Week 9 NLL Three Stars: Schuss, Rose, Doyle

February 26, 2014

Week 9 of the National Lacrosse League featured three close scoring games including two that were decided by just one goal. First we saw the Calgary Roughnecks with a big come from behind 11-10 win over the visiting Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday night, then on Sunday it was the Minnesota Swarm edging the Philadelphia Wings 15-14 on the road. The third game was close on the scoreboard (14-12) but not…


Rock Survive Late Swarm Comeback, Win 14-12

February 23, 2014

Photo Credit: Buffalo Bandits On Saturday night the Toronto Rock (3-4) took on the Minnesota Swarm (1-6). The Swrm opened the scoring as Brock Sorensen found the back of the net to put the Swarm ahead 1-0. The lead would be short lived as Stephan Leblanc had the answer for the Rock just minutes later to tie the game at 1-1. The Swarm would regain the lead just 15 seconds…


Swarm Look to Right Ship Against Rock

February 20, 2014

The Minnesota Swarm are going into this weekend as the worst team in the East and the worst team in the NLL at 1-6. The Swarm have dropped four straight, three of which were at home in St. Paul Minnesota. The Last time the Swarm won a game was in Philadelphia on January 18th in an 11-10 win over the Wings, this also was the first game of a double-header…


Jamieson and Hawks Crumble Rock 17-9

It may have taken the Knighthawks (5-2) the first quarter to wake up, but when they did they had a 17-9 victory over the Toronto Rock (3-4). When the game started it seemed like the Rock were going to roll easily to a victory. Captain Colin Doyle scored four times and gave the Rock a 4-2 lead just 19 minutes into the game. It would also be the last time…

February 16, 2014

Rock look to stay perfect at home; take on KHawks

Tonight the Toronto Rock (3-3) renew their rivalry with the Rochester Knighthawks (4-2). The Rock offense has been sizzling lately having put up 20 goals last week for the first time in 12 years in their 20-10 beat of the Philadelphia Wings. Rochester will be much stiffer test as Matt Vinc has been rock solid in net for the Knighthawks posting a 8.14 goals against average which is second best…

February 15, 2014

Post Game Audio: Rock Roll Past Wings

On Friday night we were live at the Air Canada Centre for the Toronto Rock’s victory over the Philadelphia Wings. We spoke with players from both teams after the game. We spoke with Garrett Billings who had the sock trick for the Rock and Tracey Kelusky about his resurgent year with the Wings.

February 9, 2014

Wings Clipped As Rock Roll

The Philadelphia Wings crossed the border at 3-3 and returned home with a loss. The Toronto Rock (3-3) remained unbeaten at home (3-0) as they rolled over the Wings 20-10. Garrett Billings, who has slowly been heating up, was on fire as he recorded 12 points (6 G, 6 A). Stephan LeBlanc and Kasey Biernes scored 4 G, 2 A apiece while captain Colin Doyle (3 G, 4 A) led the…

February 8, 2014

Rock Acquire Hostrawser

Toronto Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson has announced a pair of transactions.  The first of which is the acquisition of defender Bill Hostrawser from the Vancouver Stealth.  The second is the release of defenceman Stephen Hoar. To obtain the gritty Hostrawser, the Rock parted with a 3rd round pick in the 2014 NLL Draft and a 4th round selection in the 2015 NLL Draft.  Hostrawser was originally selected by the Stealth in…

February 5, 2014

NCAA Schedule Woes; Lacrosse Youth Participation Skyrocketing

As a hockey player, I love the cold weather. Whenever the twenty degree weather and snow hit the homeland, my fellow Long Islanders look at me with the evil eye. To be fair, I agree, there is not much that can be done during this weather. Other than hitting the outdoor ice, building snow forts and shoveling, it is probably not wise to do anything when you are exposed to…

February 4, 2014

Rock, Paper, Scissors: Bandits Crush Rock

The Buffalo Bandits (5-1) broke away in the fourth quarter and emerged victorious with a 12-10 win against the Toronto Rock (2-3), Saturday night in front of 12,768 fans at the First Niagara Center. Buffalo concluded the contest on a 3-1 run to clinch their fifth consecutive victory and their longest win streak since 2009. With the victory this evening against the Rock and a Rochester Knighthawks loss against the…

February 2, 2014