Roughnecks Face Swarm As They Fight For Playoffs

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April 17, 2015

With the clock ticking down on the 2015 season, the Calgary Roughnecks (5-11) face the Minnesota Swarm (5-10) as they fight for their playoffs lives. Calgary is a half game behind the Vancouver Stealth with just two games left to play; Minnesota is three games behind the Buffalo Bandits with three to play and have no shot at the playoffs. Another loss by Calgary will likely eliminate them from the postseason….

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Rush and Roughnecks Open 2-Game Weekend Series

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April 10, 2015

The Edmonton Rush (9-4) and Calgary Roughnecks (4-10) resume the Battle of Alberta on Friday night when they face each other in Calgary. The Rush are trying to lock down first place in the West Division while the Roughnecks are fighting just to make the playoffs. With only four games left on their schedule, Calgary needs to catch fire to take that last playoff spot from the Vancouver Stealth, who…

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Roughnecks Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Win Over Mammoth

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April 5, 2015

The Calgary Roughnecks moved a game closer to their quest of making the playoffs with a decisive 14-9 victory over the Colorado Mammoth last night in Calgary. With the win, the Roughnecks improve to 4-10 on the season, just a half game back of the Vancouver Stealth for the final playoff spot in the West Division. The Mammoth drop to 8-6 but remain solidly in second place in the division…

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Trade Analysis: Dinsdale to Rush

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April 1, 2015

The Edmonton Rush added another right-handed stick to their offense on Tuesday when they picked up Matthew Dinsdale from the Calgary Roughnecks in exchange for a conditional third round pick in the 2015 draft. The third-year forward was drafted by the Roughnecks in 2012 with the seventh-overall pick. Although highly touted when he was chosen, Dinsdale has never really found a regular spot on the floor for the Riggers, playing…

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Rush Visit Rochester for Only Time in 2015

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March 28, 2015

The Rochester Knighthawks (7-3) will try to gain some ground on the first-place Toronto Rock when they host the Edmonton Rush (6-4) tonight at the Blue Cross Arena. The Rush meanwhile will be trying to solidify their hold on first place in the West Division. The three-time defending champion Knighthawks have gotten hot of late, winning five in a row. Defending NLL MVP Cody Jamieson is pacing the K’Hawks with…

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Rock and Rush Square off for Round 2 in Battle of Division Leaders

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March 21, 2015

When they faced each other three weeks ago at Rexall Place, the Toronto Rock (10-2) needed overtime to best the Edmonton Rush (5-4) by a score of 16-15. Saturday night the top teams in their respective divisions meet again, this time in the ACC in Toronto. The Rush followed that overtime loss with another overtime loss the next weekend, when the lowly Calgary Roughnecks squeaked past them by a 12-11…

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NLL Goaltender Watch: Rock Solid

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March 9, 2015

We’ve just completed Week 10 of the NLL season and the playoff picture is starting to take shape in the East Division while the West is still wide open. The player awards picture is still pretty open as well with a number of people making strong bids in the first half for special recognition. Let’s have a look at how the goaltenders are doing at the midpoint of the season….

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NLL MVP Race Leaders: Week Nine

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March 4, 2015

For three of the nine teams in the NLL, the 2015 season is half over; the remaining teams are on;y a game or two shy of the mid-point. With that in mind, it’s time to have a look at the frontrunners for the MVP award this year. Josh Sanderson, Toronto Rock—At 37 years of age, Shooter Sanderson is on pace to have the best year of his career. That’s saying…

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Toronto Rock Best Edmonton Rush 16-15 in OT

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February 28, 2015

When the No. 1 teams in each division face each other, you hope for a down-to-the-wire contest and that’s what we got on Friday night when the Toronto Rock beat the Edmonton Rush 16-15 in overtime. The Rock improve to 8-1 on the season—best in the NLL—while the Rush drop to 4-3 and are now tied with the Colorado Mammoth for first in the West Division. The first quarter saw…

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Calgary Roughnecks Figure Things Out

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February 26, 2015

The Calgary Roughnecks finally got the monkey off their back on Saturday when they finally picked up their first win of the season, a 16-13 victory over the Vancouver Stealth. The Roughnecks were able to reach their full potential on the offensive end by scoring five powerplay goals, by winning the loose ball battle 51-41, and by getting some critical saves from goalie Frankie Scigliano. If they can maintain that…

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