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Roughnecks Claim NLL Championship Title

May 26, 2019 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Calgary Roughnecks News Release

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Roughnecks sweep the Buffalo Bandits 2-0 in the National Lacrosse League Finals, presented by Michelob Ultra, to become the NLL champions after a 14-13 overtime victory on Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

It was a back and forth nail-biter right to the end with the rivals alternating leads on a couple occasions. Rhys Duch (2g, 1a) was the overtime hero scoring 1:12 into the extra frame.

For the 15th time this season, including all four playoff tilts, Dane Dobbie led the Roughnecks' offence with four goals and three helpers. The 32-year-old forward was named Finals MVP after finishing the post-season with a league-leading 26 points (12g, 14a).

Once again, Christian Del Bianco stood between the Calgary pipes. The 21-year-old Coquitlam, BC product ended his second playoff run with four wins, leading all goalies in minutes played (241.12), a 0.838 save percentage and most saves with 181.

Shawn Evans (2g, 5a) and Dhane Smith (1g, 6a) each tallied seven points for the Bandits who outshot Calgary 56-51.

Roughnecks 2019-20 season tickets are now available for as low as $32.11/seat for adults and $23/seat for children and students (plus applicable fees and taxes). Visit Ticketmaster or the Scotiabank Saddledome box office to join the Rough House party.

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