Calgary, AB – The Calgary Roughnecks are proud to announce the return of the Jr. Roughnecks program. Three youth teams will be selected to participate in the sixth annual Jr. NLL Tournament, to be held at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario, on August 24-26, 2018.

The Scotiabank Saddledome will host the inaugural Jr. Roughnecks Jamboree on June 14-17 where the first open tryout sessions for Peewee, Bantam and Midget teams will be held on the Roughnecks’ turf. Depending on the number of registrants, additional tryout sessions will take place throughout the month of June – location to be announced.

“The first year of Jr. Roughnecks was a tremendous success,” said Roughnecks general manager, Mike Board. “Thanks to the group of coaches, players and parents who participated. We are excited to host tryouts on the Roughnecks turf at the Scotiabank Saddledome to further enhance the overall experience of the program”.

Registration is now open and will close on May 15. Registration includes four on-floor sessions; two sessions at the Scotiabank Saddledome during the Jamboree and two sessions at a Calgary City rink to be announced, a Roughnecks pinnie, a Roughnecks dry-fit shirt and a voucher for the Calgary Roughnecks 2018-19 Home Opener. All players must pre-register online and pay a non-refundable fee of $75.

If a player cannot make the tryout dates due to their club obligations, we will do our best to place them based on the information we have.

The three divisions participating in the NLL-sponsored tournament are:

• PeeWee (players born in 2006 or 2007)
• Bantam (players born in 2004 or 2005)
• Midget (players born in 2002 or 2003)

Jr. Roughnecks tryout registration, along with details outlining the estimated tournament cost, can be found at CalgaryRoughnecks.com. For additional information, contact Jr. Roughnecks coordinator Steve Harlow at stevejroughnecks@gmail.com.