Feb 17, 2017

Busiest stretch.jpg(February 17, 2017)… The Rochester Knighthawks will kick off their busiest stretch of the season on Saturday, Feb. 18, as they host the Toronto Rock at 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. The contest is the first of two games in two nights, and the first of five games in 15 days for the Knighthawks.

Bromance and Bestie packs: On Saturday, guys can take advantage of the Knighthawks bromance pack, while ladies can enjoy a night out with their besties. For just $40, you receive two tickets to the game and two $10 gift cards from The Distillery. To order, please call (585) 454-HAWK.

Broadcast Info: The game will be broadcast on 107.3 The Bull and is available on the iHeartRadio app. Fans can also watch the contest on NLL TV (

Scouting the Knighthawks: Rochester (2-4) enters the week tied for third place in the East Division with the New England Black Wolves. Last Saturday, the Knighthawks were led by a career-high four goals from rookie Josh Currier. Rochester also got goals from five defensemen as Scott Campbell, John Rae, Andrew Suitor, Graeme Hossack, and Ian Llord all scored against the Rush. Rae’s goal was the first of his NLL career. Rookie Kyle Jackson also notched two goals and one assist to give him a team-leading 23 points. Jackson is second in the NLL in points among rookies. Currier is tied for second on the team with 20 points and is third in the NLL in points among first-year players. Dan Dawson chipped in four assists to move into sixth place on the Knighthawks all-time points list with 357. 

Knighthawks acquire ‘Mammoth’ Picks: On Thursday, Rochester traded forward Stephen Keogh to the Colorado Mammoth for their first-round pick in the 2018 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft and their second-round pick in 2019.

Player Moves: The Knighthawks announced five player moves today. Rochester activated forward Josh Becker, and defensemen Luc Magnan and Joel Matthews. In related moves, the Knighthawks moved forward Dan Lomas and defenseman John Rae to the practice squad.

Milestone Alert: 

  • Goalie Matt Vinc needs just 94 saves to reach 4,000 as a Knighthawk.
  • The Knighthawks are only five wins away from reaching the 200-win plateau as a franchise.

Scouting the Rock: Toronto (4-1) enters the week a half game out of first place in the East Division after knocking off the Calgary Roughnecks 11-7 on Feb. 12. The Rock will play the top team in the East, the Georgia Swarm, tonight at the Air Canada Centre (ACC) at 7:30 p.m. The following night in Rochester, they will complete a three-game in seven-day stretch. Tom Schreiber leads the Rock and all NLL rookies with 29 points in five games.

Last Meeting: The Knighthawks edged the Toronto Rock 9-8 on Jan. 28 at the ACC. The Knighthawks were backstopped by a 49-save performance by Matt Vinc. Rookie Kyle Jackson scored the game-winner as part of a three-point effort, while Joe Resetarits led the way with three goals and one assist. Saturday’s game is the third and final meeting this season between the two teams. The season series is tied at one win apiece. 

Right To Play Weekend: As part of a league-wide initiative, the Knighthawks will participate in the National Lacrosse League’s Right to Play weekend on Saturday. Players, coaches and staff from all nine NLL teams will be auctioning player jerseys and hosting fundraising activities to benefit the global organization. Right To Play is dedicated to educating and empowering youth in need through sport and games, while driving lasting social change in their communities.

Knighthawks Next Game: Rochester will battle the Georgia Swarm on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 6:05 p.m. at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena.

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