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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#ThankYouCD7: Rock honour Doyle

March 15, 2017

When every lacrosse player in the world respects what you have done thats when you know youve had a remarkable career. Your the man @CDLAX7 — Cody Jamieson (@Cjamieson88) March 12, 2017 Cody Jamieson summed up Colin Doyle’s career very well in the above tweet. Social media was awash with praise for the former Toronto Rock captain this past week as the Rock prepared to retire his #7 in a…

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Highlight reel goals dominate Rock win over Roughnecks

March 12, 2017

It was a special win on a special Saturday night. As the Toronto Rock honoured former captain Colin Doyle, they also won 16-10 over the visiting Calgary Roughnecks at the Air Canada Centre. The win halts a two-game losing skid for the Rock, who also lost two consecutive home games in overtime. It also gives them the season series 2-0 over the Roughnecks. Brett Hickey had five goals with three…

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Black Wolves bite Rock in overtime

March 4, 2017

The New England Black Wolves had a determined mentality when they arrived at the Air Canada Centre on Friday: Win, win, win. They did just that with a 10-9 overtime score over the host Toronto Rock. The Wolves improve to 4-6 and remain in fourth place. The Rock dropped a second consecutive game for the first time this season; it was also their second consecutive home OT loss. Their hot…

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

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

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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