VS. VANCOUVER: Tonight marks the third of four regular season meetings between the Roughnecks and Stealth. The season series is knotted at one apiece as both clubs picked up a win on the road last month. During the 2016 regular season, Calgary and Vancouver spilt their four-game series, with each side going 2-0 on their respective home turf. Curtis Dickson, who led Calgary with 26 points against the Stealth in 2016, tops the Roughnecks with 12 points (7g, 5a) against West Division rivals this season. Rhys Duch leads the Stealth with four goals and 10 assists against Calgary. Final regular season meeting: Saturday, Apr. 15 at Vancouver (Langley Events Centre).
2017 Regular Season Series Recap
• Jan. 6/17 at CGY: VAN 12 CGY 11 … The Roughnecks scored the game’s final four goals but were unable to find the equalizer.
• Jan. 14/17 at VAN: CGY 14 VAN 10 … Calgary came out firing, producing a six-goal first quarter en route to a 9-5 halftime lead.
Shots on Goal: CGY 91 VAN 97
Power Plays: CGY 4-8 (50%) VAN 5-17 (29.4%)
All-Time Regular Season Records
All-Time at CGY: 9-11
All-Time at VAN: 16-7
Last CGY Win: Jan. 14/17, 14-10 at the Langley Events Centre
Last VAN Win: Jan. 6/17, 12-11 at the Scotiabank Saddledome
2017 Regular Season Head-to-Head
Power Play Pct.
Penalty Kill Pct.
Points Leader – Series
Curtis Dickson (12)
Rhys Duch (14)
Points Leader – Season
Curtis Dickson (37)
Corey Small (48)
WIN HUNT: Both Calgary and Vancouver are looking to get back in the win column. The Roughnecks have dropped two straight contests, last picking on a win on Jan. 28 in a 12-8 victory against the Colorado Mammoth. Vancouver is on a five-game losing skid as the Stealth have not recorded a win since their 15-9 triumph over Colorado on Jan. 7.
LEADER OF THE PACK: Roughnecks forward Curtis Dickson leads the league with 22 goals in six games. He has recorded 281 goals over 108 games and seven seasons with Calgary.
SPECIAL TEAMS WATCH: Calgary’s power play, which has only allowed one shorthanded goal against, is 16-30 and operating at 53.33%. The penalty kill has a 51.43% success rate, surrendering 17 goals on 35 infractions. Calgary has scored four times when playing a man short on goals by Tyson Bell, Dane Dobbie, Curtis Dickson and Jeff Shattler.
WEST VS. EAST: This season, Calgary is 3-2 against teams from the West Division and has a 0-1 mark when playing rivals from the East. The Roughnecks finished the 2016 NLL campaign 3-8 against teams from the West and 5-2 versus the East.
DID YOU KNOW?: Roughnecks sniper Jeff Shattler holds three all-time regular season franchise records: assists (385), points (641) and loose balls (1,041). He sits second in games played at 171, 27 back of former Roughnecks captain Andrew McBride.
REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE MARKS: Sophomore defender Tyson Bell reached 100 career loose balls on Feb. 12 against the Toronto Rock while teammate Riley Loewen also hit the 100-loose ball mark in the same contest.
IN THE FOLD: Rookie defenceman Vaughn Harris, who began the season on the physically unable to perform list, is on the 20-player active roster. 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.
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 604 points (308 goals, 296 assists) in 131 games. He sits third in the club’s all-time scoring book, 24 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 the Colorado Mammoth. Shattler now has 641 points in 171 games with Calgary.
Leading entering second half.…..3-1 Outshooting opponent.….. 2-0
Trailing entering second half.……0-2 Outshot…………………….. 1-2
Tied entering second half……..…0-0 Shots are tied………………0-1
ROUGHNECKS MONTH BY MONTH: January (3-1), February (0-2).
ROUGHNECKS VS: (BUF 0-0), (COL 2-0), (GA 0-0), (NE 0-0), (ROC 0-0), (SAS 0-1), (TOR 0-1), (VAN 1-1).
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, custom t-shirts and concession vouchers along with the opportunity to meet Roughnecks forward Dane Dobbie for photos and autographs after each game.