NLL: Curtis Dickson Does in Rush

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February 10, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks pushed past the Edmonton Rush 9-8 in a very closely matched Saturday night game. Calgary improves to 4-2 with the win and remains in first place in the NLL West. Edmonton drops to 1-4, the worst record in the league. Compared to the matchup these same two teams had a week before, where 33 goals were scored, this game featured tighter checking and outstanding goaltending on both…

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NLL: Round Two of the Battle of Alberta on Saturday

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February 8, 2013

The Battle of Alberta got underway last weekend in Edmonton with the Calgary Roughnecks taking an 18-15 victory. The two teams travel south on Saturday to Calgary for the second of four meetings this year. The winner of the four-game series the Roughnecks and Rush will play this year will take home the Homes By Avi Battle of Alberta Cup, so there’s some hardware on the line this year in addition…

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Roughnecks Win Gun Show In Edmonton

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February 3, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks gutted out a win in a high-scoring affair in Edmonton, beating the Rush 18-15. In a game that saw 20 first-half goals, Calgary pulled ahead in the third quarter and were able to weather a late-game charge by the Rush to earn their third win of the season. The hometown Rush outshot the Roughnecks 80-62, with 60 on target, compared to Calgary’s 41. But Riggers netminder Mike…

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NLL: Roughnecks Visit Rush, Battle of Alberta Is On

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February 2, 2013

When the Edmonton Rush played the Calgary Roughnecks in the first round of the NLL playoffs last year, the Rush showed up with a plan and easily dispatched the team with the best regular season record in the league. Entering Week 5 of the 2013 NLL schedule, the Rush are coming off a tough win at home while the Roughnecks have just won two straight on the road. In the…

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Calgary Roughnecks Earn First Win of Season In Style

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January 26, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks picked up their first win of the 2013 season with a convincing 19-12 victory over the Colorado Mammoth. The game was a rematch for these two teams. Last weekend the Mammoth beat the Roughnecks 13-12 in overtime. This time it was the Roughnecks’ turn to even the score. After Colorado got out to a quick 4-0 lead, Calgary forward Sean Evans finally got the Riggers on the…

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NLL: Roughnecks Play 2 On The Road, Try To Get On Track

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January 25, 2013

The Colorado Mammoth beat the Calgary Roughnecks 13-12 in overtime last weekend after scoring four times in the final five minutes of regulation to tie the game. The Roughnecks controlled the game for the first 55 minutes of the contest before the Mammoth made their comeback. But the wheels fell off in the dying moments and Calgary couldn’t put it back together again in OT. Shawn Evans led Calgary’s offense, scoring four…

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Should the Roughnecks Worry About 0-2?

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January 21, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks are off to one of their worst starts in franchise history, having dropped their first two games of the year. Last season they finished up the regular season with the best record in the NLL, at 12-4, and with basically the same roster this year, similar results were expected. The big difference over the summer was behind the bench, where head coach Dave Pym was fired after…

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