NLL: Dobbie steals the show in eagerly anticipated return to Rough House

December 20, 2021

It was the matchup that Calgary fans had been waiting for since August 16th when news broke that Dane Dobbie had signed with the San Diego Seals. The franchise’s leading scorer, NLL MVP, two-time NLL Champion and the former captain made his return to the Scotiabank Saddledome and he made it a night to remember. What can only be described as a gritty, dominating performance, a bloodied and battered Dane…

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2021-22 PREVIEW: Calgary Roughnecks

December 3, 2021

With the National Lacrosse League season set to get underway this weekend, NLL teams released their 21-man rosters on Monday. Head coach Curt Malawsky and assistant coaches Bob McMahon and Brian Beisel had only a month of training camp to sort through two years’ worth of draft picks, trades and free agents. Competition was fierce as there were a number of open roster spots to be filled on both sides…

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NLL: Calgary Roughnecks will miss Dobbie’s heart and spark

September 15, 2021

When news broke that Dane Dobbie had signed with the San Diego Seals, I have to admit it caught me completely by surprise. Dane Dobbie gone. It didn’t happen in a blockbuster trade or an expansion draft, or even in a public breakup with the team. It just happened. Quietly, behind the scenes and in the middle of summer. This, of course, was not the first time the Roughnecks had…

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PLL: Late night heroics from MacKay lifts Chaos past Archers

August 16, 2021

While most of the country had called it a night and gone to bed, a few die-hards stayed up to take in the back half of a Friday night double header featuring the Archers LC taking on the Chaos LC in PLL action. An earlier three-hour lightening delay pushed back the start of the game to 11:30 p.m. local Albany time. Although the sun had set hours earlier, the conditions…

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PLL: Waterdogs take advantage of abysmal looking Cannons team

July 10, 2021

The fifth stop on the Premier Lacrosse League circuit landed the teams just outside of Minneapolis at the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings practice facility. It turned out to be a fitting venue for the Waterdogs Lacrosse Club because they pillaged and plundered an abysmal looking Cannons team to the tune of 19-7. The win moves the Waterdogs record to 3-3 and they’ll have a chance to move up even higher with…

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PLL: Carlson’s winner lifts Whipsnakes over Archers

July 7, 2021

The most anticipated game of PLL’s Week 4 featured the league leading Archers LC taking on the reigning champion Whipsnakes LC and this game definitely lived up to the hype. In a wonderfully offensive affair, it was Jay Carlson scoring on a turn-around jump shot with 0:32 seconds left that proved to be the game winner in a 15-14 Whipsnakes victory. The win moves the Whips to 4-1 and vaults…

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PLL: Six goals for MVP Williams in OT win

June 13, 2021

Whipsnakes 15 vs Cannons 14 OT Riding a nine-game win streak, Whipsnakes Lacrosse Club was pushed into overtime by Paul Rabil’s Cannons LC on an 80-degree afternoon in Atlanta at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in the second week of PLL action. After a quick flurry of back and forth action, Whipsnakes midfielder John Haus ended the game with a low bouncer clinching a 15-14 OT win. “I thought I had…

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NLL: Roughnecks add speed, scoring through draft

September 22, 2020

Last Thursday night, young lacrosse players from across Canada and the U.S. logged in to the first ever virtual draft to see if they would be one of the lucky 93 names selected. For nine of those players, their dreams came true when they were selected by the Calgary Roughnecks in the. The Riggers added a number of talented players and stuck to their motto of choosing the best available…

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NLL: Dobbie scores seven in home return but Seals defeat Roughnecks on controversial calls

March 4, 2020

Saturday night’s game between Calgary and San Diego turned into a slugfest between two NLL heavyweights. In the Roughnecks corner, reigning MVP Dane Dobbie struck for a whopping seven goals, including a first half sock trick. The Seals answered with their 2019 Rookie of the Year Austin Staats who went off for five goals and three assists. With the game hanging in the balance, a couple of late rulings by…

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