Calgary Roughnecks

Calgary Roughnecks Take Down Halifax Thunderbirds 17-11

February 18, 2024 - National Lacrosse League (NLL)
Calgary Roughnecks News Release

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Roughnecks defeated the Halifax Thunderbirds on Sunday afternoon at the Scotiabank Saddledome, after maintaining a two-goal lead throughout most of the game.

The first half was a high-scoring affair, with Calgary first on the board with goals from Tyler Pace and Tanner Cook. Robert Hudson scored his first on home turf, and Zach Currier also notched his first of the season. Second goals from Pace and Cook had the Roughnecks up 6-4 after the first quarter. Thomas Hoggarth and Josh Currier found the back of the net in the second quarter, with Jesse King adding two to extend the Roughnecks lead 13-9.

Halifax opened the second half with two goals but were kept scoreless through the remainder of the game while Calgary piled on four more goals from King, Simpson, Dickson and J Currier to take the 17-11 win.

Jesse King led Calgary's offence in points with 9 (3g, 6a). Josh Currier notched a hattrick in his 100th NLL game, with Tyler Pace also adding a hattrick and three assists for 6 pts. Justin Inacio went 12-32 at the faceoff and added one assist. Zach Currier netted his first of the season in transition, and tallied 13 loose balls, a blocked shot and 4 caused turnovers in tonight's matchup.

The Roughnecks outshot Halifax 52-49 with Christian Del Bianco making 38 saves in the Calgary net. Calgary capitalized on 4 of their 10 powerplay opportunities, whilst Halifax went 0-2.

The Roughnecks take on the Philadelphia Wings next Saturday February 24th on WestJet Field for the fifth home game of the regular season so far. Visit Ticketmaster or the Scotiabank Saddledome box office or call 1-855-985-5000 for tickets!

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