NLL Faceoff Weekend doubleheader on Friday, December 1 starts 20 marquee matchup slate on TSN; flex scheduling in April caps regular-season
PHILADELPHIA and TORONTO, October 25, 2023 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, and TSN, Canada’s Sports Leader, announced the schedule of “NLL Game of the Week on TSN” broadcasts on TSN for the upcoming 2023-24 NLL regular season.
The lineup of 20 Game of the Week broadcasts – including at least one at each of the NLL’s five Canada-based franchises – begins with NLL Faceoff Weekend on December 1, featuring the Saskatchewan Rush at Halifax Thunderbirds (7 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. AT) followed by Panther City Lacrosse Club at Vancouver Warriors (10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT).
This season’s “NLL Game of the Week on TSN” slate also features a record four doubleheaders (Weeks 1, 14, 16, and 20), providing fans more fast-paced NLL action throughout the season.
Designated “flex” games during the last three weeks of the NLL regular season allow the League and TSN to adjust broadcast schedules to air the most compelling games during the “NLL March to May” race to the postseason.
In addition, the popular “NLL Game of the Week on TSN” broadcasts are complemented by TSN’s continued live streaming coverage of every NLL regular season and postseason game for fans across Canada on its TSN+ digital streaming service.
The “NLL Game of the Week on TSN” schedule is as follows and is available on the NLL and TSN official websites (schedule subject to change, all times ET):
- Friday, December 1, 2023: Saskatchewan Rush @ Halifax Thunderbirds, 7 p.m.
- Friday, December 1, 2023: Panther City Lacrosse Club @ Vancouver Warriors, 10 p.m.
- Saturday, December 9, 2023: Philadelphia Wings @ Toronto Rock, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, December 16, 2023: Georgia Swarm @ Vancouver Warriors, 10 p.m.
- Saturday, December 30, 2023: New York Riptide @ Toronto Rock, 4 p.m.
- Friday, January 12, 2024: Toronto Rock @ Halifax Thunderbirds, 6:30 p.m.
- Friday, January 26, 2024: Colorado Mammoth @ Vancouver Warriors, 10 p.m.
- Saturday, February 3, 2024: Toronto Rock @ Calgary Roughnecks, 9 p.m.
- Friday, February 9, 2024: Las Vegas Desert Dogs @ Halifax Thunderbirds, 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday February 18, 2024: Halifax Thunderbirds @ Calgary Roughnecks, 7 p.m.
- Friday, March 1, 2024: Georgia Swarm @ Halifax Thunderbirds, 7 p.m.
- Friday, March 1, 2024: Buffalo Bandits @ Vancouver Warriors, 10 p.m.
- Saturday, March 9, 2024: Colorado Mammoth @ Toronto Rock, 5 p.m.
- Saturday, March 16, 2024: Toronto Rock @ Buffalo Bandits, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, March 16, 2024: New York Riptide @ Saskatchewan Rush, 9:30 p.m.
- *Friday, April 5, 2024: Saskatchewan Rush @ Calgary Roughnecks, 9 p.m. OR Halifax Thunderbirds @ Vancouver Warriors, 10 p.m.
- Saturday, April 13, 2024: Rochester Knighthawks @ Toronto Rock, 7:30 p.m.
- *Saturday, April 13, 2024: New York Riptide @ Vancouver Warriors, 10 p.m. OR San Diego Seals @ Saskatchewan Rush, 9 p.m.
- *Saturday, April 20, 2024: Colorado Mammoth @ Halifax Thunderbirds, 6 p.m. OR Toronto Rock @ Saskatchewan Rush, 9 p.m. OR Panther City Lacrosse Club @ Calgary Roughnecks, 9 p.m.
*denotes flex dates
**The 20th NLL Game of the Week on TSN matchup will be announced prior to the start of the season.
The 2023-24 NLL season will commence with NLL Faceoff Weekend on December 1-2. The full NLL regular season schedule is available at https://www.nll.com/schedule/full-schedule/.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league, with a record 1,165,528 fans attending games in 2022-23. Founded in 1986, the NLL is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas Desert Dogs, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (Fort Worth, Texas), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.
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An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.
Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.
In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.
Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).
Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.
Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.