SIX NATIONS – Fans flooded into the Air Canada Centre last Friday night with excitement and hope for a better season for their beloved Toronto Rock. It was the home opener for the Rock who suffered through a very average season with the Rock closing out with seven wins and seven losses. But there was a sense of deja vu in the air when they left.
The visiting Saskatchewan Rush left happy after dominating the Rock 17-9 in front of a disappointed hometown crowd. But the season is very young and the Rock has a lot of time to harden up.
The Rock season began on the road with a 13-9 loss at the hands of the Buffalo Bandits. The Bandits have started the new season on the right foot after a dismal season last year. The Bandits will get another lick at the Rock at the ACC, Dec. 30th.
Rochester, Buffalo and New England share first place in the East with one win each heading into this week’s schedule.
It will also feature the first matchup of the new season between the rebuilding Bandits and rebuilding Rochester Knighthawks, while the New England Black Wolves visit the Rush in Saskatchewan. The Six Nations’ talent ladened Georgia Swarm take on the Colorado Mammoth out West.
The Knighthawks hit the road to take on the defending champion Georgia Swarm on Saturday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field inside Infinite Energy Arena.