Oh What a Game, But Rush Fourth Quarter Comeback Not Enough for the “W” over Calgary 12/12/21

December 12, 2021

Marcelo A. Sagüez, Correspondent Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit JR Crawford On Saturday December 11, 2021 it was the battle of the prairies. The Calgary Roughnecks (1-1) headed into the Sasktel Centre to take on their Western Division Rivals the Saskatchewan Rush (0-2) coming into the showdown 0-1. It’s been said, good offence begins with great defence and the Roughneck’s keeper Christian Del Bianco had a…

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Calgary Stumbles in Banditland 12/6/21

December 6, 2021

Marcelo A. Sagüez, Correspondent Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Courtesy of Calgary Roughnecks It seems like a lifetime since we watched pro Lacrosse and last weekend marked the start of 2021 NLL season. The Calgary Roughnecks (0-1) opened the season in “Banditland” at the KeyBank Center home to the Buffalo Bandits (1-0) without the likes of Dane Dobbie and Rhys Duch who were traded in the off…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: National Lacrosse League Statement and Update on Game Play 3/12/2020

March 12, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY March 12, 2020 “The National Lacrosse League has determined that it is in the best interests of our fans, our players, our coaches and our staff to temporarily suspend play until further notice due to concerns over COVID-19. We will continue to evaluate this situation and remain in constant communication with health, team, business and league officials across North America. Security and safety is our top priority and focus in…

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Calgary Flies into Toronto and Leaves with a Big 13 – 10 Win 3/9/2020

March 9, 2020

Shawn Palmer, Correspondent Toronto Rock Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit:  Ryan McCullough On Sunday March 9, the Calgary Roughnecks (5-5) visited the Toronto Rock (7-4) for the only meeting of the two teams this season.  Toronto hadn’t played at home since February 15, and the Scotiabank Arena was filled with 7,826 Rock fans  for ‘Kidz Day’ in Rock City in anticipation of another home win.  The Rock had…

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Justin and Friends NLL Picks Week 15– 3/7/2020

March 7, 2020

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Standings: Shawn Palmer 45-24 Stephonya Hunter-Penner 43-26 Justin Ivey 42-27 I made a HUGE mistake.  Shawn DID NOT go 5-0 in Week 13, Stephonya did.  Lucky for Shawn, he is still in first place.  Standings have been updated and there were no changes after Week 14, although as a group none of us did so hot.  I had the best predictions and went…

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 Seals Slick Win Over Roughnecks 2/29/2020

March 1, 2020

Marcelo A. Sagüez, Correspondent Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Calgary Roughnecks Saturday February 29, 2020 was Superhero Night which seemed to be an appropriate theme for Dane Dobbie’s first game at home in the Saddledome. Unfortunately for the Calgary Roughnecks (5-6) the Team Captain’s return would not turn out the way they had hoped and in a night of controversial calls, their West Division rivals the…

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Justin and Friends NLL Picks Week 14– 2/28/2020

February 28, 2020

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Standings: Shawn Palmer 42-19 Stephonya Hunter-Penner 38-23 Justin Ivey 37-24 Shawn went 5-0 last week – please everyone pay attention to this man’s picks.  I fell to last but somehow still am tasked with doing the write ups!  Stephonya only called one game wrong.  If it wasn’t for the will of Dane Dobbie, I might be a bit better.  This week has all…

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Roughnecks Win OT Thriller for First Victory in Georgia 2/23/2020

February 23, 2020

Marcelo A. Sagüez, Correspondent Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Credit to Kyle Hess One player can make a difference.  Roughneck’s Captain Dane Dobbie (6G, 1A) returned to the line-up after a six-game absence Saturday night and led Calgary to their first win ever in Atlanta.  His floor presence ignited the Roughneck stars.  Rhys Duch (4G, 4A) and Curtis Dickson (5G, 5A) had arguably their best games of the…

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Roughnecks Ride the ‘Tide for the Win 2/8/2020

February 9, 2020

Marcelo A. Sagüez, Correspondent Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image by Jim Wells/Calgary Roughnecks On Saturday February 8, the Calgary Roughnecks (3-4) shook the monkey off their back winning 13-9 at home in front of 12,384 fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome over the New York Riptide (1-8). The win is a huge boost for the captain less Calgary team who put together a solid and consistent four quarter game. …

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Roughnecks Having a Rough Go & Still Winless at Home… 1/25/2020

January 26, 2020

Marcelo A. Sagüez, Correspondent Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Jim Wells On Saturday January 25, 2020 the Calgary Roughnecks (2-4) hosted the Halifax Thunderbirds (6-0) in front of 15,362 faithful Riggers fans.  The 2019 NLL Champs were hoping to be the first to bring down the undefeated Thunderbirds and get back to their winning ways.  Halifax took the “No Quit” attitude and their preparation paid off. …

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Justin and Friends NLL Picks Week 9 -1/24/2020

January 24, 2020

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Standings: Justin Ivey 25-10 Shawn Palmer 22-13 Stephonya Hunter-Penner 20-15 Chris Vale 18-17 Vancouver started off last weekend with a low scoring win over Colorado, setting the stage for an underdog weekend that saw both New York and Rochester get their first wins as franchises.  Philadelphia flexed their muscles, pushing New England to OT in a loss on Saturday, and then completely dismantling…

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Knighthawks Get First Win in Franchise History Defeating 2019 NLL Champs 1/18/2020

January 19, 2020

[MEDIA RELEASE] (Rochester, NY) – The Rochester Knighthawks (1-4) battled back from a 12-11 deficit with two fourth-quarter goals and held on for the final seven minutes of regulation as they took down the defending NLL champion Calgary Roughnecks (2-3) in thrilling fashion Saturday at Segar & Sciortino Field at The Blue Cross Arena for their first win in franchise history. The 13-12 victory also snaps Rochester’s four-game slide to…

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