Calgary, AB – The Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse Club today announced its 21-player active roster and practice roster for the 2018-19 National Lacrosse League season. 

The active roster includes 14 returning players and seven new faces. Free agents Rhys Duch and Chris Boushy join forwards Dan Taylor, acquired from the Toronto Rock on Aug. 13, and Jesse King, acquired from Georgia Swarm on Sept. 26. Three players from Calgary’s 2018 draft class: defencemen/transition players Shane Simpson (first round, sixth overall), Eli Salama (first round, 12th overall) and Reece Callies (first round, 13th overall), round out the 2018-19 Roughnecks active roster.

“Training camp was short but intense this year with two weekends to prepare for our home-opener,” said General Manager Mike Board. “Through the NLL Entry Draft, trades and free agent signings, we have seven new Roughnecks on the 21-man roster. The coaching staff has done a really nice job of preparing the returning veterans and integrating the new faces into our systems in a very short time.  We feel we have built a team with a strong mix of size, speed and skill that will be a contender for the NLL Cup this season.”

2018-19 Calgary Roughnecks Active Roster

Forwards (7): Dane Dobbie, Rhys Duch, Jesse King, Riley Loewen, Tyler Pace, Chris Boushy, Dan Taylor

Defencemen (3): Mike Carnegie, Greg Harnett, Anthony Kalinich

Defencemen/Transition (9): Tyson Bell, Tyler Burton, Reece Callies, Chad Cummings, Zach Currier, Dan MacRae, Eli Salama, Shane Simpson, Mitch Wilde

Goaltenders (2): Christian Del Bianco, Tyler Richards

NO PLAYER POS SH YOB HOMETOWN 2017-18 SEASON
00 Richards, Tyler G L 1986 Coquitlam, BC Calgary Roughnecks
2 Callies, Reece* D/T R 1995 Langley, BC Langley Thunder WLA
3 MacRae, Dan D/T L 1988 Oakville, ON Calgary Roughnecks
7 Burton, Tyler D/T R 1988 London, ON Calgary Roughnecks
11 Harnett, Greg D L 1990 Orangeville, ON Calgary Roughnecks
13 Salama, Eli* D/T R 1996 Coquitlam, BC Langley Thunder WLA
16 Carnegie, Mike D R 1984 London, ON Calgary Roughnecks
18 Duch, Rhys F R 1986 Victoria, BC Vancouver Stealth
19 King, Jesse F L 1992 Victoria, BC Georgia Swarm
21 Boushy, Chris * F R 1997 Burlington, ON Burlington Chiefs
22 Simpson, Shane* D/T R 1994 Hamilton, ON Six Nations Chiefs MSL
25 Cummings, Chad D/T L 1991 Caledon, ON Calgary Roughnecks
26 Taylor, Dan F L 1993 Calgary, AB Toronto Rock
35 Del Bianco, Christian G R 1997 Coquitlam, BC Calgary Roughnecks
44 Dobbie, Dane F L 1986 Elora, ON Calgary Roughnecks
55 Wilde, Mitch D/T R 1991 Brooklin, ON Calgary Roughnecks
68 Pace, Tyler F R 1995 Coquitlam, BC Calgary Roughnecks
77 Currier, Zach D/T L 1994 Peterborough, ON Calgary Roughnecks
81 Kalinich, Anthony D R 1998 Maple Ridge, BC Calgary Roughnecks
89 Loewen, Riley F L 1989 Burnaby, BC Calgary Roughnecks
94 Bell, Tyson D/T L 1994 St. Catharines, ON Calgary Roughnecks

*Denotes rookie

Forward Carter Dickson, selected in the third round, 45th overall in the 2018 NLL Entry Draft, has been named to the practice roster while forward Ryan Martel has been moved to the physically unable to perform list after sustaining a lower body injury. Defenceman Curtis Manning has been placed on the injured reserve list with a lower body injury.

The Roughnecks are currently in contract negotiations with forwards Wesley Berg and Curtis Dickson.

Calgary will open their 2018-19 home schedule on Saturday, December 15, against the West Division rival Vancouver Warriors.  Scotiabank Saddledome doors will welcome fans at 5:30 p.m. for the $5 Happy Hour featuring food and beverage specials at all concourse concessions.  The $5 menu will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during all nine weekend home games. 

$5 Happy Hour Menu

  • Beverages: 14 oz. Domestic Draught, 6 oz. Wine and 1 oz. Highballs
  • Food: Cheeseburgers, Mini Mac & Cheese, Pizza by the Slice, and Pop & Hot Dog Combo

2018-19 Home Game Schedule

  • Saturday, December 15 vs. Vancouver, 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 28 vs. San Diego, 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 12 vs. New England, 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 2 vs. Vancouver, 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9 vs. Toronto, 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 16 vs. Colorado, 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 30 vs. San Diego, 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13 vs. Georgia, 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 20 vs. Saskatchewan, 7:00 p.m.

Single game tickets are now on sale for as low as $39.78 for adults (plus GST and applicable fees). Fans are encouraged to take advantage of the three new zones that offer enhanced fan experience and preferred pricing. These include the Student Zone with tickets available for $15 (plus GST and applicable fees), the Rough House Reserved available for $20 (plus GST and applicable fees) and the Family Zone. Visit Ticketmaster or the Scotiabank Saddledome box office to join the Rough House party. Fans can also secure a seat online at CalgaryRoughnecks.com or by calling 1-855-985-5000.