CALGARY, AB — Similar to the Major Series Lacrosse league, it was a quiet week for the Calgary Roughnecks in the Western Lacrosse Association.
Only a single Rigger played in more than one game last week, goaltender Frankie Scigliano.
The big man was hot and cold between the pipes last week.
He started on fire as he turned away 38 of 42 shot attempts, holding the Nanaimo Timbermen to a lowly four goals. His sterling .905 save percentage helped him earn the games’ second star and his league-leading eighth win.
His second match-up was not nearly as kind as the Maple Ridge Burrards went up against the red-hot New Westminster Salmonbellies.
The Burrards trailed 7-6 after the second period and would look to complete the comeback, but the ‘Bellies had another thing in mind. They put three more past Scigliano and dropped Maple Ridge, 10-6.
Scigliano did make 37 saves in the contest, but he allowed 10 goals in 58:20 of playing time.
Interestingly, it was teammate Brandon Goodwin who scored the 10th and final goal of the game to ice it for New Westminster.
Goodwin only netted the one goal in the game, but he did add an assist as well on a goal from Brett Dobray.
The Victoria Shamrocks, last years’ Mann Cup champions, did not earn the ideal result in a game against the Burnaby Lakers.
The ‘Rocks lost the game 12-10 despite a great performance by lefty Jeff Shattler. The veteran notched three goals and four assists, which would have been a game-high seven points had Lakers Robert Church not scored seven of his own.
While Shattler earned second star for his performance, another Roughneck had a good day on the floor.
Defenceman Jon Harnett, not known for his scoring abilities, showed that he can put the ball in the net when given the chance. Harnett scored his second goal of the season and his second-ever WLA shorthanded goal late in the first period.
Greg Harnett and Tyler Burton were absent from the Shamrocks line-up.
Peter McFetridge suited for the Lakers, but was held off the scoresheet and the penalty summary.
Coquitlam Adanacs vs. Burnaby Lakers — July 26th
Victoria Shamrocks vs. Langley Thunder — July 27th
Langley Thunder vs. New Westminster Salmonbellies — July 28th
Buranby Lakers vs. Victoria Shamrocks — July 29th
Buranby Lakers vs. Nanaimo Timbermen — July 30th
Victoria Shamrocks vs. Coquitlam Adanacs— July 30th
New Westminster Salmonbellies vs. Maple Ridge Burrards — July 31st
Teams Win Loss Tie Points
New Westminster Salmonbellies 11 3 2 24
Maple Ridge Burrards 9 6 1 19
Victoria Shamrocks 9 4 0 18
Burnaby Lakers 8 6 1 17
Coquitlam Adanacs 7 8 0 14
Nanaimo Timbermen 4 12 0 8
Langley Thunder 3 12 0 6