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What to watch for vs. New York Riptide

Rock Aim For A Return To .500

Uniondale, NY – The Toronto Rock (1-2) take on the winless New York Riptide (0-2) tonight at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY.  This is just the third meeting all-time between the two clubs.  Last season, the Rock and Riptide split their two head-to-head matchups with each team winning on home floor.

Fans can watch the game vs. New York live at 7:30pm ET on TSN’s digital platforms via and the TSN App.  To stream the game, simply login to TSN Direct with your cable or satellite provider’s credentials or your TSN Direct account info if you’re a subscriber to the streaming service.

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

  • The Rock have outshot their opponents in every game they’ve played, but it hasn’t translated to success in the offensive end, scoring just 15 goals in their last two games combined. Quality of scoring chances over quantity of scoring chances are a focus for the Rock.
  • Mitch de Snoo will play his 100th career game tonight. 78 of those games came with the Buffalo Bandits, tonight will be his 22nd career game in a Rock uniform.
  • Stephen Keogh needs 2 assists to get to 200 in his career.
  • Several former Rock are part of the Riptide. GM Jim Veltman, HC Dan Ladouceur, D Damon Edwards, D Scott Dominey and D Jay Thorimbert have all suited up for the Rock.
  • Only 3 players (Corey Small 3, Tom Schreiber 3, Dan Craig 2) scored goals in the Rock’s 11-8 loss to the Bandits. The Rock didn’t get any goal support from their defenders in transition, perhaps the difference in the loss.
  • The Rock have moved Sheldon Burns to the Active Roster from the Injured Reserve List in time for tonight’s game. Burns has yet to play a game this season.  He was scratched in the Rock’s opening night win and injured for the last two Rock losses.  Jordan McKenna was moved to the Practice Roster to make room for Burns on the 21-player Active Roster.

Check out this week’s edition of the Toronto Rock Total Access podcast to get yourself ready for the game.  This week’s show features Toronto Rock Head Coach Matt Sawyer.

Tickets are available for the Rock’s next home game on Saturday, January 14 against the Halifax Thunderbirds at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton.

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