The Calgary Roughnecks rallied from a 6-2 deficit in the first quarter to defeat the Vancouver Ravens by a score of 10-8 on Friday night in front of 8,154 at GM Place in Vancouver. Roughnecks goaltender Matt King came into the game late in the first quarter in relief of starter Curtis Palidwor and made 30 saves on 32 shots to help Calgary rally for the win. King was named MVP of the game.
With one minute remaining in the first quarter, Vancouver led the by a score of 6-1. Five different Ravens scored those six goals, with two tallied by rookie forward Randy Daly.
Calgary stormed back in the second quarter, outscoring Vancouver 4-1. Jason Wulder scored two of the Roughnecks second quarter goals.
Superb goaltending was the ruls on both sides of the floor during the third and fourth quarters. King held the RAvens to just one goal in the second half of the game, while Ravens goalie Dwight Maetche held Calgary to four goals in the second half. Maetche made 34 saves in the game on 44 shots faced.
On offense, Calgary was lead by Ted Dowling, who scored four goals and added three assists. Vancouver was led by Randy Daly with two goals and three assists.
The Roughnecks post a win in their opening game of the season (1-0) while the Ravens fall to 0-2.