CALGARY, AB — Without forward Dane Dobbie on the floor last week, the Calgary Roughnecks offence struggled to find the back of the net with only eight goals against the Colorado Mammoth.
The lefty was placed on the IR prior to the team’s game against the Mammoth.
Calgary wasn’t without their chances, though.
Against Colorado, the Riggers routinely had chances on the doorstep and took quality shots. In the end, they managed to put 46 shots on net, but Colorado goaltender Dillon Ward was up to the task.
What isn’t shown in that stat is the times that they had great chances and put the ball wide of the net.
“We can’t let them get transition on us and as I said earlier, bury our chances,” admitted forward Wesley Berg. “It’s not a lack of us getting opportunities where we get a ton of looks in front of the net. We just need to capitalize out there.”
The Roughnecks will be looking to bounce back this weekend and finish more of their chances against the Vancouver Stealth.
In the Roughnecks three wins this season, one man has been a key factor — Greg Harnett.
Not known as an offensive defenceman, Harnett has managed two score two big goals for Calgary. Both of his tallies turned into game-winners.
Against the Stealth in Week 5, Harnett was sent in alone in transition and scored a power play goal to ice the game. It was a beautiful bounce into the top corner to make the score 14-11.
The goal was set up by a nice long outlet pass by none other than his brother, Jon Harnett.
One week later against the Georgia Swarm, Greg Harnett found himself with a lane to the net in transition late in the game.
This time, the defenceman sniped it low on the glove side for what would be the game winner.
Those two game winning goals put Greg Harnett at the top of the NLL in the category.
Earlier this week, Curtis ‘Superman’ Dickson and captain Mike Carnegie had their hair dyed pink in support of Hair Massacure.
The goal is to raise money to help children facing life-threatening diseases in Southern Alberta.
Each player is hoping to raise at least $2,500 before shaving their heads on the turf after the Roughnecks next home game on Sunday, Feb, 28th, against the Saskatchewan Rush.
If you would like to help them raise money for this great campaign, click this link.