Toronto Rock Surprise Everyone with Their 1st Pick of the 2020 NLL Draft 9/18/2020

September 18, 2020

Shawn Palmer, Correspondent Toronto Rock Lacrosse is Awesome© In a year where everything has been different since March, Thursday night’s NLL draft did not deviate from the new norm.  All teams were secluded in different parts of Canada and the US, while prospective draftees were on their computers streaming the draft from their homes.  No one going up to shake hands with their new GM’s or coaches; nor would they…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: National Lacrosse League Statement and Update on Game Play 3/12/2020

March 12, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY March 12, 2020 “The National Lacrosse League has determined that it is in the best interests of our fans, our players, our coaches and our staff to temporarily suspend play until further notice due to concerns over COVID-19. We will continue to evaluate this situation and remain in constant communication with health, team, business and league officials across North America. Security and safety is our top priority and focus in…

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Calgary Flies into Toronto and Leaves with a Big 13 – 10 Win 3/9/2020

March 9, 2020

Shawn Palmer, Correspondent Toronto Rock Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit:  Ryan McCullough On Sunday March 9, the Calgary Roughnecks (5-5) visited the Toronto Rock (7-4) for the only meeting of the two teams this season.  Toronto hadn’t played at home since February 15, and the Scotiabank Arena was filled with 7,826 Rock fans  for ‘Kidz Day’ in Rock City in anticipation of another home win.  The Rock had…

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Justin and Friends NLL Picks Week 15– 3/7/2020

March 7, 2020

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Standings: Shawn Palmer 45-24 Stephonya Hunter-Penner 43-26 Justin Ivey 42-27 I made a HUGE mistake.  Shawn DID NOT go 5-0 in Week 13, Stephonya did.  Lucky for Shawn, he is still in first place.  Standings have been updated and there were no changes after Week 14, although as a group none of us did so hot.  I had the best predictions and went…

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Justin and Friends NLL Picks Week 14– 2/28/2020

February 28, 2020

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Standings: Shawn Palmer 42-19 Stephonya Hunter-Penner 38-23 Justin Ivey 37-24 Shawn went 5-0 last week – please everyone pay attention to this man’s picks.  I fell to last but somehow still am tasked with doing the write ups!  Stephonya only called one game wrong.  If it wasn’t for the will of Dane Dobbie, I might be a bit better.  This week has all…

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Thunderbirds Hold Off Late Charge by the Rock 2-21-2020

February 22, 2020

Shawn Palmer, Correspondent Toronto Rock Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Credit Trevor MacMillan/Halifax Thunderbirds The Toronto Rock (6-3) headed east for their first visit to Halifax to take on the Halifax Thunderbirds (7-2) in a battle for first place in the North Division as well as first place in the NLL.  After the Rock defeated the Thunderbirds three weeks ago in Toronto 12 – 9, Halifax was looking to even…

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Rock Slide Past the Warriors & Move Into First in the North 2/16/2020

February 16, 2020

Shawn Palmer, Correspondent Toronto Rock Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Toronto Rock The Toronto Rock (6-2) hosted the Vancouver Warriors (4-6) Saturday night in an all Canadian Alterna Cup match up in front of 8,401 fans on this Family Day long weekend in Ontario.  The win also bolstered Toronto’s position in the standings as well given the outcome of the other two games last night.  With this win,…

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Rock Shuts the Door on the Bandits 2/9/2020

February 9, 2020

Shawn Palmer, Correspondent Toronto Rock Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit:  Toronto Rock On Sunday February 9, the Buffalo Bandits (6-2) visited the Toronto Rock (5-2) at the Scotiabank Arena on Sunday afternoon after defeating the Vancouver Warriors on Friday night in Vancouver.  The Rock were looking to take down their second North Division foe in as many weeks and climb back into the conversation as the Number One…

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The Rock Have Toppled the Mighty Thunderbirds 1/31/2020

February 1, 2020

Shawn Palmer – Toronto Rock Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit:  Halifax Thunderbirds The Toronto Rock (4-2) hosted the once undefeated Halifax Thunderbirds (6-1) for the first time ever at the Scotiabank Arena on Friday night.  The Rock was without three of their top offensive powerhouses, Tom Schreiber; Adam Jones; and Dan Craig. Over the first three quarters the Rock would dominate on both ends of the floor…

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Rock End Three Win Game Streak on the Road in Buffalo 1/18/2020

January 18, 2020

Shawn Palmer, Correspondent Toronto Rock Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Sara Schmidle The Toronto Rock (3-2) drove down the QEW highway to visit the Buffalo Bandits (3-1) at the KeyBank Center in front of 12, 026 Bandits fans.  Unfortunately, they had to do it without two of their top offensive players as Tom Schreiber and Adam Jones were both out with upper body injuries.  They started fast and…

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Toronto Wins Nail-biter at Home Over Rochester 1/11/2020

January 11, 2020

Shawn Palmer, Correspondent Toronto Rock Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Ryan McCullough The Rochester Knighthawks (0-4) visited the Scotiabank  Arena in Toronto for game two of a back-to-back contest after dropping the first game to the Rock two weeks ago in Rochester.  The 8,865 Rock fans were on the edge of their seats, but in the end saw their team win their third in a row.  The Toronto…

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LATRELL HARRIS PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE 1/10/2020

January 10, 2020

[MEDIA RELEASE] Toronto Defender Out With Upper Body Injury Oakville, ON – Toronto Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick announced a pair of roster moves today.  Defender Latrell Harris has been placed on the Injured Reserve list, while defender Mitchell Gustavsen has been shifted to the Active Roster from the Practice Roster. Harris sustained an upper body injury during the Rock’s Dec. 10 practice and has not appeared in…

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