NLL: Calgary Roughnecks Draft Needs

June 21, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks finished the 2013 regular season in first place in the NLL West Division for the third straight year. And for the third straight year, they did not win the Champion’s Cup. Going into this year’s draft, Roughnecks’ management will be seeking to find the piece or two that will finally put them over the hump and bring home another title. Calgary has the sixth pick in every…


Off Season Wish List: Calgary Roughnecks

June 8, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks finished the 2013 NLL regular season with their third straight first-place finish in the West Division and, for the third straight season they did not make it to the Champion’s Cup, leaving a sour taste in their collective mouths. While many teams might consider leading the division to be a success, the Roughnecks aren’t satisfied with the result and will be looking to challenge for a championship…


NLL Season Recap: Calgary Roughnecks

May 11, 2013

For the third straight year, the Calgary Roughnecks finished the regular season in first place in the NLL West but bowed out early in the playoffs. For head coach Curt Malawsky, this was an unmitigated disaster. Said Malawsky after Calgary lost 14-13 to the Washington Stealth in the West Division Final (via, “The season is a waste. Straight up. You don’t win – it’s a failure. All of the hard…


NLL: Washington Stealth Earn Berth In Finals

May 5, 2013

After persevering through several waves of pressure, the Washington Stealth beat the Calgary Roughnecks 14-13 and are going to their third Champion’s Cup game in four years. In a game in which they never trailed but saw their opponent tie the game several times, Washington was always able to retake the lead and kill any momentum Calgary was building. The Stealth will now face the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks in…


NLL: Calgary Roughnecks Host Washington Stealth in West Division Final

May 4, 2013

Saturday afternoon the Calgary Roughnecks will take on the Washington Stealth in the West Division Final. The Stealth won the season series 2-1 with each team earning a two-goal win and Washington taking the rubber match by just a single goal. Further, the Stealth are 4-1 while visiting the Scotiabank Saddledome since moving to Everett from San Jose. The last time these two teams met in the postseason, Washington came…


NLL:Roughnecks Blow Out Mammoth in Division Semis

April 29, 2013

The Calgary Roughnecks cruised to a 15-10 victory over the Colorado Mammoth in the West Division semi-finals on Saturday night. The win takes the Roughnecks through to the second round of the playoffs, where they will host the Washington Stealth in a game that will determine who gets to represent the West in the Champion’s Cup. After getting behind by two quick goals early in the first quarter, Calgary got…


NLL: Calgary Roughnecks Host Colorado Mammoth in Round One

April 26, 2013

The first round of the NLL playoffs begins on Saturday and in the West Division, the first place Calgary Roughnecks (9-7) will host the fourth-place Colorado Mammoth (7-9). The Roughnecks won the season series against the Mammoth two-games-to-one and were 8-4 against division rivals. The Mammoth were only 4-6 within the West Division, but they won five of their last seven games and their last two wins of the season…


NLL: Calgary Roughnecks Playoff Preview

April 23, 2013

It took a dramatic overtime win in the last game of the season, but the Calgary Roughnecks won the NLL West Division for the third straight year and fourth time in five years. Calgary is now the second seed in the playoffs and will hold home field advantage for at least two rounds of their quest for the Champion’s Cup. But first things first. On Saturday night, the Roughnecks host…


NLL: Evans and Veltman Step Up To Take Division Title

April 21, 2013

Shawn Evans scored his first goal of the game and 10th point of the night to give the Calgary Roughnecks a 12-11 overtime victory over the Edmonton Rush. The win means that the Roughnecks, Rush and Washington Stealth all finish with identical 9-7 records on the season, but Calgary takes first place by virtue of the tie-breaker system. The Rush slides down to third seed in the West with the…


NLL: Battle of Alberta Will Decide West Champion

April 20, 2013

When the Edmonton Rush host the Calgary Roughnecks Saturday night in their final game of the regular season, the winner not only takes home the Homes by Avi Battle of Alberta trophy, they also earn the top seed in the NLL West Division for the postseason. Calgary (8-7) currently enjoys a two-games-to-one advantage over the Rush (9-6) in their season series, but Edmonton has the edge in goals for/against. If…