Halifax Thunderbirds

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Halifax Thunderbirds
Halifax Thunderbirds logo.png
LeagueNational Lacrosse League
Based inHalifax, Nova Scotia,
ArenaScotiabank Centre
ColoursPurple, orange, white, black
OwnerCurt Styres
Head coachMike Accursi
WebsiteOfficial Site

The Halifax Thunderbirds are a professional box lacrosse team in the North Division of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). They play at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


On September 13, 2018, the NLL approved a franchise relocation to the city of Halifax. The team began play on December 7, 2019 with its home arena being Scotiabank Centre.[1]

Curt Styres, previous owner of the NLL's Rochester Knighthawks, moved the Knighthawks' franchise to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Knighthawks intellectual property (name and logo) was sold to Pegula Sports and Entertainment, owners of the Buffalo Bandits, who will operate a new expansion franchise from the 2019–2020 season under the Knighthawks moniker.[2][3] While located in Rochester the franchise won 5 championships.

The Halifax Thunderbirds made their League debut on December 7, 2019, defeating the New York Riptide 12–4 in front of a crowd of 6,847 at the Scotiabank Centre.[4]

Current roster[edit]

2019–2020 Halifax Thunderbirds Roster - Website: https://www.halifaxthunderbirds.com/news/detail/thunderbirds-announce-inaugural-21-man-roster







Head Coach

Assistant Coaches

Athletic Performance Coach

Equipment Manager


  1. ^ "National Lacrosse League Awards Halifax Franchise". Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  2. ^ Pegulas confirm they will take over the Knighthawks wivb.com
  3. ^ "National Lacrosse League relocates Rochester Knighthawks to Halifax". Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "NLL: Halifax Thunderbirds Kick Off New Era With Win in Front of 6,847 Home Fans". Retrieved January 30, 2020.

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