NLL: More domination for Rock in 17-9 win

January 14, 2018

Is scoring an insane amount of goals the new normal for the Toronto Rock? They sure hope so. The Rock defeated the Rochester Knighthawks 17-9 on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre in their third consecutive win, and third consecutive game scoring over 15 goals after  beating the Bandits 20-13 and the Stealth 24-7. The Knighthawks came into the game after failing 14-11 in Georgia’s banner-raising home opener after…

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NLL: Rock set record in blowout win over Stealth

January 7, 2018

The Toronto Rock set an NLL record on Saturday night in a 24-7 walloping of the Vancouver Stealth at the Langley Events Centre. The Rock set a new record for goals in a half, with 17 in the first 30 minutes of play. The Rock (1-2) looked to use the same firepower they found last week in their 20-13 defeat of the Buffalo Bandits. The 0-3 Stealth would have to…

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NLL rookie report: Dan Craig, Toronto Rock

January 3, 2018

Don’t blame yourself if the name Dan Craig was an unfamiliar one when the Toronto Rock announced that he would make his NLL debut last Saturday night against the Buffalo Bandits. The game was Craig’s first box lacrosse game in nearly three years. Seriously. The sixth-round 2017 pick had practiced, but due to an ankle injury, hadn’t even made it into exhibition games. His last box experience was with the…

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NLL: Rock power past Bandits 20-13 for first win

January 2, 2018

Adam Jones said the Toronto Rock didn’t want to go down 0-3 in their young NLL season. His team had December 30th circled on their calendar as a rematch of their season opener in Buffalo, a 13-9 loss. The Rock were determined to right the ship and score their first win while getting revenge on their closest rivals. Jones led the way, scoring four times and adding five assists en…

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Reunited Hellyer and Hickey hope to help the Rock rebound

December 28, 2017

In a media scrum, you’d be hard-pressed not to notice that both Rob Hellyer and Brett Hickey of the Toronto Rock have expressive brown eyes, both sets of which contained frustration after their last game on December 16th, a 17-9 loss to the Saskatchewan Rush. But that’s about the only physical similarity you could pinpoint. Hellyer is blond; Hickey has brown hair. Hellyer is 5’8; Hickey is 6’2. Hellyer is…

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NLL: Rock have work to do after 17-9 home opener loss

December 18, 2017

The Toronto Rock were defeated by the Saskatchewan Rush 17-9 in their home opener Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre in downtown Toronto in front of 8624 fans. Prior to the game, tribute was paid to Gord Downie, the late Canadian music legend and frontman of the Tragically Hip. The Rock partnered with the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack fund, an initiative that encourages reconciliation between Canada’s Indigenous and…

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NLL: Bandits show quick improvement in season opener

December 9, 2017

The Toronto Rock made the short trip down the QEW to Banditland to square off against a heated rival in the Buffalo Bandits at the KeyBank Center for the first game of Face-Off Weekend. The Rock are coming off an average 9-9 season while the Bandits just could not find their stride going only 6-12 for last place in the league. The Twitter game of the week was a spectacle…

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MSL: Sorensen a boost for Lakers

August 10, 2017

Coming back after missing any amount of playing time is an adjustment for any athlete, but can you imagine coming back after two knee injuries right in the middle of one of the most intense playoff series of all time? That’s the situation Brock Sorensen finds himself in. The Peterborough Lakers’ defender rejoined the Major Series Lacrosse franchise on August 2nd for game two of their semi-final series against the…

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Steady Swarm defense stops Rock in east final

May 16, 2017

After scoring nearly 40 goals over their past two games, the Toronto Rock’s offense disappeared in an 11-8 loss to the Georgia Swarm in game one of the east division final Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. The Swarm will try to close out the series this coming Saturday, May 20, in game two. If the Rock can tie the series, the teams will play a ten-minute mini-game to…

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Offensive explosion leads Rock past Black Wolves in east semi-final

May 8, 2017

  It’s Miller time in Toronto. A week after backup goaltender Brandon Miller relieved Nick Rose in Buffalo to lead the Rock to a home-floor playoff berth, he backstopped the team to an 18-10 win in the east division semi-final over the New England Black Wolves at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday. The Rock scored a season-high 19 goals in Buffalo and came one shy of matching that versus…

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