All Three Rock Teams In The Hunt For Jr. NLL Champion’s Cup
Oakville, ON – So far, so good. The Rock entries have yet to lose a game at the 4th Annual Jr. NLL Tournament at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, ON. The peewee, bantam and midget teams all finished in first place after the round-robin wrapped up on Saturday.
On Saturday evening, the peewee Jr. Rock won their quarterfinal game 10-3 over the Jr. Knighthawks. The win advanced them to the semi-finals on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. against the Jr. Wings with hopes of advancing to the peewee Champion’s Cup final at 2 p.m. The squad is coached by Rock Assistant GM Josh Sanderson along with Rock defender Bradley Kri. Josh’s son Cameron leads the team in scoring with 15 points (6 goals, 9 assists) after 4 games.
The bantam Jr. Rock also played their way into Sunday’s action. With Rock goaltender Nick Rose at the helm, the Jr. Rock finished 4-0 in the round-robin and defeated the Jr. Mammoth on Saturday evening in quarterfinal action to move on to the semis on Sunday at 9 a.m against the Jr. Bandits. Assisting Rose on the bench are Rock forward Brett Hickey and Rock defender Damon Edwards. The bantam Jr. NLL Champion’s Cup final will go off at 1 p.m.
Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick has the midget Jr. Rock firing on all cylinders, topping their pool in round-robin play and earning a bye into Sunday’s semi-final at 8 a.m against the Jr. Mammoth. Gareth Haigh leads the team in scoring through the round-robin with 7 goals and 5 assists for 12 points. Also with 7 goals is Dyson Williams, the son of former Toronto Rock and NLL all-time great Shawn Williams. The midget championship game is schedule for a 12 p.m. start.
On Sunday, fans will be able to watch select games from the tournament live online at jvisportsnetwork.com, courtesy of JVI Video Production. For schedules, stats and standings from the tournament, please click here.
There is no charge for admission and fans are invited to come and cheer on their favourite Jr. NLL squads from across the league.