The Calgary Roughnecks begin a two-game home stand tonight as they face the Rochester Knighthawks at the Scotiabank Saddledome for the St. Patrick’s Day Party. Game time is 7:00 p.m. MT. Calgary is coming off last Saturday’s 8-7 setback against the Colorado Mammoth. Holden Cattoni (1g) opened the scoring for the Roughnecks followed by a three-goal attack from the Mammoth and a point-by-point game from there on. Dane Dobbie (2g, 2a) led Calgary offensively, scoring two goals and adding a pair of assists. Wesley Berg (2g, 1a) was next with three points, while Curtis Dickson (1g, 1a) and Riley Loewen (2a) both tallied two. Rochester is on a four-game winning streak following last Saturday’s 11-10 overtime win over the Georgia Swarm.
VS. ROCHESTER: Tonight is the final of two regular season match-ups between the two teams. This will be their first meeting since the season opener in December when Rochester outscored Calgary 17-6. Tyson Bell (3a) led the Roughnecks with three points followed by Dan MacRae (1g, 1a) with two. Dan Dawson (3g, 3a) and Joe Resetarits (2g, 4a) both tallied six points to lead the Knighthawks while Kyle Jackson (2g, 2a), Scott Campbell (1g, 3a) and Cody Jamieson (1g, 3a) chipped in four points apiece.
2017-18 Regular Season Series Recap
Dec. 9/17 at ROC: CGY 6 ROC 17 … With an eight-goal second quarter, the Knighthawks had an 11-3 advantage heading into the halftime break. Goaltenders Frank Scigliano and Christian Del Bianco made a combined 34 stops but the Knighthawks’ offensive attack proved too much in the season-opening loss.
Shots on Goal: CGY 46 ROC 51
Power Plays: CGY 0-4 (0.0%) ROC 1-2 (50.0%)
All-Time Regular Season Records
All-Time vs. ROC: 27-17
All-Time at CGY: 10-9
All-Time at COL: 17-8
Last CGY Win: Apr. 1/17 at ROC, 11-9 at The Blue Cross Arena
Last ROC Win: Dec. 9/17, 17-6 at The Blue Cross Arena
HEAD-TO-HEAD: 2017-18 REGULAR SEASON
|Category||Calgary (4-7)||Rochester (6-6)|
|Shots on goal||578||639|
|Power Play Pct.||40.9||59.1|
|Penalty Kill Pct.||44.2||54.0|
|Points Leader – Season||Curtis Dickson (45)||Joe Resetarits (68)|
ROUGHNECKS IN THE NLL TOP 10: Christian Del Bianco tops the NLL with a 9.57 goals-against-average. His .813 save percentage is also number one…Dane Dobbie is fourth in the NLL for penalty minutes with 36 and is tied for sixth with eight power play goals…Curtis Dickson is third in the NLL in goals scored with 27 and tops the league in shots with 188… Zach Currier and Tyler Pace are tied for fifth in rookie scoring with 13 each…Tyson Bell is in a two-way tie for fifth in defence scoring with 14 points while Tyler Pace is seventh with 13 points.
FAST FACTS: Calgary leads the league with seven shorthanded goals. Six of those have come at the ’Dome…The Roughnecks have a league-low 26 third quarter-goals against this season.
ROUGHNECKS MONTH-BY-MONTH: December (1-2), January (0-3), February (3-1), March (0-1).
COACH’S CORNER: Assistant general manager and head coach Curt Malawsky is the winningest coach in franchise history with 48 victories. He passed Chris Hall’s mark of 46 in the team’s triumph over Colorado on Feb. 10. Malawsky was first-named to the job in August of 2012.
SPECIAL TEAMS WATCH: Calgary’s power play is eighth in the NLL at 38.9%. The penalty kill is fifth in the league at 46.9%.
ROSTER MOVES: Mar. 10 – The Roughnecks placed D Greg Harnett on the Active Roster from the Injured Reserve List. Placed D Anthony Kalinich on the Practice Player List from the Active Roster List.
THE ROAD AHEAD: Following tonight’s game the Roughnecks will extend their homestay when they welcome the Toronto Rock to the Scotiabank Saddledome on Mar. 24 for the Superhero Party.
Leading at halftime …… 3-1 Outshooting opponent .…… 1-4
Trailing at halftime ……. 1-5 Outshot by opponent …..….. 3-3
Tied at halftime …….…. 0-1 Shots are tied ……..………… 0-0