National Lacrosse League to begin 32nd season

The National Lacrosse League (NLL), will kick off their 32nd season on Friday, December 8th amidst unprecedented growth and business interest, and great hope for additional expansion.
“This will be a landmark year for the league, its partners, its leadership and most importantly its athletes, coaches and fans,” said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. “The interest in all we are doing; from our digital first stance to our careful but aggressive expansion plans to our amazing community programs designed to grow the game for all have created buzz around the NLL that hasn’t been seen before, and we are excited to continue to make news in the coming months as pro lacrosse, especially the exciting indoor game, moves to a level never before seen.”
Sakiewicz is now in his second year at the NLL helm after a long career in professional soccer, which included twice winning MLS Executive of the Year.
The 2017-18 season will begin on December 8 with the defending champion Georgia Swarm visiting the New England Blackwolves, the Toronto Rock visiting the Buffalo Bandits, and the Colorado Mammoth visiting the Vancouver Stealth. On Saturday, December 9, the Calgary Roughnecks will visit the Rochester Knighthawks to complete opening weekend. All matches will be shown on NLL TV and CBS Sports Digital, with the Toronto vs. Buffalo matchup featured as the NLL Game of the Week live streamed on Twitter.
The Saskatchewan Rush start their season on Saturday, December 16 in Toronto against the Rock. The Rush’s home opener is on Saturday, December 23 against the New England Black Wolves. Game time is at 7:30 p.m.