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WK
1
Fri, Dec 2
FINAL
Philadelphia
8
Halifax
18
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Vancouver
8
Toronto
19
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
San Diego
15
New York
14
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Albany
11
Buffalo
10
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Rochester
16
Georgia
11
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Colorado
6
Saskatchewan
18
WK
2
Fri, Dec 9
20:30:00
Las Vegas
Panther City
Fri, Dec 9
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
San Diego
Sat, Dec 10
19:00:00
Toronto
Rochester
Sat, Dec 10
21:30:00
Vancouver
Calgary
WK
3
Fri, Dec 16
22:00:00
Calgary
Vancouver
Fri, Dec 16
22:30:00
Panther City
Las Vegas
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Buffalo
Toronto
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Rochester
Albany
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Georgia
Sat, Dec 17
19:30:00
Halifax
New York
Sat, Dec 17
20:00:00
Colorado
Panther City
WK
5
Fri, Dec 30
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Dec 30
21:00:00
San Diego
Calgary
Sat, Dec 31
21:00:00
Panther City
Saskatchewan
WK
6
Fri, Jan 6
22:30:00
Philadelphia
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Panther City
Rochester
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Halifax
Albany
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Buffalo
Georgia
Sat, Jan 7
19:30:00
Toronto
New York
Sat, Jan 7
22:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
Sat, Jan 7
22:00:00
Vancouver
San Diego
WK
7
Fri, Jan 13
18:30:00
Albany
Halifax
Fri, Jan 13
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Colorado
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Halifax
Toronto
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Panther City
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 14
19:30:00
Georgia
Buffalo
Sat, Jan 14
21:00:00
San Diego
Calgary
Sat, Jan 14
22:00:00
Las Vegas
Vancouver
Sun, Jan 15
15:00:00
Rochester
New York
WK
8
Fri, Jan 20
19:30:00
Buffalo
Rochester
Fri, Jan 20
22:30:00
Vancouver
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
New York
Albany
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
9
Fri, Jan 27
18:00:00
Rochester
Halifax
Fri, Jan 27
19:00:00
Buffalo
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 28
19:30:00
Buffalo
New York
Sat, Jan 28
20:30:00
Las Vegas
Saskatchewan
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
Toronto
Calgary
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
San Diego
Colorado
Sat, Jan 28
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
WK
10
Fri, Feb 3
21:00:00
Georgia
Colorado
Sat, Feb 4
18:00:00
Calgary
Halifax
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
New York
Toronto
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
Albany
Philadelphia
Sat, Feb 4
19:30:00
Rochester
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Panther City
San Diego
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 4
22:30:00
Colorado
Las Vegas
WK
11
Fri, Feb 10
19:30:00
Toronto
Georgia
Fri, Feb 10
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Sat, Feb 11
19:00:00
Halifax
Rochester
Sat, Feb 11
19:30:00
Albany
New York
Sat, Feb 11
20:00:00
Vancouver
Panther City
Sat, Feb 11
21:00:00
Colorado
Calgary
WK
12
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
San Diego
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Calgary
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Georgia
Toronto
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Las Vegas
Albany
Sat, Feb 18
19:30:00
Philadelphia
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 18
20:00:00
Colorado
Panther City
Sun, Feb 19
13:00:00
New York
Halifax
WK
13
Fri, Feb 24
21:00:00
Panther City
Colorado
Fri, Feb 24
22:30:00
Calgary
Las Vegas
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
New York
Rochester
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
Albany
Georgia
Sat, Feb 25
20:00:00
Vancouver
Saskatchewan
WK
14
Fri, Mar 3
18:30:00
Buffalo
Halifax
Sat, Mar 4
11:30:00
New York
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 4
16:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Rochester
Toronto
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
Sat, Mar 4
20:00:00
Saskatchewan
Panther City
Mon, Mar 6
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
15
Fri, Mar 10
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Mar 10
21:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
Sat, Mar 11
19:00:00
Albany
Toronto
Sat, Mar 11
19:30:00
Philadelphia
New York
Sat, Mar 11
20:30:00
San Diego
Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 11
22:30:00
Vancouver
Las Vegas
Sun, Mar 12
16:00:00
Rochester
Georgia
WK
16
Fri, Mar 17
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Fri, Mar 17
22:00:00
San Diego
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 18
11:00:00
Georgia
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 18
18:00:00
Toronto
Halifax
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
Albany
New York
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
Colorado
Buffalo
Sat, Mar 18
20:00:00
Las Vegas
Panther City
Sun, Mar 19
15:00:00
Philadelphia
Rochester
WK
17
Fri, Mar 24
20:30:00
San Diego
Panther City
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
Toronto
Albany
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
Halifax
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 25
19:30:00
Georgia
New York
Sat, Mar 25
21:30:00
Calgary
Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
Buffalo
San Diego
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
Colorado
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 25
22:30:00
Rochester
Las Vegas
WK
18
Fri, Mar 31
20:00:00
New York
Georgia
Fri, Mar 31
21:00:00
Las Vegas
Colorado
Fri, Mar 31
22:00:00
Calgary
San Diego
Sat, Apr 1
19:00:00
Buffalo
Toronto
Sat, Apr 1
20:00:00
Albany
Panther City
Sat, Apr 1
21:30:00
Vancouver
Saskatchewan
Sun, Apr 2
13:00:00
Georgia
Halifax
Sun, Apr 2
18:00:00
Rochester
Philadelphia
WK
19
Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
Albany
Rochester
Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
Saskatchewan
Georgia
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
Panther City
Calgary
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
Vancouver
Colorado
Sat, Apr 8
22:30:00
San Diego
Las Vegas
WK
20
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
Las Vegas
Calgary
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
San Diego
Colorado
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Toronto
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
Sat, Apr 15
19:30:00
New York
Buffalo
Sat, Apr 15
21:30:00
Halifax
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 15
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
WK
21
Fri, Apr 21
20:30:00
Calgary
Panther City
Sat, Apr 22
18:00:00
New York
Halifax
Sat, Apr 22
19:00:00
Georgia
Rochester
Sat, Apr 22
20:00:00
Toronto
Buffalo
Sat, Apr 22
21:30:00
Colorado
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 22
22:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sun, Apr 23
15:00:00
Philadelphia
Albany
WK
22
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Rochester
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Buffalo
Albany
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Halifax
Georgia
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
Colorado
San Diego
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
New York
Vancouver
Sat, Apr 29
22:30:00
Saskatchewan
Las Vegas
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Thunderbirds Win a Thriller in the Nest Against a Hungry Seals Team

