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What to watch for vs. Halifax Thunderbirds

Rock Chasing First-Ever 4-0 Start + First-Ever Win in Halifax

Halifax, NS – The Toronto Rock (3-0) will face the Halifax Thunderbirds (2-2) on Friday night at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, NS.  A Rock win would be the first-ever for the team in Halifax and in the process would establish a new franchise-best success-mark for a start to a season with four consecutive wins.

Fans can watch the game vs. Halifax at 6:30pm ET on TSN 1/5 and TSN’s digital platform TSN+ via and the TSN App as well as ESPN+.  To stream the game, you need a TSN+ subscription.

Here’s what to watch for in Saturday’s matchup.

  • The much talked about Rock 0-3 record in Halifax against the former Rochester Knighthawks might be a small dose of nightmare fuel for Rock fans. The original Knighthawks held the Rock winless in regular season play in Rochester from 1999 until January 2011 when the Rock finally won a regular season game at Blue Cross Arena.  The Rock’s only other win in Rochester during that time was a playoff victory in 2003 that saw Toronto win their fourth NLL title in five seasons.
  • Dan Craig has 7 goals on just 13 shots on goal. Will more shots equal even more goals for the Iceman?
  • Bill Hostrawser already has 8 CTO’s, his career high is 22 in 21-22. He’s getting better with age!
  • Chris Boushy scored 38 goals last season for the Halifax Thunderbirds, and this will be his first game against his former club since being traded to the Rock in September.
  • Nick Rose needs 414 saves and 10 wins to pass Bob Watson in both categories for the all-time franchise lead. It’s a while down the road, but both milestones may be achieved this season.
  • Challen Rogers will play his 100th NLL game tonight and with 3 points will hit the 200 career point plateau. He’s also 5 loose balls away from 500.
  • Injury Report: Chris Corbeil (UBI) and Tom Schreiber (LBI) remain on the Injured Reserve List. Josh Jubenville is listed as questionable with an upper body injury.  UPDATE: Josh Jubenville has been placed on the Injured Reserve List and Marley Angus has been moved to the Active Roster from the Practice Roster.
  • The Rock have started the season 3-0 on four previous occasions, 2000, 2010, 2011 and 2015. The worst outcome in those four seasons was a trip to the NLL finals.  In 2000 and 2011, the hot start resulted in an NLL title.

Get up to speed with the latest episode of the Toronto Rock Total Access Podcast as co-host Challen Rogers welcomes Rock goaltender Nick Rose as this week’s guest.

Fans should also check out the latest episode of Rock City Unplugged, streaming now on the Rock’s YouTube Channel and on TSN+.

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