The New York NLL franchise will be named the New York Riptide. An official announcement is set to come tomorrow. New York is the second team name revealing this weekend as the Halifax Thunderbirds team name was announced earlier this weekend.
Last month Lacrosse Bucket reported that the NLL had filed trademarks for the New York Riptide as well as a few other names, including the ones the league publicly put out as options.
After the New York franchise was announced the team held an online voting poll for fans to select the team name. New York Beacons, New York Force, and New York Riptide were the only three names listed on that poll. Many people did write in other suggestions down below where it gave you the option to do so.
New York and the NLL have had a few go rounds before the New York Riptide. From 1989 to 2003 the New York Saints were a team. The officially went defunct in 2006. From the 2007 season to the 2009 season the New York Titans were championship contenders as the runner-ups in 20008 and 2009 before relocating to Orlando.
The New York Riptide will start play next season and are one of two new teams coming into the league next season. The New York Riptide named former NLL player and Team USA head coach Regy Thorpe their head coach and GM back in January. Thorpe’s most recent coaching stop was at Syracuse where he was an assistant women’s coach under Gary Gait. The second team coming into the NLL next season is the Halifax Thunderbirds.
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