An OT Thriller Without Fans in Toronto 1/16/22

January 16, 2022

Shawn Palmer, Toronto Rock Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Ryan McCullough Due to the COVID restrictions put forth by the Ontario government the Toronto Rock (2-3) hosted their first ever professional lacrosse game in front of no fans on Saturday January 15, 2022 at the First Ontario Centre in Hamilton.  This was also the first game in over a month for the Halifax Thunderbirds (3-0) due to…

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Toronto Can’t Capitalize on Another Fourth Quarter Comeback Falling Short Against Halifax 12/11/21

December 11, 2021

Shawn Palmer, Toronto Rock Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit:  Toronto Rock The Toronto Rock (1-1) were on the road Friday night as they headed to Halifax to play the Thunderbirds (2-0) after both teams came away with wins in Week One.  During last week’s game against the Albany Firewolves (0-1) the Rock completed a fourth quarter comeback to start the season with a win.  This week after…

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Thunderbirds Sign Four to Contract Extensions 7/14/2020

July 14, 2020

[MEDIA RELEASE] (July 14, 2020) Halifax, NS – The Halifax Thunderbirds announced the signings of the following four players to contract extensions: Nonkon Thompson to a three-year agreement. Brandon Robinson and Pete Dubenski to one-year agreements. Cory Becker to a two-year agreement. Year in Review: Nonkon Thompson The 6’2″ lefty defenceman, appeared in 10 games this past season, collecting 30 loose balls and causing five turnovers. He finished the season second in…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: National Lacrosse League Statement and Update on Game Play 3/12/2020

March 12, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY March 12, 2020 “The National Lacrosse League has determined that it is in the best interests of our fans, our players, our coaches and our staff to temporarily suspend play until further notice due to concerns over COVID-19. We will continue to evaluate this situation and remain in constant communication with health, team, business and league officials across North America. Security and safety is our top priority and focus in…

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Justin and Friends NLL Picks Week 15– 3/7/2020

March 7, 2020

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Standings: Shawn Palmer 45-24 Stephonya Hunter-Penner 43-26 Justin Ivey 42-27 I made a HUGE mistake.  Shawn DID NOT go 5-0 in Week 13, Stephonya did.  Lucky for Shawn, he is still in first place.  Standings have been updated and there were no changes after Week 14, although as a group none of us did so hot.  I had the best predictions and went…

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New England Caps Perfect Weekend with Win Over Halifax 3/1/2020

March 1, 2020

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© The New England Black Wolves (7-3), fresh off a win over New York Friday night, defeated the Halifax Thunderbirds (7-4) on Sunday. “Getting double wins over the weekend is difficult…you almost breath a sigh of relief at the end when you come out because you feel good, you have accomplished what you wanted to do,” said Black Wolves Head Coach Glenn Clark.  The…

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Justin and Friends NLL Picks Week 14– 2/28/2020

February 28, 2020

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Standings: Shawn Palmer 42-19 Stephonya Hunter-Penner 38-23 Justin Ivey 37-24 Shawn went 5-0 last week – please everyone pay attention to this man’s picks.  I fell to last but somehow still am tasked with doing the write ups!  Stephonya only called one game wrong.  If it wasn’t for the will of Dane Dobbie, I might be a bit better.  This week has all…

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Thunderbirds Hold Off Late Charge by the Rock 2-21-2020

February 22, 2020

Shawn Palmer, Correspondent Toronto Rock Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Credit Trevor MacMillan/Halifax Thunderbirds The Toronto Rock (6-3) headed east for their first visit to Halifax to take on the Halifax Thunderbirds (7-2) in a battle for first place in the North Division as well as first place in the NLL.  After the Rock defeated the Thunderbirds three weeks ago in Toronto 12 – 9, Halifax was looking to even…

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Halifax Gets Thunderstruck by the Rush in OT 2/16/2020

February 16, 2020

Matteo Nobile, Correspondent Halifax Thunderbirds Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit:  Trevor MacMillan On February 15th the Halifax Thunderbirds (6-2) hosted the Saskatchewan Rush (5-2) at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  With just under 9,000 fans in attendance from all over the Maritimes they hoped to help Halifax get back on their winning streak after falling to the Toronto Rock on January 31st. Despite an excellent fourth-quarter…

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The Rock Have Toppled the Mighty Thunderbirds 1/31/2020

February 1, 2020

Shawn Palmer – Toronto Rock Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit:  Halifax Thunderbirds The Toronto Rock (4-2) hosted the once undefeated Halifax Thunderbirds (6-1) for the first time ever at the Scotiabank Arena on Friday night.  The Rock was without three of their top offensive powerhouses, Tom Schreiber; Adam Jones; and Dan Craig. Over the first three quarters the Rock would dominate on both ends of the floor…

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Roughnecks Having a Rough Go & Still Winless at Home… 1/25/2020

January 26, 2020

Marcelo A. Sagüez, Correspondent Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Jim Wells On Saturday January 25, 2020 the Calgary Roughnecks (2-4) hosted the Halifax Thunderbirds (6-0) in front of 15,362 faithful Riggers fans.  The 2019 NLL Champs were hoping to be the first to bring down the undefeated Thunderbirds and get back to their winning ways.  Halifax took the “No Quit” attitude and their preparation paid off. …

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Justin and Friends NLL Picks Week 9 -1/24/2020

January 24, 2020

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Standings: Justin Ivey 25-10 Shawn Palmer 22-13 Stephonya Hunter-Penner 20-15 Chris Vale 18-17 Vancouver started off last weekend with a low scoring win over Colorado, setting the stage for an underdog weekend that saw both New York and Rochester get their first wins as franchises.  Philadelphia flexed their muscles, pushing New England to OT in a loss on Saturday, and then completely dismantling…

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