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Fri, Dec 2
6:00 pm ET
Wings
Thunderbirds
Sat, Dec 3
5:00 pm ET
Warriors
Rock
Sat, Dec 3
7:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Bandits
Sat, Dec 3
7:30 pm ET
Seals
Riptide
Sat, Dec 3
8:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Swarm
Sat, Dec 3
8:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Rush
WK
2
Fri, Dec 9
8:30 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Panther City
Fri, Dec 9
10:00 pm ET
Rush
Seals
Sat, Dec 10
7:00 pm ET
Rock
Knighthawks
Sat, Dec 10
9:30 pm ET
Warriors
Roughnecks
WK
3
Fri, Dec 16
10:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Warriors
Fri, Dec 16
10:30 pm ET
Panther City
Desert Dogs
Sat, Dec 17
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Rock
Sat, Dec 17
7:00 pm ET
Wings
Swarm
Sat, Dec 17
7:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
FireWolves
Sat, Dec 17
7:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Riptide
Sat, Dec 17
8:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Panther City
WK
5
Fri, Dec 30
7:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Bandits
Fri, Dec 30
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Roughnecks
Sat, Dec 31
9:00 pm ET
Panther City
Rush
WK
6
Fri, Jan 6
10:30 pm ET
Wings
Desert Dogs
Sat, Jan 7
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Swarm
Sat, Jan 7
7:00 pm ET
Panther City
Knighthawks
Sat, Jan 7
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
FireWolves
Sat, Jan 7
7:30 pm ET
Rock
Riptide
Sat, Jan 7
9:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Mammoth
Sat, Jan 7
10:00 pm ET
Warriors
Seals
WK
7
Fri, Jan 13
6:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Thunderbirds
Fri, Jan 13
9:00 pm ET
Rush
Mammoth
Sat, Jan 14
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Rock
Sat, Jan 14
7:00 pm ET
Panther City
Wings
Sat, Jan 14
7:30 pm ET
Swarm
Bandits
Sat, Jan 14
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Roughnecks
Sat, Jan 14
10:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Warriors
Sun, Jan 15
3:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Riptide
WK
8
Fri, Jan 20
7:30 pm ET
Bandits
Knighthawks
Fri, Jan 20
10:30 pm ET
Warriors
Desert Dogs
Sat, Jan 21
7:00 pm ET
Rock
Wings
Sat, Jan 21
7:00 pm ET
Riptide
FireWolves
WK
9
Fri, Jan 27
6:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Thunderbirds
Fri, Jan 27
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Wings
Sat, Jan 28
7:30 pm ET
Bandits
Riptide
Sat, Jan 28
8:30 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Rush
Sat, Jan 28
9:00 pm ET
Rock
Roughnecks
Sat, Jan 28
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Mammoth
Sat, Jan 28
10:00 pm ET
Panther City
Warriors
WK
10
Fri, Feb 3
9:00 pm ET
Swarm
Mammoth
Sat, Feb 4
6:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Thunderbirds
Sat, Feb 4
7:00 pm ET
Riptide
Rock
Sat, Feb 4
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Wings
Sat, Feb 4
7:30 pm ET
Knighthawks
Bandits
Sat, Feb 4
10:00 pm ET
Panther City
Seals
Sat, Feb 4
10:00 pm ET
Rush
Warriors
Sat, Feb 4
10:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Desert Dogs
WK
11
Fri, Feb 10
7:30 pm ET
Rock
Swarm
Fri, Feb 10
9:00 pm ET
Rush
Roughnecks
Sat, Feb 11
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Knighthawks
Sat, Feb 11
7:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Riptide
Sat, Feb 11
8:00 pm ET
Warriors
Panther City
Sat, Feb 11
9:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Roughnecks
WK
12
Fri, Feb 17
10:00 pm ET
Rush
Seals
Fri, Feb 17
10:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Warriors
Sat, Feb 18
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
Rock
Sat, Feb 18
7:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
FireWolves
Sat, Feb 18
7:30 pm ET
Wings
Bandits
Sat, Feb 18
8:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Panther City
