NLL: Rock shore up at faceoff in 2020 draft

September 21, 2020

The Toronto Rock entered Thursday night’s draft with the fewest picks of all the teams. Arguably, they had the fewest holes to fill. General Manager Jamie Dawick ended up trading a future pick as the Rock added six young players to their ranks. It was a long wait for the first pick, 30th overall. With it the Rock made a somewhat surprising pick in TD Ierlan from Yale. On the…

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NLL: Ninety-three players selected during 2020 draft party

September 18, 2020

It’s finally official – Jeff Teat is a member of the New York Riptide. Jim Veltman made the announcement shortly after 7 p.m. on Thursday night as the NLL hosted its first virtual draft. Ninety-three players were selected over six rounds. Though the NLL doesn’t have a return to play date yet, things are already in motion to prepare for the next season. The draft was the first major step…

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Press Release: Challen Rogers signs 7-year contract extension with Rock

July 30, 2020

Oakville, ON – Toronto Rock General Manager Jamie Dawick announced today that Rock captain Challen Rogers has agreed to a 7-year contract extension, the longest in franchise history.  The signing is pending league approval. Prior to the 2018-19 season, Rogers became the youngest captain in Rock franchise history and with the signing of this long-term agreement he has once again made history.  At 26-years old, he’s already the back-to-back NLL…

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NLL: Rock heat up a lacrosse-less summer with two trades

July 9, 2020

On March 8th, 2020, the Toronto Rock hosted the Calgary Roughnecks. The game marked the return from injury of both Tom Schreiber and Dan Dawson, but was a 13-10 victory for the visitors. It also began the Trade Deadline conversation, just over two weeks away. But the National Lacrosse League never got there. The scope and severity of the current pandemic quickly brought into perspective things like simple wins and…

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NLL: Schreiber’s return not enough to help Rock past Roughnecks

March 11, 2020

Riding a four-game home win streak, the Toronto Rock received an offensive boost Sunday prior to their lone matchup this season against the Calgary Roughnecks. Both Tom Schreiber, who missed six games to injury, and Dan Dawson, who missed the last two, returned to the Rock lineup. The excitement surrounding their return was evident in the building, but it would be short lived as Calgary eventually spoiled the party with…

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NLL: Thunderbirds exact revenge on Rock with 9-8 win

February 22, 2020

The Halifax Thunderbirds exacted a measure of revenge on the Toronto Rock Friday night at Scotiabank Centre with a 9-8 win that put them back on top of the NLL’s North Division. The Rock were the first team to defeat the Thunderbirds back on January 31, so it was time for the newest Canadian NLL team to step back up and show who’s boss. After the loss to the Rock,…

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NLL: Rock take Canadian rivalry game over Warriors

February 18, 2020

Since losing their opening game of the season, home floor has been very kind to the Toronto Rock with a three-game win streak coming into Saturday night’s matchup against the Vancouver Warriors. The game was the second in the Alterna Cup for the Rock where they sat first in the standings after defeating the Halifax Thunderbirds two weeks ago. Vancouver came into the matchup having lost nine of the last…

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NLL: Rock knock off Bandits in Sunday matinee

February 12, 2020

One of the fiercest NLL rivalries over the years has been the Toronto Rock and Buffalo Bandits. Coming into the latest instalment of this feud, the Rock had only lost one divisional matchup this season, that coming against the Bandits, a 10-8 loss in Buffalo on January 18th. It was time for the tables to turn, and the Rock’s full team effort resulted in a 13-9 win on Sunday afternoon…

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NLL: Rock prevent Thunderbirds’ comeback, end Halifax’s win streak

February 4, 2020

The Halifax Thunderbirds made their first trip to Toronto on Friday night to face the Rock, fresh off a bye week. Toronto came into the game with a 1-1 home record and looking to rebound from a 10-8 loss against the Buffalo Bandits. Halifax, meanwhile, would try and keep their overall 6-0 record perfect, though they had relied heavily on strong second half performances in previous games. The first quarter…

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