Blaine Manning and Aaron Wilson each scored four goals, and Colin Doyle recorded eight assists, as the Toronto Rock defeated the Vancouver Ravens, 11-7, in front of 15,723 fans at the Air Canada Centre.
The Rock exploded out of the gate and take control of the game on goals by Ladouceur, Wilson and two by Manning, also highlighted by 3 assists from Doyle. The quarter ended with Toronto leading by a score of 4-2.
On an even, yet astounding keel, Toronto managed to keep their momentum and match their play in the second quarter with four more goals. Scored by Veltman, Manning, and two by Wilson, the visiting ravens could only muster one marker provided by Prat.
Noting the offensive stronghold the Rock exemplified in the first half, one would expect the onslaught to continue. This wasn?t the case. With only two goals, one each by Manning and Doyle, and minimal penalties called, the third quarter called for a sudden explosion that simply did not occur.
The sudden explosion came in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately for the Rock though, it came in favour of the Ravens. More than doubling their point count heading into the fourth, Vancouver ensured the Toronto faithful stayed until the end of the game with a thrilling finish. Fourth quarter scorers included one goal from Aaron Wilson for the Rock, and four for the visiting Ravens including markers from Prat, Ansley and two from Gill.
The end result of the game put the Toronto Rock on top by a final score of 11-7. Toronto now has a record of 10 wins, three losses and a four game winning streak. Please join us in cheering on the Rock at their next home game on Friday, March 21, 2003.