Rock Rookies “Finding Their Way”

January 16, 2016

At least Dan Lintner has a good story to tell about his first NLL game. Lintner’s non-goal at 18:10 of the fourth quarter could have started a comeback for the Rock had it counted, but a review showed his foot in the crease. The goal and assists were even announced at the Air Canada Centre Thursday night but boos rained down as the officials called the goal back. The Rock…

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Swarm Make History in First Home Victory

January 11, 2016

A 12-7 beatdown on the Toronto Rock in front of 9,087 fans made history as the Swarm played their first ever game at the Infinite Energy Centre in Gwinnett County. Johnny Powless was unstoppable, scoring four highlight reel goals and adding an assist as first star of the game. Randy Staats had a hat trick and four assists. A five goal difference doesn’t usually mean a blowout, but the way…

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Rock Open Season Against Winless Georgia

January 9, 2016

This Saturday the Georgia Swarm make their home debut at the Infinite Energy Centre after moving from Minnesota in the offseason. The Swarm’s home opener will be a milestone for the team as they face some great competition in the Toronto Rock, who reached the league final last season and have retained most of their roster. It will be a test of old vs new, experience vs youth, and will…

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2016 NLL Season Preview: Toronto Rock

January 6, 2016

2015 season record: 14-4 (first in division; lost to Edmonton in the Champion’s Cup final) Team Acquisitions (D) Mike Grimes (acquired from Georgia; placed on Protected Player List) (F) Turner Evans (2015 draft) (F) Dan Lintner (acquired from New England) (D) Luc Magnan (2015 draft) Team Losses (F) Kevin Crowley (D) Nick Diachenko Offense: Leading the charge will be captain Colin Doyle, who missed much of last season due to…

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NLL Pre Season Preview: Toronto Rock

November 20, 2015

The Toronto Rock finished 2015 as East Division champions, a great title but not the one they wanted to end with. The team has had several months to ruminate on their Champions Cup loss to the Edmonton Rush. The Rock management believes they have the right pieces in place to compete again in 2016 and finish with the trophy. As such, they have made few moves so far in this…

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One on One With Bandits Draft Pick Mike Triolo

November 12, 2015

The Buffalo Bandits had a relatively quiet draft in September with only four picks. However, they had the notable distinction of picking the tallest player in the draft in Mike Triolo in the third round, 27th overall. He was signed to a one year NLL contract on October 16th. “I’m so happy,” Triolo said after he had met with the Bandits brass at the draft. “This is what the dream…

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Lakers Develop Talent With NLL Draftees

October 8, 2015

Two more Peterborough Lakers have the opportunity to crack NLL rosters this season. The MSL team already boasts a multitude of pro talent and has committed to developing players coming out of their junior system as well. This past season they welcomed draft eligible junior Lakers grad Turner Evans, as well as acquiring Chad Tutton’s rights from the Brampton Excelsiors. Evans, the cousin of Shawn and Scott, was 5th on…

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2015 NLL Draft Review: Georgia Swarm

October 1, 2015

The 2015 NLL draft was held on Monday evening at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville. To nobody’s surprise, Lyle Thompson was chosen first overall by the Georgia Swarm. With the first draft pick in their team’s history, the Swarm chose the youngest Thompson brother, who will be the fourth of four to play in the NLL, preceded by Jeremy (Saskatchewan), Jerome (Buffalo), and Miles (also Georgia). Thompson just…

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2015 NLL Awards: Evans, Vinc, Among Victorious

September 30, 2015

The 2015 NLL season is officially over and all thoughts now turn to 2016 and the season that is to come. But Tuesday evening at the TRAC in Oakville, the league came together to honour the best of 2015, as well as a man who has left a lasting legacy for the NLL. A special celebration for Terry Sanderson was held as he was inducted into the NLL Hall of…

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2015 NLL Awards Preview: Months Later, We Get Our Winners

September 29, 2015

Tuesday night at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville the NLL will hand out their 2015 season awards, along with naming their All-Pro and All-Rookie teams. The ceremony, honouring the best of the best, begins at 7:00 p.m. ET. The night will also feature a tribute to Terry Sanderson as he is inducted into the NLL Hall of Fame, the lone member to be inducted in 2015. Sanderson is…

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