Scigliano Gets Go-Ahead from Calgary Roughnecks

February 5, 2015

When the Calgary Roughnecks went into to Toronto 0-3 to start the season last Saturday night head coach Curt Malawsky knew he had to make some lineup changes which included re-inserting captain Andrew McBride into the lineup and you could see the difference on defense with his effort and tenacity. But, the biggest change some might say was letting backup goalie Frankie Scigliano get the start against a red hot…


Roughnecks Struggle Against Rush

January 27, 2015

The first battle of Alberta 2015 edition with the Edmonton Rush and Calgary Roughnecks ended in a 16-8 trouncing of the home town squad in front of 12, 266 Calgary faithful who went left disappointed. What started out as an emotional night for the Rush having head coach Derek Keenan back behind the reigns after his temporary leave of absence following the death of this wife, started early and the…


Roughnecks Bye Week Report: Reflecting on Losses

January 17, 2015

After the Calgary Roughnecks (0-2) started the season the exact opposite they expected it doesn’t seem that anyone in the club is panicking and it’s not like the team has been out of games. They lost a back and fourth affair against the Vancouver Stealth 18-14 they went to Colorado to lose a heartbreaker in OT 15-14 after making a late second half push to even get that game to…


Roughnecks Look to Rebound Against Mammoth

January 10, 2015

The Calgary Roughnecks (0-1) look to get into the win column today as they visit the Colorado Mammoth (1-0) in Denver at the Pepsi Center with the Mammoth looking to avenge a first round playoff loss that ended their season last year against the Roughnecks. Both teams had good showings last week with both teams having issues at some points in the game but they will have to have short…


Stealth Comeback to Top Roughnecks

January 4, 2015

The Vancouver Stealth and Calgary Roughnecks opened their respective seasons last night at the Scotiabank Saddeldome in front of 11,563 fans in a division rivalry of which the Roughnecks went 4-0 versus the Stealth last season with the Stealth avenging those losses and beating the home team by a score of 18-14 in a back and forth affair all night. On an emotional night for both teams you could tell…


Rush Defense Dominates Roughnecks

December 21, 2014

Relax, Roughnecks fans… It’s only preseason. This is why teams play preseason games. After an 11-3 exhibition loss yesterday, it seems that from many of the fans’ reactions the true fans are well aware this is very minor. Especially with the energy from the 11,187 lacrosse starved fans who were treated to a different sort of game. The Roughnecks seemed to struggle with any long standing momentum or pressure to…


Roughnecks and Rush Close NLL Pre Season

December 20, 2014

I don’t care what the schedule says. The 2015 Calgary Roughnecks’ defence of the western conference title they won last year starts today in an exhibition game against their provincial rival Edmonton Rush at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Coming into the game both teams will look very much the same but with some differences with both teams adding depth. Calgarys roster is as follows: Offence: Curtis Dickson, Matthew Dinsdale, Dane Dobbie,…


Roughnecks Cruise Past Rock 14-5

December 7, 2014

The Calgary Roughnecks started their quest for the 2015 Champion’s Cup on Saturday at the TRAC in Toronto, well, sorta… It was exhibition but lacrosse is still lacrosse. Roughnecks opened the preseason with a tilt against the Toronto Rock with a strong showing by everyone on the floor in a 14-5 romp on a five-goal performance from sophomore forward Marty Dinsdale. The Rock opened the scoring with two early goals…


Roughnecks Offense Different Look Without Ranger

November 28, 2014

One of the toughest parts about being a pro lacrosse player is the term “weekend warrior.” Very few and the lucky can turn lacrosse into a full time gig but most have to supplement income and work full time jobs while answering the bell every weekend to play the game they love. Unlike most players, Calgary Roughnecks forward Scott Ranger also had a tougher task about it playing his entire…


Casey Jackson Has a Shot with Roughnecks

November 20, 2014

With the Calgary Roughnecks coming so close to the ultimate goal last year, they really didn’t need to change much but to keep the core and add a little more depth to an already talented roster. This is where Casey Jackson comes into the picture. The Victoria native who plays his summer ball for the Burnaby Lakers is one player who could really be a dominant dark horse for an…