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…


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…


Toronto Rock Start Rebuild Process

Latrell Harris with Jamie Dawick and Matt Sawyer at the 2016 NLL Draft. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
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…


Toronto Rock Announce Signings of McArdle, Schreiber

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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…


New Chapter Begins for NLL Hall of Famer Josh Sanderson

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The Toronto Rock take on the Buffalo bandits in their home opener in National Lacrosse League action at the Air Canada Centre.        (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
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…


CUFLA Countdown 2016: Trent University Excalibur

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August 31, 2016

In 2008 and 2009 the Trent Excalibur finished first in the East and looked like they were on the rise to becoming a powerhouse in the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association. But the next three seasons were a struggle for the Excalibur, as the team failed to reach .500 in each of those seasons. Last year Trent finished with a 6-6 record, won a playoff game and lost by one…


Rock Bring Back Gilbert, Sorensen

August 29, 2016

Toronto Rock owner, president and general manager Jamie Dawick today announced the re-signing of defender Jeff Gilbert to a one-year agreement and defender Brock Sorensen to a two-year pact.  The Rock have also agreed to terms on a one-year contract with unrestricted free agent forward Reid Reinholdt. The 33-year old Gilbert has spent five of his eight NLL seasons in a Rock uniform and was a member of the Rock’s…


Rock Extend Lintner, Sign MacDonald

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August 4, 2016

Toronto Rock owner, president and general manager Jamie Dawick today announced the re-signing of Rock defenceman Bradley Kri to a 2-year deal and forward Dan Lintner to a 3-year deal.  The Rock have also dipped into the unrestricted free agent pool by signing forward Michael MacDonald to a 3-year contract.  The signings are pending league approval. Kri returned to the Rock as a free agent signing just prior to the…


Rock Lock Up Rose and LeBlanc

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August 1, 2016

Toronto Rock owner, president and general manager Jamie Dawick today announced the re-signing of Rock forward Stephan Leblanc to a 4-year deal and goaltender Nick Rose to a 3-year contract. “Nick and Steph are two of the key pieces of the franchise in the past and moving forward,” said Dawick.  “It’s important to get them signed, Steph was a pending UFA and this 4-year deal takes him to the completion…


Toronto Rock Acquire Paul Rabil From New England

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July 1, 2016

The Toronto Rock have landed the biggest star in the lacrosse world.  Owner, president and general manager Jamie Dawick has announced the acquisition of Paul Rabil from the New England Black Wolves in exchange for the Rock’s fourth round pick, 29th overall in the 2016 NLL Draft. July 1st is the opening day of roster moves and trades for all NLL teams. The 30-year old rock star of the lax world from Baltimore,…