Rock Battle Past Knighthawks 10-6; Move to 5-2

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February 19, 2017

Rock Rebound After OT Loss to Georgia; Fight Their Way to Huge Win! The Rochester Knighthawks (2-5) fell to the Toronto Rock (5-2) 10-6 Saturday night.  Midweek the Knighthawks traded Stephen Keogh to the Colorado Mammoth for a first round pick in 2018 and a second round pick in 2019. Toronto was coming off a heartbreaking overtime loss Friday night to the Georgia Swarm 13-12. In the early going Rochester…

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First place battle ends in 13-12 OT win for Swarm

Bradley Kri and Jordan MacIntosh face-off as the Toronto Rock host the Georgia Swarm on February 17, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
February 19, 2017

They said it was going to be Toronto’s defense versus Georgia’s offense, but it turned out that the Rock and Swarm were more evenly matched than anyone realized. The two went at it in a playoff-like game Friday night at the Air Canada Centre in a battle for first place in the NLL. A thrilling comeback by the Swarm saw recently activated Johnny Powless assert their dominance in a 13-12…

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Power Rankings Week 8: Swarm Still Buzzing, Tough Test This Weekend.

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February 16, 2017

Week 8 Power Rankings!!   Georgia remains on top, but will they after this weekend? The Eastern Conference will all play two games each this weekend. Buffalo will face New England in a home and home match up which is crucial for both teams. Toronto looks to take over first with match ups against Georgia and Rochester. Georgia will also face Rochester. The east could see a massive shake up by…

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From Georgia to Vancouver: NLL week 7

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February 13, 2017

Georgia 17 vs. New England 15 Shawn Evans’ 12-point night wasn’t enough on Saturday as the league leading Georgia Swarm defeated the New England Black Wolves 17-15. Evans had four goals and eight assists as his Wolves looked to be in control in the final quarter, scoring five straight to give them a 15-13 lead. They didn’t count on Jordan Hall, however, who had a natural hat-trick in a two…

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Hat-tricks Abound as Rock Hammer Bandits

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February 5, 2017

The first of four meetings between geographic rival Buffalo Bandits and Toronto Rock on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre did not disappoint. An energetic effort from the Rock saw them hammer the visitors 18-10. After a defensive battle versus Rochester last week, the Rock’s offense lit it up versus Buffalo. It wasn’t even Toronto’s highly-touted transition game, which won them their first two of the season, that made…

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Knighthawks Win; Lose Jamieson Again

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January 30, 2017

The Rochester Knighthawks walked into the Air Canada Centre Saturday a very different team than the one that lost to the Toronto Rock 12-5 in the NLL season opener. The Knighthawks took control of Saturday’s game early and showed the Rock they won’t be walked all over with a 9-8 win over the home team. The win evens the Knighthawks record to 2-2 and drops the Rock to 2-1. The…

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Rock Lose Close One to Knighthawks

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January 29, 2017

The Toronto Rock beat the Rochester Knighthawks in every way except for the one that counted. The Rock outshot, outhit (probably – the NLL doesn’t track that stat) and out-chanced the Knighthawks at every turn but dropped a 9-8 decision Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. Instead of moving to 3-0 the Rock sit at 2-1 with a big test against their division rival Buffalo Bandits next Friday in…

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Young Guns Have Toronto Perfect in Early Going

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January 16, 2017

The youth movement in Toronto did it again. The Rock built an 8-2 lead over the Saskatchewan Rush by halftime on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre before defeating the defending champs 13-11. The Rock move to 2-0 on the season while the Rush are 0-2. Of the Rock’s 11 different goal scorers, only four have more than two years in the league under their belts. Challen Rogers, Tom…

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No Panic for Knighthawks After Opening Game Loss

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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

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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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