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Alterna Cup

The Alterna Cup, a competition among all five Canadian clubs, will return for the 2021 NLL regular season. Calgary, Halifax, Saskatchewan, Toronto, and Vancouver will compete for the honorable 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 is the exclusive banking partner of the NLL in Canada.

With the help of Alterna, the NLL has created a one-of-a-kind trophy that will be awarded to the winning team at the end of the regular season. The trophy features the famed Canadian Maple Leaf as the focal point.

To capture the Cup, Canadian teams compete in head-to-head matchups throughout the NLL regular season. The standings are based on the win percentage of these matchups among the five Canadian teams. The League tracks every 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. WIth a limited Alterna Cup schedule, each matchup is important for standings. If, at the conclusion of the regular season, two Canadian teams have the same win percentage, the winner of the Alterna Cup will be based on specific 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, overall NLL record, and overall NLL season goal differentials.


Alterna Cup Trophy
2019-20 Alterna Cup Standings
Saskatchewan Rush
Calgary Roughnecks
Toronto Rock
Halifax Thunderbirds
Vancouver Warriors
Win Percentage Record PCT W-L
.667 2-1
.667 2-1
.600 3-2
.500 2-2
.000 0-3
2019-20 Alterna Cup Schedule

November 29, 2019 - Calgary Roughnecks 12 at Vancouver Warriors 7

January 25, 2020 - Halifax Thunderbirds 15 at Calgary Roughnecks 12

January 31, 2020 - Halifax Thunderbirds 9 at Toronto Rock 12

February 15, 2020 - Saskatchewan Rush 16 at Halifax Thunderbirds 15

February 15, 2020 - Vancouver Warriors 7 at Toronto Rock 14

February 21, 2020 - Toronto Rock 8 at Halifax Thunderbirds 9

February 29, 2020 - Toronto Rock 9 at Saskatchewan Rush 8

March 7, 2020 - Vancouver Warriors 7 at Saskatchewan Rush 17

March 8, 2020 - Calgary Roughnecks 13 at Toronto Rock 10

About Alterna Bank



Alterna Bank is the official bank of the National Lacrosse League. Lacrosse is an action-packed game that makes for exhilarating yet affordable entertainment for the whole family. Alterna Bank is pleased to be bringing communities together through lacrosse and helping this important sport continue to grow. At Alterna, its profits serve a purpose, and this is why it supports the National Lacrosse League.

Founded in 1908, Alterna Savings is known for its high-touch service and community roots across Ontario, while Alterna Bank is a national digital bank known for its innovation; We are The Good in Banking™. We put customers before profits because we believe everyone should have a fair shot at financial well-being. Not just a privileged few. We are also Canada’s most innovative digital bank – winning all sorts of awards and accolades for our products, services, and competitive rates. To find out more, visit us at /