Saturday 25 March 2017

Toronto Rock 13, Vancouver Stealth 7, 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.

It was an all-Canadian match-up with the Toronto Rock against the Vancouver Stealth.

We got there early so watched the teams warms up.

Scotty Newlands sang the national anthem.

The Rock players huddled before the game.

There was a ceremonial face-off to celebrate Canadian lacrosse.

 And the game began ...

Here's the view from our seats ...

Tim and Gillian, season's ticket holders who sit in front of us, were happy when Toronto got their first goal.

 The score after the first quarter was 3 - 1.

The Rock Cheerleaders entertained in the second quarter.

The red-wigged guys were there, as usual ... there was an extra one tonight (the little guy).

The Rock were winning 8 - 2 at the end of the second quarter.

The Rock huddled again at the beginning of the third quarter.

Gord's birthday is coming up on Friday so I had it announced on the score board (happy early birthday, Gord!).

The Rock Cheerleaders entertained again.

 The score at the end of the third quarter was 10 - 4 for the Rock.

Iggy was in our section working the crowd.

 Our friend, Darlene, came to the game with us.

The prize for the 50/50 draw was $7,327.

Alas, we didn't win.

The Rock won 13 - 7. Whoohoo!

Tim and Gillian cheered the Rock players.

The Rock players congratulated each other on the win.

The players shook hands.

Toronto Rock goalie, Nick Rose (Rosie!) has the best record in the league.  Tonight he even score a goalie, his second of the season.

The Rock players thanked the fans for coming out.

It was a fun game ... it's always more fun when they are winning.

There is only one more home game in the season and we'll be there!

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