NLL: Knighthawks let lead slip away in final game of the season

May 3, 2022

Following the Rochester Knighthawks’ season ending 13-10 loss to the playoff bound Halifax Thunderbirds, Paul Dawson called it a “microcosm of our season.” The description was not only unexpected (and awesome!) but perfect. Dawson said, “We’re there, we’re winning, we’re tied and then we just let it fall away from us.” Head coach Mike Hasen echoed the statement, saying, “We just stalled… They kept coming, they kept pushing.” Ryan Smith…


NLL: Records fall but so do the Riptide as postseason bid ends

April 25, 2022

Records fell on Saturday night, but so too did the New York Riptide. Their bid for a postseason berth came to an end at the hands of the Halifax Thunderbirds in a 16-13 loss at Nassau Coliseum. The Riptide’s record sits at 6-11, although they have one more game to play against Albany next Saturday. During the game, Jeff Teat broke the all-time rookie records for assists and points, and…


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: Hamilton feels like home for playoff-bound Rock

April 20, 2022

It took 20 weeks, but after the Toronto Rock’s 15-7 victory in front of over 10,000 fans, Hamilton is feeling like home. Their victory came over the other team that called FirstOntario Centre home earlier this season, the Halifax Thunderbirds. Halifax was forced to play two home games in Hamilton due to Nova Scotia’s Covid restrictions (and won both). With the win, Toronto clinches a home playoff date, a fact…


NLL: Two-win weekend for Roughnecks

April 13, 2022

Opportunity came knocking at the Calgary Roughnecks door this weekend in the form of yet another gruelling doubleheader. An opportunity to move above .500 for the first time this season was at stake, but more importantly an opportunity to further secure the third and final playoff spot in the West. Up first, a Friday night matchup against the eastern powerhouse Halifax Thunderbirds. Holding a slight 6-5 lead at the half,…


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: Bandits punch ticket to playoffs with home win over Halifax

March 27, 2022

Everyone loves a nice matinee lacrosse game every now and again. That, plus the contest being between the top two teams in the East Division, smelled like a pretty decent Saturday afternoon in downtown Buffalo, New York. Or it could be the Cheerios factory down there. Only one cheesy pun this week, this matchup between the Halifax Thunderbirds and Buffalo Bandits was all business. The last time these two teams…


NLL: Trade deadline madness with marquee players on the move

March 18, 2022

It’s that time of year again: trade deadline week in the NLL. Top tier teams look to get better to make that last push for the playoffs, while teams at the bottom of the standings look into the future. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! No, let’s go with players and moves and trades, oh my! The madness started early last week. On March 9th, the Rochester Knighthawks kicked…


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…