Pulled it off

The Thunderhawks were host to the Welland Generals on May 29th. The Generals came out strong scoring two minutes into the first period, but the Thunderhawks stuck to their game plan and tied it up 20 seconds later and going on to finish the period ahead, 6-3.

The second period started similar to the first, with the Generals scoring within the first two minutes and the Thunderhawks answering back minutes later with two. However, with a number of undisciplined penalties by the Thunderhawks, the Generals were able to go on a 5 goal scoring streak to bring the score to 9-8 for the Thunderhawks at the end of two periods.

The 3rd saw each team trading goals until a stalemate of 11-11 at the end of the period. Going into overtime, the Thunderhawks came out strong scoring 2 within the first 6 minutes of the 10 minute overtime. The Generals were able to score one more with only seconds left in the game resulting in a Thunderhawks 13-12 win.

Leading the charge for the Thunderhawks was Devin Napolean scoring 4 goals, 2 assists and Kellen Pulera scoring 2 goals and 1 assist on his first game of the season. Connor Watson maintains his scoring streak of at least 1 goal a game for the past 5 games.

Win Streak

The boys achieved their 3rd consecutive win Sunday against the Point Edward Pacers as well as three of the defensive core earning a few individual achievements. Zack Belter and Ryan Kydd both scored their first goals as a Thunderhawk, while veteran Connor Watson scored his first natural hat trick, while 11 different scorers earned goals in the 14-6 win.

The Thunderhawks started their streak playing the St. Catharines Spartans on Thursday May 23rd in Thorold. The game was a seesaw battle with the Spartans opening the scoring within the first minute of the start of the game putting them up 3-0, until with 2 minutes left Christian Watts scored his first Thunderhawks goal before the end of the period.

Nate Maloney, Mike Wilson, Christian Watts each earned 2 goals, while singles went to Connor Watson, Chris Weier and Brett Beetow to earn a 9-7 win over the local rival Spartans.

The Thunderhawks were hungry to continue their winning when they travelled to Guelph to take on the Regals. Kent Baker-Printup, C. Weier, C. Watson, B. Beetow all contributed with singles, while N. Maloney contributed with 2 goals.

The Thunderhawks host the Welland Generals this upcoming Wednesday at 7:30pm in hopes of extending their streak before heading off to London June 1st to meet the Blue Devils.

Bitter sweet loss

The Niagara Thunderhawks are sad to say goodbye to one of our own. Reid Lowe was drafted by the Brampton Excelsiors in 2018, but remained with the Thunderhawks for further development. Congrats to Reid for taking that opportunity and stepping up his game this season, resulting in him signing with the Excelsiors last night.

Reid played his whole career with Niagara on the Lake Minor Lacrosse in both field and box, where he earned provincial championships in both disciplines. At an early age he demonstrated a willingness to learn the game and do what was needed to be done to excel.

The famous quote ..

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” by Dwight D. Eisenhower

…does a great job describing Reid. His heart, aggressive play, game IQ and willingness to learn made him that unsung hero every coach wishes they could have on their team. Often resulting in him being designated captain or assistant captain on a number of those teams and always leading by example.

The Thunderhawks family feel sad to lose such a player, but are happy for one of our own to move up in the lacrosse ranks. We wish him all the best and hope he reaches and surpasses his lacrosse goals.

We will be watching.

Big win at home opener

T-Hawks played a hard game against the defending Elora Mohawks and came out on top with a 8-4 win.

The game started with a quick goal for the T-Hawks, but after a seesaw exchange of goals the T-Hawks pulled ahead with a 3 goal lead at the end of the second. The hawks kept that lead till Chris Weier scores two open nets to seal the deal.

Tomorrow the T-Hawk host the Windsor Warlocks and then look to May 15th when the Undefeated Six Nations rebels come to NOTL.

Win at Welland

T-Hawks made their last road game a win (14-9) versus Welland, before returning home for their home opener May 10th.

The T-Hawks started the game with a goal within their 1st possession and kept the pressure on till the final buzzer.

The team is looking forward to meeting our fans Friday when they take on the defending Founders Cup Champions, Elora Mohawks at 8pm.

Let’s pack the house!

Go T-Hawks!

Last minute win

T-Hawks had a rough game versus Pt Edward, but came out on top. Chris Weier, Trent Hunter and Conner Watson all involved in altercations resulting in ejections for all involved.

After the unsuccessful attempt by the Pacers to rattle the T-Hawks. Michael Wilson’s goal with less than a minute to go in the 3rd and relentless defensive play, the T-Hawks came out on top 9-8.

The T-Hawks visit Wallaceburg May 4th and Welland May 7 before coming home May 10th & 11that for their home opening weekend versus the defending Founders Cup champions Elora Mowhawks and the Windsor Warlocks respectively.

1 Week

The T-Hawks have one week left till our first official tryout, ensure your legal to tryout by visiting our website and follow the registration link before we step on the floor next week.


Please visit our page regularly to keep updated on upcoming events for the Niagara Thunderhawks. We hope you set aside some time to ensure you make every home game to cheer our players on to the ultimate goal of winning the founder’s cup.