The Halifax Thunderbirds faced one of their toughest tests this season against a hungry San Diego Seals team. In a low scoring affair, the Thunderbirds found a way to win, knocking off the Seals 8–5.

At the beginning of the game, the keys for the Thunderbirds were to avoid the trap game. Facing a Seals team that has started the season 1–4 and hungry for a statement win, Halifax couldn’t take this opponent lightly even though they have won only one game so far. It was a slow start for the Thunderbirds, possibly thinking that the Seals would be an easy opponent to roll over, which was certainly not the case.

After a highlight reel diving goal by Kyle Jackson to open the scoring and a second goal a few minutes later by Ryan Benesch, the Seals began to fight for their lives. Zach Greer scooped up a rebound and put the Seals on the board. A penalty on the Thunderbirds gave the dangerous Connor Fields too much time and room, and he evened the score at 2 in the 1st quarter.

“We just have to stick to our game plan,” said Thunderbirds Assistant Coach Chad Culp. “Everyone just needs to keep working for each other.

The rest of the game would be defined by outstanding defense and even better goaltending for both teams. In the 1st quarter, Warren Hill had already recorded 15 saves. Defenseman Luc Magnan even had a save for the Thunderbirds, jumping in front of a shot to help his goaltender.

Rookie Nonkon Thompson took his second penalty for the Thunderbirds in the 2nd quarter, but Mike Burke decided he didn’t need to have everyone on the field to score, notching a shorthanded goal and retaking the lead, 3–2.

