2015 NLL Season Recap: Calgary Roughnecks

May 27, 2015

Back in 2002, the Calgary Roughnecks began their franchise history by setting an NLL record. For goals against. The Montreal Express, another expansion team that year, scored 32 goals in the rout. On the upside, the Roughnecks managed to iron the kinks out pretty quickly after that and went on to win their third game. They would go on to an unimpressive 4-14 record in their inaugural year, but since…


Edmonton Rush Advance to Champion’s Cup

May 24, 2015

The Edmonton Rush struggled at times, but got it right when it mattered most to advance to the Champion’s Cup. After losing Game 2 of their West Division Final to the Calgary Roughnecks by a 12-9 score, they easily won the tie-breaking mini-game 4-1. The win puts the Rush into the NLL finals for the second time in their 10-year existence as a team, the first time coming four years…


What To Watch in NLL Game Twos

May 21, 2015

                      From my perspective as an NLL fanatic the opening volley of the Division Finals was nothing short of spectacular. Both Game Ones were decided in the final three minutes of play, both featured hard hits, spectacular goals, spectacular saves, everything a sports fan could want. The Edmonton Rush withstood a big comeback from the Calgary Roughnecks to win 10-8…


Roughnecks and Rush Begin Rematch of Last Year’s Division Finals

May 15, 2015

The Calgary Roughnecks travel up the road to Edmonton to face the Edmonton Rush in Game 1 of the West Division Finals on Friday night, beginning a rematch of the 2014 Division Finals. Last year the Roughnecks upset the odds-on favourite Rush, splitting the two full games and then convincingly winning the tie-breaking mini-game. This year Edmonton is once again the favourite, but Calgary is looking to once again win…


NLL Season Recap: Colorado Mammoth

May 14, 2015

After finishing in second place in the NLL West Division the Colorado Mammoth’s season came to an end last weekend with an 11-6 loss to the Calgary Roughnecks in the first round of the playoffs. Following two years where the Mammoth finished below .500, their 9-9 record was certainly an improvement, but the early exit from the postseason has to be considered disappointing. Colorado got off to a torrid start,…


Roughnecks visit Mammoth in West Division Semifinal

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May 9, 2015

The Calgary Roughnecks (7-11) travel to Denver on Saturday night to face the Colorado Mammoth (9-9) in the first round of the 2015 NLL playoffs. The two teams faced each other three times during the regular season, with the Mammoth winning twice. Calgary’s lone win also started a late-season hot streak that saw them win four of their last five games to squeak into the postseason. The Mammoth had more…


The Roughnecks’ Incredible Race to the Playoffs

May 7, 2015

Following a catastrophic 0-6 start to the 2015 season, the Calgary Roughnecks have clawed their way back into the playoffs. It took a 14-13 win over the Vancouver Stealth in the last game of the season to complete the comeback, but they did it. During the 0-6 start—a record for the Riggers—there were a lot of things going wrong. The Roughnecks were on the wrong end of three one-goal games….


Vinc and Bold Neck and Neck for Top Goalie Award

April 23, 2015

The NLL’s 2014 awards season saw a tight three-way race for the Goaltender of the Year trophy, with Matt Vinc, Aaron Bold and Anthony Cosmo all making very good cases for the top honor. Bold set a league record for wins (15) and was tops in goals against average (8.73). Vinc was second in wins (12) and GAA (9.56) but had the best save percentage (.798). Cosmo led the league…


Roughnecks Face Swarm As They Fight For Playoffs

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….


Rush and Roughnecks Open 2-Game Weekend Series

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…