New York Riptide

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New York Riptide
New York Riptide.png
SportLacrosse
Founded2018
LeagueNational Lacrosse League
DivisionEast
Based inUniondale, New York
ArenaNassau Coliseum
OwnerGF Sports
Head coachDan Ladouceur
General managerJim Veltman

The New York Riptide are a professional box lacrosse franchise based in Uniondale, New York. They are members of the East Division of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). They play home games at Nassau Coliseum and began their first season in 2019.

History[edit]

On December 12, 2018, the NLL awarded an expansion franchise to Uniondale, New York and owner GF Sports. The team will begin play in December 2019 with its home arena being the Nassau Coliseum.[1][2] The Riptide mark the return of the National Lacrosse League to the Long Island area after the departure of the New York Tomahawks (1975-1976) New York Saints (19892003) and the New York Titans (20062009), both of whom also played at Nassau Coliseum.

The New York Riptide name and logo were announced on February 17, 2019, as chosen by fans.[3]

On January 18, 2020, the Riptide got their first win in franchise history when they beat the Georgia Swarm by a score of 13–12 in overtime at Nassau Coliseum.

On June 3, 2020, the entire coaching staff and lacrosse operations team, including head coach and general manager Regy Thorpe, were fired.[4]

On July 10, 2020, the Riptide announced the hiring of Jim Veltman as general manager and Dan Ladouceur as head coach.[5]

Current roster[edit]

Active (21-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
  •  12 United States Gowah Abrams
  •  27 Canada Alex Buque
Defensemen
  •  3 Canada Dan MacRae (C)
  •  5 United States Mike Manley
  •  11 Canada Andrew Suitor
  •  14 Iroquois Tyson Bomberry
  •  31 United States John Ranagan (A)
  •  44 Canada Ethan Schott
  •  88 Canada Scott Johnston
Forwards
  •  1 United States Connor Kelly
  •  4 Canada Dan Lomas
  •  6 United States Kieran McArdle
  •  8 Iroquois Travis Longboat
  •  18 Israel Jean Luc-Chetner
  •  19 Canada Tyson Gibson
  •  41 Canada Pat Saunders
  •  71 United States Gale Thorpe
  •  97 Canada John Wagner
Transition
  •  9 United States Alex Woodall
  •  57 United States Cody Radziewicz
  •  81 Canada Ryan Fournier
Practice Squad
Injured Reserve
  •   United States Jack Rowlett
  •   Iroquois Angus Goodleaf
Holdout
  •   Canada Dawson Theede
Head Coach
  • Regy Thorpe
Assistant Coaches
  • Marshall Abrams
  • Joe Smith

Legend
  • * Suspended list
  • (C) Captain
  • (A) Alternate captain

[1] updated 2020-02-15
NLL Transactions

All-time record[edit]

Season Division W–L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2020 Eastern 1–12 4th 1–5 0–7 116 177 Regy Thorpe No Playoffs Held
2022 Eastern 6-12 7th 3-6 3-6 214 226 Dan Ladouceur Did Not Qualify
Total 2 Seasons 7-24 4-11 3-13 330 403

Award winners[edit]

Year Player Award
2020 Tyson Gibson Rookie of the Year

Coaching history[edit]

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs
GC W L W% GC W L W%
1 Regy Thorpe 2019-20 13 1 12 .077%
2 Dan Ladouceur 2022- 18 6 12 .333%

Draft history[edit]

NLL Entry Draft[edit]

First Round Selections

  • 2019: Tyson Gibson (1st overall), Tyson Bomberry (10th overall)
  • 2020: Jeff Teat (1st overall)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Lacrosse League Welcomes 13th Franchise". Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "NLL coming to Long Island with new indoor lacrosse team planned for 2019". Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "New York National Lacrosse League Franchise Announces its Brand Name and Logo". Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "RIPTIDE ANNOUNCE COACHING AND LACROSSE OPERATIONS STAFF WILL NOT RETURN | New York Riptide". newyorkriptide.com. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  5. ^ "Riptide Announce Hiring of Veltman and Ladouceur | New York Riptide". newyorkriptide.com. Retrieved 2020-07-15.

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