Jim Flannery

Jim covers the Calgary Roughnecks and is an NLL columnist for In Lacrosse We Trust. He also writes for Bleacher Report, H4-TV and Stadium Journey. Twitter: @CalgaryJimbo

Brett Mydske Rush
By Jim Flannery On Monday, August 18th, 2014

NLL Free Agency Update: Culp Signs for Two Years

The NLL free agency period is well underway now, with teams steadily locking down their outstanding players. The Colorado Mammoth have been very busy, signing Eric Law, John Gallant, Nick Carlson, Ian Hawksbee, More...

Photo by Jim Flannery
By Jim Flannery On Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Calgary Roughnecks Have Some Offseason Decisions to Make

The Calgary Roughnecks made a bit of a splash before┬áthe free agent period in the NLL got underway as they announced a two-year contract extension for goaltender Mike Poulin, who would have become a restricted More...

Calgary Canada Day Tournament, June 29, 2014
By Jim Flannery On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Canada Day Tournament Puts Junior Lacrosse Front and Center in Calgary

The 36th annual Canada Day tournament was hosted by the Subway South Soccer Centre in Calgary this weekend, making it the longest-running box lacrosse tournament on Earth. The tournament gives kids from the Novice, More...

Small Shamrocks
By Jim Flannery On Friday, June 20th, 2014

WLA Has a Busy Weekend Ahead

There are five games scheduled in the WLA this weekend, featuring all seven teams. With the season about halfway done, there is still plenty of time for the teams at the bottom of the standings to move up and plenty More...

Knight Shot
By Jim Flannery On Monday, June 9th, 2014

2014 NLL Season Recap: Roughnecks Come Close

The Calgary Roughnecks came up about five minutes short of winning their third Champion’s Cup in franchise history. ln the tie-breaking mini-game for all the marbles, the Roughnecks built up a 2-0 lead, then More...

By Jim Flannery On Monday, June 2nd, 2014

WLA: New Westminster Beats Maple Ridge 11-8

The New Westminster Salmonbellies overcame the Maple Ridge Burrards by an 11-8 score on Sunday. The win improves the Salmonbellies to 2-1 on the season while the Burrards drop to 2-2. Maple Ridge jumped out to the More...

By Jim Flannery On Sunday, June 1st, 2014

What Went Wrong/What Went Right in the Champion’s Cup

The Rochester Knighthawks became the first team in NLL history to win three consecutive championships on May 31 when they soundly defeated the Calgary Roughnecks in Game 2 and then came from behind to win the deciding More...

Self Knighthawks
By Jim Flannery On Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Knighthawks Must Fight to Stay Alive in Champion’s Cup

After losing Game 1 of the Champion’s Cup to the Calgary Roughnecks last weekend, the Rochester Knighthawks will be fighting an uphill battle Saturday night when they host Game 2. They’ll be looking More...

Williams Bandits Knighthawks
By Jim Flannery On Friday, May 30th, 2014

Net Impact: Can the Knighthawks Come Back to Win the Championship?

The Calgary Roughnecks took Game 1 of the Champion’s Cup last weekend by a score of 10-7 over the Rochester Knighthawks. The Roughnecks jumped out to an early 4-1 lead and never looked back, holding on to More...

By Jim Flannery On Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Roughnecks Jump Out To Early Lead in Champion’s Cup Series

The Calgary Roughnecks grabbed an early lead in Game 1 of the Champion’s Cup series and never looked back, earning a 10-7 victory. As they did with the Edmonton Rush last weekend, the Roughnecks have now taken More...

By Jim Flannery On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Net Impact: Did Shortened Rosters in 2014 Affect the NLL?

Rosters in the NLL were reduced to 20 from 23 prior to the 2014 season. We looked at this subject earlier in this year to see if there had been any impact and, with the regular season out of the way and the Champion’s More...

By Jim Flannery On Saturday, May 17th, 2014

NLL West Finals: Roughnecks Rally To Ruin Rush Run

For the third time in franchise history the Calgary Roughnecks are headed to the Champion’s Cup after coming back from a massive deficit to eliminate the Edmonton Rush. The Rush, who finished the regular season More...

By Jim Flannery On Friday, May 16th, 2014

Roughnecks Try to Eliminate Rush in Division Finals

Photo Credit: Calgary Roughnecks The Calgary Roughnecks haven’t been to a Champion’s Cup in five years. They’ll be trying to break that dry spell Friday night in Edmonton when they face the Rush More...

Wilson Mydske Bold Rush Bandits
By Jim Flannery On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Net Impact: NLL Playoff Stats Into Game Two

We’re now two weeks into the NLL playoff schedule and we’re beginning to see some statistical trends in the postseason. The Calgary Roughnecks have won both their playoff games this year in overtime, More...

Photo by Dan Brodie
By Jim Flannery On Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Roughnecks Take Game 1 of West Final Series in OT

Photo Credit: Dan Brodie Jeff Shattler made a highlight-reel play 46 seconds into overtime to give the Calgary Roughnecks a dramatic 12-11 overtime victory over the Edmonton Rush in Game 1 of the West Division Finals More...

By Jim Flannery On Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Rush Journey to Calgary for Game One of West Division Finals

The Edmonton Rush (16-2) will be on the road to face the Calgary Roughnecks (12-6) Saturday night in the first game of the West Division Finals. Calgary earned their berth in the second round of the playoffs with More...

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