1999 Toronto Rock season

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1999 Toronto Rock
Champion's Cup Champions
Division Champions
LeagueNLL
Rank1st
1999 record9-3
Home record6-0
Road record3-3
Goals for157
Goals against139
General ManagerJohn Mouradian
CoachLes Bartley
CaptainJim Veltman
ArenaMaple Leaf Gardens
Average attendance11,075
Team leaders
AssistsColin Doyle (37)
PointsColin Doyle (54)
Loose BallsJim Veltman (166)
WinsBob Watson (6)

The Toronto Rock are a lacrosse team based in Toronto playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 1999 season was the 2nd in franchise history and 1st time as "the Rock".

,The Rock finished on top of the NLL standings, winning its first division in franchise history. The Rock beat the Philadelphia Wings in the semifinals, to advance to the championship game. Their victory over the Rochester Knighthawks in this game gave them their first NLL championship.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

Reference: [2]

PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Toronto Rockxyz1293.7500.06–03–3157139+1813.0811.58
2Baltimore Thunderx1284.6671.05–13–3211175+3617.5814.58
3Rochester Knighthawksx1284.6671.04–24–2169160+914.0813.33
4Philadelphia Wingsx1257.4174.04–21–5153153012.7512.75
5New York Saints1257.4174.02–43–3149156-712.4213.00
6Buffalo Bandits1248.3335.01–53–3158177-1913.1714.75
7Syracuse Smash1239.2506.03–30–6161198-3713.4216.50

x: Clinched playoff berth; c: Clinched playoff berth by crossing over to another division; y: Clinched division; z: Clinched best regular season record; GP: Games Played
W: Wins; L: Losses; GBGames back; PCT: Win percentage; Home: Record at Home; Road: Record on the Road; GF: Goals scored; GA: Goals allowed
Differential: Difference between goals scored and allowed; GF/GP: Average number of goals scored per game; GA/GP: Average number of goals allowed per game

Game log[edit]

The 1999 Regular Season games are listed below.[3]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 January 9, 1999 @ Baltimore Thunder Baltimore Arena L 10–21 5,738 0–1
2 January 22, 1999 Buffalo Bandits Maple Leaf Gardens W 11–10 11,052 1–1
3 January 29, 1999 Rochester Knighthawks Maple Leaf Gardens W 16–9 9,691 2–1
4 February 6, 1999 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena L 10–11 OT 9,042 2–2
5 February 19, 1999 Philadelphia Wings (1987–2014) Maple Leaf Gardens W 9–7 10,166 3–2
6 February 26, 1999 New York Saints Maple Leaf Gardens W 13–9 9,012 4–2
7 February 27, 1999 @ Philadelphia Wings (1987–2014) First Union Center L 11–12 OT 17,057 4–3
8 March 13, 1999 @ Syracuse Smash Onondaga County War Memorial W 19–12 4,237 5–3
9 March 26, 1999 Syracuse Smash Maple Leaf Gardens W 19–12 13,300 6–3
10 March 27, 1999 @ Buffalo Bandits Marine Midland Arena W 13–12 OT 10,723 7–3
11 April 2, 1999 Baltimore Thunder Maple Leaf Gardens W 16–15 13,230 8–3
12 April 9, 1999 @ New York Saints Nassau Coliseum W 10–9 5,619 9–3

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

Reference:[4]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Semifinals April 16, 1999 Philadelphia Wings (1987–2014) Maple Leaf Gardens W 13–2 12,026 1–0
Championship Game April 23, 1999 Rochester Knighthawks Maple Leaf Gardens W 13–10 15,691 2–0

Player stats[edit]

Runners (Top 10)[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; LB = Loose Balls; PIM = Penalty minutes[5]

Player GP G A Pts LB PIM
Colin Doyle 12 17 37 54
Totals

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; MIN = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; GA = Goals against; Sv% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average[6]

Player GP MIN W L GA Sv% GAA
Bob Watson 548 6 2 110 .758 12.04
Totals

Awards[edit]

Player Award
Colin Doyle Championship Game MVP[7]
Bob Watson Player of the Month, February[7]
Jim Veltman First All-Pro Team[7]
Bob Watson Second All-Pro Team[7]
Bob Watson All-Stars[8]
Colin Doyle
Chris Gill
Jim Veltman

Roster[edit]

No. Position Player
11 Canada Def Clark, Glenn
2 Canada Def Coyle, Pat
7 Canada Fwd Doyle, Colin
25 Fwd Gill, Chris
No. Position Player
6 Canada Def Ladouceur, Dan
8 Canada Fwd Stroup, Dan
32 Canada Fwd Veltman, Jim
29 Canada Goalie Watson, Bob

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knight, Stephen (1999-04-24). "Toronto rocks on to NLL title, 13-10; Rochester falls short in league championship". The Baltimore Sun.
  2. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 1999 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "Toronto Rock - 1999 Regular Season - Game Schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Toronto Rock - 1999 Playoffs - Game Schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "Runners". NLL. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  6. ^ "Goalies". NLL. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  7. ^ a b c d "National Lacrosse League - 2010 Guide & Record Book" (PDF). NLL. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  8. ^ Reinsalu, Valia (1999-02-06). "Rock seeking first road win tonight". Toronto Star.
  9. ^ "Toronto Rock 1999 Roster". Just Sports Stats. Retrieved August 3, 2019.

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