The Roughnecks and Mammoth went back and forth but a strong start to the fourth-quarter guided Colorado to a 13-10 win at home.

The Riggers fall to 2-3 while the Mammoth move to 2-4.

The Riggers opened the scoring on Saturday night as Tanner Cook stayed hot following his five-goal performance last week making the score 1-0.

The Mammoth took the lead shortly after with two quick goals to make the score 2-1.

Colorado extended their lead to 3-1 late in a low-scoring first-quarter.

Thomas Hoggarth got the Riggers back within one short-handed early in the second-quarter, the score was 3-2.

The Riggers tied it up as Dan Taylor dove across the crease and finished past Dillon Ward to make it 3-3.

Haiden Dickson pushed the Riggers run to three with a beautiful diving goal to make the score 4-3 Roughnecks.

It wasn’t long before the Mammoth got that goal back however, making the score 4-4 with just under four-minutes gone in the quarter.

Colorado regained the lead on a defensive breakdown from the Riggers. The score was 5-4 with just over five-minutes remaining in the half.

Hoggarth tied it back up with his second of the night and career goal number 100. The score was 5-5 heading into halftime.

The Riggers went to the powerplay early in the third-quarter but it was the Mammoth opening the second-half scoring short-handed. The score was 6-5.

Christian Del Bianco found Shane Simpson in transition to even the score 6-6 shortly after.

The Mammoth got a transition goal of their own to retake the lead 7-6.

Colorado went up two with 7:05 to go in the third-quarter with a shot from distance.

Dickson ended the Mammoth mini-run with a far-side shot to make the score 8-7 Mammoth.

Both teams had chances but Del Bianco and Ward put on another goaltending clinic and the score was 8-7 heading into the final frame.

It was the Mammoth scoring two quick, early in the fourth to make the score 10-7.

Colorado went up four as they scooped a rebound off a shot that hit the post and scored to make it 11-7.

Del Bianco made a highlight reel save to keep the Roughnecks in it and it paid off as Cook found the back of the net on the powerplay for his second of the night to make the score 11-8 halfway through the final quarter.

The Riggers found the net on another powerplay as Simpson scored his second of the night on a breakaway to make the score 11-9 Mammoth.

The Mammoth pulled away by three again as a far-side shot found the back of the net to make it 12-9 with 3:08 remaining.

The Mammoth added an empty netter and Thomas Hoggarth finished off a hat-trick with the Riggers falling 13-10.


The Riggers have a bye-week before they play back-to-back home games against New York and Toronto on Feb. 2&3.


Jesse King: 6a

Tanner Cook: 2g, 2a

Tyler Pace: 4a

Thomas Hoggarth: 3g

Shane Simpson: 2g, 1a

Haiden Dickson: 2g

Dan Taylor: 1g, 1a

Zach Currier: 1a, 16lb

Christian Del Binaco: 37 saves, 1a






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