NLL: Rock hope drastic off-season moves will bring championship to Hamilton

November 22, 2022

The Toronto Rock’s annual goal is simple – win the NLL Championship. After a thrilling 14-13 overtime win, the shorthanded Rock were swept in the Eastern Finals by perennial rivals, the Buffalo Bandits – both in one goal games. It’s very rare that the Rock make drastic moves in the offseason, even after a loss. But that’s just what General Manager Jamie Dawick did this offseason. Backup netminder Riley Hutchcraft…

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Press Release: Toronto Rock relocating home games for 2023-24 season

November 14, 2022

Several Venues Under Consideration For Temporary Home Game Relocation During FirstOntario Centre Renovation Project Oakville, ON – On Friday, the Toronto Rock were officially informed by the Hamilton Urban Precinct Entertainment Group (HUPEG) of the estimated 20-month timeline for the renovation project that will transform Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre into a world-class sports and entertainment venue. The expanded budget and renovation timeline will mean the Toronto Rock will relocate their home…

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Mann Cup: Peterborough Lakers win fourth consecutive national title

October 15, 2022

The Mann Cup Canadian championship returned this year after a two-year Covid-19 absence, and it was a series for the ages.  The Peterborough Lakers of Major Series Lacrosse – defending champs – and the Langley Thunder of the Western Lacrosse Association met in Peterborough in early September to battle for the national title. The hometown Lakers were victorious, winning the series in a nail biting seven-game series. The Lakers came…

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ALL: St. Catharines team becomes Ohsweken Bears

October 5, 2022

By Lance Winn The Arena Lacrosse League is pleased to announce that the St. Catharines Shockwave have been renamed the Ohsweken Bears moving forward in the ALL East Division. “Our home arena is located in Six Nations,” noted Head Coach and General Manager Ron Henry. “We feel that it is in the best interest of our team that we represent the local community as many of our players live in…

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NLL: Rock sign veteran forward Stephen Keogh

October 5, 2022

ROCK SIGN UFA VETERAN FORWARD STEPHEN KEOGH Gifted And Gritty Goal Scorer Coming Home To Rock City Oakville, ON – Toronto Rock Owner, President, and GM Jamie Dawick announced today that the club has signed unrestricted free agent forward Stephen Keogh to a one-year agreement for the 2022-23 season. The signing is pending league approval. “We think he brings a lot to the table,” said Dawick of his most recent…

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Minto Cup: Edmonton Miners top Victoria Shamrocks for semi-final berth

August 25, 2022

The Edmonton Miners (Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League) are moving on to the Minto Cup semifinals after a 10-8 win over the Victoria Shamrocks (British Columbia Jr. A Lacrosse League) on Wednesday afternoon at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario. Both teams entered the game with 0-2 records in the round robin, each losing to the Toronto Beaches and Whitby Warriors. That meant their tournament lives were on the line. Winner…

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Minto Cup: Ontario teams victorious on opening day

August 23, 2022

Ontario teams were victorious in overtime on the opening day of the 2022 Minto Cup in Brampton, Ontario. The Toronto Beaches defeated the Victoria Shamrocks 9-7, and the Whitby Warriors defeated the Edmonton Miners 11-9. Each team plays each other once. After the round robin, the fourth place team is eliminated, the first place team gets a bye to the final, and seeds two and three play each other in…

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MSL: Lakers, Chiefs will meet for seventh consecutive year in league final

August 12, 2022

It wasn’t without a lot of bumps and bruises but Major Series Lacrosse will send a champion to the Mann Cup for the first time since 2019. With the Covid-19 pandemic raging, the Canadian Lacrosse Association opted to cancel the national championship in 2020 and 2021. This year the winner of the Western Lacrosse Association will be hosted by the winner of Ontario’s Major Series Lacrosse circuit. In the MSL…

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OJLL: Jr. A playoffs provide plenty of storylines

August 4, 2022

EDITOR’S NOTE: With a delay between writing and publishing, the Whitby Warriors defeated the Toronto Beaches for the OJLL Iroquois Trophy, winning the first two games of the best-of-three series and capturing the trophy on home floor. Both teams will now take a break and prepare for the Minto Cup later in August. —- On the eve of the Iroquois Trophy Finals between the Whitby Warriors and Toronto Beaches Tuesday…

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OJLL: Mimico leads playoff bound teams into first postseason since 2019

July 13, 2022

The Ontario Junior Lacrosse League (OJLL) playoffs begin on Wednesday. Ontario’s first full Junior A season since 2019 featured four players with one hundred points or more, and a chance for two separate three-way ties in the standings. The final three seeds were decided by the fourth league tie breaker. Here’s how the first round of the playoffs will matchup, and what to expect.  (1) Mimico Mountaineers (16-4) vs (8)…

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