NLL: Calgary qualifies for playoffs despite loss to Seals

April 3, 2019

The San Diego Seals finished off a stellar March with their fifth consecutive victory as they steamrolled through the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday night winning 16-9. The expansion Seals lead the Western Division with a 9-4 record and are headed to the 2019 NLL Playoffs. Putting up their highest goal total since the season opener, San Diego continued to exhibit a style of offense that is proving to be exceedingly…

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NLL: Dickson and Dobbie lead Roughnecks past Knighthawks

March 26, 2019

Christian Del Bianco and the Calgary Roughnecks weathered a 57-shot assault including 35 in the first half alone to battle back and defeat the Rochester Knighthawks 12-9 on Saturday at Blue Cross Arena. The visiting Roughnecks leaned on Curtis Dickson and Dane Dobbie as they scored five of the Riggers six second-half goals to secure the victory. In a fast paced, transition-fueled first quarter, Rochester got just the start they…

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NLL: Mammoth grind out win over Roughnecks

March 19, 2019

Down four goals early and fighting for their playoff lives, a stubborn Colorado Mammoth team put on a gritty show of lacrosse to defeat the Calgary Roughnecks 11-9 on Saturday night at Scotiabank Saddledome. The win moves Colorado to 4-8 on the season and sets up an enormous home-and-home series with the Vancouver Warriors next week. “It’s a big win for us. From here on out every game for us…

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NLL: Manning didn’t miss a beat in return to Roughnecks

March 15, 2019

Chances are, unless you’re a die-hard Roughnecks’ fan, you may not have noticed that Saturday night saw the return of veteran defender Curtis Manning. For the visiting Toronto Rock however, the 6’3”, 210-pound Manning was hard to miss. In his first game in 10 months, the big righty helped the Roughnecks to a 15-9 win. “He’s a big body and very athletic and a very intelligent player,” praised head coach…

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NLL: Dickson’s eight points paces Roughnecks past Rock

March 12, 2019

As most coaches will say, the outcome of games is often rooted in timely, momentum changing plays. On Saturday night, the Calgary Roughnecks got those plays in spades as they went on to defeat the Toronto Rock 15-9 at Scotiabank Saddledome in front of 10,674 fans. After losing to Saskatchewan last week, Calgary’s strategy was simple. “Sask punched us in the mouth and tonight… our plan was to come out…

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Opinion: Rochester’s moves signal the end of an era

March 9, 2019

With under a week to go until the March 11th NLL trade deadline, the 2-8 Rochester Knighthawks exploded on Wednesday and dealt away three veteran players. Joe Resetarits and Paul Dawson were moved to New England and San Diego for draft picks. The biggest move saw 10-year Knighthawks’ veteran Cory Vitarelli traded to Colorado for Ryan Benesch. Defenseman Billy Dee Smith was released and Austin Shanks was placed on the IR….

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NLL: Buchanan leads Seals to win over Warriors

March 5, 2019

On the strength of exceptional performances from veteran Kyle Buchanan and rookie Austin Staats, the San Diego Seals defeated the Vancouver Warriors 13-10 Saturday night at Pechanga Arena. The win ends a mini two-game losing skid and moves San Diego into second place in the Western Division with a record of 5-4. In a physical affair that featured 44 minutes in penalties, the Seals used a strong fourth quarter to…

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WLA: Del Bianco goes first to Coquitlam

February 9, 2019

This past Thursday, the Langley Events Centre played host to the 2019 Western Lacrosse Association Draft. Each one of the seven WLA teams were looking to stock their club with the best junior players in the province in an attempt in making a run at Senior A’s top prize – the Mann Cup. With Commissioner Paul Del Monte presiding over the evening it came as no surprise when he announced…

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