Knighthawks, Rock, Will Play Exhibition in Montreal

October 14, 2014

The Rochester Knighthawks will return to Montreal’s Bell Centre for a National Lacrosse League preseason game on Sunday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m. For the second time in three years, Rochester will play the rival Toronto Rock at the home of the Montreal Canadiens. Tickets for the game will go on sale on Saturday, October 18th at noon at the Bell Centre Box Office and online at www.evenko.ca. To order…

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Sanderson an Offensive Key for Toronto in Early Season

October 11, 2014

Josh Sanderson has been a staple of the Toronto Rock since 2012. In his first season with the Rock, Sanderson notched 22 goals and 42 assists for 64 points. Sanderson has continued to produce offensively since his very first season. Last year Sanderson had 22 goals and 48 assists for 70 points in a season. Sanderson will have to take on more responsibility this year with Garrett Billings out for…

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Rock Sign Hayden Smith, Keegan Bal

October 8, 2014

Toronto Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson has announced the signing of four players, all to one-year agreements, pending league approval.  Defenders Hayden Smith and Eric Pitre along with forwards Dylan Webster and Keegan Bal will all try to earn spots with the Rock when training camp opens in less than two months. Smith played four games with the Buffalo Bandits in 2013, his rookie season in the NLL after being…

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How Does Toronto Offense Work Without Billings?

October 5, 2014

Without Garrett Billings the Toronto Rock will have a tough first half of the season trying to score. Billings led the team with 32 goals and 69 assists for 101 points. Billing has been the offensive leader for the Rock and without him they will need players to step up in the absence of Billings. The player with the most pressure on him will be Stephan Leblanc. Leblanc finished second in…

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Josh Sanderson Re-Signs with Toronto

September 29, 2014

Toronto Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson has announced the re-signing of veteran forward Josh Sanderson to a 1-year agreement. The contract is pending league approval. The Orangeville, Ontario native will be entering his 18th season in the National Lacrosse League in 2015. Sanderson has spent time with Rochester, Albany, San Jose, Calgary and Boston along with two stints in Toronto during his NLL career. The 37-year old offensive star surpassed…

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2015 NLL Breakout Players: Damon Edwards

September 21, 2014

As the NLL season approaches many offensive players are getting attention. One player to watch this year though will be Damon Edwards who plays defensive for the Toronto Rock. Coming up with Toronto, Edwards went to the Boston Blazers in his rookie year before moving on to CLax. He signed back with Toronto and has emerged as a potential breakout player. Edwards played this summer with the Coquitlam Adanacs before…

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Rock Sign Forward Brett Hickey

September 15, 2014

Toronto Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson has announced the signing of free agent forward Brett Hickey to a 1-year agreement. The contract is pending league approval. The Windsor, Ontario native was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 NLL Draft by the Vancouver Stealth. Hickey played his entire Junior lacrosse career with his hometown Windsor AKO Fratmen (now the Clippers) of the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League (OJBLL). In…

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Rock Steady: The Building of Toronto’s Defense

September 10, 2014

The Toronto Rock have made their defense and transition game stronger.  Almost two weeks ago the Rock traded Craig England, Mike Burke, second round pick in 2014 draft, 1st round in 2015 and a 2nd round in 2016 for Brodie Merrill and a 2nd round selection in 2015.  This was a move by the Connecticut organization to get back draft picks they never had from when they were the Wings….

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Toronto Trades for Brodie Merrill

August 28, 2014

The Toronto Rock and recently-relocated Connecticut-based franchise have completed a blockbuster deal pending league approval. The trade involves the Rock acquiring superstar transition player Brodie Merrill along with a 2nd round pick in the 2015 NLL Draft in exchange for forward Mike Burke, defenceman Craig England, Toronto’s 2nd round pick (17th overall) in the upcoming 2014 NLL Draft, Toronto’s 1st round pick in the 2015 NLL Draft and Toronto’s 2nd…

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Swarm Send Sorensen to Toronto for O’Connor

August 20, 2014

Toronto Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson has announced the acquisition of transition player Brock Sorensen from the Minnesota Swarm in exchange for transition player Ethan O’Connor and Toronto’s first round pick in the 2017 NLL Draft. The Swarm selected Sorensen with the 2nd overall pick in a very deep first round of the 2012 NLL Draft. The 6’6” native of Peterborough, ON enjoyed a great rookie season in 2013 with…

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