The National Lacrosse League is coming to Halifax.
The N-L-L announced Thursday that the Rochester Knighthawks will be relocating to Halifax, becoming the league’s fifth Canadian franchise. Curt Styres, the N-L-L’s 2017-18 general manager of the year and owner of the Knighthawks, applied to relocate his team and received approval from the league’s board of governors. Halifax’s team will begin play during the 2019-20 season at Scotiabank Centre, with many of the players on the current Knighthawks’ roster. The season will include nine regular-season home games, plus pre-season and playoff games. The N-L-L Cup champion Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, Calgary Roughnecks and Vancouver Stealth are the other Canadian teams.