Rock offensive on offence

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:32 AM ET

For Glenn Clark, once was enough.

The Toronto Rock coach has viewed enough film of last week's paltry six-goal performance against the Buffalo Bandits to know that he never wants to see such a horror show again.

How does the Rock find its offensive touch tomorrow night at the Air Canada Centre when Josh Sanderson and the Calgary Roughnecks visit?

"That's the million-dollar question," Clark said in an interview yesterday. "We watched a lot of film (of last week's 8-6 loss to Buffalo) and you could hear our guys cringing.

"I would be more concerned if we did not get the scoring chances, but you don't get any marks for nice tries. I hope it's a one-off."

Clark said he has to get more out of forwards Blaine Manning, Lewis Ratcliff and Luke Wiles. Since trading Sanderson last season to Calgary in a deal that brought Ratcliff to Toronto, the Rock is 1-6, including 1-1 this season. Calgary is 6-2, with a 2-0 record in 2009. Sanderson leads Calgary in scoring with 11 points (three goals and eight assists) in two games.

"He has brought a lot to the table," Roughnecks assistant coach Dave Pym said. "He has incredible vision. He brings us a lot of balance and a skill-set."

Clark said his players won't be consumed with worrying about Sanderson.

"He's a premier player we have to pay attention to, but it's about Calgary on our radar, not just one player," Clark said. "I don't know whether he has anything to prove. He is proving something all the time (with how good he is)."


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