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1
Fri, Dec 2
FINAL
Philadelphia
8
Halifax
18
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Vancouver
8
Toronto
19
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
San Diego
15
New York
14
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Albany
11
Buffalo
10
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Rochester
16
Georgia
11
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Colorado
6
Saskatchewan
18
WK
2
Fri, Dec 9
20:30:00
Las Vegas
Panther City
Fri, Dec 9
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
San Diego
Sat, Dec 10
19:00:00
Toronto
Rochester
Sat, Dec 10
21:30:00
Vancouver
Calgary
WK
3
Fri, Dec 16
22:00:00
Calgary
Vancouver
Fri, Dec 16
22:30:00
Panther City
Las Vegas
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Buffalo
Toronto
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Rochester
Albany
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Georgia
Sat, Dec 17
19:30:00
Halifax
New York
Sat, Dec 17
20:00:00
Colorado
Panther City
WK
5
Fri, Dec 30
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Dec 30
21:00:00
San Diego
Calgary
Sat, Dec 31
21:00:00
Panther City
Saskatchewan
WK
6
Fri, Jan 6
22:30:00
Philadelphia
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Panther City
Rochester
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Halifax
Albany
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Buffalo
Georgia
Sat, Jan 7
19:30:00
Toronto
New York
Sat, Jan 7
22:00:00
Vancouver
San Diego
Sun, Jan 8
0:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
WK
7
Fri, Jan 13
18:30:00
Albany
Halifax
Fri, Jan 13
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Colorado
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Halifax
Toronto
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Panther City
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 14
19:30:00
Georgia
Buffalo
Sat, Jan 14
21:00:00
San Diego
Calgary
Sat, Jan 14
22:00:00
Las Vegas
Vancouver
Sun, Jan 15
15:00:00
Rochester
New York
WK
8
Fri, Jan 20
19:30:00
Buffalo
Rochester
Fri, Jan 20
22:30:00
Vancouver
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
New York
Albany
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
9
Fri, Jan 27
18:00:00
Rochester
Halifax
Fri, Jan 27
19:00:00
Buffalo
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 28
19:30:00
Buffalo
New York
Sat, Jan 28
20:30:00
Las Vegas
Saskatchewan
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
Toronto
Calgary
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
San Diego
Colorado
Sat, Jan 28
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
WK
10
Fri, Feb 3
21:00:00
Georgia
Colorado
Sat, Feb 4
18:00:00
Calgary
Halifax
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
New York
Toronto
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
Albany
Philadelphia
Sat, Feb 4
19:30:00
Rochester
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Panther City
San Diego
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 4
22:30:00
Colorado
Las Vegas
WK
11
Fri, Feb 10
19:30:00
Toronto
Georgia
Fri, Feb 10
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Sat, Feb 11
19:00:00
Halifax
Rochester
Sat, Feb 11
19:30:00
Albany
New York
Sat, Feb 11
20:00:00
Vancouver
Panther City
Sat, Feb 11
21:00:00
Colorado
Calgary
WK
12
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
San Diego
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Calgary
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Georgia
Toronto
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Las Vegas
Albany
Sat, Feb 18
19:30:00
Philadelphia
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 18
20:00:00
Colorado
Panther City
Sun, Feb 19
13:00:00
New York
Halifax
WK
13
Fri, Feb 24
21:00:00
Panther City
Colorado
Fri, Feb 24
22:30:00
Calgary
Las Vegas
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
New York
Rochester
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
Albany
Georgia
Sat, Feb 25
20:00:00
Vancouver
Saskatchewan
WK
14
Fri, Mar 3
18:30:00
Buffalo
Halifax
Fri, Mar 3
21:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sat, Mar 4
11:30:00
New York
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Rochester
Toronto
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
Sat, Mar 4
20:00:00
Saskatchewan
Panther City
Mon, Mar 6
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
15
Fri, Mar 10
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Mar 10
21:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
Sat, Mar 11
19:00:00
Albany
Toronto
Sat, Mar 11
19:30:00
Philadelphia
New York
Sat, Mar 11
20:30:00
San Diego
Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 11
22:30:00
Vancouver
Las Vegas
Sun, Mar 12
16:00:00
Rochester
Georgia
WK
16
Fri, Mar 17
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Fri, Mar 17
22:00:00
San Diego
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 18
11:00:00
Georgia
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 18
18:00:00
Toronto
Halifax
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
Albany
New York
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
Colorado
Buffalo
Sat, Mar 18
20:00:00
Las Vegas
Panther City
Sun, Mar 19
15:00:00
Philadelphia
Rochester
WK
17
Fri, Mar 24
20:30:00
San Diego
Panther City
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
Toronto
Albany
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
Halifax
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 25
19:30:00
Georgia
New York
Sat, Mar 25
21:30:00
Calgary
Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
Buffalo
San Diego
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
Colorado
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 25
22:30:00
Rochester
Las Vegas
WK
18
Fri, Mar 31
20:00:00
New York
Georgia
Fri, Mar 31
21:00:00
Las Vegas
Colorado
Fri, Mar 31
22:00:00
Calgary
San Diego
Sat, Apr 1
19:00:00
Buffalo
Toronto
Sat, Apr 1
20:00:00
Albany
Panther City
Sat, Apr 1
21:30:00
Vancouver
Saskatchewan
Sun, Apr 2
13:00:00
Georgia
Halifax
Sun, Apr 2
18:00:00
Rochester
Philadelphia
WK
19
Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
Albany
Rochester
Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
Saskatchewan
Georgia
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
Panther City
Calgary
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
Vancouver
Colorado
Sat, Apr 8
22:30:00
San Diego
Las Vegas
WK
20
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
Las Vegas
Calgary
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
San Diego
Colorado
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Toronto
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
Sat, Apr 15
19:30:00
New York
Buffalo
Sat, Apr 15
21:30:00
Halifax
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 15
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
WK
21
Fri, Apr 21
20:30:00
Calgary
Panther City
Sat, Apr 22
18:00:00
New York
Halifax
Sat, Apr 22
19:00:00
Georgia
Rochester
Sat, Apr 22
20:00:00
Toronto
Buffalo
Sat, Apr 22
21:30:00
Colorado
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 22
22:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sun, Apr 23
15:00:00
Philadelphia
Albany
WK
22
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Rochester
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Buffalo
Albany
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Halifax
Georgia
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
Colorado
San Diego
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
New York
Vancouver
Sat, Apr 29
22:30:00
Saskatchewan
Las Vegas
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A Tale of Two Halves: Roughnecks Fall Short as Thunderbirds Keep Flying

