President’s Cup: Ladner Pioneers win coveted Sr. B trophy

October 5, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the President’s Cup tournament returned to Edmonton where seven teams from across Canada competed for the crown of top Senior B team in the nation. The Edmonton Miners – winners of the last three President’s Cup’s – played host at the 1,600 seat Bill Hunter Arena. The teams that qualified for the tournament were: Edmonton Miners (RMLL), Akwesasne Bucks (CanAm), Six Nations Rivermen (OLA), Capital Region…


NLL: Mammoth defeat longtime playoff foe in quarterfinal

May 8, 2022

For years, there’s been an immovable object that has stood in the way of the Colorado Mammoth. That object was the Calgary Roughnecks and on Friday night the Mammoth finally smashed through and defeated their longtime playoff foe with a convincing 16-12 victory. The Mammoth played a textbook road game highlighted by two four-goal runs in the second half to secure their berth in the West Conference Finals. Connor Robinson…


NLL: Calgary holds off Colorado, secures home floor quarterfinal

May 3, 2022

Despite the Calgary Roughnecks and the Colorado Mammoth having already clinching their spots in the 2022 NLL Postseason, there was still the matter of home field advantage to settle. If you thought either team was satisfied to coast into the playoffs, then it took only six seconds for you to change your mind. Colorado’s Zed Williams absolutely wall-papered Ethan Ticehurst off the opening faceoff with an illegal body check and…


NLL: Two-win weekend for Roughnecks

April 13, 2022

Opportunity came knocking at the Calgary Roughnecks door this weekend in the form of yet another gruelling doubleheader. An opportunity to move above .500 for the first time this season was at stake, but more importantly an opportunity to further secure the third and final playoff spot in the West. Up first, a Friday night matchup against the eastern powerhouse Halifax Thunderbirds. Holding a slight 6-5 lead at the half,…


NLL: Dickson plays OT hero for Roughnecks

April 5, 2022

Sporting a 5-7 record and sitting outside of the playoff picture, the time was now for the Calgary Roughnecks. A huge opportunity to move into third place with a win against the visiting Vancouver Warriors presented itself on Friday night and the game did not disappoint. A flurry of late fourth quarter goals forced overtime and in that extra frame it was Curtis Dickson sticking an amazing bouncer giving Calgary…


NLL: Roughnecks fall to Panther City 14-11

March 21, 2022

On paper, the Panther City Lacrosse Club was listed as the underdogs for Saturday night’s matchup against the Calgary Roughnecks, but as the old adage goes, that’s why they play the game. A workmanlike effort netted the expansion PCLC a well-deserved 14-11 road victory and quietly extended their win streak to four in a row. Panther City now sits fourth in the Western Conference and within striking distance of a…


NLL: LeClair’s return bolsters Roughnecks for win over rival Rush

March 18, 2022

Facing a critical double-header weekend with their post-season hopes largely hanging in the balance, the Calgary Roughnecks got the start they needed and defeated the Saskatchewan Rush 14-12. Going into a rare Thursday night game (which coincided with St. Patrick’s Day), head coach Curt Malawsky held a morning video session and challenged his Roughneck players to be better. “We had some honest conversations in there. It’s not easy to do…


NLL: Roughnecks fail to take advantage of understaffed Warriors team

February 21, 2022

No Buque, no Hamer-Jackson, no Jones, no problem for the Vancouver Warriors. Chris Gill’s underrated and undermanned team continued to impress in a hard-fought 11-10 victory over the Calgary Roughnecks on Friday night on the Westjet Field at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. Former Rigger Riley Loewen stung his old team, scoring the game-winner with 2:12 left. The victory extends Vancouver’s winning streak to three and keeps them solidly in a…


NLL: Late-game heroics from King, Currier lift Roughnecks over Mammoth

February 14, 2022

As the final seconds of the fourth quarter ticked away, there was a collective sigh of relief from the home side. In a tightly contested ball game, the Calgary Roughnecks found a way to do something in the fourth quarter they hadn’t done in the previous two games – score. As the final horn sounded, it was the hometown Riggers picking up their second win of the season defeating the…


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…