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Roughnecks Advance to NLL Cup Final

May 11, 2019 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Calgary Roughnecks News Release

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Roughnecks have advanced to the NLL Cup final and captured the West Division title following an 8-4 victory over the Colorado Mammoth Friday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. It's the first time since 2014 that the Roughnecks have secured a spot in the NLL final.

Christian Del Bianco held the Mammoth goalless for 32.54 in a contest that tied the lowest scoring playoff game in NLL history. The Calgary goaltender made 47 saves to record his third career playoff win while Colorado's Dillon Ward stopped 46 of the 54 shots he faced.

Three Roughnecks tallied a pair of goals in the home victory including Jesse King (2g, 1a), Dane Dobbie (2g, 4a) and Curtis Dickson (2g, 2a) who surpassed 100 playoff points. Tyler Pace (1g, 1a) and Reece Callies (1g) rounded out the scoring for Calgary, Callies with his first post-season goal.

Eli McLaughlin (1g, 2a) led the Mammoth with three points while Ryan Lee was their top scorer with two goals.

The Roughnecks now advance to the NLL Cup final against either the Buffalo Bandits or Toronto Rock. The two rivals are set to battle it out for the East Division title tomorrow night, Saturday, May 11.

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