Calgary Roughnecks Summer Report

Dane Dobbie (44) puts a comforting hand on Curtis Dickson (17) as the Calgary Roughnecks lose to the Toronto Rock at the Air Canada Centre on March 11, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
September 17, 2017

The 2017 NLL season saw the Calgary Roughnecks miss the playoffs for only the second time in franchise history, the first time being their inaugural season (2002). After what was a disappointing year, Calgary needs to make some changes to herald a new look and a new approach for 2018. Following an 8-10 season where the Roughnecks finished with the seventh-most goals for (212) and the sixth fewest goals against (220),…

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Saskatchewan Rush Will Win the Champion’s Cup

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June 4, 2017

Prior to the start of the 2017 season, I predicted that the Saskatchewan Rush would three-peat in the Champion’s Cup. However with the finals just days away, the Rush appear to be the underdogs and the Georgia Swarm look to be the unstoppable force destined to win it all. But let’s not count the Rush out just yet. Saskatchewan is a combined plus-10 in two playoff games so far this…

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Stealth Host Mammoth in NLL West Division Semi-Final

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May 6, 2017

The Stealth haven’t earned a playoff berth since moving to Vancouver until now. And this year, they’ve even managed to pick up a home game for the first round, as they will host the Colorado Mammoth in a one-game semi-final tilt on Saturday night. While in Washington state, the Stealth went to the Champion’s Cup three times in four years, winning once. The successes have been much harder to come…

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Roughnecks Could Punch Ticket to Playoffs Tonight in Vancouver

Dane Dobbie (44) puts a comforting hand on Curtis Dickson (17) as the Calgary Roughnecks lose to the Toronto Rock at the Air Canada Centre on March 11, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
April 15, 2017

The Calgary Roughnecks travel to Vancouver to face the Stealth tonight at 7:00 pm PST in a game that may very well determine the third and final playoff berth in the NLL’s West Division. The Roughnecks (7-9) currently hold a half-game lead over the Stealth (6-9) in the standings, but Vancouver has a game in hand, so they still control their own destiny. Further, the Stealth go into this matchup…

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Roughnecks Playoff Hopes in Scigliano’s Hands

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March 16, 2017

At 4-7 the Calgary Roughnecks are in last place in the NLL West Division and in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since their inaugural season (2002). With just seven games left to play this year, Calgary probably needs to win at least four more games if they hope to get past the third-place Vancouver Stealth. The Roughnecks currently have the fifth-most goals for (127), the fourth-best…

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Vancouver Stealth Continue to Struggle on the Floor and in the Stands

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February 28, 2017

After losing their sixth game in their last seven on Saturday night, the Vancouver Stealth are 3-6 mid-way through the season and in last place in the NLL West Division. Also of concern, their attendance through four home games is the worst in the league. Assuming nothing changes in the division, the Stealth will have finished in last place in each of their four seasons in Canada after going to…

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Roughnecks Host Stealth in Season Opener

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January 6, 2017

The Calgary Roughnecks take on the Vancouver Stealth in the first game of the season for both teams. The Roughnecks and Stealth faced each other in the preseason, where Calgary easily won by a 13-6 score, but preseason games rarely tell the whole story, so it will be interesting to see how this one plays out. Calgary’s offense features several veterans who can score, including 61-goal scorer Curtis Dickson, Dane…

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The Saskatchewan Rush Will Three-Peat in 2017

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November 27, 2016

You heard it here first: The Saskatchewan Rush will Three-Peat in 2017. After sweeping the Buffalo Bandits in the 2016 Champion’s Cup, the Rush went ahead and made themselves even better in the offseason. In the days leading up to the draft, the team made a big move, trading their top goal scorer from last season, Zack Greer, for Colorado Mammoth sniper Adam Jones. Although they gave away one of…

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Observations on RMLL Jr. B Tier II Play

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June 27, 2016

I attended my first Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League game ever on June 19, to see the Lethbridge Barracudas take on the Red Deer Renegades. The first-place ‘Cudas handily beat the Renegades 14-7 in a game where both goaltenders played well and there was some rough stuff, as I think can be expected when you’ve got a bunch of teen boys banging into each other. Having never been to a Tier…

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Rush Outlast Bandits 11-9 in Game 1 of Champion’s Cup

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May 29, 2016

The Saskatchewan Rush are one huge step closer to repeating as NLL champions with last night’s 11-9 win over the Buffalo Bandits. The win puts Saskatchewan in the driver’s seat in the best-of-three series as the two teams head west to Saskatoon for Game 2. In spite of a combined 26 shots on goal in the first quarter, both goalies frustrated the opposition offenses with rock solid performances. Aaron Bold…

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