VS. COLORADO: Tonight marks the second of three regular season meetings between the Roughnecks and Mammoth. Calgary holds the advantage in the season series following a 14-12 road win during Week 4 of the NLL season. The two clubs will wrap up a home-and-home set this evening at the ’Dome. Final regular season meeting: Friday, Mar. 3 at Colorado (Pepsi Center).
2017 Regular Season Series Recap
Jan. 20/17 at COL: CGY 14 COL 12…Curtis Dickson (3g, 4a) and Jeff Shattler (2g, 5a) both had seven-point efforts.
Shots on Goal: CGY 44 COL 45
Power Plays: CGY 4-8 (50.0%) COL 4-5 (80.0%)
All-Time Regular Season Records
All-Time in CGY: 11-10
All-Time at COL: 7-11*
Last CGY Win: Jan. 20/17, 14-12 at Pepsi Center
Last COL Win: Mar. 26/16, 13-12 OT at Pepsi Center
*Note: One loss was against the Washington Power in 2002.
Did You Know
Since 2012, the Roughnecks and Mammoth have seen eight of their 15 regular season games go to overtime. Colorado holds the advantage during this span, winning seven of the eight extra-frame contests. Mammoth star John Grant Jr. has scored four of the seven overtime winners.
2017 Regular Season Head-to-Head
Power Play Pct.
Penalty Kill Pct.
Points Leader – Series
Curtis Dickson (7), Jeff Shattler (7)
Callum Crawford (6)
Points Leader – Season
Curtis Dickson (19)
Callum Crawford (25)
ON THE RISE: With his next point, Roughnecks sniper Jeff Shattler will become the franchise’s all-time leading scorer with 629 points. He matched the current record held by Kaleb Toth last weekend in Colorado. With the exception of one game with Buffalo in 2006, Shattler has spent his entire NLL career in Calgary since the 2007 season. Included in the club’s all-time scoring book are Dane Dobbie (590) and Curtis Dickson (461), ranked third and tied for fifth, respectively.
MR. 300: Roughnecks alternate captain Dane Dobbie recorded his 300th career NLL goal last Friday in Calgary’s 14-12 road win over the Colorado Mammoth. Dobbie, who holds the club record for most goals (301), became the 25th player in league history to eclipse the 300-goal plateau and first player in team history to score all 300 goals as a member of the Roughnecks. Former NLL players who suited up for Calgary and reached 300 markers include Josh Sanderson (449), Lewis Ratcliff (440), Tracey Kelusky (383) and Kaleb Toth (315).
CENTURY CELEBRATION: Tyler Digby recorded a five-goal effort on Jan. 20 in Colorado, including the game winner, to reach 100 career goals in only his fourth NLL season. Calgary acquired the 25-year-old forward on Oct. 26, 2015, from the New England Black Wolves. In two seasons with the Roughnecks, he has tallied 74 points (40g, 34a) in 21 games.
GOING ONCE: Tonight marks the second time the Roughnecks have donned limited edition Star Wars-themed jerseys. The one-of-a-kind professional jerseys featuring Luke Skywalker riding a tauntaun on the ice planet Hoth are up for bid at ElevateAuctions.com, with all funds raised directed to STARS Air Ambulance. The online auction will close at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. Last season’s Star Wars Party jersey auction raised a site-best $24,900. The auction dollars combined with private donations saw a total of $25,200 directed to STARS.
SCORE FOR 44: The Roughnecks and MEG Energy have partnered to support Special Olympics Calgary, an organization committed to enriching the lives of Albertans with intellectual disabilities through sport. Score for 44 presented by MEG Energy is a game day program that will see close to 150 Special Olympics athletes visit the Scotiabank Saddledome during the regular season. Score for 44 guests will receive tickets, customer t-shirts and concession vouchers along with the opportunity to meet Roughnecks forward Dane Dobbie for photos and autographs after each game.
COACH’S CORNER: Roughnecks alternate captain Dan MacRae is adding to his lacrosse resume after being named head coach of the OJALL’s Burlington Chiefs. MacRae is in his seventh season in Calgary. He was selected by the Roughnecks in the first round, sixth overall, in the 2010 NLL Draft. MacRae led all NLL defenders with 21 points (4g, 17a) last season.
DIVISIONAL DIET: Tonight marks the fourth of five West Division contests for the Roughnecks. Since opening the 2017 campaign at home against Vancouver on Jan. 6, Calgary has visited the Stealth (Jan. 14) and Colorado (Jan. 20). After tonight’s home match-up versus the Mammoth, the Roughnecks will wrap up five consecutive divisional games next Saturday (Feb. 4) against Saskatchewan. Last season, the Roughnecks finished 3-8 against West Division opponents.
Leading entering second half.…..2-0 Outshooting opponent.…..1-0
Trailing entering second half.……0-1 Outshot………………………1-1
Tied entering second half……..…0-0 Shots are tied………………0-0
ROUGHNECKS MONTH BY MONTH: January (2-1).
ROUGHNECKS VS: (BUF 0-0), (COL 1-0), (GA 0-0), (NE 0-0), (ROC 0-0), (SAS 0-0), (TOR 0-0), (VAN 1-1).
TRADE WINDS: Sept. 20 – Acquired 27-year-old forward Riley Loewen from the Saskatchewan Rush in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2017 NLL Draft; Nov. 15 – Traded 23-year-old forward Reilly O’Connor to the New England Black Wolves in exchange for a second-round selection in 2017 NLL Draft.