2019 NLL Champs Lose Simpson & MacRae in Expansion Draft 7/9/19

July 9, 2019

[MEDIA RELEASE] Calgary, AB – The Calgary Roughnecks today announced that defencemen Shane Simpson and Dan MacRae have been claimed by the Rochester Knighthawks and New York Riptide, respectively, in the 2019 National Lacrosse League Expansion Draft. Simpson, selected by the Knighthawks in the fourth round, 7th overall, played 10 games with the Roughnecks after joining the team in the 2018 NLL Entry Draft. The Hamilton, Ontario product tallied three…


Roughnecks Strike Oil & Hoist the Champions Cup 5/25/19

May 26, 2019

Di Miller, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit:  Candice Ward On May 25, 2019 the Western Division Champion Calgary Roughnecks after having defeated the Eastern Division Buffalo Bandits on their turf last Saturday May 18, had the chance to close out the series final and walk away with the Champions Cup at home in front of 17,038 Riggers fans and they did not disappoint.  The game was…


Roughnecks Steal Game 1 in Buffalo – 5/18/2019

May 20, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© In the 2019 regular and postseason, the Buffalo Bandits held opponents to 10 or fewer goals 12 times. They won all 12 of those games. The Bandits finished the regular season 7-2 at home, and easily won rounds one and two as the host team. The offense seemed unstoppable at times this year, and the defense caused so much confusion in games that…


Justin and Friends Playoff Picks – NLL Finals, 5/18/2019

May 18, 2019

A lot of the team here thought Toronto was coming out of the East.  Buffalo proved them wrong!  In the West, most of us expected Calgary to move on and they did!  This should be an excellent NLL Finals.  Calgary and Buffalo are both very physical on defense and have players that can create with little space on offense.  Let’s see what we think for Game 1! Shawn Palmer :…


Defense Carries Roughnecks to NLL Finals – 5/10/2019

May 11, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Calgary Roughnecks The 8,900 fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary witnessed one of the most outstanding defensive games in the NLL of recent memory on Friday night.  Both teams stood tall in front of their outstanding goaltenders.  The Colorado Mammoth were successful in defeating the Calgary Roughnecks in two of their three meetings this season, but their good…


Justin and Friends Playoff Picks – Round 2, 5/10/2019

May 10, 2019

None of us saw the Colorado upset happen!  Congratulations to the Mammoth.  They face a tough task visiting Colorado, where they have not won in the post season since their 2006 championship run.  All except one game resulted in an “upset” showing just how great NLL competition is.  We are down to the last four teams and these single elimination divison finals will determine who plays for the Cup. Shawn…


Roughnecks Move On, Seals Stay Home 5/6/19

May 7, 2019

Matteo Nobile, Correspondent San Diego Seals Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Mike McGinnis The Pechanga Arena in San Diego was the stage for the first round playoff matchup between the San Diego Seals (10-8) and the Calgary Roughnecks (10-8). Just over 5,000 fans came to support their home town Seals in their effort to make the second round of the playoffs in their inaugural season. The Seals maintained…


Justin and Friends Playoff Picks – Round 1 5/3/19

May 3, 2019

A few of us at Lacrosse is Awesome are here to deliver our predictions for the first round of the NLL playoffs.  In this first round, it is win or go home! West Division Colorado Mammoth (4) at Saskatchewan Rush (1) Friday, May 3 at 9:30 PM EST Justin Ivey These two teams are meeting for the second week in a row.  In the last week of the regular season,…


No Rush for Saskatchewan as Riggers Dominate in Sell Out 4/20/19

April 21, 2019

Marcelo A. Sagüez, Correspondent Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Candice Ward With the biggest crowd on hand in the NLL this weekend, a meager 19,289 Calgary fans which included a few busloads of Rush fans, it was ‘Fan Appreciation Night’. The Roughnecks (10-8) did not disappoint the loudest fans in the league (my ears are still ringing), taking the best of three series 2-1 in regular…


NLL Playoff Clinching Scenarios 4/18/19

April 18, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY April 18, 2019 Philadelphia, April 18, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League has released playoff clinching scenarios ahead of the final two weeks of the regular season. Both the Colorado Mammoth (6-10) and Vancouver Warriors (5-11) can still clinch playoff berths. •      Colorado Mammoth (6-10) can clinch a postseason berth with one win, either vs. San Diego on Friday or vs. Saskatchewan on April 27 or with one…