Toronto Rock announces TV broadcast schedule with Rogers Sportsnet

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12/14/05 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) Toronto Rock

TORONTO - The Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club will air 10 regular season games and the 2006 NLL All-Star Game live on Rogers Sportsnet during its quest for a sixth National Lacrosse League Championship in 2006.

"Our partnership with Rogers Sportsnet will allow our fans across the country to enjoy Toronto Rock games in the comfort of their own homes," said Rock president Brad Watters. "Whether they're in Victoria, B.C., or St. John's, Nfld., this allows every fan to see the Rock against rivals like Calgary, Buffalo and Arizona, or even the new expansion franchise in Edmonton."

"We're thrilled to be back on one TV station for all our home games in 2006."

The schedule begins with the Rock's home opener on Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. against the Arizona Sting.

"We're pleased to have the Toronto Rock back on Sportsnet for a seventh consecutive season," said David Akande, Vice-President of Programming, Rogers Sportsnet. "Their five championships in seven years has set the standard in the National Lacrosse League."

The television broadcast schedule includes eight home games, two road games in Alberta and the 2006 NLL All-Star Game, which will be played for the first time in Toronto, at the Air Canada Centre. All games can be seen live on the Sportsnet network including 9 live telecasts on Rogers Sportsnet Ontario and Rogers Sportsnet East.

Date Time Opponent Television

Saturday Jan. 7, 2006 7:00 p.m. Arizona RS Ontario / East

Friday Jan. 13, 2006 7:30 p.m. Buffalo RS Ontario / East

Friday Jan. 27, 2006 7:30 p.m. Edmonton RS Ontario / East / West

Sunday Feb. 5, 2006 3:30 p.m. @ Calgary RS Ontario / East / West

Friday Feb. 10, 2006 7:30 p.m. Rochester RS Ontario / East

Saturday Feb. 11, 2006 9:30 p.m. @Edmonton RS Ontario / East / West*

Friday Feb. 24, 2006 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia RS Ontario / East

Saturday Feb. 25, 2006 4:00 p.m. All-Star Game Sportsnet National

Friday March 3, 2006 7:30 p.m. Minnesota RS Ontario / East

Saturday March 25, 2006 2:00 p.m. Calgary RS Ontario / East / West

Saturday April 8, 2006 7:00 p.m. Philadelphia RS Ontario / East

* - tape delay in RSO/RSE, live in RSW

Schedule subject to change

This announcement comes on the heels of a radio deal with The Fan 590 last month, which will see 12 of 16 regular season games and the All-Star Game on air in 2006. For a full broadcast schedule, visit www.torontorock.com/schedule.php.

Rogers Sportsnet Ontario is broadcast on Channel 22 in Toronto and the surrounding area. Other Rogers Sportsnet channels are available through digital cable packages.

The Rock begins defence of the Champion's Cup on Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Air Canada Centre in a rematch of last year's championship final against the Arizona Sting. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.ca or call (416) 872-5000.

http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3249615
 

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