Uniondale, NY (September 29, 2021) – The New York Riptide, in coordination with the National Lacrosse League — the longest running and most successful professional lacrosse league in the world, today revealed its full 2021-22 game schedule. The season begins with Face Off Weekend on December 4 at Nassau Coliseum, as the Riptide take on the Rochester Knighthawks at 7:30pm. The team’s Theme Night schedule will follow at a later date.
Each team will play nine home and nine away contests during the season. TSN will broadcast a regular season “Game of the Week” on linear television as well as distribute every regular season game on its digital platforms, the TSN app or TSN.ca. Other broadcast networks and schedules will be announced soon.
“After 20 long months, we are thrilled to open up the season at home on December 4 and play eight out of our nine home games this season on Saturday nights,” said Rich Lisk, Executive Vice President of GF Sports & Entertainment. “This is a completely different organization than when we last took the floor in March 2020. I want to thank Jim Veltman, Dan Ladouceur, and our entire front office, who have all been preparing for our return to play since the pandemic began. It’s an exciting time for us as we begin to build something special on the field, just as we have off of it. We are excited to welcome our amazing fans back to Nassau Coliseum and Rock The Barn together once again.”
“It’s great to be back playing lacrosse and a lot of work has gone into putting together the competition schedule,” NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz said. “We are all thrilled to welcome the League’s 14th expansion team, Panther City Lacrosse Club in their inaugural season and all the new and exciting players joining the League over the last two Entry Drafts. There are so many intriguing matchups, particularly early in the season and we can’t wait to get started. We know that fans have been anxious to see when their favorite teams will be returning to action so we worked extra hard to make sure all our teams play on opening weekend and, we can’t wait to see NLL fans cheering on ‘Face Off Weekend’ beginning in a just over two months.”
Fans can view the entire 2021-22 Riptide schedule at newyorkriptide.com/schedule and the full 2021-22 NLL schedule at nll.com/schedule/full-schedule/.
This offseason, the Riptide hired NLL Hall of Famer Jim Veltman as general manager and five-time NLL champion Dan Ladouceur as head coach. The team also signed four-time NLL All-Pro Callum Crawford to a two-year deal and selected two-time Tewaaraton Trophy nominee Jeff Teat with the first overall pick in the 2020 NLL Draft.
Fans have a chance to be one of the first to own a player tee of 2020 first overall pick Jeff Teat! For a limited time, place a $50 deposit per seat on a Season Ticket Membership and receive a free Jeff Teat player t-shirt. While supplies last. Head to newyorkriptide.com/seasonmemberships or on social media at @NewYorkRiptide for details.