The National Lacrosse League announced its 2021 season starts December 3 for an 18-game schedule.

It will be followed by playoffs and a championship series.

In the meantime, the Buffalo Bandits and Rochester Knighthawks are teaming up to bring a new box lacrosse league to the region this summer.

The teams announced the Upstate Collegiate Box Lacrosse League will bring together the area's best college-age players to train and learn the game of indoor lacrosse.

Two teams in Buffalo and two teams in Rochester will face off and the winning team will travel to the US Box Lacrosse Association Nationals in San Jose to take on teams from across the country.