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

Are The Colorado Mammoth Being Overlooked?

November 29, 2013

The Colorado Mammoth squeaked into the 2013 playoff picture on the last day of the regular season before being dispatched in the first round by the Calgary Roughnecks. Their slow start to last year’s campaign and finish near the bottom of the standings may have some teams going into the 2014 season without worrying about the Mammoth. But that would be a mistake. The Mammoth won five of their last…


Training Camp Preview – Edmonton Rush

November 22, 2013

The Edmonton Rush are getting ready to begin their training camp in anticipation of the 2014 NLL season. The team will be challenged to replace the Corey Small on offense. Small suffered a knee injury in the summer leagues and won’t be available, leaving the Rush without their top point-getter from last year. On transition, the retirement of team captain Jimmy Quinlan also leaves an empty roster spot, meaning there…


NLL Off Season Recap: Calgary Roughnecks

November 21, 2013

With training camp fast approaching, it’s time to see what the Calgary Roughnecks were up to over the off season. In September transition Nolan Heavenor called it quits after eight years in the NLL, seven with Calgary. His decision to retire leaves an opening in the transition game for the Roughnecks. The team made a couple of moves on the day of the annual draft. Jackson Decker was traded to…