By: Riley Pollock – 15.12.23
Bye week numbers are fun numbers too!
The Roughnecks are in the midst of a double bye week with their next game coming at home on Dec. 30 TICKETS. It hasn’t been the start the Riggers were looking for as they find themselves 0-2 after the first two weeks. In spite of that there have been some great individual numbers so far.
Shane Simpson is off to another blistering pace in the transition game. He is tied for the league high in goals from the back-end with three so far. Last year Simpson set a career-high with 18 goals in 15 games and looks to be on pace to be right there again this season.
With his hot start shooting the ball Pace is now just six goals away from 100 in his NLL career. This is his sixth season in the league, all with the Roughnecks.
Zach Currier was his old self in Game 2 of the season. He once again finds himself at the top of the caused turnover category. He has seven already this season which is tops in the league. He is on pace for 63 this season, which would break his old league record of 62.
Tyler Pace has seven goals through two games and is just one goal behind Callum Crawford and Fields for the league lead. Pace’s season high in goals came in 2022 when he had 26
Riggers captain Jesse King sits second in the NLL with 14 points after two weeks. He’s had back-to-back seven-point games to start the year and trails only Rochester’s Connor Fields who has 17 points following two games.