Rock coach charged

RYAN WOLSTAT -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:54 AM ET

Don't expect to see Glenn Clark behind the Toronto Rock's bench any time soon.

While initially it appeared no charges would be filed in an ugly incident Friday night after the Minnesota Swarm's 17-16 overtime victory over the Rock at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto Police at 52 Division confirmed yesterday that Clark had been charged with simple assault and will be in court Feb. 25 to deal with the matter.

According to the team, Clark and Swarm player Sean Pollock "were involved in an altercation in the corridor leading to (the Rock) dressing room."

Numerous sources said Clark took two shots at Pollock, who was apparently chirping loudly about the Swarm's victory in the chippy contest.

Pollock had been ejected from the game and there are questions whether he should have been allowed to be anywhere near the Rock's dressing room after the game.

INCENSED

During the entertaining contest, which featured 137 minutes in penalties, Cark and the team became incensed by an elbow to the head of Rock captain Jim Veltman by Swarm forward Travis Hill.

The Rock's Cam Woods scrapped with both Hill and Pollock and told Sun Media: "It was a cheap shot. I don't think I've ever fought twice in one game but I could've chewed his throat out."

Clark added, "Cam was standing up for his captain, that was a cheap shot to take on Veltman ... chicken (bleep)."

Diminutive Rock forward Ryan Benesch also fought with Minnesota's Ryan Sharp, who was kicked out of the game for forcing Benesch to fight, after absorbing a high hit from the Rock sophomore.

Minnesota beat the Rock again the next night 11-4 in St. Paul, Minn. Clark did not coach the team, his assistant Terry Bullen did, while Clark watched from the press box.

Rock president Brad Watters said the National Lacrosse League will conclude its investigation into the incident after a hearing tomorrow.

Any suspension for Clark would likely be announced at that time.


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