Saturday 27 February 2016

The Rock Rolls Rochester

Tonight the 1-6 Toronto Rock took on the 3-3 Rochester Knighthawks at the ACC. The Rock won their first game just a week ago and are looking to go on a winning streak. They also wanted some revenge after losing the home opener to them 12-7.

Teena and I were there with our friend, Roger, and his dad, Ben.

It turns out that Ben is a hit with the ladies.

As usual, Scotty Newlands sang the national anthems.

Iggy got the crowd wound up.

The team gets together one last time.

Opening face-off!

The game was never a close affair. Toronto scored the first two goals of the game in a minute and eight seconds. Rochester scored soon after but that was it for them in the first quarter, which Toronto led 7-1 when the buzzer went.

Stephan Leblanc scores on a power play. Fitting as it was Stephan Leblanc bobblehead night.

Tim and Gillian wave the flag after every goal.

The Toronto Rock Cheerleaders had lots to cheer about.

Action and Iggy

Ben and Roger.

Toronto had a ten goal lead when the cheerleaders came back out.

It was Toronto all the way, winning easily 17-6 in front of 10,299 excited fans.

For the second week in a row, Rock goalie Nick Rose was the first star. He made 52 saves on the night, many of them in spectacular fashion. It would have been a much closer game if not for him.

Toronto has a week off, then has a two game home stand over a single weekend, when on Friday March 11, they take on the Calgary Roughnecks and on the Sunday host the Vancouver Stealth.

Teena and I will be there.

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