson put on a show in his first NLL game. The fifth overall pick in the 2019 draft scored a hat trick and added two assists to lift the Halifax Thunderbirds to a 14-11 win over the Rochester Knighthawks. “It was awesome, playing in the NLL is something that you dream about since you start playing lacrosse. Right since I was two years old,” said Petterson. “That’s why those…

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NLL: Halifax thunders past New York in debut game

December 9, 2019

The Halifax Thunderbirds brought the thunder as they beat the New York Riptide 12-4 at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on Saturday night. It was the inaugural game for both sides as Halifax moved from Rochester this season and New York is an expansion franchise. “It was awesome,” said Thunderbirds defender Jake Withers on getting to play in Halifax. “We were expecting a good fan turn out and we got…

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