ROUGHNECKS RE-SIGN SIX PLAYERS INCLUDING JESSE KING TO TWO-YEAR AGREEMENT 8/14/19

August 14, 2019

 [MEDIA RELEASE] Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Calgary, AB – The Calgary Roughnecks today announced the National Lacrosse League club has re-signed six players in forwards Jesse King, Ryan Martel and Sean Tyrell, defencemen Chad Cummings and Anthony Kalinich as well as goaltender Tyler Richards. The foursome of King, Cummings, Martel and Kalinich are returning on two-year agreements while Richards and Tyrrell have both inked one-year contracts. “It’s important to have…

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ROCK RE-SIGN BRAD LYONS AND MITCHELL GUSTAVSEN 8/14/19

August 14, 2019

[MEDIA RELEASE] 2018 Rock Picks Set To Battle For Roster Spots Oakville, ON – Toronto Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick today announced the re-signing of defenders Brad Lyons and Mitchell Gustavsen.  Lyons has signed a one-year agreement, while Gustavsen has inked a three-year deal. The signings are pending league approval. Selected in the second round of the 2018 NLL Draft, 24th overall, Lyons spent the 2018-19 season on…

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ROCK LAND NLL ALL-TIME GREAT DAN DAWSON IN FREE AGENCY 8/2/19

August 2, 2019

[MEDIA RELEASE] High Scoring Forward Will Add Even More Firepower To Deep Offence Oakville, ON – It took just one day to elapse after the NLL Free Agency period opened for Toronto Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick to make a big splash.  Dawick announced today that the Rock have inked future NLL Hall of Famer, and unrestricted free agent, Dan Dawson to a two-year agreement. The contract is…

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2019 NLL Champs Lose Simpson & MacRae in Expansion Draft 7/9/19

July 9, 2019

[MEDIA RELEASE] Calgary, AB – The Calgary Roughnecks today announced that defencemen Shane Simpson and Dan MacRae have been claimed by the Rochester Knighthawks and New York Riptide, respectively, in the 2019 National Lacrosse League Expansion Draft. Simpson, selected by the Knighthawks in the fourth round, 7th overall, played 10 games with the Roughnecks after joining the team in the 2018 NLL Entry Draft. The Hamilton, Ontario product tallied three…

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Toronto Rock Lose Lintner & McArdle in Expansion Draft 7/9/19

July 9, 2019

[MEDIA RELEASE] Rock Lose Two Forwards As New Teams Take Shape Oakville, ON – The National Lacrosse League Expansion Draft took place on Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia, PA with the expansion Rochester Knighthawks and New York Riptide each selecting 11 players. The Rock, along with all current NLL teams, each lost two players in the Expansion selection process.  Forward Dan Lintner was selected by the Rochester Knighthawks with the first…

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NICK ROSE AND BROCK SORENSEN RE-SIGN FOR TWO YEARS 6/24/19

June 24, 2019

[MEDIA RELEASE] Rock Lock Up Pair Of Core Players  Oakville, ON – Toronto Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick announced the signings of two pending unrestricted free agents today.  Starting goaltender Nick Rose and veteran defender Brock Sorensen have both agreed to two-year contracts.  The two Rock veterans could have become unrestricted free agents on August 1, had they not re-signed with the club today. “It was very important…

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NLL Media Advisory: 2019 Expansion Draft 6/5/19

June 5, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY June 5, 2019 PHILADELPHIA – The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2019 Expansion Draft. The New York Riptide and Rochester Knighthawks will make their picks on Tuesday, July 9th. Ahead of the Expansion Draft, each team will designate 11 protected players before the June 25 deadline. Expansion teams are then allowed to select eligible players who are not on the protected list. The Rochester Knighthawks will select 1st…

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Roughnecks Strike Oil & Hoist the Champions Cup 5/25/19

May 26, 2019

Di Miller, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit:  Candice Ward On May 25, 2019 the Western Division Champion Calgary Roughnecks after having defeated the Eastern Division Buffalo Bandits on their turf last Saturday May 18, had the chance to close out the series final and walk away with the Champions Cup at home in front of 17,038 Riggers fans and they did not disappoint.  The game was…

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Roughnecks Steal Game 1 in Buffalo – 5/18/2019

May 20, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© In the 2019 regular and postseason, the Buffalo Bandits held opponents to 10 or fewer goals 12 times. They won all 12 of those games. The Bandits finished the regular season 7-2 at home, and easily won rounds one and two as the host team. The offense seemed unstoppable at times this year, and the defense caused so much confusion in games that…

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Justin and Friends Playoff Picks – NLL Finals, 5/18/2019

May 18, 2019

A lot of the team here thought Toronto was coming out of the East.  Buffalo proved them wrong!  In the West, most of us expected Calgary to move on and they did!  This should be an excellent NLL Finals.  Calgary and Buffalo are both very physical on defense and have players that can create with little space on offense.  Let’s see what we think for Game 1! Shawn Palmer :…

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Rock Falls to the Bandits in Eastern Division Finals 5/11/19

May 11, 2019

Shawn Palmer, Correspondent Toronto Rock Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit:  Sara Schmidle The Toronto Rock (1-1) visited the Buffalo Bandits (2-0)  in the Eastern Division Finals on Saturday night and in a game of runs the Bandits would come out victorious by the score of 12 – 8 in front of 11,635 happy Bandit fans and will head to the NLL Finals to face the Western Division Champions…

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Defense Carries Roughnecks to NLL Finals – 5/10/2019

May 11, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Calgary Roughnecks The 8,900 fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary witnessed one of the most outstanding defensive games in the NLL of recent memory on Friday night.  Both teams stood tall in front of their outstanding goaltenders.  The Colorado Mammoth were successful in defeating the Calgary Roughnecks in two of their three meetings this season, but their good…

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