National Lacrosse League and Alterna Savings Announce Return of Alterna Cup for 2021-22 Season
November 23, 2021 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) News Release
PHILADELPHIA and OTTAWA: The National Lacrosse League (NLL) and Alterna Savings (Alterna), are pleased to announce the return of the Alterna Cup for the 2021-22 Season. The Cup was introduced during the 2019-20 season, which was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The partnership brings together one of Canada's most innovative financial institutions and the largest and most successful men's professional lacrosse league.
"We could not be more excited to have Alterna Savings return for the 2021-22 season as the Exclusive and Official Banking Partner of the NLL in Canada," said NLL Commissioner, Nick Sakiewicz. "The Alterna Cup will add an exciting twist on every matchup between our five Canadian teams and their loyal fans. Only one team will be able to claim the Cup and five competitive teams will be itching to win the title."
Alterna Savings is the official financial institution for the NLL in Canada. Founded in 1908, Alterna Savings is a credit union known for its high-touch service and community roots across Ontario. Alterna, delivers The Good in Banking©, and care for hundreds of thousands of Canadians' financial well-being every day.
"Lacrosse is Canada's national sport, and we're so pleased to be able to come together to enjoy it again," says Rob Paterson, President & CEO, Alterna. "We look forward to honoring the inaugural winning team and its dedicated players with the prestigious Alterna Cup trophy!"
The Alterna Cup is a season-long competition among the five Canadian franchises, based on head-to-head competition between the Calgary Roughnecks, Halifax Thunderbirds, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors. The team with the best winning percentage in those games will be crowned the inaugural Canadian champion and receive the Alterna Cup trophy.
Below is the full schedule for the Alterna Cup matchups. Nine games will be featured as the Game of the Week on TSN and are denoted in bold on the schedule below. This season, all NLL games are available on TSN.ca and the TSN app in Canada as well as ESPN and ESPN+ within the United States (all games Eastern time; dates and times subject to change):
Saturday, December 4, Saskatchewan at Halifax, 6pm
Friday, December 10, Toronto at Halifax, 6pm
Saturday, December 11, Calgary at Saskatchewan, 8:30pm
Friday, December 17, Saskatchewan at Vancouver, 10:30pm
Thursday, December 30, Halifax at Calgary, 9:30pm
Saturday, January 15, Halifax at Toronto, 7pm
Saturday, January 22, Vancouver at Calgary, 9:30pm
Saturday, February 12, Saskatchewan at Vancouver, 10pm
Saturday, March 5, Vancouver at Halifax, 6pm
Saturday, March 12, Toronto at Vancouver, 10pm
Thursday, March 17, Saskatchewan at Calgary, 9pm
Saturday, March 26, Calgary at Saskatchewan, 9:30pm
Friday, April 1, Vancouver at Calgary, 9pm
Saturday, April 9, Vancouver at Saskatchewan, 9:30pm
Saturday, April 16, Halifax at Toronto, 7pm
Saturday, April 16, Calgary at Vancouver, 10pm
For the most up-to-date information and breaking news, sign up for the NLL newsletter at NLL.com. You can also follow Deputy Commissioner Jessica Berman and Commissioner Sakiewicz on Twitter @JessicaBerman1 and @NLLcommish, respectively.
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