NLL: Thunderbirds complete an epic comeback win against the Bandits 

February 20, 2024

The Halifax Thunderbirds took Marvel Superhero night very seriously.  Their Friday night home game against the Buffalo Bandits mirrored a script from a superhero movie. The Thunderbirds were down 8-2 in the second quarter against a team that has caused them the most trouble out of anyone in the regular season. Coming into this game, Halifax had lost five-straight games to Buffalo. However, the Thunderbirds came back and scored the…


NLL: Thunderbirds soar over Desert Dogs ahead of back-to-back weekend

February 16, 2024

Aaron Woods wears number seven but should probably switch to six.  The 28-year-old made his NLL debut last week by scoring two goals and six points. He followed that up with another two-goal and six-point performance in Halifax’s 12-10 win over the Las Vegas Desert Dogs on Friday night in Halifax.  “I think just the great group of guys around me, everyone is moving the ball out there and we’re…


NLL: Thunderbirds snap a three-game skid in win over Knighthawks 

January 29, 2024

Ryan Benesch became the fifth all-time leading goal scorer in NLL history as his five goals propelled him up the record books and helped the Halifax Thunderbirds defeat the Rochester Knighthawks 10-8 on Saturday night in Halifax, N.S.  Benesch, who is in his 16th season, came into the game four goals away from passing Colin Doyle for fifth all-time with 527 goals. Not only did Benesch pass Doyle, but he…


NLL: Streaks stay alive; Toronto keeps winning & Halifax keeps losing

January 15, 2024

Halifax Thunderbirds’ coach Mike Accursi met the media frustrated. For the third straight game, his team outshot their opponents, dominated them in face-offs, and collected more loose balls. However, for the third straight time, they lost, this time 11-9 to the Toronto Rock at Scotiabank Centre on Friday night.  Halifax outshot the Rock 54-40, collected 78 loose balls to Toronto’s 62, and Jake Withers dominated face-offs, helping Halifax win all…


NLL: Wings soar over Thunderbirds in OT win

December 30, 2023

The Philadelphia Wings were down but not out. Despite missing four players, being on a two-game skid, and never leading in this game until the final goal, the Wings found a way to win, beating the Halifax Thunderbirds 16-15 in overtime at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.  The Wings were without Holden Cattoni, Blaze Riorden, Ryan Wagner and Curtis Romanchych. Cattoni and Riordan combined for 157 points last year and are…


NLL: Withers, Thunderbirds dominate home opener over Rush

December 5, 2023

The Halifax Thunderbirds defeat the Saskatchewan Rush 17-12 on Friday night to win their fourth straight home opener.  “The family atmosphere we have in the locker room is something we miss, and when we get back in the locker room, it’s a breath of fresh air and a boost of energy,” said Thunderbirds forward Clarke Petterson, who led the game in scoring with five goals and three assists. “Playing in…


NLL: Thunderbirds suffer worst loss since moving to Halifax

April 4, 2023

The Halifax Thunderbirds suffered their worst loss since moving to Halifax three years ago on Sunday afternoon, falling 17-7 to the Georgia Swarm at Scotiabank Centre. “It was an embarrassing effort,” said Thunderbirds captain Cody Jamieson. “I said it on the bench in between the quarters that it was an embarrassing effort. The effort wasn’t there tonight right from the get-go. Excuses are for cowards, I told them. (Georgia) was…


NLL: Halifax Thunderbirds take a “must win” game over the Toronto Rock 

March 20, 2023

The Halifax Thunderbirds defeated the Toronto Rock 14–12 in front of over 9,957 fans at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on Saturday night.  This was a massive win for the Thunderbirds. They came into the game tied with the Philadelphia Wings for fourth place in the East with a 5-7 record while on a three-game losing skid. Philadelphia lost to Georgia on Saturday, so Halifax winning moves them past the…


NLL: Matt Vinc outduels Ryan Benesch in a match of milestone nights 

March 5, 2023

It was a night of milestones in Halifax on Friday night. Ryan Benesch became sixth player in NLL history to reach 500 goals on a hat-trick goal. However, it was not enough for the Halifax Thunderbirds to overcome the Buffalo Bandits. Buffalo’s goalie, Matt Vinc, stopped a back-door shot to secure the 10-9 victory for the Bandits during his record breaking 262nd game, the most ever by a goalie.  “I…


NLL: Withers on pace for record-breaking season

March 3, 2023

Jake “the Wiz” Withers has been living up to his nickname this year.  The defenceman for the Halifax Thunderbirds leads the league in faceoff win percentage with 83, while the next closest player, Philadelphia’s Trevor Baptiste, has 69 per cent. Withers is battling with Vancouver’s Reid Bowering for the loose balls crown. Bowering has 153, while Withers has 145 with one fewer game. Those numbers have Withers on pace for…