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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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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Rush Look to Bury Roughnecks in Game 2 of West Finals

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May 21, 2016

After earning a decisive win in Game 1 of the West Division Finals, the Saskatchewan Rush will seek to move on to their second straight Champion’s Cup when they take on the Calgary Roughnecks in Saskatoon tonight. Game 1 was tied 8-8 after three quarters, but the Rush went on a three-goal run to open the fourth and build up a lead the Roughnecks had no answer for en route…

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Second Round of NLL Playoffs Opens With Roughnecks Hosting Rush

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May 14, 2016

The Calgary Roughnecks (8-10) take on the Saskatchewan Rush (13-5) tonight in the Scotiabank Saddledome in Game 1 of the NLL West Division Finals.  This is the third year in a row that this matchup determines the West champion, with the teams splitting the previous two series. Saskatchewan has to be considered the favourite in this series by a pretty wide margin. They tied with the Buffalo Bandits for the…

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Calgary Roughnecks Set To Face Mammoth in First Round of Playoffs

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May 7, 2016

After making the playoffs on the last weekend of the regular season, the Calgary Roughnecks travel to Denver to face the Colorado Mammoth in a one-game semi-final to determine who will face the Saskatchewan Rush in the West Division finals. For the second year in a row, the 8-10 Roughnecks were snake-bitten in one-goal games—they were just 3-6 in games decided by a single goal in 2016 after going 4-5…

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Roughnecks Upset First-Place Mammoth in Saturday Tilt

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March 20, 2016

The fourth-place Calgary Roughnecks (5-7) came from behind to defeat the first-place Colorado Mammoth (8-3) by a 13-9 final score Saturday night in the Scotiabank Saddledome. The win solidifies Calgary’s claim to the third and final playoff spot in the NLL West Division while Colorado’s lead on the second-place Saskatchewan Rush was reduced to just a half game. The Mammoth got out to an early 4-2 lead in the first…

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Roughnecks Win Second in a Row

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January 31, 2016

Two teams that have been struggling to score found their offensive mojo on Saturday night, with the Calgary Roughnecks taking the 15-13 victory over the Vancouver Stealth. The Roughnecks improve to 2-2 on the season while the Stealth drop to 1-3. Calgary got out to an early lead, scoring the first two goals of the game and staking themselves to a 5-3 first-quarter lead. Vancouver would bounce back, however, outscoring…

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Defending Champion Rush Take Season Opener 10-8 Over Roughnecks

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January 3, 2016

  The Saskatchewan Rush spoiled the Calgary Roughnecks’ home opener on Saturday night, taking a 10-8, come-from-behind victory in front of a crowd of 11,977 fans. The new-look Roughnecks got off to a quick start when defenseman Dan McRae picked up a goal on transition following a forced turnover just 1:21 into the game. And that was the story for much of the first quarter—Calgary’s defense was able to intercept…

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Can Mike Poulin Regain the Starter’s Job in Calgary?

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December 5, 2015

The Goaltender of the Year award in the NLL has been won by Matt Vinc five times in the last six years. The only exception was in 2012 when Mike Poulin of the Calgary Roughnecks took home the trophy. But whereas Vinc was named the best-of-the-best again in 2015, Poulin lost his starting job just a couple weeks into the season due to poor performance. Frankie Scigliano performed admirably in…

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Departure of Evans Puts Roughnecks in Full Rebuilding Mode

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October 30, 2015

  Following a busy week of trades in the NLL, the Calgary Roughnecks have traded reigning league MVP Shawn Evans to the New England Black Wolves for up-and-coming forward Tyler Digby. As a result of this move, the Roughnecks are now in full-blown rebuilding mode, with the chances of them continuing their unbroken string of playoff appearances diminishing steadily. Evans just came off the best offensive season in NLL history,…

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