2003 Toronto Rock season

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2003 Toronto Rock
Champion's Cup Champions
Northern Division Champions
League NLL
Division 1st Northern
2003 record 11-5
Home record 6-2
Road record 5-3
Goals for 195
Goals against 164
General Manager Les Bartley
Coach Les Bartley
Captain Jim Veltman
Arena Air Canada Centre
Average attendance 16,733
Team leaders
Goals Blaine Manning (40)
Assists Colin Doyle (55)
Points Colin Doyle (94)
Penalties in minutes Dan Ladouceur (54)
Loose Balls Jim Veltman (207)
Wins Bob Watson (6)
Goals against average Bob Watson (10.06)

The Toronto Rock are a lacrosse team based in Toronto playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2003 season was the 6th in franchise history and 5th as the Rock.

The Rock continued its dynasty on top of the NLL standings, finishing first in its division for the fifth straight year. The Rock beat the Colorado Mammoth in the semifinals, to advance to the championship game against the Rochester Knighthawks. Their victory in this game gave the Rock two consecutive championships, and four out of five years.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

Reference: [2]

Central Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 Rochester Knighthawksxyz 16 12 4 .750 0.0 6–2 6–2 214 173 +41 13.38 10.81
2 Buffalo Banditsx 16 12 4 .750 0.0 8–0 4–4 231 188 +43 14.44 11.75
3 Albany Attack 16 8 8 .500 4.0 4–4 4–4 198 191 +7 12.38 11.94
4 Columbus Landsharks 16 8 8 .500 4.0 4–4 4–4 184 203 -19 11.50 12.69
East Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 Colorado Mammothxy 16 9 7 .562 0.0 6–2 3–5 226 223 +3 14.12 13.94
2 Philadelphia Wings 16 8 8 .500 1.0 6–2 2–6 203 209 -6 12.69 13.06
3 New York Saints 16 3 13 .188 6.0 2–6 1–7 198 239 -41 12.38 14.94
4 New Jersey Storm 16 3 13 .188 6.0 3–5 0–8 187 220 -33 11.69 13.75
North Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 Toronto Rockxy 16 11 5 .688 0.0 6–2 5–3 195 164 +31 12.19 10.25
2 Calgary Roughnecksx 16 9 7 .562 2.0 6–2 3–5 209 207 +2 13.06 12.94
3 Vancouver Ravensx 16 9 7 .562 2.0 5–3 4–4 208 196 +12 13.00 12.25
4 Ottawa Rebel 16 4 12 .250 7.0 3–5 1–7 174 214 -40 10.88 13.38

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 December 27, 2002 @ Albany Attack Pepsi Arena W 13–9 5,179 1–0
2 January 3, 2003 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center L 12–13 2OT 16,125 1–1
3 January 11, 2003 Albany Attack Air Canada Centre L 9–12 17,059 1–2
4 January 17, 2003 @ Calgary Roughnecks Pengrowth Saddledome W 13–10 11,333 2–2
5 January 23, 2003 @ Ottawa Rebel Ottawa Civic Centre W 15–6 2,794 3–2
6 January 24, 2003 Buffalo Bandits Air Canada Centre W 17–13 15,221 4–2
7 February 1, 2003 @ Philadelphia Wings (1987–2014) First Union Center W 13–9 13,585 5–2
8 February 7, 2003 Ottawa Rebel Air Canada Centre W 13–10 16,059 6–2
9 February 8, 2003 @ Buffalo Bandits HSBC Arena L 8–14 8,414 6–3
10 February 14, 2003 @ Vancouver Ravens GM Place W 13–10 7,594 7–3
11 February 22, 2003 Rochester Knighthawks Air Canada Centre W 11–10 18,209 8–3
12 February 28, 2003 Calgary Roughnecks Air Canada Centre W 15–6 16,169 9–3
13 March 7, 2003 Vancouver Ravens Air Canada Centre W 11–7 15,723 10–3
14 March 14, 2003 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena L 10–13 9,112 10–4
15 March 21, 2003 Philadelphia Wings (1987–2014) Air Canada Centre W 12–9 17,539 11–4
16 April 13, 2003 Colorado Mammoth Air Canada Centre L 10–13 17,888 11–5

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

Reference:[4]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Semifinals April 26, 2003 Colorado Mammoth Air Canada Centre W 15–11 16,733 1–0
Championship Game May 3, 2003 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena W 8–6 11,051 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 16 39 55 94 63 16
Blaine Manning 16 40 38 78 78 13
Jim Veltman 16 16 43 59 207 12
Kevin Finneran 16 25 30 55 51 6
Steve Toll 16 27 26 53 91 2
Aaron Wilson 14 21 16 37 59 6
Pat Coyle 16 2 10 12 99 31
Todd Richard 6 5 5 10 7 0
Darryl Gibson 15 4 6 10 62 12
Sandy Chapman 16 3 7 10 49 4
Totals 195 271 466 1199 300

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 10 602:19 6 4 101 .777 10.06
Anthony Cosmo 6 359:20 5 1 61 .788 10.19
Totals 11 5 164 .779 10.21

Awards[edit]

Player Award
Chris Driscoll Sportsmanship Award[7]
Bob Watson Championship Game MVP[7]
Aaron Wilson Rookie of the Month, February[7]
Colin Doyle First All-Pro Team[7]
Blaine Manning Second All-Pro Team[7]
Jim Veltman
Aaron Wilson All-Rookie Team[7]

Roster[edit]

No. Position Player
26  ?? Burke, Wayne
5 Canada Fwd Chapman, Sandy
11 Canada Def Clark, Glenn
2 Canada Def Coyle, Pat
44 Canada Goalie Cosmo, Anthony
7 Canada Fwd Doyle, Colin
73 Canada Fwd Driscoll, Chris
80  ?? Finneran, Kevin
19 Canada Def Gibson, Darryl
12  ?? Jones, Pat
6 Canada Def Ladouceur, Dan
4  ?? Livingstone, Carter
No. Position Player
89  ?? Low, Jon
16 Canada Fwd Manning, Blaine
9 Canada Def Merrill, Patrick
97  ?? Montour, Tom
27  ?? Richard, Todd
40 Canada Def Rubel, Ian
93  ?? Squire, Kim
20  ?? Stapleford, Scott
17 Canada Def Toll, Steve
32 Canada Fwd Veltman, Jim
29 Canada Goalie Watson, Bob
10 Canada Fwd Wilson, Aaron

[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stevens, Neil (2003-05-04). "Rock wins fourth title in five years". Canadian Press. 
  2. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2003 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Toronto Rock - 2003 Regular Season - Game Schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Toronto Rock - 2003 Playoffs - Game Schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Runners". NLL. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Goalies". NLL. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "2010 Guide & Record Book" (PDF). NLL. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  8. ^ "Toronto Rock 2003 Regular Season". NLL. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 

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