The Saskatchewan Rush will have another Canadian rival to play against in the National Lacrosse League come next season. The league announced on Thursday that the Rochester Knighthawks will be moving to Halifax for the 2019-20 season and an expansion team going to Rochester.

The Knighthawks will finish the 2018-19 season in Rochester and then move to Halifax with owner Curt Styres keeping control.

"We are very proud to welcome the great city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, as a National Lacrosse League franchise. Known as a great events city with a passionate, loyal, and hungry fan base for major league sports, Halifax proved to be an ideal location for our league's expansion in Canada," NLL commissioner Nick Sakiewicz said in a statement. "Curt Styres is one of our longest standing and most passionate owners and I am sure he will bring his knack for winning to this great city just as he has in Rochester. This marks yet another exciting step towards the execution of our five-year plan."

The Pegula Sports and Entertainment Group -- who owns the NLL's Buffalo Bandits, the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the NFL's Buffalo Bills -- will take over an expansion team in Rochester.

Both teams will start play in the 2019-20 season.

Two new teams will be joining the NLL this season with the San Diego Seals and Philadelphia Wings starting play this winter.

Next up for the Rush is the 2018 NLL Entry Draft coming up on Sept. 25.

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