Net Impact: A Look At the Goalies

January 1, 2014

It takes a different kind of cat to play goaltender. When most people are trying their best to get out of the way of shots, it’s the goalie’s job to deliberately put themselves in front of balls and stop them at any cost. Being willing to do that requires a special kind of mindset; being good at it is even more of a challenge. To the casual lacrosse observer, it…


Scott Ranger Might Miss Entire 2014 Season

December 31, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks are starting the 2014 season with righty forward Scott Ranger on the Physically Unable to Perform list and it looks like he might not be back until next year. According to Calgary head coach Curt Malawsky, Ranger suffered a broken jaw during the offseason and is on the shelf indefinitely. “He’s on a list to get the surgery done, so he’s basically on the injured reserve,” said…


Calgary Roughnecks Bye Week Check-In

When the NLL regular season starts on Saturday, Dec. 28, the Calgary Roughnecks will still be at home enjoying their Christmas holidays. There has been very little news around the Calgary camp since the announcement of the 20-man roster on Dec. 16. Word that TSN2 will be carrying three Roughnecks games this season has been the big story. Happily, the quiet time also means the Roughnecks have time to rest…

December 27, 2013

Calgary Roughnecks 2014 Season Preview

As the clock ticks down for the start of the 2014 NLL season, the Calgary Roughnecks are gearing up to try to get back to the Champion’s Cup, something they haven’t been able to do since 2009. Calgary has, however, finished the regular season at the top of the West Division standings for three years in a row, so the expectation is that they will retain their status as the…

December 19, 2013

Roughnecks Maintain Perfect Record With Win Over K’Hawks

December 16, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks extended their pre-season record to 3-0 with a decisive 15-9 win over the Rochester Knighthawks on Sunday. The Riggers were able to earn themselves a 3-2 lead after one quarter and never looked back, extending to 7-5 at halftime and then steadily widening the gap the rest of the way. Calgary spread the offense around, with Dane Dobbie, Daryl Veltman, Jeff Shattler, Curtis Dickson, Matthew Dinsdale and…


Calgary Roughnecks Face Minnesota Swarm in Afternoon Tilt

December 13, 2013

As the Calgary Roughnecks enter their final weekend of training camp, they have two scrimmages scheduled. After that, the front office has some tough decisions to make. Their first challenge of the weekend will be a scrimmage against the Minnesota Swarm on Saturday afternoon at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, ON. The Roughnecks will be facing a retooled Swarm roster that has already won two scrimmages in…


NLL Camp Notes: Roughnecks So Far, So Good

December 11, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks have now completed two weeks of training camp and the first of three scrimmages. With one more weekend to go, including two more scrimmages, time is running out for the team to tighten up the roster. Head coach Curt Malawsky has been happy with what he’s seen so far. “The athleticism really showed through and we were hoping for that from the coaches’ perspective.” Talking about their…


Rookies Shine in Roughnecks Win

December 8, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks faced off against the Vancouver Stealth at the Langley Events Centre Saturday night, with Calgary edging Vancouver by a score of 9-8. Vancouver employed a split-squad strategy for the scrimmage, with completely different units being used in the first and second halves. Calgary got out to a 2-1 lead in the first quarter on the strength of a pair of goals by lefty Dane Dobbie. Kyle Sorensen…


Pre Season Preview: Roughnecks vs Stealth

December 6, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks are spending their second weekend of training camp in the Vancouver area as they continue to prepare for the upcoming 2014 season. In addition to their workout schedule, they’ll be playing a scrimmage against the re-tooled Vancouver Stealth squad on Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre. Both teams are still busy locking down their outstanding free agents—Calgary re-signed defenseman Mike Carnegie to a two-year deal just…


Calgary Roughnecks Training Camp Notes

The Calgary Roughnecks opened their training camp on Friday, with team meetings and medicals taking place in the morning and on-field sessions Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon. Camp will continue next weekend with sessions in Langley, BC and then a third weekend of camps will be held in Oakville, ON Dec. 13-15. Along the way, the Roughnecks will play three scrimmages against the Vancouver Stealth (Dec. 6), the…

December 1, 2013