Toronto Tomahawks

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The Toronto Tomahawks were a team in the original National Lacrosse League. The Tomahawks played their home games at Maple Leaf Gardens during the league's first season in 1974[1] and compiled a 17-23 record. This placed them fifth out of six teams in the NLL and out of the playoffs. Following the completion of the season, the Tomahawks were sold[2][3] and received league approval to move the team to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, New York.[4][5] However, ultimately it was decided to relocate the team to Boston to become the Boston Bolts for the start of the 1975 NLL season,[6][7][8] with the Rochester Griffins becoming the Long Island Tomahawks.[6][9][8]


  1. ^ Morrissey, Bob (May 15, 1974). "Ailing Quebecois ready for opener tonight". Montreal Gazette. p. 44. 
  2. ^ "Tomahawks leave town for the U.S.". Toronto Star. 1974-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Hawks quit Toronto, move to Long Island". Globe and Mail. 1974-09-12. 
  4. ^ "NLL seeking deal for U.S. TV show". Globe and Mail. 1974-10-19. 
  5. ^ "New lacrosse job for Jim Bishop". Toronto Star. 1974-12-05. 
  6. ^ a b Carter, Dave (April 30, 1975). "Tomahawks poised for debut at home". Montreal Gazette. p. 28. 
  7. ^ "Sports roundup". Globe and Mail. 1975-01-09. 
  8. ^ a b White, Peter (1975-04-30). "Reorganization of professional lacrosse benefits Ontario league". Globe and Mail. 
  9. ^ Eskenazi, Gerald (1975-01-16). "A New Game for L.I. Coliseum: New Game In Coliseum Is Lacrosse". New York Times.