Saturday 12 April 2014

Toronto Rock 10, Philadelphia Wings 9

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

The Rock were playing the Philadelphia Wings.

Scotty Newlands sang the national anthem along with a children's choir.

The Rock huddled before the game started.

And the game began ...

Gillian, who always sits in front of us, cheered when the Rock scored the first goal.

Here's the view from our seats ...

After the first quarter, the Rock were losing 5 - 4.  Oh oh!

The Rock Cheerleaders didn't make an appearance until the second quarter.

A row just below us in our section won Tim Horton gift cards.  So close!

After the second quarter, the score was tied at 7 - 7.

During the intermission, the Rock Cheerleaders were joined by the cheerleaders in training.

The Rock huddled at the beginning of the third quarter.  Go Rock, go!

The goalies' equipment always gets measured during the third quarter.

The Rock Cheerleaders entertained while it was going on.

The attendance at tonight's game was  almost 11,000.

These Rock fans always wear their curly orange wigs.  I don't know how the guy in front of them could sleep through the game.

In the last couple of home games, the Rock have choked in the second half.  After the third quarter, the score was tied 8 - 8.  Encouraging!

The 50/50 prize was over $5,000.

 Alas, we weren't close :(

Iggy had a huge presence tonight and worked the crowd.

Go Rock, go!
A couple rows below us
Doing push-ups
Doing push-ups
Having a conversation with the refs
Twisting this guy's scarf around his neck

The Rock won 10 - 9, clinching a spot in the playoffs.  Whoohoo! 

The teams shook hands afterwards.

The Rock thanked their fans.

Here are the three stars of the game ... two were Rock players.

Rock goalie, Brandon Miller, was interviewed after the game.

Great to see them win a home game!  There is just one more home game left ... go Rock, go!

1 comment:

Masshole Mommy said...

Congrats on the win :)