Friday 31 January 2020

Toronto Rock 12, Halifax Thunderbirds 9, Scotiabank Arena, 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 seventh year going to the games and our sixth year having seasons tickets.

Tonight the Rock were hosting the Halifax Thunderbirds, a new team to the league.  Before tonight, the Thunderbirds were 6 - 0 and the Rock were 3 - 2.

We got there early enough to watch the Rock players warm up.

Here are Gord and I ...

The Silverthorn Collegiate Institute Choir sang the national anthem.

The Rock players huddled before the game started.

 And the game began ...

Here is the view from our seats ...

The red-wig guys were there (as usual).

Iggy, the Rock mascot, loves everyone and everyone loves Iggy!

The score after the first quarter was 3 - 1 for the Rock.

DJ Sweet Lou provided the tunes during the game.

The Rock Cheerleaders entertained.

Iggy was on the move!

He taunted the Thunderbird players.

At the end of the first half, the Rock were winning 7 - 4.

And the second half began.

Iggy was on the move yet again.

The Rock Cheerleaders entertained again.

The Rock were still winning at the end of the third quarter 11 - 5.

Iggy worked the crowd in our section.

Even Thunderbird fans loved Iggy!

The prize for the 50/50 draw was almost $8,600.

Alas, we didn't win (yet again!)

There were almost 11,000 in attendance.  There were lots of Thunderbird fans in our section.

The Thunderbirds came on strong in the fourth quarter but the Rock managed to win 12 - 9.

The Rock players celebrated.

The players shook hands.

The Rock players thanked their fans for their support.

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