The Seals weren’t going anywhere, however, and after a few big saves by Warren Hill, Zach Greer tallied his second goal of the game after fighting to regain possession and taking the ball to the net. A third penalty by Thompson gave the Seals another opportunity to take the lead but Warren Hill and the rest of the Halifax defense stood tall.

On the other side of the field, the offense was having trouble getting going. With some solid opportunities, the Seals defense kept finding ways to subdue the Thunderbirds attacks. Frank Scigliano in goal for San Diego was a brick wall, letting only 3 goals past him in the first half, keeping the game tied and well within reach.

“We just have to keep playing our game,” said defender Luc Magnan going into halftime. “Warren [Hill] is our backbone and we have to help him out more on offense.” After facing 35 shots in the first half there were certainly some defensive adjustments that needed to be made. “We have to box out more and stay honest with them. They have a lot of firepower and can score all over.”

To kick off the 2nd half, Warren Hill kept locking down the defense, making a few quick saves and shutting down the San Diego offense. Still the Seals kept battling and 3 minutes into the half, Jeremy Noble ran through the Halifax defense and snuck one past Hill, giving San Diego the lead 4–3.

Wes Berg got called for an illegal body check and gave the Thunderbirds a Power Play chance with 3 and a half minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter. Mike Burke finally broke the scoring drought for Halifax, tying the game back at 4. The 3rd quarter was a strong defensive battle, with each team only letting one goal in, and tensions were beginning to rise.

A big hit by Scott Campbell started a scrap between the teams, and Nonkon Thompson and Jeremy Noble came to the defense of their teammates. Both players got sent to the penalty box and the game resumed 5 vs. 5 as the 3rd quarter concluded.

As the 4th quarter began, the tensions between the teams heightened even more. Warren Hill began the quarter with some big saves for the Thunderbirds, but 45 seconds in, a turnover by the offense allowed Zach Greer to collect his 3rd goal of the game for the Seals and reclaim the lead.

After that goal, neither teams’ defense seemed like they were going to give an inch, until Kyle Jackson, who had struggled scoring in the other games this season netted his 2nd of the night and tied the game at 5. That ignited the Nest, and with the crowd behind them, the scoring opened up for the Thunderbirds.

Stephen Keogh, who had many opportunities that just wouldn’t fall throughout the game, retook the lead for Halifax with 5:31 left on the clock. And he wasn’t done. After more saves by Warren Hill on the other end of the field, Keogh put another goal in to stretch the lead to 2 with an assist from Cody Jamieson. Right after that, Keogh added his 3rd goal of the quarter, building the lead to what would be the final score, 8–5.

Scott Campbell and Brodie Merrill dropped the gloves as the Seals tried to find a spark, but it was too little too late. Keogh’s goals had sealed the game for the Thunderbirds as they improved to 5–0 to open their inaugural season.

“It was an offense by committee. Everyone moving their feet, moving the ball, and cutting really opened it up,” said Keogh post-game. “Jammer [Cody Jamieson] is one of the best passers in the game and he was finding me. It felt good to get the ball in the back of the net.”

The Thunderbirds extended their win streak to 5, and are still undefeated after tonight. San Diego gave them a great test tonight and played a near perfect defensive game for 55 minutes.

“We know that with our start we have a target on our backs and are going to get every teams best game. They pushed us to our limit tonight. Obviously, their record isn’t where they want it to be so they’re treating every game like it’s a playoff game,” said Warren Hill. “My defense put me in a great position to make the saves tonight, giving me the looks that I wanted to see.”

The Thunderbirds play again next week when they travel to Calgary to square off with the reigning NLL champions. After getting off to the best start in the NLL since 2004, Halifax will face their toughest challenge yet. The Roughnecks have had a tough start to the season, currently sitting at 2-3. They will certainly come out strong, seeking to hand the league leading Thunderbirds their first loss.

The next home game for Halifax is February 15th when the Saskatchewan Rush come to the Nest.

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