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Calgary Roughnecks Defeat Albany FireWolves in Overtime

March 22, 2024 - National Lacrosse League (NLL)
Calgary Roughnecks News Release

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Roughnecks snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome, defeating the Albany Firewolves 10-9 in overtime in the first ever match-up between the two franchises.

Calgary took a two-goal lead early thanks to Shane Simpson and Jesse King, but the Firewolves were able to score four in succession to take a two-goal lead themselves. Jesse King opened the scoring in the second quarter to kick off a four-goal run from Calgary into the third. Two from Tyler Pace and an additional from Haiden Dickson saw Calgary take their second lead of the night.

The Roughnecks specialty teams were able to extend the lead to three goals by the end of the third quarter, thanks to two Tyler Pace goals on the powerplay plus a short-handed goal from Eli Salama. Albany were kept to two to have the home side up 9-6, however three goals in the final frame from the Firewolves saw the game go to Calgary's second overtime of the season. Tanner Cook scored the game winner for Calgary at the 3:36 mark of OT.

Tyler Pace led the scoring for Calgary with four goals and two assists. Jesse King ended the night with five points (2g, 3a). Logan Schuss had two assists in his second game for the Roughnecks. Zach Currier recorded 13 loose balls, 2 CTO's and one blocked shot. Christian Del Bianco made 46 saves in the Calgary net, with both teams recording 55 shots on goal.

The Roughnecks now have six wins and eight losses, with four games remaining in the regular season.

Calgary is back in action on WestJet Field on April 5th for the Tiki Party vs Saskatchewan Rush. Visit Ticketmaster or the Scotiabank Saddledome box office or call 1-855-985-5000 for tickets!

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