The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that the team’s 2021-22 Home Opener is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11 at Segar and Sciortino Field at The Blue Cross Arena.
The Knighthawks, who embark on their second season in the NLL in 2021-22, will be part of the eight-team Eastern Conference and will be joined by the Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, New York Riptide, Philadelphia Wings and Toronto Rock. The six remaining teams – Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Panther City Lacrosse Club, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush and Vancouver Warriors – will make up the Western Conference.
Face Off weekend features six games across North America, including the Knighthawks visiting the New York Riptide on Saturday, Dec. 4 for a season-opening matchup at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. Rochester defeated the Riptide 13-12 in the only previous matchup between the two teams back on Feb. 29, 2020.
Rochester’s complete 2021-22 regular-season schedule, including any potential national broadcasts, will be announced in the coming weeks. All 14 active NLL teams will play an 18-game scheduled followed by the postseason and the league championship series.