Friday 17 February 2017

Toronto Rock 12, Georgia Swarm 13, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

Gord and I are season ticket holders for the Toronto Rock lacrosse team games ... the Rock is a professional lacrosse franchise in the National Lacrosse League (NLL).  This is our fifth year going to the games and our fourth year having seasons tickets.   Gord's colleague, Roger, and Roger's dad, Ben, joined us.

The Rock were playing the Georgia Swarm.  Going into tonight's game, they were tied for first place in the east division.

It was Nick Rose (the Rock goalie) bobblehead night.  The first 5,000 fans in the door got one.  The four of us were there early enough to get one.  Sweet!

We were also early enough to watch the Rock players warm up.

 Scotty Newlands sang the national anthems.

The Rock players huddled to get psyched.

And the game began ...

Here's the view from our seats.

When the Rock scored their first goal, Tim and Gillian, season's ticket holders who sit in front of us, were happy.

The red-wigged guys, who sit across from us, were there as usual.

At the end of the first quarter, the Rock were winning 5 - 2.

The Rock Cheerleaders entertained in the second quarter.

Iggy, Rock's mascot, worked the crowd.

At the end of the second quarter, the Rock were winning 6 - 4.

The Rock Cheerleaders entertained again.

At the end of the third quarter, the Rock were winning 10 - 9.

The prize for the 50/50 draw was just over $6,000.

Alas, we didn't win :(

The attendance tonight's game was just over 8,000.

At the end of the fourth quarter, the game was tied 12 - 12.  The Swarm had tied the game in the last three seconds of the game.

The game went into overtime and 46 seconds into the overtime period, the Swarm scored to win the game.

The players shook hands at the end of the game.

The Rock players thanked the fans for coming out.

Tim and Gillian showed their support.

It was an exciting game!

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