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: Seven players on the move after trades during draft

September 18, 2020

Seven current NLLers have new homes after being traded during Thursday’s NLL draft. First to move was Jeff Wittig, who was sent to the Rochester Knighthawks for the 28th pick in the draft. Witting is a forward who will enter his third year in the league with 13 goals and 16 assists under his belt. Rochester needed to bolster their roster and Witting should start to come into his own…

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NLL: Ninety-three players selected during 2020 draft party

September 18, 2020

It’s finally official – Jeff Teat is a member of the New York Riptide. Jim Veltman made the announcement shortly after 7 p.m. on Thursday night as the NLL hosted its first virtual draft. Ninety-three players were selected over six rounds. Though the NLL doesn’t have a return to play date yet, things are already in motion to prepare for the next season. The draft was the first major step…

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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: Bandits win it for Tucker

March 4, 2020

The Bandits won one for Tucker. On a special night in Buffalo, Banditland came together to honour the memory of Tucker Williams and came away with a 13-9 victory over the Halifax Thunderbirds. It was the Bandits’ seventh annual Tucker Out Lymphoma game. “Both teams fought hard to win that game in tribute to Tucker,” said Bandits’ head coach John Tavares. The 8-year-old son of former Bandits’ great Shawn Williams…

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NLL: Thunderbirds fall to 3rd after second consecutive loss

March 3, 2020

The Halifax Thunderbirds’ back-to-back road trip continued Sunday in New England, looking to rebound from Saturday night’s 13-9 loss to the Buffalo Bandits. The Black Wolves found an offensive boost as Andrew Kew returned, missing the previous week’s game. He would be a big factor in a 16-10 victory for New England to begin the month of March. With the loss, the Thunderbirds fall to third place in the NLL’s…

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NLL: Thunderbirds exact revenge on Rock with 9-8 win

February 22, 2020

The Halifax Thunderbirds exacted a measure of revenge on the Toronto Rock Friday night at Scotiabank Centre with a 9-8 win that put them back on top of the NLL’s North Division. The Rock were the first team to defeat the Thunderbirds back on January 31, so it was time for the newest Canadian NLL team to step back up and show who’s boss. After the loss to the Rock,…

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NLL: Rock prevent Thunderbirds’ comeback, end Halifax’s win streak

February 4, 2020

The Halifax Thunderbirds made their first trip to Toronto on Friday night to face the Rock, fresh off a bye week. Toronto came into the game with a 1-1 home record and looking to rebound from a 10-8 loss against the Buffalo Bandits. Halifax, meanwhile, would try and keep their overall 6-0 record perfect, though they had relied heavily on strong second half performances in previous games. The first quarter…

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NLL: Halifax extends undefeated streak with win over Roughnecks

January 27, 2020

The visiting Halifax Thunderbirds came into Calgary on “East Coast Kitchen Night” and treated the hometown Roughnecks to some maritime lacrosse as they extended their undefeated streak with a 15-12 win. The Thunderbirds started slow, but used a massive seven-goal run in the third quarter to pull away and lock up their sixth consecutive win. The Halifax offense continued to get great production from their entire front end. Captain Cody…

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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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