LEAGUE RELEASES 2009 SCHEDULE

Chicago opens season against Rochester on Dec. 27th

09/02/2008

The Chicago Shamrox and Rochester Knighthawks will meet in the 2009 season opener at Sears Centre.
The National Lacrosse League has announced its schedule for the 2009 regular season, which will mark the 23rd season of professional indoor lacrosse. The season will consist of 104 regular season games, taking place over seventeen consecutive weekends from December 27th, 2008 through April 18th, 2009. Each team will play a 16-game regular season schedule with eight home games.

Opening Night takes place on Saturday, December 27th, 2008, as the Chicago Shamrox host the Rochester Knighthawks. Other highlights include the expansion Boston Blazers playing their home opener on January 17th against the New York Titans. A rematch of the 2008 Edge NLL Championship Game takes place on March 21st when the Buffalo Bandits host the Portland LumberJax.

The 2009 All-Star Game takes place on March 7th. A host club has been selected for the All-Star Game and will be announced by the league in the coming days.

The full schedule is listed below as of September 2nd. The schedule is subject to change. All times are Eastern.


WEEK 1

Saturday, December 27
Rochester at Chicago - 8:00 PM


WEEK 2

Saturday, January 3
Philadelphia at Buffalo - 7:30 PM
Toronto at New York - 7:30 PM
Minnesota at Portland - 10:30 PM

Sunday, January 4
San Jose at Chicago - 8:00 PM


WEEK 3

Friday, January 9
Colorado at Portland - 10:30 PM
Calgary at San Jose - 10:30 PM

Saturday, January 10
Buffalo at Toronto - 7:00 PM
Boston at New York - 7:30 PM
Philadelphia at Minnesota - 8:00 PM
Chicago at Rochester - 8:05 PM
Portland at Colorado - 9:00 PM
Edmonton at Calgary - 9:30 PM


WEEK 4

Friday, January 16
Rochester at Buffalo - 7:30 PM
Philadelphia at Chicago - 8:00 PM
Portland at Edmonton - 9:30 PM

Saturday, January 17
Calgary at Toronto - 7:00 PM
New York at Boston - 7:30 PM

Sunday, January 18
Rochester at San Jose - 10:30 PM


WEEK 5

Friday, January 23
Boston at Philadelphia - 8:00 PM
Calgary at Portland - 10:30 PM

Saturday, January 24
Philadelphia at Boston - 7:30 PM
Toronto at Rochester - 7:35 PM
Edmonton at Colorado - 8:00 PM
Buffalo at Minnesota - 8:00 PM
San Jose at Calgary - 9:30 PM

Sunday, January 25
Chicago at New York - 4:00 PM


WEEK 6

Saturday, January 31
Buffalo at Edmonton - Game TBD**
Philadelphia at San Jose - 3:30 PM
Chicago at Boston - 7:30 PM
Minnesota at Rochester - 7:35 PM
New York at Colorado - 9:00 PM


WEEK 7

Friday, February 6
Buffalo at Philadelphia - 8:00 PM
Minnesota at Calgary - 9:30 PM

Saturday, February 7
Edmonton at Toronto - 7:00 PM
New York at Boston - 7:30 PM
Colorado at Minnesota - 8:00 PM
San Jose at Portland - 10:30 PM


WEEK 8

Thursday, February 12
Minnesota at Chicago - 8:00 PM

Friday, February 13
Boston at Philadelphia - 8:00 PM

Saturday, February 14
Toronto at Buffalo - 7:30 PM
Calgary at Colorado - 9:00 PM

Sunday, February 15
Rochester at New York - 8:00 PM


WEEK 9

Friday, February 20
Buffalo at Toronto - 7:30 PM
Boston at Minnesota - 8:00 PM

Saturday, February 21
Chicago at Philadelphia - 7:30 PM
New York at Rochester - 7:35 PM
Edmonton at San Jose - 10:30 PM

Sunday, February 22
Portland at Calgary - 5:00 PM
Colorado at Edmonton - 8:00 PM


WEEK 10

Friday, February 27
Minnesota at Toronto - 7:30 PM
San Jose at Edmonton - 9:30 PM

Saturday, February 28
Philadelphia at New York - 12:30 PM
Minnesota at Buffalo - 7:30 PM
Calgary at Boston - 7:30 PM
Toronto at Rochester - 7:35 PM
Colorado at Chicago - 8:00 PM
Edmonton at Portland - 10:30 PM


WEEK 11

Saturday, March 7
All-Star Game at Colorado - Time TBD


WEEK 12

Friday, March 13
Portland at Edmonton - 9:30 PM

Saturday, March 14
Colorado at San Jose - 3:30 PM
Toronto at Boston - 7:30 PM
Minnesota at Philadelphia - 7:30 PM
Calgary at New York - 7:30 PM
Buffalo at Rochester - 7:35 PM

Sunday, March 15
New York at Chicago - 8:00 PM


WEEK 13

Saturday, March 21
Rochester at Toronto - 7:00 PM
Portland at Buffalo - 7:30 PM
Philadelphia at New York - 7:30 PM
Boston at Chicago - 8:00 PM
Colorado at Calgary - 9:30 PM
Edmonton at San Jose - 10:30 PM

Sunday, March 22
Minnesota at Colorado - 8:00 PM


WEEK 14

Friday, March 27
Toronto at Calgary - 9:30 PM

Saturday, March 28
Portland at San Jose - 3:30 PM
New York at Buffalo - 7:30 PM
Colorado at Philadelphia - 7:30 PM
Boston at Rochester - 7:35 PM
Chicago at Minnesota - 8:00 PM
Toronto at Edmonton - 9:30 PM

Sunday, March 29
San Jose at Portland - 6:00 PM


WEEK 15

Friday, April 3
Chicago at Toronto - 7:30 PM
Portland at Colorado - 9:00 PM
Calgary at Edmonton - 9:30 PM

Saturday, April 4
Buffalo at Boston - 7:30 PM
San Jose at Minnesota - 8:00 PM
Edmonton at Calgary - 9:30 PM
Rochester at Portland - 10:30 PM

Sunday, April 5
New York at Philadelphia - 2:30 PM


WEEK 16

Friday, April 10
Rochester at Buffalo - 7:30 PM
Chicago at Calgary - 9:30 PM
Colorado at San Jose - 10:30 PM

Saturday, April 11
Toronto at Philadelphia - 7:30 PM
Buffalo at New York - 7:30 PM
Rochester at Boston - 7:30 PM
Edmonton at Minnesota - 8:00 PM
Portland at Chicago - 8:00 PM
San Jose at Colorado - 9:00 PM


WEEK 17

Friday, April 17
Calgary at Colorado - 9:00 PM
Boston at Portland - 10:30 PM

Saturday, April 18
San Jose at Toronto - 7:00 PM
Chicago at Buffalo - 7:30 PM
Philadelphia at Rochester - 7:35 PM
New York at Minnesota - 8:00 PM
Boston at Edmonton - 9:30 PM