February 26th, 2014 by Stephen Stamp
The Rock and Roughnecks will battle again this Saturday in the second half of Toronto's Alberta weekend. (Photo: Graig Abel)
The Toronto Rock are hitting the airways and the airwaves this weekend. The National Lacrosse League East Division’s third-place team will make their first flight of the season, heading to Alberta for critical games against the Edmonton Rush at 9:30 ET Friday night and the Calgary Roughnecks at 9pm ET Saturday night. The games are available for television viewing: both will air live on ESPN3; the Rock’s visit to Edmonton will be on the TSN main channel while Saturday’s game in Calgary will be on TSN2.
The Rock would love to have the same success they had last year when they went on their Alberta weekend. Toronto opened their 2013 season with the western swing and won both games, downing Calgary 13-11 on January 12 then edging Edmonton 10-9 the next day. Toronto players know it won’t be easy, though, especially if they play the way they did in the last seven minutes of their game last weekend, when they just held on to beat the Minnesota Swarm 14-12 after leading 13-4 going into the fourth quarter. READ MORE »