Saturday 30 May 2015

Toronto Rock Dumped by Edmonton Rush in First Game of the NLL Championship Series

Tonight the Toronto Rock were home to the Edmonton Rush in Game one of the Championship Series. The Rock have not been in the championship since 2011 when they won their sixth championship. Edmonton has only been in the Championship Series once, in 2012 where they lost to the Rochester Knighthawks.

Tim, who sits in front of us and has had season tickets for years, came with a huge "T" to cheer on the boys. Gillian, Tim's girlfriend, and her friend had the flag a waving!

As always, Scotty Newlands sang the national anthem.

The boys get together for a pep talk before the game.

Opening face-off!

It all started well with Toronto scoring the first two goals of the game in the first three minutes and eighteen seconds of the game. Shades of last week?


Edmonton responded with five straight goals to end the quarter with a 5-2 lead.

Some pictures of the first quarter action.

The second quarter showed some hope. Although Edmonton scored the first goal of the quarter, Toronto responded with two of their own. That was short-lived, though, as Edmonton scored the next three goals to end the half, more than  doubling the Rock score with a 9-4 lead.

Some action from the quarter.

The Rock cheerleaders performed.

Toronto was never really in the game in the second half and lost 15-9. Things got a little testy near the end of the game. Not surprising as as it was a very physical battle with a lot of hard hits.

The Toronto Rock cheerleaders came on with smiles but really the day was done.

Even in defeat, the Rock circle the arena to thank the fans.

This coming Friday night the Rock play in a win or go home game in Edmonton. It's on TSN and Teena and I will be watching!

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