2000 Toronto Rock season

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2000 Toronto Rock
Champion's Cup Champions
Division Champions
LeagueNLL
Rank1st
2000 record9-3
Home record5-1
Road record4-2
Goals for162
Goals against130
General ManagerJohn Mouradian
CoachLes Bartley
CaptainJim Veltman
ArenaMaple Leaf Gardens
Average attendance13,881
Team leaders
GoalsChris Gill (30)
AssistsJim Veltman (37)
PointsChris Gill (50)
Penalties in minutesDan Ladouceur (43)
Loose BallsJim Veltman (164)
WinsBob Watson (9)

The Toronto Rock are a lacrosse team based in Toronto playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2000 season was the 3rd in franchise history and 2nd as the Rock.

The Rock finished on top of the NLL standings, winning its division for the second straight year. 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 second consecutive championship.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

Reference: [2]

PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Toronto Rockxyz1293.7500.05–14–2162130+3213.5010.83
2Buffalo Banditsx1284.6671.05–13–3202194+816.8316.17
3Rochester Knighthawksx1284.6671.05–13–3187149+3815.5812.42
4Philadelphia Wingsx1275.5832.04–23–3172165+714.3313.75
5Albany Attack1266.5003.04–22–4169160+914.0813.33
6Pittsburgh CrosseFire1266.5003.04–22–4184164+2015.3313.67
7New York Saints1239.2506.02–41–5152194-4212.6716.17
8Syracuse Smash12111.0838.01–50–6135207-7211.2517.25

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]

Reference:[3]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 January 8, 2000 @ Buffalo Bandits Marine Midland Arena W 17–14 7,457 1–0
2 January 21, 2000 New York Saints Maple Leaf Gardens W 9–5 14,026 2–0
3 January 28, 2000 @ Pittsburgh CrosseFire Mellon Arena W 11–9 3,217 3–0
4 February 5, 2000 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena L 9–14 10,181 3–1
5 February 11, 2000 Rochester Knighthawks Maple Leaf Gardens W 11–10 13,646 4–1
6 February 26, 2000 Buffalo Bandits Maple Leaf Gardens L 12–18 14,075 4–2
7 March 3, 2000 Syracuse Smash Maple Leaf Gardens W 15–10 12,012 5–2
8 March 11, 2000 @ Albany Attack Pepsi Arena L 7–8 4,355 5–3
9 March 25, 2000 @ Philadelphia Wings (1987–2014) First Union Center W 15–13 16,544 6–3
10 March 31, 2000 Pittsburgh CrosseFire Maple Leaf Gardens W 14–10 15,050 7–3
11 April 8, 2000 Albany Attack Maple Leaf Gardens W 17–8 15,078 8–3
12 April 15, 2000 @ Syracuse Smash Onondaga County War Memorial W 25–11 1,987 9–3

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

Reference:[4]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Semifinal April 22, 2000 Philadelphia Wings (1987–2014) Maple Leaf Gardens W 14–10 10,561 1–0
Championship Game May 6, 2000 Rochester Knighthawks Maple Leaf Gardens W 14–13 14,211 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
Chris Gill 12 30 20 50 6
Dan Stroup 12 29 17 46 6
Jim Veltman 12 7 37 44 164 10
Colin Doyle 11 16 26 42 35
Kaleb Toth 12 18 22 40 10
Kim Squire 5 14 11 25 5
Steve Toll 12 9 13 22 6
Chris Langdale 10 8 11 19 14
Ryan O'Connor 9 7 12 19 6
Glenn Clark 12 7 10 17 24
Totals 162 239 401 284

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 12 679 9 3 125 .772 11.05
Pat Campbell 0 0
Totals 9 3

Awards[edit]

Player Award
Dan Stroup Championship Game MVP[7]
Jim Veltman First All-Pro Team[7]
Bob Watson

Roster[edit]

No. Position Player
97 Def Bullen, Terry
37 Goalie Campbell, Pat
11 Canada Def Clark, Glenn
2 Canada Def Coyle, Pat
19 Fwd Diaron, Brad
7 Canada Fwd Doyle, Colin
25 Fwd Gill, Chris
22 Graham, Rory
14 ?? Harrison, Dean
99 Fwd Heard, Russ
6 Canada Def Ladouceur, Dan
No. Position Player
10 Fwd Langdale, Chris
76 Fwd Maynard, Niall
33 Canada Fwd Millin, Ken
67 Fwd O'Connor, Ryan
93 Fwd Squire, Kim
34 ?? Squire, Rodd
8 Canada Fwd Stroup, Dan
17 Canada Def Toll, Steve
9 Canada Fwd Toth, Kaleb
32 Canada Fwd Veltman, Jim
29 Canada Goalie Watson, Bob

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hicks, Jeff (2000-05-08). "Lacrosse muscles its way in". Toronto Star.
  2. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2000 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "Toronto Rock - 2000 Regular Season - Game Schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Toronto Rock - 2000 Playoffs - Game Schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "2000 Toronto Rock Statistics". statscrew.com. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "Goalies". NLL. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  7. ^ a b "National Lacrosse League - 2010 Guide & Record Book" (PDF). NLL. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  8. ^ "Toronto Rock 2000 Regular Season". NLL. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2011-05-06.

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