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Rush Eliminate Roughnecks

May 14, 2018 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Calgary Roughnecks News Release

Saskatoon, SK - Mark Matthews (2g, 5a) led the Rush offensively with seven points including two goals and five helpers as the Saskatchewan Rush defeated the Calgary Roughnecks 15-13 on Saturday evening at the SaskTel Centre.

The victory advances the home team to the NLL Finals against the Rochester Knighthawks.

Robert Church (3g, 3a) and Ben McIntosh (3g, 3a) both scored three goals for the league-leading Saskatchewan who led 8-5 after the first half and 12-9 entering the final quarter.

Dane Dobbie (2g, 9a) got a piece of 11 out of the 13 markers for the visiting Roughnecks with two goals, including a power play goal, and set up nine others. Curtis Dickson (6g, 4a) scored a game high of six goals to help the Riggers with their comeback in the second half. Wesley Berg (4g, 1a) and Holden Cattoni (1g, 4a) also found the back of the net.

Evan Kirk recorded the win, turning aside 33 of 46 shots he faced, while Christian Del Bianco made an impressive 45 saves for Calgary.

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