TSN Returns As Official Broadcast Partner
Toronto – TSN and TSN2 follow the Toronto Rock at home and on the road with live coverage of the six-time National Lacrosse League Champions. In total, the networks have live coverage of 10 games beginning Saturday, January 12 at 9pm ET on TSN2 as the Toronto Rock visit the Calgary Roughnecks. The action continues Saturday, January 19 at 7pm ET on TSN2 with the Rock’s home opener at Air Canada Centre against the Philadelphia Wings (see complete broadcast schedule below).
Live coverage of the Rock games is also available on TSN Mobile TV.
“Canada’s national sport promises fans non-stop, action-packed entertainment and the Toronto Rock brings a fierce intensity to every game,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming, TSN. “TSN is proud to be the Toronto Rock’s official broadcast partner for a fourth consecutive year and give Canadians the opportunity to see the team take on some of the best in the NLL this season.”
“I’m thrilled to continue our partnership with TSN, as we’re able to make Toronto Rock games available to fans nationwide, which is great news for the Rock and for the sport of lacrosse,” said Toronto Rock President and Owner Jamie Dawick.
Highlights of TSN and TSN2’s broadcast schedule include two all-Canadian match-ups against the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday, January 12 at 9pm ET and on Friday, February 15 at 7:30pm ET (both on TSN2). The 2012 National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Nighthawks – who ended the Rock’s season last year in the Eastern Division Final – host the team on Saturday, January 26 at 7:30pm ET on TSN2. Additional highlights include the Toronto Rock taking on their cross-border rivals, the Buffalo Bandits, on Saturday, February 2 at 7:30pm ET on TSN and on Friday, March 29 at 7pm ET on TSN2.
French-language coverage of Toronto Rock games is available on RDS2 (see RDS.ca for full broadcast schedule).
Also returning this season is Toronto Rock Total Access on TSN Radio 1050 Toronto and streamed nationally online at TSN.ca/Radio. The one-hour program airs Mondays at 7pm ET and will feature interviews with players and coaches, in-depth analysis from prominent lacrosse experts, and news from around the NLL. Toronto Rock Total Access makes a special debut on Tuesday, January 8 at 10pm ET to tee up the Rock’s season opener on Saturday, January 12 at 9pm ET before returning to its regular timeslot beginning Monday, January 14 at 7pm ET.
TSN and TSN2’s broadcast schedule for the Toronto Rock is as follows:
Saturday, January 12
- Toronto @ Calgary at 9 p.m. ET (TSN2)
Saturday, January 19
- Philadelphia @ Toronto at 7 p.m. ET (TSN2)
Friday, January 25
- Minnesota @ Toronto at 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
Saturday, January 26
- Toronto @ Rochester at 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
Saturday, February 2
- Toronto @ Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
Friday, February 8
- Toronto @ Minnesota at 8:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
Friday, February 15
- Calgary @ Toronto at 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
Friday, March 8
- Colorado @ Toronto at 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
Saturday, March 16
- Toronto @ Philadelphia at 1 p.m. ET (TSN)
Friday, March 29
- Buffalo @ Toronto at 7 p.m. ET (TSN2)
About Toronto Rock
The Toronto Rock are a member of the 9-team National Lacrosse League and have won six NLL Championships. They are tied for the most championships in league history and have accomplished that feat in just 14 seasons. The team plays their home games at Air Canada Centre in front of an average of 11,000 fans per game from January to May. TSN is the official broadcaster of the Toronto Rock televising more than half of the Rock’s schedule annually to a national audience. Season, single game and group tickets are available for all eight regular season Toronto Rock home games. To learn more about the BEST ticket in town, visit www.torontorock.com or call 416-596-3075 to speak with a ticket representative.
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, TSN delivers world-class content across industry-leading platforms including TSN2, TSN.ca, TSN Radio and TSN Mobile TV. Official broadcaster of the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, TSN’s slate of live sports coverage includes NHL, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Season of Champions Curling, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB Sunday Night Baseball, Barclays Premier League, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.