Net Impact: NLL Face Off Specialists

January 6, 2014

Winning face offs seems to be one of those skills that you either have or you don’t. Most guys don’t. Typically the responsibility for taking draws falls to one or two players on any given team. In the 2013 NLL season, 12 players took 100 or more face offs. Half of those players had a success rate between 40 percent and 60 percent, with two below 40 percent and four…


Rock and Roughnecks Get Season Started in Toronto Tonight

The Calgary Roughnecks travel to Toronto to face the Rock in the Air Canada Centre on Friday, Jan. 3 to kick off the 2014 season for both teams. Both Toronto and Calgary had Week 1 of the NLL schedule off, so they have had an extra week to prepare for this game. “Like every team we’re very excited,” said Roughnecks head coach Curt Malawsky. “It’s a big challenge for us…

January 3, 2014

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