Sun, Feb 19
1:00 pm ET
Riptide
Thunderbirds
WK
13
Fri, Feb 24
9:00 pm ET
Panther City
Mammoth
Fri, Feb 24
10:30 pm ET
Roughnecks
Desert Dogs
Sat, Feb 25
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Swarm
Sat, Feb 25
7:00 pm ET
Riptide
Knighthawks
Sat, Feb 25
8:00 pm ET
Warriors
Rush
WK
14
Fri, Mar 3
6:30 pm ET
Bandits
Thunderbirds
Sat, Mar 4
11:30 am ET
Riptide
Wings
Sat, Mar 4
4:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Seals
Sat, Mar 4
7:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Rock
Sat, Mar 4
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
FireWolves
Sat, Mar 4
8:00 pm ET
Rush
Panther City
Mon, Mar 6
7:00 pm ET
Rock
Wings
WK
15
Fri, Mar 10
7:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Bandits
Fri, Mar 10
9:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Mammoth
Sat, Mar 11
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Rock
Sat, Mar 11
7:30 pm ET
Wings
Riptide
Sat, Mar 11
8:30 pm ET
Seals
Rush
Sat, Mar 11
10:30 pm ET
Warriors
Desert Dogs
Sun, Mar 12
4:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Swarm
WK
16
Fri, Mar 17
9:00 pm ET
Rush
Roughnecks
Fri, Mar 17
10:00 pm ET
Seals
Warriors
Sat, Mar 18
11:00 am ET
Swarm
Wings
Sat, Mar 18
6:00 pm ET
Rock
Thunderbirds
Sat, Mar 18
7:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Bandits
Sat, Mar 18
7:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Riptide
Sat, Mar 18
8:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Panther City
Sun, Mar 19
3:00 pm ET
Wings
Knighthawks
WK
17
Fri, Mar 24
8:30 pm ET
Seals
Panther City
Sat, Mar 25
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Wings
Sat, Mar 25
7:00 pm ET
Rock
FireWolves
Sat, Mar 25
7:30 pm ET
Swarm
Riptide
Sat, Mar 25
9:30 pm ET
Roughnecks
Rush
Sat, Mar 25
10:00 pm ET
Bandits
Seals
Sat, Mar 25
10:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Warriors
Sat, Mar 25
10:30 pm ET
Knighthawks
Desert Dogs
WK
18
Fri, Mar 31
7:30 pm ET
Riptide
Swarm
Fri, Mar 31
9:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Mammoth
Fri, Mar 31
10:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Seals
Sat, Apr 1
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Rock
Sat, Apr 1
8:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Panther City
Sat, Apr 1
9:30 pm ET
Warriors
Rush
Sun, Apr 2
1:00 pm ET
Swarm
Thunderbirds
Sun, Apr 2
6:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Wings
WK
19
Sat, Apr 8
7:00 pm ET
Rush
Swarm
Sat, Apr 8
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Knighthawks
Sat, Apr 8
9:00 pm ET
Panther City
Roughnecks
Sat, Apr 8
9:00 pm ET
Warriors
Mammoth
Sat, Apr 8
10:30 pm ET
Seals
Desert Dogs
WK
20
Fri, Apr 14
9:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Roughnecks
Fri, Apr 14
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Mammoth
Sat, Apr 15
7:00 pm ET
Wings
Rock
Sat, Apr 15
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
FireWolves
Sat, Apr 15
7:30 pm ET
Riptide
Bandits
Sat, Apr 15
9:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Rush
Sat, Apr 15
10:00 pm ET
Panther City
Warriors
WK
21
Fri, Apr 21
8:30 pm ET
Roughnecks
Panther City
Sat, Apr 22
6:00 pm ET
Riptide
Thunderbirds
Sat, Apr 22
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
Knighthawks
Sat, Apr 22
7:30 pm ET
Rock
Bandits
Sat, Apr 22
9:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Rush
Sat, Apr 22
10:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Seals
Sun, Apr 23
3:00 pm ET
Wings
FireWolves
WK
22
Sat, Apr 29
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Swarm
Sat, Apr 29
7:00 pm ET
Wings
Knighthawks
Sat, Apr 29
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
FireWolves
Sat, Apr 29
10:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Seals
Sat, Apr 29
10:00 pm ET
Riptide
Warriors
Sat, Apr 29
10:30 pm ET
Rush
Desert Dogs
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An Honest Sit Down with Tyson Bell

