Get your tickets for the Holiday Bash against the Buffalo Bandits on Sat. Dec. 17! BUY NOW

×
WK
1
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Vancouver
8
Toronto
19
WK
2
Sat, Dec 10
19:00:00
Toronto
Rochester
WK
3
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Buffalo
Toronto
WK
6
Sat, Jan 7
19:30:00
Toronto
New York
WK
7
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Halifax
Toronto
WK
8
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
9
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
Toronto
Calgary
WK
10
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
New York
Toronto
WK
11
Fri, Feb 10
19:30:00
Toronto
Georgia
WK
12
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Georgia
Toronto
WK
14
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Rochester
Toronto
Mon, Mar 6
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
15
Sat, Mar 11
19:00:00
Albany
Toronto
WK
16
Sat, Mar 18
18:00:00
Toronto
Halifax
WK
17
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
Toronto
Albany
WK
18
Sat, Apr 1
19:00:00
Buffalo
Toronto
WK
20
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Toronto
WK
21
Sat, Apr 22
20:00:00
Toronto
Buffalo
Powered By
MGM Logo
Scores / Schedule
News

Rock Season Ends In Buffalo

May 11, 2019

ROCK SEASON ENDS WITH 12-8 LOSS IN BUFFALO

Toronto Battles Right To The End

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Bandits pulled away in the fourth quarter, defeating the Toronto Rock 12-8 on Saturday night in the East Division Championship Game at Buffalo’s KeyBank Center. Buffalo now advances to the NLL Finals to face the Calgary Roughnecks.

“Ultimately, they were better than us here tonight,” said Rock Head Coach following the tough loss. “We struggled in the first half and dug ourselves a bit too much of a hole. We surged back at the end and made a game of it. We just made a few too many mistakes tonight and took too long to get going all over the floor. We fought right to the end and (this experience) is something we’ll have to build on.”

Every one of the four goals in the first quarter were scored in the opening five minutes of the frame. Each Buffalo goal was answered by a Rock goal and the score was tied 2-2 at the end of one.

After a long stretch without any goals, Rock captain Challen Rogers got things going on the power play to give Toronto the lead 4-3. It was all Bandits from there with the home side scoring four in a row to lead 6-3 at the half. It would have been five in a row had it not been for a challenge by Sawyer, taking away a Bandits goal after review.

Buffalo built an 8-3 lead before Kieran McArdle broke up a five-goal run off a shot after some great east-west ball movement by the Rock. A Rock power play goal and a long bomb from Adam Jones brought Toronto back to within two, trailing 8-6 after three quarters.

Jones scored three minutes into the fourth quarter to make it a one-goal game at 8-7. The Bandits kept coming and four straight goals, including an empty net tally were too much for the Rock to overcome. Jones finished the scoring for the Rock.

Jones led the Rock attack with four goals and three assists for a seven-point night. Rogers had a pair of goals with singles coming from McArdle and Brock Sorensen.

For more information on Toronto Rock tickets, please contact a Toronto Rock account executive at 416-596-3075 or visit torontorock.com.

Toronto Rock