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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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. …


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…


Lightning Strikes & Thunderbirds Roll 1/11/2020

January 11, 2020

Di Miller, Correspondent Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit:  Colorado Mammoth The Colorado Mammoth (3-2) headed to Halifax, Nova Scotia to face the Thunderbirds (4-0) in a game that many thought would bring down one of the only two undefeated teams in the league.  The Nest was filled with 7,623 Thunderbirds fans who were prepped and ready to watch their team take on the mighty Mammoth.  Both…


Justin and Friends NLL Picks Week 7 -1/10/2019

January 10, 2020

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Standings: Shawn Palmer 15-7 Justin Ivey 14-8 Stephonya Hunter-Penner 14-8 Chris Vale 12-10 Week 6 only had two games, but they were exciting!  The Colorado Mammoth completed an outstanding come from behind victory over the Vancouver Warriors on the back of their gritty defense.  The New York Riptide had a similar scenario to get their first win of the season against the Philadelphia…


GEICO Extends Partnership With National Lacrosse League For Full 2019-20 Season 1/9/2020

January 9, 2020

[MEDIA RELEASE]  Renewal of League’s Major Partnership Another Big Step Forward For NLL And The Sport of Lacrosse  Philadelphia, January 9​, 2020 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL) has announced an extension of its groundbreaking partnership with GEICO, one of the largest insurance providers in the United States.  GEICO will be the official insurance provider of the NLL for the full season after becoming a partner in March of 2019….


Thunderbirds Rumble in Buffalo 12/28/19

December 29, 2019

Di Miller, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Bill Wippert On Saturday December 28, 2019 the Halifax Thunderbirds (3-0) headed down to Buffalo to face their North Division rivals the Bandits (2-1) at KeyBank Center.  The Bandits drew the most fans in the league this weekend in their game last night boasting 13,576 in total.  But the Halifax offense coupled with amazing net minding; and a total…