No Panic for Knighthawks After Opening Game Loss

January 3, 2017

The Rochester Knighthawks didn’t start the new season the way they wanted to. A 12-5 loss to the Toronto Rock at Blue Cross Arena on Thursday felt like a continuance of 2016, when they missed the playoffs. Based on comments via Twitter and Facebook, fans weren’t happy about the loss. But let’s put those emotions on hold for a second and remember what year it was. 2016 sucked for everyone…

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Rock Look Stellar in Opening Act

December 31, 2016

The Rochester Knighthawks opened the 2017 NLL season on Thursday night; unfortunately it didn’t go as planned.  The Knighthawks just couldn’t get things on track as the fell 12-5 to Toronto. Knighthawks came into the game without Cody Jamieson (knee surgery), Cory Vitarelli, Stephen Keogh (flu), and Joe Walters (opted out the season to play with New York Lizards MLL).  Those four alone accounted for 102 of the 200 goals…

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Rock Surge Past Slow Starting Knighthawks

December 30, 2016

The Toronto Rock made a statement Thursday night at Blue Cross Arena in the opening game of the 2017 NLL season, defeating division rival Rochester Knighthawks 12-5. The Rock were eager to shed any memory of their 2016 season and their strong preseason and first regular season win has done so. Granted, the competition the rest of the way may not be as easy but it’s a good start. With…

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Rock and Knighthawks Open 2017 NLL Season

December 29, 2016

The first game of the regular season is in Rochester as the Knighthawks will look to find a way back to the post season and the Toronto Rock debut their new roster. Both teams have plenty of changes, and this will be the first look at both of them in regular season action head-to-head. For the Knighthawks, they’ll spend most of the season without former MVP Cody Jamieson. In his…

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Rock Finish Preseason Undefeated

December 18, 2016

  The Toronto Rock ended their preseason on a high Saturday night defeating the Buffalo Bandits 15-13 for their third consecutive win. They finished the preseason 3-0 and will now prepare for their season opener in Rochester on December 29. Toronto built a 9-3 lead in the second quarter but their rivals from Buffalo wouldn’t be denied and kept coming. Mark Steenhuis, Ryan Benesch, and Connor Brown each had a…

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Rock Cruising Through Pre-Season

December 12, 2016

The Toronto Rock moved to 2-0 in NLL pre-season play with a 15-9 win over the Colorado Mammoth Saturday night at the TRAC in Oakville. Hundreds of fans packed the TRAC for the Rock’s second of three home pre-season games. Last week the Rock defeated the Georgia Swarm 10-8 and next week they will host their division rival Buffalo Bandits. The Rock rolled out to a 5-2 lead after the…

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Paul Rabil Won’t Play NLL This Season

November 26, 2016

It looked like Paul Rabil might have been making his return to the National Lacrosse League in 2017, but it was not to be. Today it was announced the Toronto Rock had placed the transition player on the protected player list. Rabil, who last played with Philadelphia, will play just Major League Lacrosse this upcoming season with the New York Lizards. “Unfortunately at this time, it’s still not going to…

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Toronto Rock Start Rebuild Process

November 10, 2016

The Toronto Rock will look a little different in 2017. After a disappointing 2016 season, the team has vowed to get younger and faster, and their first steps toward doing so came at the draft in September on their home turf at the TRAC. Toronto got faster with the addition of Challen Rogers, a 22 year old transition player from Coquitlam.  “There were obviously a lot of good players at…

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Toronto Rock Announce Signings of McArdle, Schreiber

October 3, 2016

The Toronto Rock announced two signings on Monday that may be a surprise to NLL followers. The Rock signed Major League Lacrosse stars Kieran McArdle and Tom Schreiber to NLL deals, their first with the league. Schreiber is coming off of an MVP season with the Ohio Machine where he led Ohio to a playoff berth. He is a former first overall pick out of Princeton to the Machine. “I…

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New Chapter Begins for NLL Hall of Famer Josh Sanderson

September 3, 2016

It’s been quite a year for Josh Sanderson, and it’s only half over. The 39 year old Orangeville native, one of the best to ever play, earlier this year announced his playing retirement from the NLL. Since then, he has accepted a position as assistant general manager with the Toronto Rock, and this month was named to the NLL’s Hall of Fame. Sanderson was drafted 16th overall in 1997 by…

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