2020 Toronto Rock season

The Toronto Rock are a lacrosse team based in Toronto playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2020 season is the 23rd in franchise history, and 22nd as the Rock. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was suspended on March 12, 2020.[1] On April 8, the league made a further public statement announcing the cancellation of the remaining games of the 2020 season and that they would be exploring options for playoffs once it was safe to resume play.[2][3]

2020 Toronto Rock
LeagueNLL
DivisionNorth
2020 record7-4
Home record4-2
Road record3-2
Goals for122
Goals against106
General ManagerJamie Dawick
CoachMatt Sawyer
CaptainChallen Rogers
Alternate captainsRob Hellyer
Bill Hostrawser
Brad Kri
Tom Schreiber
ArenaScotiabank Arena
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Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Reference: [4]

North Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Halifax Thunderbirds1284.6670.06–12–3139126+1311.5810.50
2Toronto Rock1174.6360.54–23–2122106+1611.099.64
3Buffalo Bandits1174.6360.54–23–2130118+1211.8210.73
4Rochester Knighthawks12210.1676.02–30–7115165-509.5813.75
East Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1New England Black Wolves1183.7270.04–34–0135101+3412.279.18
2Georgia Swarm1275.5831.52–45–1149126+2312.4210.50
3Philadelphia Wings1486.5711.53–35–3151134+1710.799.57
4New York Riptide13112.0778.01–50–7116177-618.9213.62
West Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Saskatchewan Rush1073.7000.02–35–011193+1811.109.30
2Colorado Mammoth1376.5381.54–23–4128125+39.859.62
3San Diego Seals1266.5002.03–33–3138131+711.5010.92
4Calgary Roughnecks1055.5002.01–44–1122111+1112.2011.10
5Vancouver Warriors1349.3084.52–42–5117160-439.0012.31

x: Clinched playoff berth; c: Clinched playoff berth by crossing over to another division; y: Clinched division; z: Clinched best regular season record; GP: Games Played
W: Wins; L: Losses; GBGames back; PCT: Win percentage; Home: Record at Home; Road: Record on the Road; GF: Goals scored; GA: Goals allowed
Differential: Difference between goals scored and allowed; GF/GP: Average number of goals scored per game; GA/GP: Average number of goals allowed per game

Game logEdit

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 December 7, 2019 New England Black Wolves Scotiabank Arena L 8–12 7,158 0–1
2 December 14, 2019 @ San Diego Seals Pechanga Arena W 13–6 5,414 1–1
3 December 28, 2019 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena W 14–11 5,036 2–1
4 January 11, 2020 Rochester Knighthawks Scotiabank Arena W 13–12 8,685 3–1
5 January 18, 2020 @ Buffalo Bandits KeyBank Center L 8–10 12,026 3–2
6 January 31, 2020 Halifax Thunderbirds Scotiabank Arena W 12–9 10,946 4–2
7 February 9, 2020 Buffalo Bandits Scotiabank Arena W 13–9 7,021 5–2
8 February 15, 2020 Vancouver Warriors Scotiabank Arena W 14–7 8,401 6–2
9 February 21, 2020 @ Halifax Thunderbirds Scotiabank Centre L 8–9 9,337 6–3
10 February 29, 2020 @ Saskatchewan Rush SaskTel Centre W 9–8 12,764 7–3
11 March 8, 2020 Calgary Roughnecks Scotiabank Arena L 10–13 7,826 7–4

Cancelled gamesEdit

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
12 March 13, 2020 Buffalo Bandits Scotiabank Arena
13 March 27, 2020 Colorado Mammoth Scotiabank Arena
14 April 4, 2020 @ Philadelphia Wings Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)
15 April 5, 2020 @ New York Riptide Nassau Coliseum
16 April 11, 2020 @ Georgia Swarm Infinite Energy Arena
17 April 17, 2020 Rochester Knighthawks Scotiabank Arena
18 April 25, 2020 @ Halifax Thunderbirds Scotiabank Centre

RosterEdit

Toronto Rock roster
Active (21-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
Defensemen
  • 71   Sheldon Burns
  • 21   Mitch de Snoo
  • 13   Scott Dominey
  • 45   Damon Edwards
  • 91   Bill Hostrawser (A)
  • 47   Adam Jay
  • 33   Josh Jubenville
  • 20   Bradley Kri (A)
  • 22   Jason Noble
  • 23   Challen Rogers (C)
  • 11   Taylor Stuart
Forwards


Practice Squad
  • 42   Jamison Dilks (D)
  •  9   Mitchell Gustavsen (D)
  • 92   Troy Holowchuk (G)
  • 77   Alec Simons (F)
Injured Reserve
Holdout
  •  2   AJ Kluck (D)
Protected list
Head Coach
  • Matt Sawyer
Assistant Coaches

Legend
  • * Suspended list
  • (C) Captain
  • (A) Alternate captain

Roster updated 2020-07-16
NLL Transactions

Entry DraftEdit

The 2019 NLL Entry Draft took place on September 17, 2019.[5] The Toronto Rock made the following selections:

Round Overall Player College/Club
1 15 Aaron Forster NJIT
2 27 Zach Manns Drexel University
3 43 Jamison Dilks Six Nations Jr. A
4 54 Troy Holowchuk Six Nations Jr. A
5 69 Ryan Conrad Virginia University
6 82 Jordan Caskenette Orangeville Jr. A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NLL Statement on game play (March 12, 2020)". NLL.com. March 12, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "National Lacrosse League cancels remainder of season due to COVID-19". Sportsnet. Sportsnet.
  3. ^ "National Lacrosse League announces cancellation of remaining regular season games". NLL.com. April 8, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  4. ^ "2020 National Lacrosse League Standings". Pointstreak Stats.
  5. ^ "2019 NLL Draft Results". NLL.com. September 17, 2019. Retrieved September 5, 2019.