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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NLL Saturday: 2017 regular season wraps up; playoffs set

April 30, 2017

It took the full 18 weeks but the NLL’s playoff picture is finally set. There were four games on the schedule Saturday night – two “meaningless” games and two for all the marbles. Lacrosse game, as we know, are never actually meaningless; we use the term to indicate the impact on the standings only. In the east, things worked out as they appeared they would most of the season. The…

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Rock loss to Bandits tightens playoff race

April 16, 2017

The Toronto Rock have hit a losing skid at the worst possible time. A 13-8 loss to the Buffalo Bandits on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre was the Rock’s third consecutive loss. It also means they have to wait another week to clinch a playoff spot with New England and Buffalo breathing down their necks. Following their bye week, the Rock came out on fire building a 4-0…

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Two win weekend for Toronto Rock

March 26, 2017

  It’ll be hard for the Toronto Rock to top this weekend. Right off the heels of a dramatic 12-11 OT win over the Georgia Swarm Friday night, the Rock returned home to the Air Canada Centre and picked up their second win of the weekend 13-7 over the Vancouver Stealth. The wins put the Rock just half a game back of the Swarm for first place in the east…

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Mammoth rock PMLA night at the ACC

March 22, 2017

Familiarity breeds contempt. So what happens when two unfamiliar NLL teams play each other? Let’s be serious, it’s still a great game. Due to a scheduling oddity, the Colorado Mammoth and Toronto Rock generally play each other only once a year. Between 2013 and 2016, they saw each other three times, whereas Toronto saw geographic rival Buffalo 13 times. This past Saturday was the only meeting of the season between…

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