TSN, TSN2 present new season of Toronto Rock coverage

TSN.ca Staff
1/4/2013 12:54:46 PM
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TSN and TSN2 follow the Toronto Rock at home and on the road with live coverage of the six-time National Lacrosse League Champions. In total, the networks have live coverage of 10 games beginning Saturday, Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET on TSN2 as the Toronto Rock visit the Calgary Roughnecks.  The action continues Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2 with the Rock's home opener at Air Canada Centre against the Philadelphia Wings (see complete broadcast schedule below).

Live coverage of the Rock games is also available on TSN Mobile TV.

TSN's Dave Randorf handles play-by-play duties throughout the season alongside analyst Brian Shanahan and reporter Claude Feig. 

"Canada's national sport promises fans non-stop, action-packed entertainment and the Toronto Rock brings a fierce intensity to every game," said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming, TSN. "TSN is proud to be the Toronto Rock's official broadcast partner for a fourth consecutive year and give Canadians the opportunity to see the team take on some of the best in the NLL this season."

"I'm thrilled to continue our partnership with TSN, as we're able to make Toronto Rock games available to fans nationwide, which is great news for the Rock and for the sport of lacrosse," said Toronto Rock President and Owner Jamie Dawick.

Highlights of TSN and TSN2's broadcast schedule include two all-Canadian match-ups against the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET and on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. ET (both on TSN2). The 2012 National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Nighthawks – who ended the Rock's season last year in the Eastern Division Final – host the team on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2. Additional highlights include the Toronto Rock taking on their cross-border rivals, the Buffalo Bandits, on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN and on Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2.

French-language coverage of Toronto Rock games is available on RDS2 (see RDS.ca for full broadcast schedule).

TSN Radio

Also returning this season is TORONTO ROCK TOTAL ACCESS on TSN Radio 1050 Toronto and streamed nationally online at TSN.ca/Radio. The one-hour program airs Mondays at 7 p.m. ET and will feature interviews with players and coaches, in-depth analysis from prominent lacrosse experts, and news from around the NLL. TORONTO ROCK TOTAL ACCESS makes a special debut on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. ET to tee up the Rock's season opener on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET before returning to its regular timeslot beginning Monday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. ET.

TSN and TSN2's broadcast schedule for the Toronto Rock is as follows:

Saturday, Jan. 12
• Toronto @ Calgary at 9 p.m. ET (TSN2)

Saturday, Jan. 19
• Philadelphia @ Toronto at 7 p.m. ET (TSN2)

Friday, Jan. 25
• Minnesota @ Toronto at 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)

Saturday, Jan. 26
• Toronto @ Rochester at 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)

Saturday, Feb. 2
• Toronto @ Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)

Friday, Feb. 8
• Toronto @ Minnesota at 8:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)

Friday, Feb. 15
• Calgary @ Toronto at 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)

Friday, March 8
• Colorado @ Toronto at 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)

Saturday, March 16
• Toronto @ Philadelphia at 1 p.m. ET (TSN)

Friday, March 29
• Buffalo @ Toronto at 7 p.m. ET (TSN2)

Garrett Billings (Photo: NLL/Dale MacMillan)


(Photo: NLL/Dale MacMillan)
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