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Thunderbirds Partner with Alexander Keith's for 2020 NLL Entry Draft

September 3, 2020 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Halifax Thunderbirds News Release

Halifax, NS - The Thunderbirds announced today their partnership with Alexander Keith's for the 2020 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.

The National Lacrosse League will join the NFL, MLB, and WNBA Drafts as just the fourth professional sports league to produce a fully live virtual draft on Thursday, September 17. With coverage beginning at 8 PM local time, the Thunderbirds hold the 11th and 14th selections in the first-round, followed by two second round, and two third round selections.

With the partnership, fans in Halifax will be able to attend Thunderbirds x Alexander Keith's Watch Party at Niche starting at 7:30 PM local time. The draft will be played on the big screen in the beer yard and in the indoor lounge as a secondary viewing space. There will also be an exclusive Thunderbirds x Alexander Keith's door entry prize for all those who attend the watch party and other giveaways. Have a draft at the draft!

"We're thrilled to partner with Alexander Keith's Brewery for the 2020 NLL Virtual Draft," said Thunderbirds President and CEO John Catalano. "With their rich history celebrating 200 years we could not have found a more fitting partner in Halifax to help support this year's draft. We hope the 2020 NLL Virtual draft will be a source of joy and excitement for our amazing fans in Halifax. We can't wait to get back to the Nest!"

The second way to watch the draft will be with a second screen Virtual Draft Experience. Fans can tune in and watch the draft at home which will be streaming live on the Halifax Thunderbirds Facebook and YouTube presented by Alexander Keith's.

The Virtual Draft Experience will receive exclusive behind the scenes content with Owner/General Manager Curt Styres and Head Coach Mike Accursi. This viewing option will show these two as they make decisions and selections for the Thunderbirds throughout the draft, with analysis from Thunderbirds Colour Commentator, Pat Gregoire.

"The Halifax Thunderbirds have made a remarkable impact on the city since moving here over a year ago," said Director of Corporate Affairs Wade Keller. "As a long-time supporter of sports at all levels in Nova Scotia, Alexander Keith's is proud to partner with the Thunderbirds. We are very excited to be involved with the NLL draft, as the team, and the city, prepare for next season and beyond."

The Thunderbirds look to add talent to their roster on September 17th after a very successful inaugural campaign in Halifax finishing the season in sole possession of the first place of the North Division.

Thunderbirds Selections:

First Round: 11, 14

Second Round: 20, 27

Third Round: 47, 48

Fifth Round: 78

Sixth Round: 91

Season Ticket Member packages are on sale for the 2020-21 season. Call or text the Halifax Thunderbirds Ticketing Department at 902-334-2333. Fans can also email for customer support.

Keep up to date at or follow the team on all their social media platforms @HFXThunderbirds. Season Ticket Member packages for the 2020-21 season are available online at or by calling or texting 902-334-2333. Get on board today to receive exclusive benefits and watch the fastest, most exciting, game on two feet.

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