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.
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:
Jesse King – 66 pts. (18g, 48a)
Curtis Dickson – 47 pts. (26g, 21a)
Tyler Pace – 43 pts. (17g, 26a)
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
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.