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The New York Riptide have won the coin toss and will select first in the NLL entry draft. The Rochester Knighthawks 2.0 will have the first pick in the expansion draft.


The NLL will hold a coin toss between the New York Riptide and the Rochester Knighthawks. The winner of the coin toss will get to choose whether to pick first in the expansion draft or pick first in the entry draft.

The coin toss will take place at halftime of Game one of the NLL Cup Finals between Buffalo and Calgary. Game one of the NLL cup finals is set for Saturday May 18 at 7:30 ET. You can read more Here

Hey look we have some Riptide news.

Riptide name Jim Burda  as Chief Business Officer. Press Release here . Mr. Burda will also hold the titles of Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for GF Sports.

Jim has his work cut out for him. Good luck Jim Burda you are going to need it working in that market.

Press Release

And here we thought the lights were on and no one was home in the Riptide’s office. Its going to be interesting to see how much US field flavor if any the Riptide will have. 


Brian Hobart joins the Riptide as Director of Scouting and Jake Henhawk was named Director of Player Development for the National Lacrosse League (NLL) franchise. Hobart and Henhawk will report to Lance Basler, Assistant General Manager and Director of Lacrosse Operations for the Riptide.

As Director of Scouting, Hobart will manage the team’s regional scouts and be responsible for draft preparation, free agency and trade recommendations, as well as opponent scouting and analysis. He joins the Riptide with more than a decade of lacrosse front office experience, most recently serving as a scout for the Philadelphia Wings and Assistant General Manager for the U.S. Indoor Lacrosse National Team. Hobart previously worked alongside Thorpe during his nearly 10 years as the Head Scout for the Rochester Knighthawks.

Henhawk will support Hobart and all additional team scouts with player evaluation and planning and serve as a key liaison between the players and team management in his role as Director of Player Development. He joins the Riptide from the Knighthawks where he was President of Lacrosse Operations. Prior to the Knighthawks, Henhawk was the Head Scout for the Vancouver Stealth.


East Division ( According to the Wings)

Georgia – New England – New York – Philadelphia

Division 2

Buffalo – Halifax – Rochester – Toronto

West Division

Calgary – Colorado –  San Diego – Saskatchewan – Vancouver





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As part of a bigger deal that would see Tsai become majority owner of the Brooklyn Nets and the Barlcays Center.

Riptide Logo

Posted: February 17, 2019 in New York Riptide, NLL

Press Release


The name leaves a lot to be desired and the logo is meh and we still have questions about the long term viability of an NLL franchise in New York.