Rush Beat Rock 12-8

Oakville – The Edmonton Rush defeated the Toronto Rock 12-8 in front of a capacity crowd at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre on Saturday night.  The Rush lead early and never looked back as they never trailed in the contest.

The Rush got out to a 2-0 lead through one quarter on goals by 2012 first overall pick Mark Matthews and Ryan Ward.  The Rock offence got rolling the second quarter, but the Rush had the answer each and every time as they held a 6-5 lead at the half.

The Rush outscored Toronto 3-1 in the third quarter to lead 9-6 after three quarters of play.

The Rock battled hard in the fourth quarter but couldn’t make up any ground and were again outscored 3-2 and fell 12-8.

Kyle Belton led the way offensively for the Rock with 3 goals while Blaine Manning and Rob Hellyer each chipped in a pair.

The Rock will travel to Montreal next weekend to face the Rochester Knighthawks at the Bell Centre.  Tickets for the game can be purchased online at

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The score is not indicative of the pool of talent the Rock have in training camp this year. Many of the Rock's top scorers were not playing in this game. The vets like Sanderson, Leblanc, Manning and Marshall all played with leadership and intensity. The rookies in camp bring youthful speed and dominating size. The Rock look great for the 2013 season once the Rock throwers like Doyle, Beirnes and Billings get on the floor and bring their vertran scoring threat!
2012-12-09 11:38:35
Great that the Rock televised the game and are going to televise the next one in Oakville.

I wonder if there are any plans to televise the game in Montreal. I would think that the NLL has told both teams to play their best players, since they are trying to return to Montreal.
2012-12-09 13:07:21

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