TORONTO ROCK ANNOUNCES PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
The Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club will play in three exhibition games in the NLL pre-season before the regular season begins in January 2007.
The first game of this pre-season lineup will also be a first for Glenn Clark, former Toronto Rock player, as he steps into the role for the first time this year as head coach. “Our exhibition schedule will be important in getting the Rock’s new coaching staff comfortable with their game management as we work towards the regular season opener,” says Mike Kloepfer, Director of Lacrosse Operations for the Rock.
The anticipated exhibition schedule kicks off on November 25th, 2006 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, when the Rock confronts the Philadelphia Wings at the Halifax Metro Centre. “The Halifax game will be a great lead into the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships that are being held there in May 2007,”
The Toronto Rock will be back in Ontario as the schedule continues at the brand new Oshawa Sports & Entertainment Complex against the Arizona Sting on December 1st, 2006. Tickets go on sale to the general public for this game on October 6th through Ticketmaster and will be $25.00 for adults and $12.50 for youth and senior (plus additional service charges). Visit www.ticketmaster.ca or call (416) 872-5000.
The pre-season schedule concludes with a match up against the Minnesota Swarm in Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 9th, 2006. Kloepfer notes, “We think it is important to play exhibition games in growing lacrosse markets like Winnipeg and Halifax so as to promote the game and the National Lacrosse League.” This will be the first time any NLL teams have competed in the MTS Centre.