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Encyclopedia > Toronto Rock
Toronto Rock
Image:Toronto rock logo.gif
Founded 1998
Home arena Air Canada Centre
Based in Toronto, Ontario
Colours Red, White, Blue
Head coach Terry Sanderson
General manager Terry Sanderson


The Toronto Rock are a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), a North American professional sports league. They play at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Image File history File links Toronto_rock_logo. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Air Canada Centre is an arena at 40 Bay Street, in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Terry Sanderson is the head coach and general manager of the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League. ... Terry Sanderson is the head coach and general manager of the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League. ... NLL logo Old MILL logo The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is the professional league of mens indoor lacrosse in North America. ... Political highlights of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and the fourth ranked in population. ... The Air Canada Centre is an arena at 40 Bay Street, in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ...


The franchise was originally founded as a NLL expansion team for Hamilton, Ontario to begin play in the 1998 season. They were known as the Ontario Raiders, and played their home games at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton during their first year. However, at the conclusion of the season they were sold to a group of investors led by Bill Watters, who was then the Assistant GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL, and relocated to Toronto in time for the beginning of the 1999 season. They were subsequently renamed the "Toronto Rock". During their first two seasons in Toronto, they played at Maple Leaf Gardens, the historic former home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, before moving to the Air Canada Centre for the 2001 season, which they currently share with both the Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. The Rock has consistently ranked near the top of the NLL in lacrosse performance, attendance, and financial success. Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Area: 1,117. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Copps Coliseum Copps Coliseum is a sports and entertainment arena with a capacity of 17,500 in Hamilton, Ontario. ... For other uses of Toronto Maple Leafs, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Established: March 6, 1834 Area: East to West: 43 km North to South: 21 km629. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Maple Leaf Gardens before gametime Maple Leaf Gardens is an indoor arena in Toronto, Ontario, on the northwest corner of Carlton Street and Church Street. ... The Air Canada Centre is an arena at 40 Bay Street, in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Toronto Raptors are a National Basketball Association team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ...

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Championships

Fight against archrivals Calgary Roughnecks
Fight against archrivals Calgary Roughnecks

The Toronto Rock won the Champion's Cup in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2005. Download high resolution version (1984x1488, 601 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1984x1488, 601 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Calgary Roughnecks are a member of the National Lacrosse League based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Champions Cup is the trophy awarded to the playoff winners in the National Lacrosse League. ...


The 2002 final was against the Albany Attack, and the 1999, 2000, and 2003 finals were against the Rochester Knighthawks. In 2001, the Toronto Rock went to the league title game but came up one goal short against the Philadelphia Wings. In 2004, the Rock earned a first round bye after clinching the East Division regular season crown. The Buffalo Bandits came to town and upset the Rock 19-10. Therefore, the Toronto Rock, since their installation in Toronto, have never missed the playoffs and have now gone to the championship game six times in the past seven years. The Albany Attack was the name of a franchise which played in National Lacrosse League (NLL) from the 1999–2000 season through the 2002–2003 season. ... The Rochester Knighthawks are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... The Philadelphia Wings are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... Attention all fans: Due to a recent surge of labor disputes and a player uproar over the recently signed shoe deal, the Buffalo Bandits will cease operations for the 2006 season. ...


In 2005, the Rock defeated the Rochester Knighthawks in the East Division Final by a score of 12-10 in front of approximately 17,200 fans at the Air Canada Centre. The Rock went on to defeat the Arizona Sting with a 19-13 win in front of an NLL record crowd of 19,432, becoming NLL champions for the fifth time in seven years and solidifying their distinction as an NLL dynasty. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rochester Knighthawks are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... The Air Canada Centre is an arena at 40 Bay Street, in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... The Arizona Sting are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 2000-2001 season. ...


The Rock struggled during the early part of the 2006 season however their record balanced out to 8-8 at season's end. They made the playoffs, only to get knocked off 12-10 by the second place Rochester Knighthawks at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester.


Les Bartley

Less then 18 hours after the Toronto Rock won their 5th NLL Championship, former coach and General Manager Les Bartley died on May 15, 2005 of cancer at the age of 51. Bartley is remembered as an exceptional coach, having led the Toronto Rock to win the championships in 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2003. Les Bartley (d. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Former logo
Former logo

