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What to watch for vs. New York Riptide

It’s The Drive For Five

Hamilton, ON – The Toronto Rock (5-2) are back at home Saturday night to host the New York Riptide (1-5) for the second and final meeting between the two teams this season.  The Rock have found their stride since the beginning of the new year, winning four games in a row including an overtime victory last weekend in Calgary.

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

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

  • The Rock held New York super scorer Jeff Teat to just 2 assists in their first meeting back on January 7. The Rock will look to dictate the pace of the New York offence again tonight.
  • Tom Schreiber was held to just 4 points in last weekend’s win over Calgary and now needs just 2 points to hit 400 in his career.
  • Nick Rose continues lead the NLL with a GAA of 8.29 and save percentage at .827 and is the early favourite for the goaltender of the year award.
  • Brad Kri leads the NLL with 14 CTOs and is looking to stay in the conversation for the defensive player of the year as we near the halfway point of the season.
  • Mitch de Snoo is tied for the league lead in blocked shots with 10.
  • Tom Schreiber leads the league with 106 shots on goal.
  • Josh Jubenville will return to the Rock lineup tonight after serving a one-game suspension. After NLL supplementary discipline was assessed, Jubenville’s major penalty for boarding on Jan. 14 vs. Halifax was upped to a Match Penalty which carried a one-game suspension.  The NLLPA appealed the suspension giving Jubenville the chance to play in the Rock’s next game on Jan. 21 at Philadelphia.  The NLLPA then withdrew their appeal and Jubenville served his suspension.
  • Along with Jubenville moving to the active roster, practice roster forward Marley Angus was also placed on the active roster. Moving to injured reserve were both Brandon Slade and Zach Manns both with lower body injuries.

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 a visit with Rock defender Brad Kri and Owner Jamie Dawick.

Fans should also check out the second episode of Rock City Unplugged, streaming now on the Rock’s YouTube Channel.  A new episode will debut next week.

Tickets are still available for Saturday’s home game against the New York Riptide at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton.  The game is also Kidz Night, and fans can get a FREE youth ticket with the purchase of a regular priced adult ticket only through ticketmaster.ca.  Bidding also continues in the game worn charity jersey auction raising funds for Smilezone Foundation.

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

 

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