Oakville Rock

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Oakville Rock
Oakville Rock Logo.jpg
City Oakville, Ontario
League Major Series Lacrosse
Founded 2003 (Promoted to MSL in 2010) Relocated 2013
Home Arena Toronto Rock Athletic Centre
Colours Black, Red & White
Coach Phil Sanderson
GM Terry Sanderson
Owner Rob Roche
President Rob Roche
History 2003-2010: Ajax-Pickering Rock
2011-2012: Ajax Rock
2013-Present: Oakville Rock

The Oakville Rock are Senior "A" box lacrosse team from Oakville, Ontario. They play in the Major Series Lacrosse league where under the current format, they compete in 20 regular season games (10 at home) from May through July and playoffs beginning in August and ending with the Mann Cup in September. The Rock play their home games at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville.

History[edit]

Formerly the Ajax-Pickering Rock¸ the team began competition in 2003 in the Senior "B" loop. Within 3 years of their founding, the Ajax Rock finished first in the OLA Senior "B" League and reached the finals against the Owen Sound Woodsmen. In 2009 the Rock were promoted to the Senior "A" loop and would compete in the 2010 season.[1]

Ajax Rock logo from 2011 to 2012.

The Rock's first MSL game was at home against the Brooklin Redmen on Sunday May 30, 2010. They would end up losing their first game their first game 11-7 with Defenseman Brandon Turner scoring their first goal 44 seconds into the first period.[2] Their first win would come on Monday June 21 in Brooklin, winning 10-7.[3] They would finish the 2010 campaign with a 3-13-0 record[4] and would be swept by the Six Nations Chiefs in the first round of the playoffs.[5]

In 2013, owner Rob Roach sought approval for the team to relocate from Ajax to Oakville sighting tiny crowds and a lack of competitiveness as key reasons for being unable to secure bigger talent to the club. Moving to the newly constructed Toronto Rock Athletic Centre and adding Toronto Rock GM Terry Sanderson seemed to be a logical choice. MSL and the OLA approved the move and the team relocated West of Toronto.

Season-by-Season results[edit]

Season GP W L T GF GA P Results Playoffs
Ajax-Pickering Rock
2003 16 11 5 0 132 115 22 4th OSBLL Lost Quarter-final
2004 16 8 7 1 122 110 17 4th OSBLL Lost Semi-final
2005 14 7 6 1 126 124 15 4th OSBLL Lost Semi-final
2006 14 10 3 1 128 97 21 1st OSBLL Lost Final
2007 14 5 9 0 94 109 10 6th OSBLL Lost Final
2008 14 5 9 0 100 113 10 5th OSBLL Lost Quarter-final
2009 16 9 6 1 153 172 19 3rd OSBLL Lost Semi-final
2010 16 3 13 0 121 176 6 6th MSL Lost Quarter-final
Ajax Rock
2011 20 3 17 0 147 230 6 6th MSL Lost Quarter-final
2012 14 1 13 0 94 166 2 6th MSL Lost Quarter-final
Oakville Rock
2013 20 2 17 1 140 205 5 6th MSL DNQ

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ilindoor.com/2009/12/09/ajax-pickering-rock-moving-up-to-major-mma-connections-plus-the-links/ "Ajax-Pickering Rock moving up to the Major", ilindoor.com, Accessed 04-DEC-11
  2. ^ http://www.pointstreak.com/prostats/boxscore.html?gameid=1304603 "Ajax vs Brooklin Boxcore", pointstreak.com, Accessed 04-DEC-11
  3. ^ http://www.pointstreak.com/prostats/leagueschedule.html?leagueid=832&seasonid=5695 "Summer 2010 Schedule", pointstreak.com, Accessed 04-DEC-11
  4. ^ http://www.pointstreak.com/prostats/standings.html?leagueid=832&seasonid=5695 "Standings", pointstreak.com, Accessed 04-DEC-11
  5. ^ http://www.pointstreak.com/prostats/leagueschedule.html?leagueid=832&seasonid=5939 "2010 Playoff Schedule", pointstreak.com, Accessed 04-DEC-11