VS COLORADO: Tonight marks the third and final regular season meeting between the Roughnecks and Mammoth. Calgary holds the advantage in the season series following a home-and-home sweep in January, with the Roughnecks outscoring Colorado by a combined score of 26-20. Curtis Dickson leads the Roughnecks with 13 points (7g, 6a) in two games against the Mammoth while Callum Crawford tops Colorado with a goal and 10 points in the season series. The only time Calgary has gone undefeated against Colorado during the regular season was in 2010 when the Roughnecks earned a 12-11 win at home on Apr. 10 before closing out the campaign with an 11-10 road victory on Apr. 23.
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.
Jan. 28/17 at CGY: CGY 12 COL 8…Jeff Shattler became the franchise’s all-time leading scorer (629) with a first-quarter assist while Dane Dobbie had a first-star performance with a game-high seven points (3g, 4a).
Shots on Goal: CGY 88 COL 82
Power Plays: CGY 7-12 (58.3%) COL 8-12 (66.7%)
All-Time Regular Season Records
All-Time vs COL: 19-21
All-Time at CGY: 12-10
All-Time at COL: 7-11*
Last CGY Win: Jan. 28/17, 12-8 at the Scotiabank Saddledome
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 16 regular season games require 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 (13)
Callum Crawford (11)
Points Leader – Season
Curtis Dickson (46)
Callum Crawford (49)
PICKING UP THE PACE: Despite falling to Saskatchewan 12-11 in overtime last Saturday, the Week 9 contest saw Calgary build quarter leads of 3-2, 7-6 and 9-8. The Roughnecks’ previous Week 8 setback of 13-10 to Vancouver saw the Riggers trail the Stealth through the opening three quarters 6-1, 10-4 and 11-7, respectively.
ROAD WARRIORS: The Roughnecks are 2-1 when playing in opposition barns this season. Calgary’s best road record when playing an 18-game regular season is 6-3, achieved during the 2014 campaign. Prior to the expansion of the regular season schedule, the Roughnecks twice earned 7-1 road records, first in 2009 and again in 2012.
LEADER OF THE PACK: Roughnecks forward Curtis Dickson, Georgia’s Lyle Thompson and Stealth forward Corey Small are in a three-way tie for the league lead in goals at 25. Dickson has recorded 284 goals over 110 games in seven seasons with Calgary. Only six of the 110 contests have seen Dickson held goalless, most recently on Feb. 25 against Saskatchewan when he finished the game with three assists.
SPECIAL TEAMS WATCH: Calgary’s penalty kill is second-best in the league at 48.78%. Conversely, the Roughnecks’ power play ranks seventh at 51.22%. Of Calgary’s 21 power play goals scored this season, Dane Dobbie and Wesley Berg lead the team with six each (tied for sixth overall in the league). Dobbie’s single-season best is 15 power play goals, last achieved in 2015. Berg recorded nine extra-attacker goals during his 2016 rookie campaign.
WEST VS EAST: This season, Calgary is 3-4 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 the West and 5-2 versus the East.
REGULAR SEASON MILESTONES: Second-year forward Wesley Berg surpassed the 100-point plateau while playing at Saskatchewan last Saturday. Alternate captain Dane Dobbie reached 400 career loose balls that same night, while earlier in February he hit 300 career helpers in a match-up against Vancouver. Calgary’s scoring leader, Curtis Dickson, eclipsed 200 career assists on Feb. 18 versus the Stealth. 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.
Leading at halftime ……3-2 Outshooting opponent .……2-1
Trailing at halftime …….0-3 Outshot by opponent …..…..1-3
Tied at halftime …….….0-0 Shots are tied ……..…………0-1
ROUGHNECKS MONTH BY MONTH: January (3-1), February (0-4).
ROUGHNECKS VS: (BUF 0-0), (COL 2-0), (GA 0-0), (NE 0-0), (ROC 0-0), (SAS 0-2), (TOR 0-1), (VAN 1-2).
TRADE WINDS: Feb. 22/17 – Acquired 25-year-old defender Mitch Wilde and a conditional second-round pick in the 2017, 2018 or 2019 NLL Draft from the Buffalo Bandits in exchange for 2017 and 2018 second-round selections; Nov. 15/16 – 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; Sept. 20/16 – Acquired 27-year-old forward Riley Loewen from the Saskatchewan Rush in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2017 NLL Draft.