NLL Season in Review: Calgary Roughnecks

July 15, 2019

It was just over a month ago that the Calgary Roughnecks finished the 2019 NLL season in thrilling fashion. Rhys Duch’s championship clinching goal 1:12 into overtime gave Calgary their third title in franchise history. In a season that contained everything from holdouts to MVP caliber performances, it was a winding road that eventually led to a NLL title.   REGULAR SEASON Entering training camp, the Roughnecks looked to have…

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NLL: Duch’s OT goal wins NLL Cup for Calgary Roughnecks

May 29, 2019

On the biggest stage and under the brightest lights, the Calgary Roughnecks and Buffalo Bandits delivered an exceptional performance worthy of a NLL Championship. It only seemed fitting that 60 minutes wouldn’t be enough time to determine a winner. At the 1:12 mark of overtime, the ball found its way into the stick of 11-year veteran Rhys Duch and he did what he’s done his entire career. With his signature…

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NLL: Roughnecks will represent the West in NLL Cup

May 14, 2019

The Calgary Roughnecks will return to the NLL Finals for the first time since 2014 after defeating the Colorado Mammoth 8-4 last Friday night at Scotiabank Saddledome. The Roughnecks used a combination of suffocating defense and a near automatic power play to once again overcome the Mammoth and push their career playoff record to 10-1 against Colorado. When the game had reached its conclusion, it was hard to look much…

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NLL: Roughnecks’ Dickson scores winner in 12-11 win over Seals

May 8, 2019

In their first playoff game in franchise history, the San Diego Seals had the Calgary Roughnecks on the verge of elimination, but came up just short falling 12-11. Patrick Merrill’s club held the lead for nearly the entire game, but a resilient Calgary group came up with a massive fourth quarter performance to edge out the home town Seals. In a rare, but remarkably popular Monday night game, National Lacrosse…

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NLL: Rush sew up first place in West with over Mammoth

April 30, 2019

In an opening 30 minutes that can only be described as complete domination, the Saskatchewan Rush jumped out to an 11-1 lead and cruised the rest of the way defeating the Colorado Mammoth by a final score of 13-8. With the win, the Rush (11-7) lock up first place in the Western Division for the sixth consecutive year, and will host the Mammoth in a one-game divisional semi-final at Sasktel…

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NLL: Roughnecks demolish Rush 18-8

April 24, 2019

The Calgary Roughnecks closed out their 2019 regular season campaign in front of a sellout crowd of 19,289 and delivered the type of game that coaches and players work towards all season long. With a resounding 18-8 victory over the reigning champs from Saskatchewan, Calgary finishes the season with their first winning record since 2014 as well as their first series win against the Rush since 2013. “I thought all…

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