NLL: Roughnecks fail to take advantage of understaffed Warriors team

February 21, 2022

No Buque, no Hamer-Jackson, no Jones, no problem for the Vancouver Warriors. Chris Gill’s underrated and undermanned team continued to impress in a hard-fought 11-10 victory over the Calgary Roughnecks on Friday night on the Westjet Field at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. Former Rigger Riley Loewen stung his old team, scoring the game-winner with 2:12 left. The victory extends Vancouver’s winning streak to three and keeps them solidly in a…


NLL: Late-game heroics from King, Currier lift Roughnecks over Mammoth

February 14, 2022

As the final seconds of the fourth quarter ticked away, there was a collective sigh of relief from the home side. In a tightly contested ball game, the Calgary Roughnecks found a way to do something in the fourth quarter they hadn’t done in the previous two games – score. As the final horn sounded, it was the hometown Riggers picking up their second win of the season defeating the…


NLL: Dobbie steals the show in eagerly anticipated return to Rough House

December 20, 2021

It was the matchup that Calgary fans had been waiting for since August 16th when news broke that Dane Dobbie had signed with the San Diego Seals. The franchise’s leading scorer, NLL MVP, two-time NLL Champion and the former captain made his return to the Scotiabank Saddledome and he made it a night to remember. What can only be described as a gritty, dominating performance, a bloodied and battered Dane…


NLL: Roughnecks Survive Late Game Surge by Rush

December 12, 2021

The Calgary Roughnecks spoiled the Saskatchewan Rush’s home opener by earning an 11-10 victory Saturday night, in front of 9,112 fans at SaskTel Centre. The win improves Calgary to 1-1 on the season, while the Rush have now dropped their first two games of the season, both by a single goal. The Roughnecks opened the scoring just 35 seconds in when Tyler Pace ripped a shot over Saskatchewan goalie Adam…


NLL: Fields, Nanticoke make big debuts for Bandits in win over Roughnecks

December 7, 2021

On a brisk Saturday evening in Buffalo, excitement was at an all-time high. Lacrosse was back! For the first time since March 2020, the Buffalo Bandits were taking the field. As if it couldn’t get any sweeter, this would be the first matchup between the Bandits and the Calgary Roughnecks since the 2019 NLL Championship. Bandits fans are all too familiar with how that series ended, with Calgary beating Buffalo…


2021-22 PREVIEW: Calgary Roughnecks

December 3, 2021

With the National Lacrosse League season set to get underway this weekend, NLL teams released their 21-man rosters on Monday. Head coach Curt Malawsky and assistant coaches Bob McMahon and Brian Beisel had only a month of training camp to sort through two years’ worth of draft picks, trades and free agents. Competition was fierce as there were a number of open roster spots to be filled on both sides…


NLL drops 2021-22 schedule

September 30, 2021

National Lacrosse League Announces Full 2021-22 Schedule San Diego To Raise the Curtain On Friday, December 3; 2019 NLL Finals Rematch Between Calgary & Buffalo Also Highlights ‘Face Off Weekend’; Debut In Fort Worth, Texas; Return to Albany, New York and Hamilton, Ontario feature the Early Schedule PHILADELPHIA, September 29, 2021 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, today revealed…


NLL: Calgary Roughnecks will miss Dobbie’s heart and spark

September 15, 2021

When news broke that Dane Dobbie had signed with the San Diego Seals, I have to admit it caught me completely by surprise. Dane Dobbie gone. It didn’t happen in a blockbuster trade or an expansion draft, or even in a public breakup with the team. It just happened. Quietly, behind the scenes and in the middle of summer. This, of course, was not the first time the Roughnecks had…


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…


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…