Saturday 22 February 2014

Toronto Rock 14, Minnesota Swarm 12

Gord and I went to the Toronto Rock game this evening (we have season's tickets).  The Rock is a professional lacrosse franchise in the National Lacrosse League (NLL).

They were were playing the Minnesota Swarm.  The Swarm had a 1 - 6 record so it should have been an easy win (the Rock had a 3 - 4 record).

The Rock Cheerleaders entertained before the game started.

 Scotty Newlands sang the national anthems.

The Rock huddled to get psyched.

And the game began ...

It was a fairly scrappy game right away.

Iggy worked the crowd and made his way up to our row.

These girls were thrilled to get their picture taken with Iggy
I high-fived Iggy ... twice!
This guy was thrilled to hug Iggy

At the end of the first quarter, the Rock was winning 4 - 2.  Yay!

Tim and Gillian, who sit in front of us, are enthusiastic fans

While the goalies got their equipment measured, the cheerleaders entertained again.

There were a couple games during the commercial breaks ... get pizza boxes in the goal to win six months of free pizza.

Tim and Gillian celebrating during a Rock goal.

At the end of the second quarter, the Rock were winning 7 - 4.  Yippee!

We met Roger and Ben, his dad, during the intermission (Gord and Roger work together).  As season ticket holders, we had vouchers for free tickets that Roger and Ben used this evening (they sat in the same section as us).

Roger, Ben and Gord

The cheerleaders entertained again.

At the end of the third quarter, the Rock were winning 13 - 4.  Whoohoo!

The attendance at tonight's game was just over 9,000.

Here's a selfie of Gord and I.

The Rock fell apart in the fourth quarter and barely won 14 - 12.  Huh?!

Tim and Gillian thanked the Rock.

The Rock players congratulated each other for the win.

The two teams shook hands.

The Rock thanked their fans.

Rock goalie, Nick Rose, let in eight goals in the fourth quarter yet was the second star of the game.  Really??!!

Rock captain, Colin Doyle, scored his 500th goal tonight.  Here he is getting interviewed after the game.

It was a great game until the fourth quarter.  The Rock were lucky they got the win.

1 comment:

Masshole Mommy said...

Yay for the Toronto win!