NLL: Roughnecks add speed, scoring through draft

September 22, 2020

Last Thursday night, young lacrosse players from across Canada and the U.S. logged in to the first ever virtual draft to see if they would be one of the lucky 93 names selected. For nine of those players, their dreams came true when they were selected by the Calgary Roughnecks in the. The Riggers added a number of talented players and stuck to their motto of choosing the best available…

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NLL: Seven players on the move after trades during draft

September 18, 2020

Seven current NLLers have new homes after being traded during Thursday’s NLL draft. First to move was Jeff Wittig, who was sent to the Rochester Knighthawks for the 28th pick in the draft. Witting is a forward who will enter his third year in the league with 13 goals and 16 assists under his belt. Rochester needed to bolster their roster and Witting should start to come into his own…

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NLL: Ninety-three players selected during 2020 draft party

September 18, 2020

It’s finally official – Jeff Teat is a member of the New York Riptide. Jim Veltman made the announcement shortly after 7 p.m. on Thursday night as the NLL hosted its first virtual draft. Ninety-three players were selected over six rounds. Though the NLL doesn’t have a return to play date yet, things are already in motion to prepare for the next season. The draft was the first major step…

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NLL: Schreiber’s return not enough to help Rock past Roughnecks

March 11, 2020

Riding a four-game home win streak, the Toronto Rock received an offensive boost Sunday prior to their lone matchup this season against the Calgary Roughnecks. Both Tom Schreiber, who missed six games to injury, and Dan Dawson, who missed the last two, returned to the Rock lineup. The excitement surrounding their return was evident in the building, but it would be short lived as Calgary eventually spoiled the party with…

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NLL: Dobbie scores seven in home return but Seals defeat Roughnecks on controversial calls

March 4, 2020

Saturday night’s game between Calgary and San Diego turned into a slugfest between two NLL heavyweights. In the Roughnecks corner, reigning MVP Dane Dobbie struck for a whopping seven goals, including a first half sock trick. The Seals answered with their 2019 Rookie of the Year Austin Staats who went off for five goals and three assists. With the game hanging in the balance, a couple of late rulings by…

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NLL: Roughnecks take OT win over Swarm after deluge of 4th quarter goals

February 26, 2020

The defending champion Calgary Roughnecks came into Infinite Energy Arena on Saturday night and pulled out an 18-17 overtime victory over the Georgia Swarm. Reigning NLL MVP Dane Dobbie returned to the lineup for Calgary after serving a six-game suspension. And he made his illustrious return with a bang, rattling off six goals and recording one assist in the victory, including the game winner. Curtis Dickson (5G/5A) and Rhys Duch…

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NLL: Roughnecks finally get a win at Scotiabank Saddledome

February 12, 2020

In their first ever meeting, it was the Calgary Roughnecks coming away with a 13-9 win over the visiting New York Riptide at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 8. A hat trick by Tyler Pace and a dominant transition game were just what Calgary needed to notch their first home win of the season and end a mini three-game losing streak. One of the main storylines leading up to this game…

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NLL: Halifax extends undefeated streak with win over Roughnecks

January 27, 2020

The visiting Halifax Thunderbirds came into Calgary on “East Coast Kitchen Night” and treated the hometown Roughnecks to some maritime lacrosse as they extended their undefeated streak with a 15-12 win. The Thunderbirds started slow, but used a massive seven-goal run in the third quarter to pull away and lock up their sixth consecutive win. The Halifax offense continued to get great production from their entire front end. Captain Cody…

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NLL: Knighthawks defeat defending champs for first franchise win

January 21, 2020

For the second time in Knighthawks history, the team secured their first ever win by defeating the Calgary Roughnecks 13-12 in front of the 4,505 faithful fans at Blue Cross Arena. A power play goal by Curtis Knight midway through the fourth turned out to be the game winner and capped off a gritty performance by the seven-year veteran. Knight recorded three goals and added three more helpers on his…

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