By: Riley Pollock – 13.01.24

Hat-tricks from Jesse King, Tanner Cook (five goals) and Josh Currier paced the Riggers to a 14-7 win in Vancouver on Saturday night.

Christian Del Bianco made 48 saves and collected 5,000 minutes played becoming just the twentieth NLL goalie to do so while Zach Currier scoopedloose ball 1,000 in his career.

The Roughnecks move to 2-2 on the season while the Warriors fall to 1-4.

Jesse King got the ball rolling for the Riggers as he cut to the net and took a pass from Tyler Pace to make it 1-0.

Josh Currier doubled the early lead as he also found himself alone on goal and bounced it in to make it 2-0.

Haiden Dickson scored his tenth of the season before the Warriors got on the board to make the score 3-1.

Currier grabbed his second of the night also from quite the distance from the net with Vancouver answering quickly again putting the score at 4-2 with under five-minutes to play in the first quarter.

King got number two on the powerplay making it 5-2.

The Warriors added two in quick succession making the score 5-4 late in the first-quarter.

Tanner Cook scored three straight finishing his natural hat-trick on the powerplay with just over three-minutes remaining in the half. The score was 8-4.

Josh Currier also picked up a hat-trick with just 30-seconds remaining in the half making it 9-4 before Jeff Cornwall scored into an empty Vancouver net with 0.5 seconds left to make it 10-4 heading into the break.

Cook ripped his fourth of the night early in the third-quarter to make the score 11-4.

The Warriors ended the Riggers six-goal run with just over five-minutes left in the third-quarter to make the score 11-5.

King found the back of the net for his hat-trick goal but the Warriors quickly answered to make the score 12-6 heading into the final frame.

The Warriors got the scoring going in the fourth quarter as they got within five, 12-7.

Shane Simpson put the Riggers up six scoring his fifth of the year in transition to make it 13-7.

Cook stayed hot late in the game firing home his fifth of the night to make the score 14-7. That would be the final on Saturday night.

Next Up

The Riggers are in Colorado Saturday Jan. 20 to battle the Mammoth.


Tanner Cook: 5g, 2a

Jesse King: 3g, 3a

Josh Currier: 3g, 1a

Eli Salama: 3a

Tyler Pace: 3a

Haiden Dickson: 1g, 1a

Jeff Cornwall: 1g

Shane Simpson: 1g

Christian Del Bianco: 48 saves





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