NLL: Rock clinch third with win over Black Wolves

April 16, 2019

The Toronto Rock’s home floor one-goal-winning games have come to be the norm, and Friday night was no exception as the 11-6 club took down the 8-8 New England Black Wolves 13-12 at Scotiabank Arena. The win solidifies at least third place for the Rock, who still have their sights set on a home playoff date. Eight times this season Toronto has been on either the winning of losing side…

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NLL: Slade the OT hero as Rock down Bandits

April 9, 2019

Overtime heroics by Brandon Slade of the Toronto Rock earned the team a season series sweep of their Eastern Division rivals – the Buffalo Bandits – in a thrilling 12-11 victory on Friday night at Scotiabank Arena. In two monumental moments, Slade scored two pivotal goals for the Rock as he tied the game at 11 with 3:03 left to play in the fourth. That would serve as a mere…

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NLL: Rock’s win over Wings clinches playoff berth

April 1, 2019

Punching their ticket to the playoffs with a season series sweep of the Philadelphia Wings in a Saturday night win 12-11, playoff lacrosse is back in Toronto. The Rock’s victory started due to the efforts of Johnny Powless. Powless, who has struggled this season, got the Rock on the board early. His efforts did not go unnoticed by bench boss Matt Sawyer. “I thought Johnny was outstanding,” Sawyer praised. “He…

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NLL: Rock stay on top with win over Rush

February 5, 2019

After winning their sixth game this season 16-13 against Saskatchewan Rush on Friday night at Scotiabank Arena, the Toronto Rock stay comfortably seated atop the NLL standings. Opening up the game with back-to-back goals – something we have come to expect of the Rock this year, Toronto took the lead early on. The Rush would not take this too kindly as the 2018 NLL Cup winners rallied to score three…

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NLL: Toronto Rock rolling into Philly this weekend

January 23, 2019

The Toronto Rock have been on a roll as of late winning their last three games and improving to a 4-1 record on the season and a tie for first place in the East Division with the Buffalo Bandits. Meeting for the second time in under 30 days, two Eastern Division heavyweight rivals in the Rock and Georgia Swarm faced off on Friday night at Scotiabank Centre; and this time,…

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NLL: Schreiber, Jones shine in Rock win over Wings

January 7, 2019

Though the Toronto Rock’s schedule is weeks long in length, their matchup with the Philadelphia Wings was one both teams had circled, but one that Toronto came out on top of 11-10 in overtime. Adam Jones scored the game winner four minutes into the extra frame as he worked on his defender, turned and wired his fifth goal of the night into the cage. Tom Schreiber also scored five goals…

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NLL: Last-minute heroics from Thompson give Swarm win over Rock

December 29, 2018

With Toronto’s other two in-season professional sports teams out of the GTA for the night, the city stood witness to a nail-biting 12-11 home-opening loss for the Rock at the hands of the Georgia Swarm. After the dust from an outstanding video tribute to former Rock captain Colin Doyle, new captain Challen Rogers and his team took the floor. They sprung out to a 2-0 lead early in the first…

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NLL Preview: Toronto Rock

December 21, 2018

Embarking on their highly anticipated 2018/19 season, the Toronto Rock find themselves with new expectations and new faces. Coming off a modest 2017/18 season the Rock are looking to assert their dominance in the Eastern Division once again. This year, that may come as a challenge as the club lost some key players in the NLL expansion draft including 40-point contributor Brett Hickey. Hickey was a non-argumentative piece that led…

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Buffalo Bandits Season in Review

June 24, 2018

With the 2018 season behind the Buffalo Bandits, it’s back to the drawing board for next season. This year, there was improvement for the Bandits as they saw consistency in their goaltending after the retirement of Anthony Cosmo. The 2018 season started off on the right foot for Buffalo as they beat their QEW rival, the Toronto Rock, in a 13-9 win in Banditland. This win against not only a…

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NLL: Toronto’s mammoth playoff hopes fall in Colorado

May 1, 2018

The Toronto Rock had only one thing to do on Saturday night: win. A win against the Colorado Mammoth meant the Rock’s 2018 playoff hopes would still be alive, although they would also have had to count on a Sunday afternoon loss from the New England Black Wolves to secure their spot. Going into the Pepsi Center and stealing a win from the red hot Mammoth was always going to…

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