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
Division titles(1) 2020
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. [1] Curt Styres, the 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]

2021–2022 Halifax Thunderbirds Roster - Website: https://www.halifaxthunderbirds.com/team





Head Coach

Assistant Coaches

Athletic Performance Coach

Equipment Manager

Awards and honors[edit]

Year Player Award
2020 Graeme Hossack Defensive Player of the Year
John Catalano Executive of the Year

All-time record[edit]

Season Division W–L Finish PCT Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2020 North 8-4 1st .667 6-1 2-3 139 126 Mike Accursi No Playoffs Held
2022 Eastern 11-7 3rd .611 7-2 4-5 198 195 Mike Accursi Lost East Division Quarterfinals
Total 2 Seasons 19-11 .633 13-3 6-8 337 321
Playoff Totals 1 Appearance 0-1 .000 0-0 0-1 13 14 0 Championships

Playoff results[edit]

Season Game Visiting Home
2022 East Division Quarterfinals Halifax 13 Toronto 14

Draft history[edit]

NLL Entry Draft[edit]

First Round Selections


  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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