Warriors spoil Roughnecks’ party

December 17, 2018

Coming in is as the heavy underdog and down by five in the fourth quarter, the Vancouver Warriors put their hardhats on and went to work on NLL opening night. When the dust settled, it was veteran captain Matt Beers scoring four minutes into overtime to complete the improbable comeback and push the Warriors over the Roughnecks by a score of 14-13. “I was so gassed. I had played three…

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NLL Preview: Calgary Roughnecks

December 13, 2018

On paper, it’s hard not to like the 2018/2019 edition of the Calgary Roughnecks. General Manager Mike Board and Head Coach Curt Malawsky have done a solid job putting together and developing an exciting, competitive lacrosse team. Since laying the groundwork in 2015 with draft picks Wes Berg, Christian Del Bianco and Tyson Bell, the Roughnecks have continued to build their roster with young, athletic talent. If the last half…

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NLL: A busy summer for the Calgary Roughnecks

November 19, 2018

  KEY ADDITIONS                      KEY DEPARTURES Jesse King F                            Frank Scigliano G Dan Taylor F                            Garrett McIntosh D                                                   Tyler Digby F                                              …

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NLL Protected Player Lists

July 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, July 3, 2018 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announces the protected player lists from each team in advance of the 2018 NLL Expansion Draft on July 16th. The Philadelphia Wings hold the 1st overall selection in the 2018 Expansion Draft. Both the Wings and the San Diego Seals will make alternating picks throughout 9 rounds (18 total selections). No current NLL…

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Calgary Roughnecks: Season In Review

June 19, 2018

It’s remarkable how different two 8-10 seasons can feel. Based solely on record, it would be easy to say nothing has changed, but when you look closely, the 2018 Calgary Roughnecks are a significantly improved group. Understanding this year’s team requires a look back into recent events in club history. Not only does that tell us where the Roughnecks are, but where the team is heading (spoiler alert: Calgary’s future…

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NLL Playoffs: Rush take west title again

May 16, 2018

For the fourth straight season, the Saskatchewan Rush will be representing the Western Division in the National Lacrosse League Finals. The Rush defeated the Calgary Roughnecks 15-13 on Sunday evening in an entertaining game that saw Calgary make a late charge scoring four of the last five goals. The win pushed Saskatchewan’s season record to a perfect 11-0 against divisional opponents and again makes them the class of the west….

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NLL Playoffs: Roughnecks eliminate Mammoth

May 7, 2018

With over a decade of playoff heartbreak at the hands of the Calgary Roughnecks, the Colorado Mammoth seemed on the verge of finally defeating their long-time rival on Saturday night during the NLL’s 2018 west division semi-final. The Loud House crowd of 13,884 was rocking as the Mammoth dominated the first half of play. Unfortunately for the Mammoth, that dominating first half was erased and the Roughnecks emerged with a…

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NLL: Matthews sets assist record in win over Roughnecks

April 30, 2018

Unlike the east, the NLL’s western division playoff standings have been locked up for weeks. Saturday’s Calgary versus Saskatchewan game featured two teams looking to peak as they get ready to enter the 2018 playoffs. In a very entertaining and competitive game, it was the Rush beating the Roughnecks 11-10. With the win, the Rush sweep the season series and end with a league best 14-4 record. Coming into the…

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NLL: Stealth fall hard to Roughnecks

April 23, 2018

The seasonal woes continued for the Vancouver Stealth (2-15) as they faced off against the Calgary Roughnecks (8-9) on Saturday night at Langley Events Centre. The Roughnecks are arguably one of the best teams in the NLL right now, so Vancouver’s Fan Appreciation Night didn’t give the fans much to cheer about as this game was Calgary’s from the opening quarter in a 26-11 win. Though Rhys Duch scored for…

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NLL: Ten-goal run leads Roughnecks over Bandits

April 16, 2018

The Calgary Roughnecks ended their regular season home stand with a bang on Saturday night, prevailing 16-9 over the Buffalo Bandits in front of 17,113 fans at Scotiabank Saddledome. Holden Cattoni’s five goals led the charge for the ‘Necks, who scored 10 straight goals in the second half, shutting out the Bandits for 23:46. The Roughnecks are locked into third place in the west, so this game had no impact…

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