Toronto, ON – The Toronto Rock will open their official training camp on Saturday afternoon at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. It will be the first session in preparation for the 2015 NLL season, which begins on January 3rd with the Rock hitting the road to face the 3-time defending NLL champion Rochester Knighthawks.
The on-floor session on Saturday will run from 2pm to 4pm. The team will be back on the floor on Tuesday evening from 8-10pm. Both sessions are open to the public.
That will lead us to Saturday, December 6th when the Rock will host the Calgary Roughnecks at 7pm at the TRAC in an exhibition scrimmage. There is no charge for admission, however fans are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item in support of Kerr Street Ministries in Oakville. Canned meat, fish, tomatoes, pasta with meat, fruit in juice and vegetables along with peanut butter, pasta sauce, 100% juice and toilet paper are all in demand by the food bank at this time of year.
Fans are encouraged to support the Kerr Street Ministries food bank again on Saturday, December 20th in lieu of admission as the Rock play the New England Black Wolves at the TRAC at 7pm.
Prior to each exhibition scrimmage, the secondary floor at the TRAC will be open to kids who want to throw the ball around before the game. The floor will be available from 6pm to 7pm and kids must bring their own lacrosse stick, ball and helmet.
Both exhibition contests will be streamed live online at torontorock.com.
Also, on the eve of training camp the Rock have signed forward Mike Burke to a one-year agreement pending league approval. Burke was originally signed by the Rock in the summer, but was a key piece of the Brodie Merrill trade and was sent to the New England Black Wolves. The 24-year old, former 3rd round draft pick of the Edmonton Rush back in 2012, was released by the Black Wolves on Monday.
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