Thursday, February 3, 2011

Watson, Dickson earn January NLL honours

Toronto Rock goaltender Bob Watson is the National Lacrosse League's Player of the Month for January.
Watson played great in the opening month of the season as the Rock posted a league leading 4-1 record. The biggest win of the month came in Rochester where the Rock had never won in the regular season, but Watson turned in a 53 save performance in a 12-9 triumph over the Knighthawks. 

Watson posted a 9.78 GAA and an .815 save percentage.
He finished off the month making 50 saves and equaled the single-game 2011 NLL season low of 5 goals against as the Rock beat Buffalo by a score of 8-5.
Calgary Roughnecks forward Curtis Dickson was named the Overall Rookie of the Month. In six games played, Dickson had ten goals and five assists for a total 15 points, and an average of 2.5 points per game. He also picked up 12 loose balls. Dickson is tied for the overall points lead among rookies. Calgary went 4-2 in the month of January, good for second place in the Western Division.
The player of the month awards are determined by a vote of the general managers and head coaches of the league's 10 member clubs.

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