Billings, Vinc and Jamieson NLL MVP Candidates

June 19, 2014

The National Lacrosse League has announced three finalists for the 2014 NLL Most Valuable Player award. Toronto Rock forward Garrett Billings joins two Rochester Knighthawks players, forward Cody Jamieson and goaltender Matt Vinc, on the MVP ballot as candidates for one of the league’s top honors.   Billings led the NLL in average points-per-game (6.73) and finished third in the league with 101 points (32+69) despite just 15 games played with…

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NLL League Announces Finalists for 2014 Sportsmanship Award

June 9, 2014

Toronto’s Billings, Edmonton’s Knight & Buffalo’s Williams all honored for high level of play and respect for the game The National Lacrosse League has announced three finalists for the 2014 NLL Sportsmanship Award. Toronto Rock forward Garrett Billings, Edmonton Rush forward Curtis Knight and Buffalo Bandits forward Shawn Williams were all deemed to have exemplified a high level of sportsmanship to go along with tremendous play on the field this…

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Toronto Rock Season Didn’t Roll As Planned

May 29, 2014

This season was not a great year for the Toronto Rock. Coming into the 2014 season the Rock were looked at as one of the favorites to win the eastern title and dethrone the Rochester Knighthawks. The Rock finished with a 9-9 record and made the playoffs but were defeated by their rivals the Buffalo Bandits in the first round. The story of the Rock season had to be blown leads,…

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Rock Sign Sanderson to Two Year Extension

Toronto Rock Owner and President Jamie Dawick has announced the signing of General Manager Terry Sanderson to a two-year contract extension that will run through the 2016 season. “I’m really happy and excited to have ‘T’ back on board as General Manager with this 2-year extension,” said Dawick.  “I look forward to building on our recent successes as we work our way towards another championship.” Sanderson took over as GM…

May 23, 2014
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Garrett Billings Undergoes Knee Surgery

May 13, 2014

Toronto Rock forward Garrett Billings underwent successful knee surgery earlier today to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee.   Billings was on his way to his first NLL scoring title when he injured his knee in the 2nd quarter of Toronto’s game in Vancouver on April 5th.  Before leaving the game, the 5th year forward from Langley, BC had accumulated 6 points and surpassed the 100-point plateau…

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Lucky Number 7! Benesch Leads Bandits To 15-13 Victory Over Rock

After losing their previous eight games, the Buffalo Bandits were finally able to come through when it mattered most in their opening round playoff matchup against the Toronto Rock. With the Bandits able to secure the victory tonight against the Rock, they will advance to the Eastern Division finals to face the back-to-back defending NLL Champion Rochester Knighthawks. The Bandits were able to score two goals in the final five…

May 4, 2014
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NLL Playoff Preview: Can Rock Stay Solid Against Bandits?

May 2, 2014

Two eastern division rivals will battle on the turf of the Air Canada Centre Saturday, May 3, when the Toronto Rock host the Buffalo Bandits in the division semi-final.  Buffalo took the season series versus the Rock 2-1, capturing a pair of early wins during their 5-1 start. Despite dropping the season series against their division foes, Toronto was able to defeat the Bandits with a 13-9 Week 16 win…

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Toronto Rock Look to Maintain Momentum in Playoffs

When the dust had settled on a 17-9 April 5 victory over the Vancouver Stealth, the Toronto Rock were met the with the reality that with a 6-9 record and three games remaining, the season of leading scorer Garrett Billings had been ended by a torn ACL. Despite the absence of their offensive leader, the Rock were able to rally against adversity closing out the season on a four-game winning…

April 30, 2014
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Bandits Lose Sixth Straight; Rock Stay Hot

April 19, 2014

After losing the previous five games, the Buffalo Bandits were hoping to finally get that monkey off their back and return to their winning ways in their matchup today against the Toronto Rock. With the Bandits unable to secure the victory tonight against the Rock, they watch their possibility of hosting the opening round of the playoffs against the Rock slipping away. The Rock (8-9) were able to score three…

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Rock and Bandits Renew Their Rivalry with Home Field Advantage on the Line

April 18, 2014

On Friday night the Toronto Rock will host the Buffalo Bandits. The Bandits will be looking for a win in order to clinch home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs. If the Rock lose any of their remaining games the Bandits will receive home field advantage. These two teams have met twice this season with the Bandits winning both games with identical 12-10 scores. This matchup will…

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