NLL: Dickson and Dobbie lead Roughnecks past Knighthawks

March 26, 2019

Christian Del Bianco and the Calgary Roughnecks weathered a 57-shot assault including 35 in the first half alone to battle back and defeat the Rochester Knighthawks 12-9 on Saturday at Blue Cross Arena. The visiting Roughnecks leaned on Curtis Dickson and Dane Dobbie as they scored five of the Riggers six second-half goals to secure the victory. In a fast paced, transition-fueled first quarter, Rochester got just the start they…

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NLL: Mammoth grind out win over Roughnecks

March 19, 2019

Down four goals early and fighting for their playoff lives, a stubborn Colorado Mammoth team put on a gritty show of lacrosse to defeat the Calgary Roughnecks 11-9 on Saturday night at Scotiabank Saddledome. The win moves Colorado to 4-8 on the season and sets up an enormous home-and-home series with the Vancouver Warriors next week. “It’s a big win for us. From here on out every game for us…

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NLL: Manning didn’t miss a beat in return to Roughnecks

March 15, 2019

Chances are, unless you’re a die-hard Roughnecks’ fan, you may not have noticed that Saturday night saw the return of veteran defender Curtis Manning. For the visiting Toronto Rock however, the 6’3”, 210-pound Manning was hard to miss. In his first game in 10 months, the big righty helped the Roughnecks to a 15-9 win. “He’s a big body and very athletic and a very intelligent player,” praised head coach…

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NLL: Dickson’s eight points paces Roughnecks past Rock

March 12, 2019

As most coaches will say, the outcome of games is often rooted in timely, momentum changing plays. On Saturday night, the Calgary Roughnecks got those plays in spades as they went on to defeat the Toronto Rock 15-9 at Scotiabank Saddledome in front of 10,674 fans. After losing to Saskatchewan last week, Calgary’s strategy was simple. “Sask punched us in the mouth and tonight… our plan was to come out…

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Rush Take Down Roughnecks in Decisive 15-9 Win

March 3, 2019

The Saskatchewan Rush built up an early lead on the Calgary Roughnecks Saturday night and never looked back, taking a 15-9 home victory. The win keeps the Rush (6-4) in first place in the NLL West Division, while the Roughnecks (5-6) drop to third. Calgary struck first, with Tyler Pace beating Rush goalie Evan Kirk at the 2:54 mark. But Saskatchewan answered back loudly, going on a 3-0 run over…

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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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