CALGARY ROUGHNECKS Mammoth Bring Down Roughnecks
Calgary, AB - The Colorado Mammoth remain undefeated following an 11-7 triumph over the Calgary Roughnecks on Friday evening at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Ryan Benesch dominated the visitors attack with five goals and three assists to finish the match with a game-high eight points. For Calgary, Wesley Berg led the team with two tallies and a pair of helpers.
The night began a close-knit affair with Ryan Martel, in his NLL debut, putting his first shot of the contest behind netminder Dillon Ward to open the scoring for Calgary. Riggers forwards Riley Loewen (2) and Dane Dobbie also netted first-half goals in a game that entered the halftime break knotted at four apiece.
A scoreless third quarter proved too much for the Roughnecks to overcome. The visiting Mammoth pressed in the second half, adding seven goals while holding Calgary to three.
Ward earned his third win of the season with a 40-save performance.
The 1-2 Roughnecks now travel to Buffalo to battle the Bandits (1-1) on Saturday, Jan. 6, at KeyBank Center (5:30 p.m., NLL TV).
Week 6 of regular season action then sees Calgary return to the Scotiabank Saddledome to face the defending NLL champion Georgia Swarm on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 7:00 p.m.
Single game Roughnecks tickets are available for as low as $38.75 for adults, $29 for students and $22 for children (excludes applicable fees). Visit Ticketmaster or the Scotiabank Saddledome box office to join the Rough House party. Fans can also secure a seat online at CalgaryRoughnecks.com or by calling 1-855-985-5000.
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