SETTIN’ IT UP:

It’s another huge weekend for the Riggers.

The Roughnecks have two home games this weekend, and it starts Friday against Halifax (8 p.m., watch on TSN 2/ESPN+)

Calgary and Halifax are the final two teams in the running for the Alterna Cup, a win by Halifax and they clinch this year’s trophy as the top Canadian NLL team.

The Roughnecks head into Friday’s contest 6-7 on the season after beating Vancouver 10-9 in overtime last weekend. They sit third in the West in a playoff berth.

Halifax is 9-5 this season and in third in the East. They beat Rochester 11-7 a week ago.

This is the first and only matchup between these two teams this season.

 

ALL-TIME HEAD-TO-HEAD:

The Thunderbirds and the Roughnecks have only met once since the team relocated to Halifax, with the ’Birds winning 15-12 back in January of 2020.   

 

2021-22 SCORING LEADERS:

Roughnecks:

Jesse King – 66 pts. (18g, 48a)

Curtis Dickson – 47 pts. (26g, 21a)

Tyler Pace – 43 pts. (17g, 26a)

 

Halifax:

Shawn Evans: 61 pts. (12g, 49a)

Clarke Petterson: 56 pts. (19g, 37a)

Austin Shanks: 48 pts. (24g, 24a)

 

2021-22 GOALTENDING HEAD-TO-HEAD

Christian Del Bianco:

GAA – 11.40

SV % – .768

 

Warren Hill:

GAA – 9.71

SV % – .792

 

THIS, THAT, & THE OTHER:

THIS: Curtis Dickson is three loose balls away from 600 in his career.

THAT: Tyler Burton needs 24 more faceoff wins to pass Pat Jones for ninth all time. Jones sits at 1,247 faceoff wins.

THE OTHER: Jesse King needs seven assists to match his career high which is 55.