NLL: Roughnecks win critical game against Halifax

February 23, 2024

What a difference two weeks can make. When the Calgary Roughnecks stepped off the turf on February 3rd, they’d just dropped both games of a double header and plummeted to 15th in the standings – last place. You did not want to look at the power rankings if you were a Roughnecks fan. Following those two losses, it seemed like Josh Sanderson saw something the rest of us didn’t when…

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NLL: Pivotal weekend ends in disappointment for Roughnecks

February 7, 2024

It was a pivotal weekend for the Calgary Roughnecks as they faced the ever-daunting back-to-back games on their home turf of Westjet Field. Win both and you’re a top eight team. Lose both and now you’re in quite a hole. Unfortunately, it was the latter for the Roughnecks as they dropped Friday night’s game 11-10 to the New York Riptide and then Saturday night’s game 9-7 to the Toronto Rock….

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NLL: Mammoth get much-needed home-floor win

January 26, 2024

Facing off against an old conference foe was just what the doctor ordered for Pat Coyle and the Colorado Mammoth. Backstopped by a dominant Dillon Ward and led up front by four goals from Connor Kelly, the Mammoth beat the visiting Calgary Roughnecks 13-10 on January 20. “Standings wise, you’re seeing other teams win and it feels like if we don’t start putting some wins together now, we’re going to…

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NLL: Calgary two-steps out of Vancouver with 14-7 win

January 18, 2024

Saturday night was country night in Vancouver and there wasn’t a more willing dance partner than the visitors from Cowtown. The Calgary Roughnecks took the lead early as the Warriors seemingly tripped over their own two left feet. When the dust settled, the boys from Stampede City two-stepped right outta of Van City with a 14-7 win. The only thing missing was the after party at Cowboys. Much of the…

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NLL: Roughnecks get first win of season in front of home crowd

January 4, 2024

For the first two games of the season, the Calgary Roughnecks agonizingly teased fans with the potential of how good they could be. In a Rochester, a scintillating offensive put up 10 first half goals before stalling in the second half and allowing the Knighthawks to squeak out a win. A four-goal effort by Tyler Pace in San Diego was wasted when the team went cold in the fourth and…

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NLL: Seals earn hard-fought victory as team honours Brodie Merrill

December 10, 2023

The San Diego Seals got their 5th season underway in style at Pechanga Arena on Saturday night. Poison front-man Bret Michaels and former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees were in the building to watch the Seals take on the visiting Calgary Roughnecks. Led by a four-goal performance from Austin Staats, the home team earned a hard fought 12-9 victory. The 2023/24 edition of the San Diego Seals featured some…

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NLL: Roughnecks outlast PCLC to return to Conference Finals

May 11, 2023

The young Panther City Lacrosse Club came out swinging Saturday night and momentarily had the Roughnecks stunned and on the ropes. Calgary absorbed the early flurry – six goals on nine shots – and countered with their signature left right combination of Jesse King and Tyler Pace. When the final bell rang, it was the Calgary Roughnecks emerging victorious by a 12-9 score and moving on to the Western Conference…

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NLL: Roughnecks tie franchise record for wins with 12-7 score over Desert Dogs

April 18, 2023

13,000 loud and enthusiastic Calgary Roughnecks’ supporters packed WestJet Field on Fan Appreciation night to catch their first glimpse of the expansion Las Vegas Desert Dogs. Even NLL commissioner Brett Frood was in the building to take in the action as part of a trip out west to watch a pair of games in Calgary and Saskatoon. Making the most of their hometown crowd (the “seventh man” as coach Malawsky…

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NLL: Roughnecks get convincing win by committee over Panther City

April 13, 2023

From the very beginning of the season, Calgary head coach Curt Malawsky said for this team to be successful they would truly need a “scoring by committee” approach. Saturday night at WestJet Field in Calgary, that’s exactly what the Roughnecks received and it resulted in a convincing 12-5 win over the visiting Panther City Lacrosse Club. The stat sheet echoed their coach’s prediction with every forward contributing at least two…

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NLL: 17,000+ take in Roughnecks St. Patrick’s Day win over rival Rush

March 21, 2023

Last Friday night, over 17,000 fans packed Westjet Field to watch the annual Roughnecks St. Patrick’s Day game vs the Saskatchewan Rush. Backed by a dominating defensive performance and an eight-point night from Tyler Pace, the Calgary Roughnecks locked down the season series with an 11-6 victory. The Riggers got a huge boost to their lineup with the return of the aforementioned Pace as well as defender Jeff Cornwall. Cornwall…

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