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…


NLL: Thunderbirds win tight game against Riptide

February 22, 2023

The Halifax Thunderbirds accomplished a task they’ve struggled with this season- winning a tight game. They beat the New York Riptide 13-12 on Sunday afternoon at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.  Before this game, Halifax blew leads at home against the Calgary Roughnecks and Albany FireWolves. This game looked like it could be going that way. Halifax was up 13-11 with 1:25 left until Reilly O’Connor got the Riptide within…


NLL: Halifax Thunderbirds end Knighthawks’ undefeated streak

January 30, 2023

The Halifax Thunderbirds beat the undefeated Rochester Knighthawks 17-7 on Friday night at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. With 17 goals, many Thunderbirds had big nights, but stealing the show was rookie Wake:Riat BowHunter. The son of team owner Curt Styres scored his first career hat trick on four shots.  “It means a lot, it wouldn’t happen without my teammates getting me open and passing me the ball so shout…


NLL: FireWolves defeat Thunderbirds 11-10 in overtime

January 15, 2023

Kieran McArdle was not allowing the Albany FireWolves to drop two straight games against the Halifax Thunderbirds.  McArdle scored two goals and added two assists, getting a point on all of Albany’s four fourth quarter goals to send the game to overtime. In the extra frame, McArdle ran into the high slot and fired the winner into the net. The FireWolves beat the Thunderbirds 11-10 in overtime at the Scotiabank…


NLL: Halifax Thunderbirds flying high to start the season

December 29, 2022

If you’re looking for inspiration that a new year can be the new you, then don’t look any further than the Halifax Thunderbirds. Last year, they got off to a hot start winning eight out of nine games. But they lost four in a row in March and dropped seven of their last 10 games, including the playoffs, to end the year. In their first two games this year they…


NLL: Thunderbirds explode for 18 goals in home opener

December 4, 2022

The Halifax Thunderbirds broke a franchise record during their home opener on Friday night. They beat the Philadelphia Wings 18-8, which is the most goals the team has scored since moving to Halifax from Rochester in 2019.  “Eighteen is a lot of goals, and I think it’s just sharing that ball and no one really wanting to get their goal, it was getting a goal for the team, getting the…


NLL: Halifax Thunderbirds roster taking shape for 2022-23

October 5, 2022

At the end of the second quarter of their 2022 quarterfinal, the Halifax Thunderbirds appeared to be done. They were trailing the Toronto Rock 9-3, and it was all but certain that Toronto would move on. But the Thunderbirds turned it on in the second half and tied the game at 13 to send it to overtime. However, they couldn’t complete the comeback, and Challen Rogers scored to end the Thunderbirds’ season. …