Calgary Roughnecks: Season In Review

June 19, 2018

It’s remarkable how different two 8-10 seasons can feel. Based solely on record, it would be easy to say nothing has changed, but when you look closely, the 2018 Calgary Roughnecks are a significantly improved group. Understanding this year’s team requires a look back into recent events in club history. Not only does that tell us where the Roughnecks are, but where the team is heading (spoiler alert: Calgary’s future…

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NLL Playoffs: Rush take west title again

May 16, 2018

For the fourth straight season, the Saskatchewan Rush will be representing the Western Division in the National Lacrosse League Finals. The Rush defeated the Calgary Roughnecks 15-13 on Sunday evening in an entertaining game that saw Calgary make a late charge scoring four of the last five goals. The win pushed Saskatchewan’s season record to a perfect 11-0 against divisional opponents and again makes them the class of the west….

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NLL Playoffs: Roughnecks eliminate Mammoth

May 7, 2018

With over a decade of playoff heartbreak at the hands of the Calgary Roughnecks, the Colorado Mammoth seemed on the verge of finally defeating their long-time rival on Saturday night during the NLL’s 2018 west division semi-final. The Loud House crowd of 13,884 was rocking as the Mammoth dominated the first half of play. Unfortunately for the Mammoth, that dominating first half was erased and the Roughnecks emerged with a…

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NLL: Matthews sets assist record in win over Roughnecks

April 30, 2018

Unlike the east, the NLL’s western division playoff standings have been locked up for weeks. Saturday’s Calgary versus Saskatchewan game featured two teams looking to peak as they get ready to enter the 2018 playoffs. In a very entertaining and competitive game, it was the Rush beating the Roughnecks 11-10. With the win, the Rush sweep the season series and end with a league best 14-4 record. Coming into the…

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NLL: Roughnecks secure playoff berth, put Stealth out of their misery

April 2, 2018

The Calgary Roughnecks secured their spot in the 2018 NLL post-season with a 13-9 victory over the Vancouver Stealth on Saturday night. A strong second-half push by the Roughnecks proved to be the difference in the game. Christian Del Bianco and the rest of the Calgary defence held Vancouver to just two second-half goals, while the Calgary offence scored seven times to seal the victory for the Roughnecks. It was…

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NLL: Hellyer’s nine points leads Rock over Roughnecks

March 26, 2018

The Toronto Rock, bolstered by a nine-point night from Rob Hellyer and a big fourth quarter, defeated the Calgary Roughnecks by a score of 17-14 on Saturday night at Scotiabank Saddledome. The win comes at a crucial time for the Rock as they now take over first place in a tight Eastern Division. Rob Hellyer’s nine points (3G, 6A) moves him into fifth place in league scoring with 76, just…

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NLL: Berg’s eight points lead Roughnecks over Knighthawks

March 19, 2018

In their first home game in a month, 15,070 loud Calgary fans came out to a St. Patrick’s Day party and watched the Roughnecks defeat the Rochester Knighthawks 14-13. The Roughnecks (5-7) used a six goal, eight-point performance from Wesley Berg to power past the Knighthawks and bring an end to a mini two-game losing skid. “I had a couple lucky bounces today and guys were looking for me,” Berg…

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NLL: Fryer’s first start is a Mammoth win

March 4, 2018

Less than 24 hours after a clutch victory in Georgia, the Colorado Mammoth flew 2000 km back home to Denver, pulling out an 8-7 win against the Buffalo Bandits in front of 16,062 fans on Colorado Pride night. The two wins move Colorado to 7-3 on the season and give them a solid lock on second place in the west. Buffalo’s record drops to 6-5, which has them situated just…

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NLL: Cattoni continues Calgary’s hot streak

February 18, 2018

The Calgary Roughnecks continued to roll on Friday night as they beat the Vancouver Stealth handily by a score of 20-12. The win gives them three in a row and pushes their record to 4-5. The Stealth drop to 1-9 on the season. Calgary leads the season series 2-0 with two more games to play at the Langley Events Centre. In a game that was never really close, the Roughnecks…

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NLL: Red-hot Roughnecks beat division rival Mammoth

February 12, 2018

Backed by another solid goaltending performance from Christian Del Bianco, the Calgary Roughnecks defeated the Colorado Mammoth 13-9 on Saturday night at Scotiabank Saddledome. “It’s a little extra special at home and it’s awesome to get the job done,” said Del Bianco. “Overall we were all clicking. We’re a team that when we’re playing happy, playing confident, it shows. I think we’re just executing and the end result shows.” Del…

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