NLL: Rock win helps Toronto clinch playoff spot

April 5, 2022

On the weekend of Wrestlemania, the Toronto Rock and San Diego Seals contested a feisty affair in Hamilton. Just like the 2022 version of the WWE’s marquee event, the Rock (from Toronto, not Dwayne Johnson) claimed back-to-back wins, winning 14-7, clinching a playoff berth in the process. For the second night in a row, Toronto played without Dan Dawson. However, joining him on the sidelines was his right side tag-team…


NLL: Dawson’s record setting night dampened by Swarm

March 30, 2022

Another night, another milestone for Dan Dawson. When all was said and done Dawson had set two NLL records. Those, paired with career benchmarks for Nick Rose and Rob Hellyer, were not enough to lift the Toronto Rock past the Georgia Swarm, however, as they lost for just the second time at home this season, 10-6. Prior to the game, Dawson was honoured by the Rock for playing in his…


NLL: Riptide score first home win of the season in dramatic fashion

March 1, 2022

Anything can happen in the NLL, and the New York Riptide are proof of that statement. The Long Island boys pulled off a 14-13 win over the Toronto Rock on Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum, just their second of the season. How crazy is this? The Rock defeated the first place Buffalo Bandits just two weeks ago. This week they lost to the last place Riptide. That speaks volumes of…


NLL: Albany drops second game of weekend

February 23, 2022

In a rematch of their first game of the season, the Toronto Rock got it done again with a 13-9 victory in Albany on Saturday night at MVP Arena. The Rock got on the board first thanks to a rocket shot from Rob Hellyer. The FireWolves answered less than two minutes later from Joe Resetarits. Andrew Kew then scored on the run to give Albany the lead. The two teams…


NLL: Rock get the honour of taking down the Bandits

February 15, 2022

A pair of players from New York led the Toronto Rock in their 12-10 victory over the Buffalo Bandits. The win extends Toronto’s win streak to three games, while handing Buffalo its first loss of the season. They opened with six straight wins. Tom Schreiber scored four goals in the first half, part of a six point night. The East Meadow, New York native now has 23 this season, two…


NLL: Thunderbirds defeat Riptide in temporary Hamilton home

February 8, 2022

The Halifax Thunderbirds defeat the New York Riptide 13-10 in the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ont. Friday night.  This was a home game for Halifax, but they played in Hamilton because Covid restrictions in Nova Scotia prevent games at any level to be played.  “Everyone is comfortable with each other, it makes playing in random environments pretty easy,” said Halifax forward Kyle Jackson. “Whether it is an away game, a…


Second-half surge from Rock tops Wings

February 7, 2022

Both the Philadelphia Wings and the weather were blisteringly cold Saturday night while the Toronto Rock were red hot. Toronto doubled up Philadelphia 14-7 at Wells Fargo Center and rolled forward in a decisive victory. The Wings came and strong as last week’s hero, Ben McIntosh, had three goals. Two of those goals came in the first few minutes of the game, while Toronto was struggling. Goaltender Nick Rose appeared to…


NLL: Rock beat rival Rochester at FirstOntario Centre

February 1, 2022

For the first time since their week two matchup against Halifax, the Toronto Rock dressed both Tom Schreiber and Rob Hellyer in the same game. The results were immediate. The pair combined for 13 points in a 12-8 win over the Rochester Knighthawks. Jumping out to an early 3-0 lead, the Rock were up 4-1 after the first quarter. It’s the first time this season Toronto has led after the…


NLL: Dawson has milestone night but Rock fall to Thunderbirds in OT

January 18, 2022

NLL fans lucky enough to catch a ball out of play go home with a unique souvenir. With no fans in attendance, it was a number of players who went home with souvenirs from Saturday night’s game at FirstOntario Centre. It’s a shame, really, that the building was empty because the Halifax Thunderbirds and Toronto Rock put on a show, a 14-13 Halifax overtime victory. Rock head coach Matt Sawyer…


NLL: Emotional win for Tucker as Bandits double up Rock

January 12, 2022

Emotional. That’s the best word that comes to mind after Saturday’s contest between the Toronto Rock and Buffalo Bandits. It was the annual “Tucker Out Lymphoma” night in Buffalo, where both teams honored the late Tucker Williams. The son of former Bandit and Rock player Shawn Williams, Tucker lost his battle with Burkitt’s Lymphoma in 2014. Every year the Bandits honour him by wearing special jerseys that are auctioned off…