Warp-speed for Wesley Berg

January 18, 2018

It’s a snowy Wednesday night in southeast Calgary, but a group of young lacrosse players are busy working up a sweat as they run through an hour-long training session. Among the instructors is an unassuming, relaxed looking Wesley Berg. However, when Berg speaks, he instantly commands the attention of the players. At age 24, few people have amassed the kind of resume that Berg possesses, and the kids relish the…

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NLL: Late push from Swarm sinks Roughnecks

January 15, 2018

A big night from Shayne Jackson paved the way for the Georgia Swarm as they defeated the Calgary Roughnecks 15-12 in front of 11,843 fans Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.  The win moves Georgia into a three-way tie for third in the Eastern Division. Calgary’s loss drops them into a tie with Vancouver for last place in the Western Division. Jackson tallied four goals and six assists for a…

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NLL: Bandits back in win column

January 8, 2018

After giving up 41 goals in their previous two games, the Buffalo Bandits put together a total team effort and defeated the Calgary Roughnecks 13-8 in front of 11,308 fans on Saturday night at KeyBank Center. The win moves Buffalo to 2-2 while Calgary drops to 1-3. Heading into week five, Saturday’s matchup featured Calgary’s struggling offence versus Buffalo’s underperforming defense. Both teams came out quickly, as Kevin Brownell scored…

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Roughnecks Fall to Mammoth at Home

December 30, 2017

One bad quarter and too many powerplay goals surrendered resulted in the Calgary Roughnecks dropping an 11-7 decision to the Colorado Mammoth on Friday night. The loss drops Calgary to 1-2 on the season, good for third place in the West Division, while the Mammoth remain undefeated at 3-0, putting them a half-game ahead of the Saskatchewan Rush for the division lead. Ryan Benesch led Colorado with five goals (three…

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NLL: Roughnecks bomb Stealth 15-12

December 17, 2017

Calgary nets six in first and third quarters, chase Belanger early. Friday night the Calgary roughnecks (1-1) bounced back from a week one loss and defeated the Vancouver Stealth (0-2) 15-12 in front of 9,708 fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Roughnecks scored six goals in the first and third quarters to control the game. Curtis Dickson, who was held scoreless in the season opener last week, erupted for six…

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NLL: Knighthawks rough up Calgary 17-6

December 10, 2017

Rochester wins opener, number 200 in franchise history Jamieson nets 200th goal of career, Vinc passes Watson for 2nd in all-time saves The Rochester Knighthawks (1-0) opened up their 2017-18 campaign with a very decisive 17-6 thrashing of the Calgary Roughnecks (0-1) in front of 4,596 at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night. The victory was also the 200th in the franchises’ history. Dan…

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Social media honours Kelusky

March 28, 2017

Friends, fans and teammates took to Twitter over the last few days to honour Tracey Kelusky for his Forever a Roughneck ceremony. Here are some of the top tweets:   [View the story “Tracey Kelusky – Forever a Roughneck” on Storify]

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Captain Calgary honoured by Roughnecks

March 27, 2017

The Calgary Roughnecks spoiled Tracey Kelusky’s homecoming. On the night his former team raised his jersey to the rafters of the Saddledome, they also defeated the New England Black Wolves, his current team, 18-13. Kelusky retired in 2014 after a 14 year NLL career. Eight of those years, from 2003-2010, were spent with the Roughnecks, where he was captain and helped establish the team in the Calgary market. The impact he…

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Highlight reel goals dominate Rock win over Roughnecks

March 12, 2017

It was a special win on a special Saturday night. As the Toronto Rock honoured former captain Colin Doyle, they also won 16-10 over the visiting Calgary Roughnecks at the Air Canada Centre. The win halts a two-game losing skid for the Rock, who also lost two consecutive home games in overtime. It also gives them the season series 2-0 over the Roughnecks. Brett Hickey had five goals with three…

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Roughnecks swat Swarm 18-11

March 6, 2017

Dane Dobbie Nets Seven as Calgary Rebounds from Colorado Loss The Calgary Roughnecks (4-6) defeated the Georgia Swarm (7-2) 18-11 in front of 9,780 fans Saturday night in Calgary. Calgary was coming off an embarrassing 18-9 loss to Colorado the night before, and now had to face a team with the best record in the league, the Georgia Swarm. It seemed that the Roughnecks forgot about the prior game as they…

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