ALL: St. Catharines ShockWave win ALL Cup

April 18, 2019

Another Arena Lacrosse League season is in the books. The league crowned their third champion in three years this past weekend as the St. Catharines ShockWave took down the Paris RiverWolves 8-6 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena to win the ALL Cup. The ShockWave were the cream of the crop this season with a 13-1 regular season record. Their only loss was during a brutally shorthanded game vs. the Six…

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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: Hill backstops Knighthawks to second-straight victory

April 9, 2019

The Rochester Knighthawks did their part, but their 12-10 win over the Toronto Rock on Saturday night at Blue Cross Arena wasn’t enough to secure them a playoff spot. The New England Black Wolves’ win over San Diego meant the ‘Wolves took the last Eastern Division playoff spot. The Knighthawks played spoiler, though, although it probably gave them little comfort once they stepped off the floor and heard the score…

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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: Bandits prevent rival Rock from clinching playoff spot

March 26, 2019

The Buffalo Bandits told the fat lady to wait for another game as they came back from a four-goal deficit to beat the Toronto Rock 8-6 on Saturday night at KeyBank Center. The Bandits, of course, sit on top of the NLL standings and were the first team to clinch a playoff berth. The win prevented the Rock, who started the season strong but are 1-4 in their last five…

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NLL: Poulin’s career day leads Swarm past Rock

March 23, 2019

The Georgia Swarm defeated the Toronto Rock and took the season series in a dominating 14-5 home victory on Friday at Infinite Energy Center. Georgia got out to an early lead and never looked back in this one, dominating the Rock in what seemed like every facet of the game. While it was Georgia’s offense that got them rolling, their defense was equally if not more impressive in the win….

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NLL: Dickson’s eight points paces Roughnecks past Rock

March 12, 2019

As most coaches will say, the outcome of games is often rooted in timely, momentum changing plays. On Saturday night, the Calgary Roughnecks got those plays in spades as they went on to defeat the Toronto Rock 15-9 at Scotiabank Saddledome in front of 10,674 fans. After losing to Saskatchewan last week, Calgary’s strategy was simple. “Sask punched us in the mouth and tonight… our plan was to come out…

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