2005 Toronto Rock season

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2005 Toronto Rock
Champion's Cup Champions
East Division Champions
League NLL
Division 1st East
2005 record 12-4
Home record 6-2
Road record 6-2
Goals for 227
Goals against 190
General Manager Terry Sanderson
Coach Terry Sanderson
Captain Jim Veltman
Alternate captains Colin Doyle
Chris Driscoll
Arena Air Canada Centre
Average attendance 17,123[1]
Team leaders
Goals Colin Doyle (42)
Assists Josh Sanderson (71)
Points Colin Doyle (111)
Penalties in minutes Chris Driscoll (33)
Loose Balls Jim Veltman (193)
Wins Bob Watson (11)
Goals against average Bob Watson (11.78)

The Toronto Rock are a lacrosse team based in Toronto playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2005 season was the 8th in franchise history and 7th as the Rock.

The Rock continued its dynasty on top of the NLL standings, finishing first in its division for the seventh straight year. The Rock beat the Rochester Knighthawks in the division final and then hosted the Arizona Sting in the championship game. In a decisive win, the Rock beat the Sting 19-13 for their fifth Champion's Cup in seven years, and first without Les Bartley behind the bench.

Regular season[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

Reference: [2]

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

1 Toronto Rockxyz 16 12 4 .750 0.0 6–2 6–2 227 190 +37 14.19 11.88
2 Buffalo Banditsx 16 11 5 .688 1.0 5–3 6–2 217 183 +34 13.56 11.44
3 Rochester Knighthawksx 16 10 6 .625 2.0 5–3 5–3 193 179 +14 12.06 11.19
4 Philadelphia Wings 16 6 10 .375 6.0 3–5 3–5 213 218 -5 13.31 13.62
5 Minnesota Swarm 16 5 11 .312 7.0 2–6 3–5 188 231 -43 11.75 14.44
West Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 Calgary Roughnecksxy 16 10 6 .625 0.0 6–2 4–4 216 208 +8 13.50 13.00
2 Arizona Stingx 16 9 7 .562 1.0 5–3 4–4 209 209 0 13.06 13.06
3 Colorado Mammothx 16 8 8 .500 2.0 5–3 3–5 201 182 +19 12.56 11.38
4 Anaheim Storm 16 5 11 .312 5.0 2–6 3–5 175 212 -37 10.94 13.25
5 San Jose Stealth 16 4 12 .250 6.0 2–6 2–6 170 197 -27 10.62 12.31

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 7, 2005 @ Buffalo Bandits HSBC Arena W 15–13 11,067 1–0
2 January 15, 2005 Minnesota Swarm Air Canada Centre W 19–15 17,229 2–0
3 January 28, 2005 Rochester Knighthawks Air Canada Centre L 6–15 16,087 2–1
4 January 29, 2005 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena L 11–12 OT 8,867 2–2
5 February 11, 2005 @ Minnesota Swarm Xcel Energy Center W 15–9 9,109 3–2
6 February 12, 2005 Calgary Roughnecks Air Canada Centre W 16–10 17,240 4–2
7 February 25, 2005 Rochester Knighthawks Air Canada Centre W 15–9 16,372 5–2
8 March 4, 2005 Buffalo Bandits Air Canada Centre L 12–14 17,756 5–3
9 March 13, 2005 @ Anaheim Storm Arrowhead Pond W 14–6 4,499 6–3
10 March 18, 2005 Arizona Sting Air Canada Centre W 18–10 18,173 7–3
11 March 25, 2005 @ Buffalo Bandits HSBC Arena W 12–8 11,309 8–3
12 April 1, 2005 Calgary Roughnecks Air Canada Centre W 16–10 17,141 9–3
13 April 2, 2005 @ Philadelphia Wings (1987–2014) Wachovia Center W 17–15 12,584 10–3
14 April 9, 2005 @ Philadelphia Wings (1987–2014) Wachovia Center W 15–11 14,480 11–3
15 April 10, 2005 Philadelphia Wings (1987–2014) Air Canada Centre W 14–13 16,989 12–3
16 April 17, 2005 @ Calgary Roughnecks Pengrowth Saddledome L 12–20 11,311 12–4

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

Reference:[4]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Division Final April 29, 2005 Rochester Knighthawks Air Canada Centre W 12–10 17,289 1–0
Championship Game May 14, 2005 Arizona Sting Air Canada Centre W 19–13 19,432 2–0

Player stats[edit]

Reference:[5]

Runners (Top 10)[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; LB = Loose Balls; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A Pts LB PIM
Colin Doyle 16 42 69 111 94 21
Blaine Manning 16 39 66 105 83 18
Josh Sanderson 16 31 71 102 112 8
Aaron Wilson 16 41 33 74 99 6
Matt Shearer 13 17 21 38 39 0
Jim Veltman 13 8 28 36 193 29
Chris Driscoll 16 13 13 26 91 33
Rusty Kruger 10 9 13 22 37 20
Brian Beisel 15 7 8 15 62 6
Totals 380 607 424 1118 61

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; MIN = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; GA = Goals Against; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player GP MIN W L GA Sv% GAA
Bob Watson 16 886:27 11 4 174 .757 11.78
Phil Wetherup 5 70:40 1 0 15 .722 12.74
Totals 12 4 190 .754 11.88

Awards[edit]

Player Award
Colin Doyle NLL Most Valuable Player
Bob Watson Player of the Month, March (tied with John Tavares)
Colin Doyle Championship Game MVP
Colin Doyle First All-Pro Team
Blaine Manning Second All-Pro Team
Josh Sanderson
Jim Veltman
Bob Watson
Blaine Manning All-Stars
Glenn Clark
Colin Doyle
Jim Veltman

Roster[edit]

Reference:[6]

No. Position Player
17 Canada Def Brian Beisel
5 Canada Fwd Sandy Chapman
11 Canada Def Glenn Clark
7 Canada Fwd Colin Doyle
93 Canada Fwd Chris Driscoll
36 Canada Def Luke Forget
20 Canada Fwd Rusty Kruger
6 Canada Def Dan Ladouceur
16 Canada Fwd Blaine Manning
9 Canada Def Patrick Merrill
77 Canada Def Tim OBrien
No. Position Player
81 Canada Fwd Jimmy Quinlan
13 United States Def John Rosa
40 Canada Def Ian Rubel
19 Canada Fwd Josh Sanderson
18 Canada Def Phil Sanderson
24 Canada Fwd Matt Shearer
27 Canada Def Derek Suddons
38 Canada Fwd Nick Trudeau
32 Canada Fwd Jim Veltman
29 Canada Goalie Bob Watson
90 Canada Goalie Phil Wetherup
10 Canada Fwd Aaron Wilson

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Lacrosse League - on Pointstreak Sports Technologies". Pointstreak Sports Technologies. Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2005 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Toronto Rock - 2005 Regular Season - Game Schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Toronto Rock - 2005 Playoffs - Game Schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Toronto Rock - National Lacrosse League - on Pointstreak Sports Technologies". Pointstreak Sports Technologies. Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Toronto Rock - National Lacrosse League - on Pointstreak Sports Technologies". Pointstreak Sports Technologies. Retrieved 3 January 2018. 

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