Tyson Bell: Halifax Thunderbirds defender/transition player. 2019 NLL champion with the Calgary Roughnecks. Team Canada member at 2018 worlds. 2x NJCAA national champion. From St. Catharines ON, home of the storied junior A Athletics. Lacrosse pro with unreal flow, and all-around cool dude. 

But social justice warrior?

NLL.com interviewed Bell during Black History Month about his interest and involvement in the issues of diversity, inclusion and equality, as well as the Black Lives Matter and Every Child Matters movements, as part of the NLL Unites initiative. 

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NLL.com: Lacrosse fans know you as a warrior on the turf, but maybe not so much as a social justice warrior off the floor. What are your interests in the issues of diversity, inclusion and equality, and why are these important to you?

TB: “To me, equality means you must see someone as an equal before you can embrace their unique traits and characteristics. Inclusion to me means making every single person you encounter feel valued and included. With diversity the differences can be within a certain setting whether it be beliefs, life choices, ethnicity or sexual identification.”

NLL.com: You are related to Halifax assistant coach/2009 NLL Defensive Player of the Year Billy Dee Smith and Buffalo’s leading scorer/2016 NLL MVP Dhane Smith (as well as former Bandits star/2008 NLL Transition Player of the Year Mark Steenhuis by marriage). How are these relationships and their experiences important to how you approach the issues of diversity, inclusion and equality? 

TB: “Yes. We are related through my father’s side. These relationships are very important to me. They are family so I will back them at any moment. It’s nice to see how well they have done in their careers with lacrosse and just everyday living. It’s important for me to know what they have gone through playing a white-based sport and how they overcame their obstacles.”

NLL.com: Is lacrosse just one big family?

TB: “Lacrosse is definitely family-oriented. My teammates are my brothers away from home.”

NLL.com: What is your interest in the Black Lives Matter movement?

TB: “I got involved in the Black Lives Matter movement because of my father’s side of the family being Black and not knowing what he had to go through as a child living in Canada, and also simply for the fact when the movement started with the Trayvon Martin killing. My aunt Tasha Bell has also been really involved in the Black Lives Matter movement. She created a business page that features and spotlights Black-owned businesses. It’s been pretty cool to have family involved in really important movements, and to also be a part of it by going to protests to show my support as a Black man.”

NLL.com: You’ve also shown an interest in the Every Child Matters movement. What’s your involvement with that?

TB: “With the Every Child Matters movement a lot of my best friends, teammates, coaches and family friends have native heritage and are Indigenous, which really hit me. Not knowing much about how rough they had it growing up and still have ongoing issues really makes me wonder what kind of world we live in. It’s sad to be honest. I’m going to share something my [Thunderbirds] captain Cody Jamieson shared. To him, ‘The Every Child Matters movement for me signifies hope. It makes me hope that our children have a brighter future, and will have the same opportunities as other children. It also gives me hope that people are listening, and growing from past experiences. That the trauma will never be forgotten, but should be learned from. Only then will we truly be able to reconcile.'”

NLL.com: You’re active on social media (@UnrealFlow44 on Twitter and Instagram). How important is using your platform as an NLL player?

TB: “I think it’s important as a professional athlete to use my platform so I can engage with what’s going on with a larger audience by sharing posts, retweeting and posting content surrounding important topics and so people can reach out and ask questions. But there are also cons that come with it. It automatically allows you to be judged, and you have to allow for the backlash of people who don’t agree with what I feel or believe in.” 

NLL.com: You’ve travelled around North America and the world thanks to the game of lacrosse. What have you learned through those experiences?

TB: “Travelling the world to play something I love is a true blessing and I do not take it for granted. Everything is earned and not given. To me, I just think if you have an interest in something, to stick with it and live it out as much as you can. When I went to Israel for the [2018] world championships, on one of our days off we went to Jerusalem to sightsee. Travelling in a big group with our Team Canada polo shirts on stood out and gave some attention to everyone there. I remember talking to a few people and kids about why we were there, so I had to show pictures of the game and videos of how it was played. They were all amazed and seemed to love it.” 

NLL.com: What can the game of lacrosse teach NLL fans, and people in general, about diversity, inclusion and equality?

TB: “The game of lacrosse can teach fans to treat one another as equal, and to embrace unity as one. As professional athletes I think it’s important to be role models and leaders, and do the right thing, help grow the sport, and welcome players of all ethnicities and gender.”

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See Bell and his Halifax Thunderbirds teammates in action next Saturday, Mar 5 at 6:00 p.m. ET when they host the Vancouver Warriors in an Alterna Cup matchup on TSN for the Sports Interaction Game of the Week and ESPN+ 

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