No rust for the Roughnecks.

The Riggers started strong and didn’t turn back on Friday night in Colorado as the Roughnecks won 16-10 to move to 8-4 on the season.

With the win the Riggers win the season series 2-1 over the Mammoth.

The Roughnecks would open the scoring in transition on Friday night with Shane Simpson firing the ball home. It was goal number 14 of the season for Simpson to make it 1-0.

The Riggers would extend the lead to 2-0 with another goal in transition this time from Zach Currier short handed.

Colorado scored back-to-back to tie the game just over halfway through the first quarter.

Jesse King did some damage after the game was tied as he scored two goals in 36-seconds to make the score 4-2.

Josh Currier got in on the scoring as he snuck one under Dillon Ward’s arm to making it 5-2 heading into the second quarter.

Tanner Cook got things going in the second scoring on a quick stick from Ward’s left side to make the score 6-2.

Mitch Wilde intercepted a ball and scored in transition to put the Riggers up 7-2 shortly after.

The Roughnecks extended the run to six as Haiden Dickson fired one from up top to make the score 8-2.

Colorado finally found the back of the net on a breakaway making it 8-3.

Dan Taylor pushed the lead back to six quickly after, making the score 9-3.

Zach Currier scored his second of the night late in the quarter to make the score 10-3.

The Riggers would add one more before the half as Dickson picked up his second of the night to make the score 11-3.

The Roughnecks did not let off the gas to start the third-quarter.

Josh Currier scored a beautiful diving goal before making a nice dish to Taylor on the powerplay as Calgary went up 13-3.

The Mammoth would get one back shortly after to bring them within nine, 13-4.

Liam LeClair took a five-minute major for boarding halfway through the third quarter and Colorado took advantage quickly to make the score 13-5.

Wilde took a pass from Chris Willman off the faceoff and answered right back short-handed to put the score at 14-5.

The Mammoth would take a penalty to make it four-on-four for a full two minutes. It would be the Mammoth scoring with the extra space to make the score 14-6.

Colorado snuck in another before the end of the quarter to make it 14-7 heading into the final frame.

Reece Callies picked up his first goal of the season in transition to get the scoring started in the fourth-quarter to make the score 15-7.

Colorado got the game within six goals as they scored twice to make it 15-9.

The Mammoth added another from up top to get them to double digits. The score was 15-10 with just under five-minutes to go.

Simpson fired the ball into the open net to put the game away late. The final score was 16-10.

Christian Del Bianco had two assists to hit 18 this season, a single season career high.

Zach Currier had 16 loose balls to push him over 900 in his career.

By The Numbers:

Jesse King: 2g, 5a

Josh Currier: 2g, 3a

Zach Currier: 2g, 2a, 16 loose balls

Dan Taylor: 2g, 2a

Shane Simpson: 2g, 1a

Tanner Cook: 1g, 2a

Haiden Dickson: 2g

Mitch Wilde: 2g

Kyle Waters: 2a

Christian Del Bianco: 37 saves, 2a

Next Up: 

Up next it’s the St. Patrick’s Day Game at the Rough House March 17 against Saskatchewan.



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