Toronto -The Toronto Rock will hit the road on Saturday January 3rd for their 2009 NLL season opener when they face the New York Titans at 7:30 p.m. EST.
The National Lacrosse League released the 2009 schedule today and the season kicks off on Saturday December 27th 2008 when the Chicago Shamrox host the Rochester Knighthawks at 8:00 p.m. EST.
The National Lacrosse League announced last month its divisional alignment for the 2009 season. The East Division will consist of seven teams, including the expansion Boston Blazers. The West Division will consist of six teams, including the Minnesota Swarm, who have moved from the East Division to the West Division. All other clubs will remain in the same division they were in during the 2008 season.
Each team will play a 16-game regular season schedule with eight home games. Playoff format will remain the same as it has for the past three seasons. The top four finishing teams in each division will advance to the playoffs.
2009 Toronto Rock Schedule
Saturday January 3rd Toronto Rock @ New York Titans 7:30 p.m. EST
Saturday January 10th Toronto Rock v. Buffalo Bandits 7:00 p.m. EST
Saturday January 17th Toronto Rock v. Calgary Roughnecks 7:00 p.m. EST
Saturday January 24th Toronto Rock @ Rochester Knighthawks 7:35 p.m. EST
Saturday February 7th Toronto Rock v. Edmonton Rush 7:00 p.m. EST
Saturday February 14th Toronto Rock @ Buffalo Bandits 7:30 p.m. EST
Friday February 20th Toronto Rock v. Buffalo Bandits 7:30 p.m. EST
Friday February 27th Toronto Rock v. Minnesota Swarm 7:30 p.m. EST
Saturday February 28th Toronto Rock @ Rochester Knighthawks 7:35 p.m. EST
Saturday March 14th Toronto Rock @ Boston Blazers 7:30 p.m. EST
Saturday March 21st Toronto Rock v. Rochester Knighthawks 7:00 p.m. EST
Friday March 27th Toronto Rock v. Calgary Roughnecks 9:30 p.m. EST
Saturday March 28th Toronto Rock @ Edmonton Rush 9:30 p.m. EST
Friday April 3rd Toronto Rock v. Chicago Shamrox 7:30 p.m. EST
Saturday April 11th Toronto Rock @ Philadelphia Wings 7:30 p.m. EST
Saturday April 18th Toronto Rock v. San Jose Stealth 7:00 p.m. EST
Season tickets for the entire Toronto Rock eight home game schedule are available through the Rock office. For ticket inquiries, please contact Shaun Guest at [email protected] or 416-596-3075, ext. 229. The single game ticket on-sale date will be announced at a later time.
The entire NLL 2009 schedule can be found at www.nll.com