HEAD-TO-HEAD: 2016 REGULAR SEASON
Category Roughnecks (6-9) Stealth (3-10)
Home Record 3-4 2-5
Away Record 3-5 1-5
Goals For 170 143
Goals Against 174 180
Power Play Pct. 50.97 56.90
Penalty Kill Pct. 51.32 51.61
Faceoffs Won-Taken 174-406 (42.9%) 196-375 (52.3%)
Loose Balls 1,001 853
Points Leader – Series Dickson (14) Schuss (17)
Points Leader – Season Dickson (89) Duch (77)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: 2015 REGULAR SEASON
Category Roughnecks (7-11) Stealth (5-13)
Home Record 4-5 3-6
Away Record 3-6 2-7
Goals For 212 211
Goals Against 217 265
Power Play Pct. 55.29 44.12
Penalty Kill Pct. 64.36 44.68
Faceoffs Won-Taken 302-495 (61.0%) 269-544 (49.4%)
Loose Balls 1,066 1,003
Points Leader – Series Evans (26) Duch (31)
Points Leader – Season Evans (130) Duch (103)
VS VANCOUVER: This evening marks the third of four regular season meetings between the Roughnecks and Stealth with each team picking up a win at home to split the series. Curtis Dickson leads Calgary with nine goals and five assists in two games against the Stealth while Logan Schuss tops Vancouver with 17 points (6g, 11a) in the season series. Last year, the Roughnecks and Stealth split the series 2-2.
• Jan. 30/16 at CGY: CGY 15 VAN 13 … Goals from rookie forward Wesley Berg, Tyler Digby, Greg Harnett and Jeff Shattler, his third of the night, secured the win in the fourth quarter.
• Feb. 20/16 at VAN: VAN 14 CGY 13 (OT) … Corey Small scored the overtime winner, his third goal of the game, 76 seconds into the extra frame.
INSIDE THE SERIES
• Shots on Goal: CGY 99 VAN 105
• Power Plays: CGY 6-11 (54.5%) VAN 7-13 (53.8%)
REGULAR SEASON RECORDS
• All-Time: 23-16
• All-Time in CGY: 8-10
• All-Time in VAN: 15-6
• Last CGY Win: Jan. 30/16, 15-13 at the Scotiabank Saddledome
• Last VAN Win: Feb. 20/16, 14-13 (OT) at the Langley Events Centre
IN THE BOOKS: Jeff Shattler recorded four assists last weekend against Saskatchewan to become the franchise’s new all-time assists leader at 355. He eclipses the previous mark of 354 set by Kaleb Toth who suited up for the Roughnecks from 2002-12.
WITHIN REACH: Curtis Dickson is one goal shy of setting a new franchise single-season goals record. Dane Dobbie holds the current record of 51, set in 2014. Previous records were also held by Lewis Ratcliff (50, 2007) and Tracey Kelusky (45, 2005).
NLL DEBUT: Last weekend rookie goaltender Christian Del Bianco dressed as backup for the first time since he was selected by Calgary in the second round, 15th overall, in the 2015 NLL Draft. He saw just over nine minutes of playing time, allowing one goal over that span.
THE FORCE: Tonight the Roughnecks will wear limited edition Star Wars-themed jerseys. The unique game-worn and game-issued jerseys are now up for bid at ElevateAuctions.com/StarWarsJersey, with all funds raised directed to STARS Air Ambulance. The online auction will close at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 25. This evening also sees the Roughnecks honouring our hometown heroes by recognizing first responders along with Canadian Armed Forces, Alberta Sheriffs, Alberta Correctional Services, Alberta Health Services and Calgary 911. In appreciation of first responders, a personal contribution from Roughnecks defenceman and firefighter Scott Carnegie to the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society is being matched by the Calgary Roughnecks Foundation to see a total donation of $1,900.
ROOKIE RECOGNITION: Roughnecks forward Wesley Berg was named the NLL’s Rookie of the Month for March. He led all league rookies in scoring with 20 points (7g, 13a), including three or more points in all five games played, to help Calgary to a 3-2 record in March. The 22-year-old is tied for first among rookies in points (52), second in goals (19) and assists (33), and first in power play goals (7) and power play assists (13). Selected by Calgary fourth overall in the 2015 NLL Draft, Berg has recorded six multi-goal games, including his last three outings in March, and has registered at least three points in 13 of his 15 contests.
ROSTER MOVES: The Roughnecks were quiet on trade deadline day (Mar. 29) and did not make any moves prior to the 1:00 p.m. MT deadline. Ahead of last Thursday’s roster submission deadline, Calgary released practice players D Patrick O’Meara and F Tyler Melnyk. Teams are now only permitted to make internal roster transactions.
TURF TIME: Including tonight, Calgary has played more games than any other NLL team at 16.
WHAT’S LEFT: After this weekend, the Roughnecks have two regular season games remaining in a road match-up against Vancouver (Apr. 16) followed by the regular season finale against Toronto on Apr. 30 at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
LOOKING BACK: The Roughnecks were 5-10 when entering Game 16 last season.
GET SHORTY: The Roughnecks are tied with Colorado for second-most shorthanded goals at 10. Of the 10 markers, Curtis Dickson has netted five and sits one shorthanded tally back of matching his career high set in 2013. Saskatchewan leads the league with 14 shorthanded goals.
NAIL-BITERS: Seven of Calgary’s 15 games played have been decided by one goal with the Roughnecks winning two and losing five one-goal decisions. Calgary is 1-2 in two-goal games and 2-0 in four-goal contests. In games decided by five or more goals, the Roughnecks are 1-2.
ROUGHNECKS VS: (BUF 0-1), (COL 1-2), (GA 2-0), (NE 1-0), (ROC 0-1), (SAS 0-4), (TOR 1-0), (VAN 1-1)
GOING THE DISTANCE: The Roughnecks have gone into extra time in four of their last eight games. Calgary matched a single-season league record for most consecutive overtime games when they needed an extra frame in three consecutive games from Feb. 20 – Mar. 5. The last team to record three-straight overtime contests was Washington in 2011. The single-season NLL record for most overtime games is five, twice set by Arizona (2005) and Washington (2011). The most OT contests the Roughnecks have played in a single season is four, first set in 2004 then duplicated in 2015 and 2016.
TOP 10: Curtis Dickson’s 51 goals on the season sit second in league scoring while his 89 points rank third. Of his 51 goals, 13 have come on the power play (tied for second among all players) while his five shorthanded markers top all players. Greg Harnett and Dickson are in a 10-way tie for fifth in the league with two game-winning goals each. Mike Carnegie leads the team with 24 caused turnovers, tied for sixth in the NLL, while Karsen Leung sits ninth with 22. Dan MacRae is second among the league’s defenders with a career-high 16 points (4g, 12a). Mike Poulin is third among league goaltenders with a 10.84 goals-against average. Fellow netminder Frankie Scigliano sits ninth in the NLL with a 12.08 goals-against average.