The Rochester Knighthawks will open their 21st season on Saturday, January 3rd against the rival Toronto Rock at The Blue Cross Arena. Prior to the game, the Knighthawks will celebrate their historic third straight National Lacrosse League championship by raising their 2014 Championship banner.
Rochester will open the season with three of its first four games on home turf. The Knighthawks will host Toronto twice and the Buffalo Bandits once in January. The lone road game is on January 10th at Connecticut. Last season, the Knighthawks finished with a 14-4 record and tied a franchise record with eight home wins. The 2014 East Division champs also won all four of its playoff games at home en route to the franchise’s fifth Champion’s Cup.
Rochester, who defeated Calgary in the NLL Championship Series, will play the Roughnecks twice this season. The Knighthawks will host Calgary in a Champion’s Cup rematch on Saturday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. Two weeks later, Rochester will play the Roughnecks at the Scotiabank Saddledome at 9:00 p.m. EST.
Fans can also watch a rematch of the exciting East Division Finals, which went to overtime of the mini-game with Rochester prevailing 2-1. The Knighthawks will host the Buffalo Bandits on Saturday, January 31st and on Saturday, February 21st. Rochester will travel to Buffalo once in 2015, taking on the Bandits on Valentine’s Day at the First Niagara Center.
The home slate also includes games against the Edmonton Rush, Minnesota Swarm and the Colorado Mammoth. The Rush will return to Rochester for the sixth straight season on Saturday, March 28th. The following weekend, the Swarm will make their only trip of the season to Rochester on Saturday, April 4th.
On Saturday, April 11th, the Knighthawks will host Colorado, which will kick off two games in six days against the Mammoth. The second game will take place at the Pepsi Centre in Denver on Friday, April 17th. Rochester will close out its regular season home schedule on Saturday, April 25th against Connecticut.
Date Opponent Time (EST)
Sat, Jan. 3 vs. Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Sat, Jan. 10 at Connecticut 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Jan. 24 vs. Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Sat, Jan 31 vs. Buffalo 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Feb. 6 at Minnesota 8:30 p.m.
Sat, Feb. 14 at Buffalo 7:30 p.m.
Sun, Feb. 15 at Connecticut 6:00 p.m.
Sat, Feb. 21 vs. Buffalo 7:30 p.m.
Sat, Feb. 28 vs. Calgary 7:30 p.m.
Sat, March 14 at Calgary 9:00 p.m.
Sat, March 28 vs. Edmonton 7:30 p.m.
Fri, April 3 at Toronto 7:00 p.m.
Sat, April 4 vs. Minnesota 7:30 p.m.
Sat, April 11 vs. Colorado 7:30 p.m.
Fri, April 17 at Colorado 9:00 p.m.
Sat, April 18 at Vancouver 10:00 p.m.
Sat, April 25 vs. Connecticut 7:30 p.m.
Sat, May 2 at Minnesota 8:00 p.m.