The Toronto Rock are back in action and hit the road for Florida to face the Orlando Titans on Saturday, March 27. Game time is 7:35 p.m. ET at Amway Arena.
After their second bye-week this month, the Rock are anxious to get back on the turf.
“The first week off was okay because I think we needed to rest some bumps and bruises,” said Terry Sanderson, Toronto’s GM and assistant coach. “This second one, coming off a loss, has made for a very long and tedious wait to get back into it.”
The two teams met a month ago in Toronto, with the Titans taking the decision 16-12.
“We’re not approaching it any differently than we approached the other games we’ve played,” said Sanderson. “It just so happens we let some games slip away from us.
“With Orlando coming off a loss last week, I imagine we’re going to be in for a pretty good battle.”
While Colin Doyle and Garrett Billings are at the top of the league board in points and goals, the Titans have not-so-secret weapon Matt Vinc in between their pipes.
“Matt is just a very good positional goaltender and knows his angles real well,” said Sanderson. “He’s grown as a goalie much faster than most kids coming out of junior.”
The Rock sit half a game behind Orlando in the East Division standings, along with the Boston Blazers. Rochester and Buffalo are close behind, meaning each game is more important than the next due to playoff implications.
This is the last regular season matchup for the two East teams. Fans can watch Saturday’s game live at 7:35 p.m. on the NLL Network, online at www.nll.com.