Roughnecks Look to Redeem Themselves in Buffalo

January 9, 2016

The Calgary Roughnecks (0-1) play their first road game of the year in the east division tomorrow when they visit the Buffalo Bandits (0-0) in their home opener. After shutting out the Saskatchewan Rush last week in the first quarter and most of the second, they failed to make the adjustments that the Rush made and came out on the losing end after such a solid start, and they know…


Rush Open Title Defense Against Roughnecks

January 2, 2016

The Saskatchewan Rush and the Calgary Roughnecks kick off their 2o16 campaigns today at Scotiabank Saddledome which is a start of a new era for both teams. After starting last season 0-6, but making it to the West finals and being eliminated by the eventual league champion Edmonton Rush, the Roughnecks underwent a drastic overhaul in the offseason. Retiring in the offseason was team captain and defensive staple Andrew McBride….


Roughnecks Bring Back Jon Harnett

October 9, 2015

The Calgary Roughnecks and defender Jon Harnett agreed to a contract late last month, pending league approval. The Orangeville, Ontario native recently won the Mann Cup with the Victoria Shamrocks beating a very talented Peterbourgh Lakers squad which featured the likes of fellow teammates and NLL MVP Shawn Evans and Curtis Dickson. Harnett, who entered the league in 2009 with the now defunct Boston Blazers is going to be entering…


Roughnecks Faceoff Game Moves On Without Snider

September 11, 2015

When the Calgary Roughnecks released future Hall of Famer and all time faceoff wins leader Geoff Snider a little over a month ago due to contract disputes it left what many seem to consider a huge hole in the roster, considering Snider has been the main man in faceoffs for Calgary since coming here from Philadelphia. Now with Snider being the friendly guy as everyone knows him to be and…


Alberta Jr A Wrap Up: Mountaineers Get Top Seed

July 7, 2015

The Alberta junior “A” season wrapped up last week and basically met a lot of people’s expectations. The defending league champion Calgary Mountaineers made their lives easier securing the first overall seed in the playoffs and a first round bye with their 15-2-1 season. With rivals the Okotoks Raiders 12-5-1 playing the Edmonton Miners 7-11 it’s much needed rest for a veteran laden team while the lowly Sherwood Park Titans…


Pollock, Roughnecks, Look to Get Back on Track

March 20, 2015

The battle of the two struggling teams in the NLL standing wise goes tonight 7pm MT at the Scotiabank Saddledome between the newly expanded New England Black Wolves (3-5) and the Calgary Roughnecks (2-8). The Roughnecks are coming off a blow out loss to three time defending champions Rochester Knighthawks 13-7 in a game that looked like the hometown squad had brought their A game with a great first half…


Walters, Wilson Lead Knighthawks Past Riggers

March 16, 2015

The second installment of last year’s Champions Cup finals happened tonight with the hometown Calgary Roughnecks (2-7) versus three time defending champs Rochester Knighthawks (6-3) in what was being billed as a must win game for last year’s West Division champions who have looked anything but it to start the year. Ian Llord opened the scoring for the visitors on a transition play off a rebound from a Calgary fast…


Roughnecks Look for Second Win, Face Rush

March 8, 2015

The heated rivalry of the Battle of Alberta round two for 2015 takes place tomorrow afternoon at Rexall place between the slow start Calgary Roughnecks (1-7) and the surging Edmonton Rush (4-3). After winning their first game of the year versus the Vancouver Stealth the Roughnecks went down the same style last week in another one goal loss in Champions Cup finals rematch with three time defending champ  Rochester Knighthawks who…


Roughnecks Look for First Win in Vancouver

February 14, 2015

The Calgary Roughnecks (0-5) renew their division rivalry with the Vancouver Stealth (2-3) tonight in what’s considered by some to be a “must win” as the Roughnecks, who are currently on their worst start in franchise history look to turn the tides and start getting some traction in what’s proved to be a tightly packed western conference top standings. In their first meeting of the season the Stealth spoiled the…


Bandits Surge Past Roughnecks in OT

February 8, 2015

The Calgary Roughnecks were in another back and forth affair, which time and time again this season they were unfortunately on the losing end extending the team record losing streak to 0-5 to begin the season in front of 10,312 disappointed fans. With the team struggling early again the Roughnecks took a early penalty—which they did last home game as well—to which Dhane Smith took the opportunity to capitalize early…