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. …


NLL: Thunderbirds prepare to meet Rock in quarterfinals

May 6, 2022

The Halifax Thunderbirds have one more shot against the Toronto Rock this season. They played Toronto three times during the regular season, more than any other team, and won the season series two games to one. They will face their rivals one final time in the quarter-finals on Friday night in Hamilton, Ont. Game time is 7:30 and it’s the Game of the Week on TSN. “When you’re playing a…


NLL: Thunderbirds will try to correct course against Riptide

April 23, 2022

The Halifax Thunderbirds are trying to get their season back on track with two games left in the regular season.  The team started the year with eight wins and one loss. On March 11, they lost to the Albany FireWolves 8-7 and then to the Georgia Swarm a day later. Their 8-1 record has turned into 9-7, and they have yet to clinch a playoff spot. “I think our mental…


NLL: Halifax snaps four-game losing skid in win over Rochester

April 4, 2022

The Halifax Thunderbirds ended their four game losing streak, beating the Rochester Knighthawks 11-7 on Friday night at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S. “I think we definitely had to work and earn that win; we definitely needed it,” said Halifax goalie Warren Hill. “I think that truthfully (Rochester) probably smelled blood in the water, we basically had to get back to the fundamentals and play a solid 60 minutes. It’s…


NLL: Halifax loses second game of the weekend to Buffalo

March 31, 2022

The Halifax Thunderbirds dropped their fourth straight game, losing to the Buffalo Bandits 16-11 on Sunday evening at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S. It was the Thunderbirds’ second straight loss to Buffalo this weekend, losing to them by the same score on Saturday afternoon.   “We need to take all the things that we learned over the past couple of weeks. All the mistakes that we made that cost us,…


NLL: Albany takes down Halifax for the second time this season

March 14, 2022

The Albany FireWolves are the Halifax Thunderbirds’ kryptonite.  Entering Week 15, Halifax had beaten every team they played this season except for Albany. Friday night hey fell 8-7 at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S. They also lost to Albany on Jan. 29 by a score of 8-6 in Albany, N.Y. “We didn’t play our normal game in the second half. I thought in the first half we played really…


NLL: Aaron Bold gets his first win as a Thunderbird

March 7, 2022

The Halifax Thunderbirds battled to a 14-12 win over the Vancouver Warriors on Saturday night at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S.  This was the first game this season where Halifax was without goalie Warren Hill who was placed on the COVID list. Without Hill, the 15-year NLL veteran Aaron Bold suited up for his first game for the Thunderbirds.  “It was awesome. It was my first time, of course, playing…


NLL: Thunderbirds triumphant in return home to Scotiabank Centre

February 21, 2022

The Halifax Thunderbirds exploded to a 15-9 win over the Georgia Swarm Saturday night at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. “It was exciting and fun, I think that’s the two biggest things you take away from the game,” said Halifax forward Austin Shanks. This was the first game the team has played in Halifax since Dec. 10. COVID restrictions prevented them from playing in Nova Scotia, and they had to…


NLL: Thunderbirds rule the sky after defeating Wings

February 16, 2022

The Halifax Thunderbirds narrowly beat the Philadelphia Wings 10-8 on Sunday afternoon at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ont.  Six games into their season, the Thunderbirds now have five wins and one loss. An excellent record for a team who had an unscheduled month-long break because of COVID-19 and had to move two home games to Hamilton, Ont. because restrictions in Nova Scotia prevented them from playing there.  “I think it…