NLL: Bandits come from behind over Roughnecks

February 19, 2019

The Calgary Roughnecks would have been happy with a three-quarter game on Saturday night at KeyBank Center, considering they led the game for 45 minutes. But lacrosse has four quarters, and the Buffalo Bandits pushed hard in the fourth to secure a 12-10 comeback victory. It was one Buffalo really had to work for as they found themselves working behind early in the first quarter. Calgary scored back-to-back goals to…

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NLL: Roughnecks win 17-12, handing Rush third-straight loss

February 11, 2019

This is unfamiliar territory for the Saskatchewan Rush. The defending NLL champions lost their third-straight game on Saturday night as the Calgary Roughnecks easily bested them by a 17-12 score. The win moves the Roughnecks (5-4) up to a tie with the San Diego Seals for first place in the West Division, while the Rush (3-4) slide to third place in the division. The Rush took a commanding lead early,…

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NLL: Roughnecks defeat Warriors to move into second place

February 5, 2019

Riding on the backs of their defense, the Calgary Roughnecks defeated the Vancouver Warriors 8-5 on Saturday at Scotiabank Saddledome and in the process captured the season series between the two clubs. The Roughnecks’ win brought an end to a three-game losing skid and moves the club into second place in the Western Conference with a record of 4-4. After scoring four times in the first quarter, the Warriors’ offense…

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NLL: Seals show off against Roughnecks

January 23, 2019

The Californian heat got the best of the Calgary Roughnecks (3-4) this weekend as the San Diego Seals (4-2) beat them 15-9 at their home Pechanga Arena. The Seals utilized their offensive prowess to overwhelm the Roughnecks, outshooting them 62-46. The young star from Six Nations, Austin Staats (3G/4A), would convert three of these shots for a hat trick as well as adding four assists on the night. Casey Jackson…

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NLL: Mammoth win first of the season

January 22, 2019

Benesch collects seven points to lead Colorado to a Mammoth win Saturday night the Colorado Mammoth (1-3) defeated the Calgary Roughnecks (3-4) 12-7 in front of 11,101 fans at the Pepsi Center for their long-awaited first win of the season. Ryan Benesch (3G/4A) and Eli McLaughlin (2G/4A) led the way for the Mammoth offense. Colorado struggled during their first three games, only holding a lead for just over 11 minutes….

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NLL: Underdog Black Wolves take bite out of Roughnecks

January 15, 2019

It was understandable that the visiting New England Black Wolves arrived at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday labeled as underdogs. After all, they were on the road and had just traded away their leading scorer of a year ago in Kevin Crowley. Calgary, on the other hand, was playing at home, winners of their last three and just received a huge boost to their line-up with the return of their leading…

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NLL: Roughnecks keep Mammoth winless

January 8, 2019

The final game of the NLL’s week four featured a matinee matchup between the Western rivals Calgary Roughnecks and Colorado Mammoth. The Mammoth had something to prove after losing their home opener to the Seals, but it was an offensively depleted Roughnecks’ squad making no excuses that put together a character 11-8 win. Without a host of big offensive names (including Tyler Pace), the Roughnecks started only six forwards for…

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NLL: Fourth quarter surge gives Roughnecks 9-5 win over Seals

December 29, 2018

After battling each other to a 5-5 tie for the first 50 minutes of the game, a late four-goal run by the host Calgary Roughnecks put them over the top for a hard-fought 9-5 win over the San Diego Seals on Friday night, in front of 12,696 fans in the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Roughnecks improve to 2-1 on the season and are in sole possession of first place in the…

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NLL: Roughnecks get revenge on Warriors

December 23, 2018

As the whistle blew on the opening face-off between Tyler Burton and Zack Porter, a new era of lacrosse got underway in downtown Vancouver. Finally, for the province of British Columbia, courtesy of Canucks Sports and Entertainment, the highest level of lacrosse got a deserving stage at Rogers Arena to showcase the best talent in the world. The only thing missing on this night was a win by the home…

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