Behind the Back: #GrowTheGame

The game of lacrosse has grown exponentially in the last decade and a big part of the growth is from many players who are giving back to the sport that has given them so much.  Superstars like Shawn Evans, Brad Self, John Grant Jr and Tracey Kelusky are all involved in developmental camps while draw ball specialist Jordan MacIntosh even has his own face-off camp. Although these guys work at…

January 18, 2014

Rock Look To Redeem Themselves Against Knighthawks

After a disappointing loss in Buffalo last weekend, the Toronto Rock (1-1) will look for their first road win Saturday as they travel to Rochester to take on the two time defending league champion Knighthawks (2-0) at Blue Cross Arena. The Knighthawks haven’t beaten the Rock in a January game since January 30th of 2010, exactly a week after Toronto handed Rochester their worst loss in franchise history in a…

January 17, 2014

Brampton Ships O’Connor to Oakville for Belanger

The second Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) trade of 2014 took place Wednesday as the Brampton Excelsiors traded transition player Ethan O’Connor to the Oakville Rock for goaltender Tye Belanger. O’Connor leaves a struggling Brampton squad to join the only team to finish behind them in the standings. With only two regular season wins the Rock finished dead last and their mere 140 goals for was the worst in the league….

January 16, 2014

NLL Three Stars: Week 3

In was an exciting Week 3 in the National Lacrosse League, featuring six games spread over three days with each team in action and the Colorado Mammoth, Philadelphia Wings and Buffalo Bandits all playing twice. It was a goaltender’s weekend and this week’s Three Stars could have easily been all netminders. Aaron Bold was outstanding in the Edmonton Rush’s 17-6 pounding Saturday night over the Colorado Mammoth and Tyler Richards…

January 15, 2014

Is NLL’s Loss CLax’s Gain?

With the National Lacrosse League’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) roster space in the NLL went from twenty three players down to twenty and it has forced teams to make some tough releases this season. Several big name veteran players were let go which had many Canadian Lacrosse League clubs waiting to pounce; and they did on December 28 at the CLax Entry Draft. Niagara snatched Mike Hominuck in round…

January 11, 2014

NLL Three Stars: Week Two

It was an exciting week two in the National Lacrosse League over the weekend, starting with the odds on favourite Calgary Roughnecks losing 16-11 in a lopsided affair versus the Toronto Rock and finishing with a nail biter that saw the Colorado Mammoth edge the Vancouver Stealth 13-12. The Rock had several standout players in their home opener on Friday. Garrett Billings was the set up man of the weekend,…

January 8, 2014

Audio: Post Game Rock Win Over Roughnecks

On Friday night the Toronto Rock opened their season with a win over the Calgary Roughnecks by a score of 16-11 in Toronto. After the game we caught up with the captain Colin Doyle, and Jeff Swift, who was a scratch for the Rock but took in his first Rock game as a member of the organization. Doyle had a great season opener for the Rock with four points; two…

January 5, 2014

Toronto Rocks Roughnecks to Start Season

January 4, 2014

A rough start for the Calgary Roughnecks was the difference in the Toronto Rock’s home opener on Friday night. The Rock jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and never looked back, controlling the majority of the game. Dane Dobbie sniped two back to back power play goals in the first to close the gap to 3-2 and it looked as though the Roughnecks were going to make a it…


NLL Three Stars: Hall Leads Wings, League As Top Star

Fans had been waiting for this day for months and the National Lacrosse League’s opening night did not disappoint. Saturday lived up to the hype and anticipation which had many switching back and forth between all three games on The Lacrosse Network’s YouTube feeds. Lots of players stood out in week 1, including Philadelphia Wings CJ Constabile, Tracey Kelusky and Kyle Buchanan as well as Edmonton Rush goalie Aaron Bold…

January 1, 2014

Knighthawks Crush Rock 12-6

December 15, 2013

The Rochester Knighthawks took it to the Toronto Rock Saturday night in National Lacrosse League exhibition action at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario. The Knighthawks controlled the entire game on their way to a 12-6 victory. Colin Doyle opened the scoring early but that was the only lead the Rock would see as the Knighthawks responded with four unanswered goals and never looked back. Dan Dawson, Joel…