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Roster

Players

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# Name Height Weight Shoots Birthplace Birth Date Summer Team Season Forward/
Defense
6 Ladouceur, Dan 6'6" 245 L Thunder Bay, ON 11/26/1973 Ajax-Pickering Rock (Sr. B) 5th D
7 Doyle, Colin 6'3" 215 L Kitchener, ON 09/08/1977 Coquitlam Adanacs (WLA) 6th F
9 Merrill, Patrick 6'0" 180 R Montreal, QC 02/22/1979 Brampton Excelsiors 2nd D
10 Wilson, Aaron 5'9" 175 R Kitchener, ON 12/20/1980 Brampton Excelsiors 2nd F
14 Marshall, Rob 6'3" 185 R Mount Forest, ON 06/23/1984 Elora Mohawks (OLA Jr. B) Rookie D
15 Evans, Stephen 5'9" 180 R Peterborough, ON 01/11/1979 Peterborough Lakers 5th F
16 Manning, Blaine 6'1" 210 R Calgary, AB 09/10/1979 None 3th F
17 Beisel, Brian 6'4" 210 R Brampton, ON 09/20/1975 Brampton Excelsiors 8th D
18 Sanderson, Phil 5'9" 175 L Orangeville, ON 01/23/1977 Brampton Excelsiors 6th D
19 Sanderson, Josh 5'7" 150 L Orangeville, ON 04/23/1977 Brampton Excelsiors 8th F
20 Kruger, Rusty 5'8" 175 L Guelph, ON 03/26/1975 Orangeville Jr. A (Head Coach) 8th F
24 Shearer, Matt 6'0" 185 R Whitby, ON 10/19/1973 None 7th F
25 Dickie, J.J. 6'2" 220 R Ajax, ON 03/31/1979 Brampton Excelsiors Rookie F
27 Suddons, Derek 6'2" 210 L Oshawa, ON 06/10/1978 Brooklin Redmen 3th D
28 MacDonald, Brad 5'11" 190 L Orangeville, ON 07/04/1983 Coquitlam Adanacs (WLA) 2nd D
32 Veltman, Jim 6'2" 185 L Brampton, ON 03/08/1966 Ajax-Pickering Rock 11st D
37 Campbell, Scott 6'0" 220 L Toronto, ON 10/23/1981 Brooklin Redmen 2nd D
40 Rubel, Ian 6'0" 200 L St. Catharines, ON 02/28/1978 St. Catharines Athletics 4th D
77 O'Brien, Tim 6'1" 200 L Edmonton, AB 05/28/1977 Brampton Excelsiors 4th D
91 Gibson, Darryl 6'1" 205 L N/A 07/28/1976 Six Nations Chiefs 6th D
93 Driscoll, Chris 6'0" 190 R Fergus, ON 09/12/1971 Brampton Excelsiors 13th D

Colin Doyle (Born: September 8, 1977 in Kitchener, Ontario) is a lacrosse player for the Toronto Rock in the National Lacrosse League. ... Jim Veltman (Born: March 8, 1966 in Brampton, Ontario) is a lacrosse player for the Toronto Rock in the National Lacrosse League. ...

Goaltenders

# Name Height Weight Shoots Birthplace Birth Date Summer Team Season
29 Watson, Bob 6'0" 195 L Guelph, ON 04/06/1970 None 6th
90 Wetherup, Phil 6'1" 200 R Waterloo, ON 07/19/1977 Owen Sound Woodsmen (Sr. B) 6th

Practice roster

# Name Height Weight Shoots Birthplace Birth Date Summer Team Season Position
21 Koneczny, Chet 5'11" 180 L Brampton, ON 05/9/1984 Orangeville Northman (Jr. A) Rookie D
23 Leigh, Cory 6'1" 205 R N/A N/A Peterborough Lakers 4th F
30 Preece, Jay 6'2" 210 R Toronto, ON 05/21/1981 Ajax-Pickering Rock (Sr. B) 1st G

Injured reserve

# Name Height Weight Shoots Birthplace Birth Date Summer Team Season Position
22 Taylor, Matt 5'11" 200 L Whitby, ON 03/14/1983 Brooklin Redmen Rookie F

External links

  • Toronto Rock official website
National Lacrosse League teams NLL Logo
East Division: Buffalo Bandits | Chicago NLL expansion team (starting in 2007) | Minnesota Swarm | Philadelphia Wings | Rochester Knighthawks | Toronto Rock
West Division: Arizona Sting | Calgary Roughnecks | Colorado Mammoth | Edmonton Rush | Portland Lumberjax | San Jose Stealth
Trophies and Awards: Champion's Cup | NLL Hall of Fame
Related Articles: NLL All-Star Game | Box lacrosse | Indoor lacrosse | Lacrosse
Current arenas in the National Lacrosse League
Air Canada Centre | Blue Cross Arena | Glendale Arena | HP Pavilion | HSBC Arena | Pengrowth Saddledome | Pepsi Center | Rexall Place | Rose Garden Arena | Sears Centre* | Wachovia Center | Xcel Energy Center
* The Sears Centre will be the home of the Chicago NLL expansion team starting in 2007.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Toronto Rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (521 words)
In 2005, the Rock defeated the Rochester Knighthawks in the East Division Final by a score of 12-10 in front of approximately 17,200 fans at the Air Canada Centre.
The Rock went on to defeat the Arizona Sting with a 19-13 win in front of an NLL record crowd of 19,432, becoming NLL champions for the fifth time in seven years and solidifying their distinction as an NLL dynasty.
Less then 18 hours after the Toronto Rock won their 5th NLL Championship, former coach and General Manager Les Bartley died on May 15, 2005 of cancer at the age of 51.
Toronto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4964 words)
Toronto is a global city, exerting significant regional, national, and international influence, and is one of the world's most multicultural and ethnically diverse cities: 42% of the population was born outside of Canada.
The City of Toronto covers an area of 641 kmĀ² (247 square miles) and is bounded by Lake Ontario to the south, Etobicoke Creek and Highway 427 to the west, Steeles Avenue to the north, and the Rouge River to the east.
Toronto's climate is moderated by Lake Ontario; its climate is among the mildest and least snowy in Canada east of the Rocky Mountain range.
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