The Ajax Rock have received final approval from the Ontario Lacrosse Association to move to Oakville. The Major Series Lacrosse team moved up from the Senior B ranks in 2010 and struggled to attract fans and earn wins throughout its three years at the major level in Ajax. Now, with a new colour scheme and new home, owner Rob Roche thinks things will start to change for the better with the migration 83 kilometres (50 miles) down Highway 401.
“I’m glad it’s over, glad it’s approved and can hardly wait to get going, get out to Oakville and get training camp going,” Roche told IL Indoor. It’s going to be a good summer and I think it’s a good move for the team and it’ll be good for lacrosse in general in the Oakville area.”
Roche says playing out of the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre means four of the league’s six teams will now be playing on carpet, a direction in which the league wants to go, and the quality of the facility will help the team to be more competitive. Another major factor in improving the team is the addition of veteran lacrosse man Terry Sanderson as the General Manager. Roche said he though Sanderson was retired from summer lacrosse but happened to talk to him one day and found out he was still interested in being a GM, just not in coaching. READ MORE »