This 2019-20 NLL season there will be a brand-new season long competition among all 5 Canadian clubs. Calgary, Halifax, Saskatchewan, Toronto, and Vancouver will be competing for the inaugural Alterna Cup. This Cup was created in partnership with Alterna Bank and Alterna Savings, who put “The Good in Banking”™. Alterna Bank and Alterna Savings will be the exclusive banking partner of the NLL in Canada this season.
With the help of Alterna, we have created a one of a kind trophy that will be awarded to the winning team at the end of the 19-20 regular season. The trophy features the famed Canadian Maple Leaf as the focal point.
To capture the Cup, Canadian teams will be competing in head-to-head matchups throughout the NLL regular season. This year, Halifax, Toronto, and Vancouver will have 6 total games, while Saskatchewan and Calgary have 7 total head to head games. Since there is a difference in number of total games between all teams the standings will be based on win percentage in these head to head matchups. The League will track all team’s wins and losses, which will calculate each team’s win percentage. When a team wins a Cup matchup it will increase their overall win percentage and move them up in the standings. Since there are so few games, each matchup is very important for standings. If at the conclusion of the regular season 2 Canadian teams have the exact same Win Percentage, the winner of the Alterna Cup will be based off certain tiebreakers. The tiebreakers for the Cup are as follows and in order of how they will be implemented to determine a winner: head to head results, goal differential between the 2 teams, goal differential between the 2 teams in Alterna Cup games, NLL record, and NLL season goal differentials.
2019-20 Alterna Cup Standings:
2019-20 Alterna Cup Schedule:
November 29, 2019 – Calgary Roughnecks 12 at Vancouver Warriors 7
January 25, 2020 – Halifax Thunderbirds 15 vs Calgary Roughnecks 12
January 31, 2020 – Halifax Thunderbirds 9 vs Toronto Rock 12
February 15, 2020 – Saskatchewan Rush 16 vs Halifax Thunderbirds 15
February 15, 2020 – Vancouver Warriors 7 vs Toronto Rock 14
February 21, 2020 – Toronto Rock 8 vs Halifax Thunderbirds 9
February 29, 2020 – Toronto Rock vs Saskatchewan Rush
March 7, 2020 – Vancouver Warriors vs Saskatchewan Rush
March 8, 2020 – Calgary Roughnecks vs Toronto Rock
March 13, 2020 – Saskatchewan Rush vs Calgary Roughnecks
March 28, 2020 – Vancouver Warriors vs Calgary Roughnecks
April 3, 2020 – Halifax Thunderbirds vs Vancouver Warriors
April 17, 2020 – Saskatchewan Rush vs Calgary Roughnecks
April 18, 2020 – Calgary Roughnecks vs Saskatchewan Rush
April 24, 2020 – Saskatchewan Rush vs Vancouver Warriors
April 25, 2020 – Toronto Rock vs Halifax Thunderbirds
As the season goes on you can follow the Alterna Cup action on B/R Live, the NLL social channels as well as NLL.com.
ALTERNA CUP TROPHY
The 2020 Alterna Cup trophy is inspired by the Canadian Maple leaf to symbolize the competition between the NLL’s five Canadian teams, Calgary, Halifax, Saskatchewan, Toronto, and Vancouver. Crafted and developed by Bennett Awards, the cup features Alterna Bank and Alterna Savings, the creator of the 2020 Alterna Cup Series.
The Alterna Cup will be on display as part of the Alterna Tailgate Tour beginning Friday, February 21 at The Lower Deck in Halifax prior to the Toronto Rock vs. Halifax Thunderbirds game. Alterna Bank and Alterna Savings will have your photo opportunities, and chance to win prizes starting at 5pm local time.
Event: Alterna Cup Tailgate Tour – Stop 2
Game: Toronto Rock vs. Saskatchewan Rush
Location: Shoeless Joe’s Saskatoon, 303 Cope Lane, Saskatoon, SK, S7T0G3
Date: Saturday Feb 29, 2020
Time: 4pm – 6:15pm (Local time)
Check out a 3-d rendering of the Alterna Cup here.
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