Oakville, ON – The Toronto Rock wrapped up the NLL pre-season with a 2-1 record after defeating the New England Black Wolves 18-10 on Saturday night at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario.
“We’re happy with the way we played in the pre-season,” said Rock Head Coach John Lovell. “However, we understand there is still a lot of work to be done before we start the regular season on January 3rd.”
The Rock built a 5-2 lead after one quarter and never looked back, holding a 10-5 edge at the half. The first half was a very chippy affair and according to Coach Lovell, there was some good to come from it.
“There were a couple of incidents where our guys stuck up for each other. That is good team building and it’s important that down the road, guys know their teammates will be there for them,” explained Lovell.
The second half was more of the same as the Rock outscored the Black Wolves 8-5 en route to the win.
The Rock were led offensively by Brett Hickey who scored 5 goals and added 3 assists for an 8-point night. Josh Sanderson also had an 8-point game scoring twice and piling on 6 helpers.
Earlier in the day, the Rock signed veteran defender Glen Bryan to a tryout agreement. Bryan was originally drafted by the Rock in 2010 and was a member of the 2011 Toronto Rock championship team. Bryan most recently played for the Buffalo Bandits but was released last week.
The Rock will conclude their official training camp with an on floor session on Sunday morning at the TRAC. From there, the team will have a week off to enjoy the holiday season before resuming practice after Christmas. The Rock will open the regular season at Rochester against the defending champion Knighthawks on Saturday, January 3rd.
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