2020 Halifax Thunderbirds season
The Halifax Thunderbirds are a lacrosse team based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that plays in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). the 2020 NLL season was their first season the NLL. They were formerly the Rochester Knighthawks but moved to Halifax, as Rochester gained an expansion franchise. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was suspended on March 12, 2020. On April 8, the league made a further public statement announcing the cancellation of the remaining games of the 2020 season and that they would be exploring options for playoffs once it was safe to resume play.
|2020 Halifax Thunderbirds|
|General Manager||Curt Styres|
On June 4th, the league confirmed that the playoffs would also be cancelled due to the pandemic.
|1||New England Black Wolves||11||8||3||.727||0.0||4–3||4–0||135||101||+34||12.27||9.18|
|4||New York Riptide||13||1||12||.077||8.0||1–5||0–7||116||177||-61||8.92||13.62|
|3||San Diego Seals||12||6||6||.500||2.0||3–3||3–3||138||131||+7||11.50||10.92|
x: Clinched playoff berth; c: Clinched playoff berth by crossing over to another division; y: Clinched division; z: Clinched best regular season record; GP: Games Played
W: Wins; L: Losses; GB: Games back; PCT: Win percentage; Home: Record at Home; Road: Record on the Road; GF: Goals scored; GA: Goals allowed
Differential: Difference between goals scored and allowed; GF/GP: Average number of goals scored per game; GA/GP: Average number of goals allowed per game
|1||December 7, 2019||New York Riptide||Scotiabank Centre||W 12–4||6,847||1–0|
|2||December 21, 2019||Rochester Knighthawks||Scotiabank Centre||W 14–12||5,278||2–0|
|3||December 28, 2019||@ Buffalo Bandits||KeyBank Center||W 15–10||13,576||3–0|
|4||January 11, 2020||Colorado Mammoth||Scotiabank Centre||W 12–9||7,623||4–0|
|5||January 18, 2020||San Diego Seals||Scotiabank Centre||W 8–5||7,219||5–0|
|6||January 25, 2020||@ Calgary Roughnecks||Scotiabank Saddledome||W 15–12||15,362||6–0|
|7||January 31, 2020||@ Toronto Rock||Scotiabank Arena||L 9–12||10,946||6–1|
|8||February 15, 2020||Saskatchewan Rush||Scotiabank Centre||L 15–16||OT||8,833||6–2|
|9||February 21, 2020||Toronto Rock||Scotiabank Centre||W 9–8||9,337||7–2|
|10||February 29, 2020||@ Buffalo Bandits||KeyBank Center||L 9–13||12,813||7–3|
|11||March 1, 2020||@ New England Black Wolves||Mohegan Sun Arena||L 10–16||5,502||7–4|
|12||March 8, 2020||Buffalo Bandits||Scotiabank Centre||W 11–9||8,359||8–4|
|13||March 14, 2020||@ Rochester Knighthawks||Blue Cross Arena|
|14||March 28, 2020||@ Rochester Knighthawks||Blue Cross Arena|
|15||April 3, 2020||@ Vancouver Warriors||Rogers Arena|
|16||April 18, 2020||Philadelphia Wings||Scotiabank Centre|
|17||April 19, 2020||@ Georgia Swarm||Infinite Energy Arena|
|18||April 25, 2020||Toronto Rock||Scotiabank Centre|
- 4 Graeme Hossack
- 18 Jake Withers
- 19 Nonkon Thompson
- 25 James Barclay
- 34 Cory Becker
- 37 Scott Campbell
- 45 Luc Magnan
- 68 Trevor Smyth
- 7 Eric Fannell
- 16 Mike Burke
- 17 Ryan Benesch
- 21 Chris Boushy
- 24 Clarke Petterson
- 28 Stephen Keogh
- 33 Austin Shanks
- 47 Kyle Jackson
- 88 Cody Jamieson
- 00 Johnny Jimerson
- 12 Chet Koneczny
- 13 Brandon Robinson
- 81 Clay Scanlan
Athletic Performance Coach
- Dan Noble
- Dave Sowden
|1||5||Clarke Petterson||Cornell University (NCAA D1)|
|1||14||Trevor Smyth||Rochester Institute of Technology (NCAA D1)|
|2||30||Clay Scanlan||Six Nations Arrows (OJALL)|
|3||38||Nonkon Thompson||Akwesasne Indians (OJBLL)|
|5||68||Matt Dziama||Virginia University (NCAA D1)|
|6||81||Brad Fannell||St. Catharines Athletics (OJALL)|
- "NLL Statement on game play (March 12, 2020)". NLL.com. March 12, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
- "National Lacrosse League cancels remainder of season due to COVID-19". Sportsnet. Sportsnet.
- "National Lacrosse League announces cancellation of remaining regular season games". NLL.com. April 8, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
- Saelhof, Todd. "NLL cancels playoffs, moves on to 2021 season". Calgary Sun.
- "2020 National Lacrosse League Standings". Pointstreak Stats.
- "2019 NLL Draft Results". NLL.com. September 17, 2019. Retrieved February 1, 2017.