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Rock's Doyle, Rush's Matthews earn April honours

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4/5/2013 3:55:35 PM
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(NLL) - Toronto Rock forward Colin Doyle was named NLL Player of the Month on Friday while Mark Matthews of the Edmonton Rush collected his third straight Rookie of the Month award.

Doyle, the league's second all-time leading scorer with 1,260 career points who ranks third in the NLL with 82 points this season, won the Player of the Month award as the Rock's captain helped lead the team to the top of the East Division standings with the league's best record (9-5).

Doyle recorded a combined 35 points, with a single-game high of nine points on March 8 vs. Colorado, and 14 loose balls as Toronto posted a 3-2 record in the month of March.

This marks the second straight month that a Toronto player earned the distinction, as Rock forward Garrett Billings won the award for February.

Matthews, who leads all rookie scorers with 59 points and is tied for second in the league with 35 goals, won his third straight Rookie of the Month award this year after helping the Rush (8-5) go undefeated in the month of March.

Matthews recorded a combined 17 points, with a single-game high of five points on March 16 at Rochester, and 16 loose balls as Edmonton posted a 4-0 record in the month of March.

Colin Doyle (Photo: Bill Wippert / NLL)

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(Photo: Bill Wippert / NLL)
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