VS. TORONTO: Tonight marks the first of two regular season meetings between the Roughnecks and Rock. Calgary and Toronto met twice during the 2016 regular season with the Roughnecks picking up wins in both match-ups. The pair of victories marked the first time Calgary swept Toronto in regular season play. Final regular season meeting: Saturday, Mar. 11 at Toronto (Air Canada Centre).
2016 Regular Season Series Recap
• Mar. 11/16 at TOR: CGY 15 TOR 10 … Calgary, which built quarter leads of 3-2, 7-4 and 10-7, received a seven-point effort from Curtis Dickson (6g, 1a) while Mike Poulin (38) and Frankie Scigliano (2) combined for 40 saves in the win.
• Apr. 30/16 at CGY: CGY 18 TOR 17 OT … Wesley Berg scored the game winner, his sixth of the night, just over four minutes into the extra frame.
Shots on Goal: CGY 112 TOR 110
Power Plays: CGY 6-11 (54.5%) TOR 8-11 (72.7%)
All-Time Regular Season Records
All-Time at CGY: 7-8
All-Time at TOR: 5-11
Last CGY Win: Apr. 30/16, 18-17 (OT) at the Scotiabank Saddledome
Last TOR Win: Mar. 28/15, 12-10 at the Scotiabank Saddledome
2017 Regular Season Head-to-Head
Power Play Pct.
Penalty Kill Pct.
Points Leader – Series
Points Leader – Season
Curtis Dickson (32)
Tom Schreiber (23)
600 CLUB: Alternate captain Dane Dobbie eclipsed 600 career NLL points on Feb. 4 against the Saskatchewan Rush. Dobbie, who has spent his entire 10-year career with the Roughnecks, has 602 points (307 goals, 295 assists) in 130 games. He sits third in the club’s all-time scoring book, 26 points back of Roughnecks star Kaleb Toth. Teammate Jeff Shattler moved to the top of the all-time list with a first-quarter assist in the Jan. 28 contest against Colorado. Shattler now has 636 points in 170 games with Calgary.
ROSTER MOVES: Defenceman Greg Harnett is on the suspended list for five games and rookie defenceman Vaughn Harris has moved to the active roster from the physically unable to perform list. Harris was selected by Calgary in the second round, 15th overall, in the 2016 NLL Draft. He spent the summer of 2016 with the MSL’s Six Nations Chiefs where he recorded 14 goals and 28 points in 16 games.
FAMILIAR FACE: This afternoon marks the return of Bruce Codd, now an assistant coach with the Toronto Rock. Codd was a member of the Roughnecks coaching staff for four seasons (2013-16). During his 13-year NLL playing career, he suited up with Calgary from 2008-11 and earned his first NLL Championship with the 2009 squad.
ENTER THE EAST: Tonight marks Calgary’s first game against an East Division opponent. Last season, the Roughnecks finished 5-2 when playing teams outside of their division.
DID YOU KNOW?: Lacrosse has been named to the ParticipACTION 150 Play List, a group of 150 physical activities that define us as Canadian in celebration Canada’s 150th birthday. The list was created based on over 465,000 votes received from people across the country along with input from members of an advisory committee. After the votes were tallied, Canada’s national summer sport came in as the no. 1 activity in Alberta.
GOING ONCE: On Jan. 28, the Roughnecks wore limited edition Star Wars-themed jerseys in their 12-8 home victory over Colorado. 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 proceeds directed to STARS Air Ambulance. The online auction will close tonight (Feb. 12) at 8:00 p.m. 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.
Leading entering second half.…..3-1 Outshooting opponent.…..2-0
Trailing entering second half.……0-1 Outshot………………………1-2
Tied entering second half……..…0-0 Shots are tied………………0-0
ROUGHNECKS BY THE MONTH: January (3-1), February (0-1).
ROUGHNECKS VS: (BUF 0-0), (COL 2-0), (GA 0-0), (NE 0-0), (ROC 0-0), (SAS 0-1), (TOR 0-0), (VAN 1-1).