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Rock Face Rival Bandits to Open 18-19 Season

September 6, 2018 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Toronto Rock News Release

Oakville, ON - The National Lacrosse League today announced the full schedule for the 2018-19 regular season. For the second consecutive year, Toronto will travel to Buffalo to open the season against the Bandits on Sat., Dec. 1 at KeyBank Center. The Rock season opener is one of three games on the NLL Week 1 schedule.

The Toronto Rock Home Opener will feature a massive divisional showdown with the Georgia Swarm on Fri., Dec 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Scotiabank Arena. The Swarm finished atop the East Division regular season standings a year ago, so this is sure to be a measuring stick game for the Rock right off the hop.

The Rock will host both NLL expansion teams this season. The Philadelphia Wings will play in the East Division and visit Toronto twice. The first matchup against the Wings will be on Fri., Jan 9 as the Rock will welcome back Brett Hickey for the first time in a visitor's uniform after he was first selected first overall by Philadelphia in the Expansion Draft in July.

San Diego comes to Toronto for their one and only visit on Fri., Feb. 15 at Scotiabank Arena. This is the sole regular season matchup on schedule between the Rock and the Seals marking the only game Turner Evans will face his former team after San Diego selected him with the second overall pick in the Expansion Draft.

After taking a closer look, fans will quickly notice that this year's schedule has a heavy focus on games within the East Division. The Rock will play teams outside the division just five teams, facing each West Division team just once, either at home or on the road.

In the coming weeks, be sure to check for the release of the team's promotional schedule and the single-game ticket on sale date.

Date Away Home Time Location

Sat, December 1st Toronto Buffalo 7:30 PM KeyBank Center

Sat, December 8th Toronto Vancouver 10:00 PM Rogers Arena

Fri, December 28th Georgia Toronto 7:30 PM Scotiabank Arena

Fri, January 4th Philadelphia Toronto 7:30 PM Scotiabank Arena

Sat, January 12th Toronto Colorado 9:00 PM Pepsi Center

Fri, January 18th Georgia Toronto 7:30 PM Scotiabank Arena

Sat, January 26th Toronto Philadelphia 7:00 PM Wells Fargo Center

Fri, February 1 Saskatchewan Toronto 7:30 PM Scotiabank Arena

Fri, February 15 San Diego Toronto 7:30 PM Scotiabank Arena

Sun, February 24 Toronto New England 1:00 PM Mohegan Sun Arena

Sat, March 9 Toronto Calgary 9:00 PM Scotiabank Saddledome

Sat, March 16 Rochester Toronto 7:00 PM Scotiabank Arena

Fri, March 22 Toronto Georgia 7:35 PM Infinite Energy Arena

Sat, March 23 Toronto Buffalo 7:30 PM KeyBank Center

Sat, March 30 Philadelphia Toronto 7:00 PM Scotiabank Arena

Fri, April 5 Buffalo Toronto 7:30 PM Scotiabank Arena

Sat, April 6 Toronto Rochester 7:30 PM Blue Cross Arena

Fri, April 12 New England Toronto 7:30 PM Scotiabank Arena

2018-19 Toronto Rock Season Tickets are now on sale and start at just $199 and the Upper Bowl Season Pass is just $125. For more information, please contact a Toronto Rock account executive at 416-596-3075 or visit

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