Halifax's new professional lacrosse team now has a name: the Thunderbirds.
The name was unveiled at the Halifax Convention Centre on Saturday.
The National Lacrosse League's fifth Canadian franchise was announced in September, and is under the ownership of Curt Styres.
The roster will be mostly made up of players from the Rochester Knighthawks, who are relocating to Halifax under Styres' leadership.
Chief Morley Googoo of the Assembly of First Nations for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland says the thunderbird is a symbol of power, strength, and nobility.
The team will begin playing during the 2019-2020 season at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.
The Canadian Press