Halifax Thunderbirds Lacrosse
The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, announced today that a team is coming to Halifax under the ownership of Curt Styres. Styres is the current owner and general manager of the Rochester Knighthawks.
Styres, who was named NLL’s 2017-18 General Manager of the Year, applied to relocate his team and received approval from the NLL Board of Governors.
The Halifax team will begin play during the 2019-20 season at Scotiabank Centre, with many of the players on the current Knighthawks’ roster. The season will include nine regular season home games, plus pre-season and playoff games.
Finishing the regular season with a 10-8 record, the 2017-18 Knighthawks were crowned East Division champions and advanced to the franchise’s first NLL Finals appearance since 2014. Though falling short to the defending champion Saskatchewan Rush in Game 3, the franchise was still awarded for their stellar season. Four members of the Knighthawks took home NLL season awards