A quick look at who the Roughnecks will be facing on Friday night against the Mammoth
Bob Hamley is not going to be disillusioned by last week’s 13-12 overtime win.
Yes, the head coach of the Colorado Mammoth is “thrilled” to pick up the win last weekend on the road against the Calgary Roughnecks. But he realizes his team was playing from behind for nearly the entire game.
“Obviously we are thrilled with the win, but we are not kidding ourselves, we still have a lot of work to do,” said Hamley, who’s team is now 1-1 on the season. “It’s early in the season. Thrilled to get the victory but knowing we have to work hard and defend our home floor.”
No time to rest on their laurels either, with the Roughnecks coming down to Denver for a Friday night rematchup at the Pepsi Center.
Three Players to Watch:
1. John Grant Jr. – He can score one handed, behind the back, with three defenders on him. And he set up goals just as easily. He’s a magician with the ball, and it’s almost impossible to stop. To put it into perspective, last year when he regained the title of “Best In The World”, he scored at least six points every game. Four times, he managed 10 points or more. He broke the NLL record with 116 points. Last weekend against the Riggers, he scored six times and added two helpers.
2. Gavin Prout – He is the main beneficiary from sharing the floor with John Grant Jr. As the righty to compliment Grant Jr.’s left-handed shot, Prout picked up five of his six assists on goals scored by Grant Jr. And Prout’s lone goal was assisted by Grant Jr. Simply, he’s the ying to Grant’s yang.
3. Jamie Lincoln – A one time Roughnecks draft pick, Lincoln was a force to be reckoned with down low on the right side. The second year forward garnered a few nice chances in-close with Roughnecks goalie Mike Poulin, including a couple of goals that were waved off for crease violations. In the end, he only managed two markers last weekend, but could have gotten a few more.
By The Numbers
2013 NLL Standings Calgary 0-2 Colorado 1-1
Head-to-Head 2013 Regular Season Calgary 0-1 Colorado 1-0
Top Scorer in 2013 Season Series Shawn Evans (4g, 3a) John Grant Jr. (6g, 2a)
Calgary vs. Colorado All-Time Record Calgary 12-14 Colorado 14-12
Calgary vs. Colorado All-Time Record at Calgary Calgary 7-8 Colorado 8-7
Calgary vs. Colorado All-Time Record at Colorado Calgary 5-6 Colorado 6-5