Roughnecks Bury Bandits
Calgary, AB - The Roughnecks dominate the second half with a ten-goal run en route to a 16-9 victory over the Buffalo Bandits during their last regular season home game at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Heading into the halftime break the teams were knotted at seven goals each. The Roughnecks' offence took off in the second half, turning the third quarter into a red light rally for the home team. They tallied five goals while goaltender Christian Del Bianco kept the Bandits at bay for 23:86 making 45 saves with 54 shots on goal.
Wesley Berg (1g, 7a) led the Roughnecks with eight points, netting one goal and setting up seven others to set a new season record for most assists. Holden Cattoni (5g, 2a) found the back of the net five times and chipped in a pair of assists while Dane Dobbie (3g, 4a) matched Cattoni's seven point effort with a trio of markers and four assists. Curtis Dickson (2g, 4a) was Calgary's other top point producer with a pair of goals and four helpers.
Mitch Jones (2g, 2a) and Dhane Smith (1g, 3a) led the Bandits with four points each while Jordan Durston posted a three-point effort for the visiting team.
Tonight was Fan Appreciation Night at the Saddledome and with a season high of 17,113 fans in attendance, they were able to set a new franchise record for the largest 50-50 draw with a $101,650 pot. The proceeds from tonight's 50-50 will be donated to those affected by the Humboldt tragedy.
The Roughnecks now depart on a two-game West Division road trip to close out the regular season. The Langley Events Centre in Vancouver will be their first stop when they face the Stealth on Apr. 21. Their last regular season matchup with be on Apr. 28 when they battle the league leading Saskatchewan Rush at the SaskTel Centre.
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