Halifax’s New Pro Lacrosse Team Is Looking To Build A FanbaseOct 20, 2019
Haley Ryan StarMetro Halifax
For three young Ontario lacrosse players, moving to the East Coast as part of the new National Lacrosse League (NLL) expansion team in Halifax is a chance to explore a new city while getting the chance to grow their high-scoring, hard-hitting sport.
Kyle Jackson, Jake Withers, and Graeme Hossack will finish out this season with the Rochester Knighthawks before the indoor lacrosse team moves to Halifax to begin playing in December 2019 at the Scotiabank Centre.
Although lacrosse isn’t as widely played in Nova Scotia as parts of Ontario and western Canada, Jackson said once Haligonians watch their first professional game “they’re going to fall in love” immediately.
“It’s one of those sports that you just have to watch once, and you’ll never want to stop watching,” Jackson said in an interview Thursday with his teammates.
For those looking to get a sneak peek of the action, Jackson suggested Warrior Lacrosse’s Game Day Raw series, which follows NLL teams including the Knighthawks on the road, into dressing rooms, as well as the bench.
“The fans would get a piece of some of the players that would be transitioning to Halifax,” Jackson said.
“Just having the players that we do, and the love for the game that we do … will draw people in no matter what.”
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