The Calgary Roughnecks fell to the Halifax Thunderbirds 15–12 after a commanding first half and a collapsing second.

Knocking off the Halifax Thunderbirds has proven to be the hardest task in lacrosse this season, but in the first half of tonight’s game, the defending NLL Champs look like they had it figured out. Opening the scoring early for the Calgary Roughnecks was Tyler Pace on a beautiful diving goal just 1 minute into the game. He followed that up just 68 seconds later with a rebound off of Warren Hill to gain an early 2–0 lead.

It is usually Halifax taking early leads, scoring within the first minutes of most of their games so far. Tonight, they were on the receiving end of offense hot out of the gate. An early Power Play opportunity for the Roughnecks and a slippery behind-the-back pass from Rhys Duch to Curtis Dickson stretched Calgary’s lead to 3 halfway through the opening period.

It was Stephen Keogh for Halifax who finally broke the stout defense of Calgary and snuck a shot past Christian Del Bianco after nearly 9 minutes of gameplay. That would be the only offensive light for the Thunderbirds in the first quarter, however. After a few big saves by Halifax goaltender Warren Hill, Zach Herreweyers reclaimed the 3-goal lead for the Roughnecks going into the second period.

The second quarter, both defenses seemed to find their rhythms, not allowing any goals until James Barclay intercepted a Roughneck pass and ran the floor, bringing the Thunderbirds within 2. Dickson answered a few minutes later with his 2nd goal of the night and taking back a 3-goal lead for Calgary with under 5 minutes to go before halftime, and then collected his 3rd goal of the first half shortly after. He cut straight through the usually rock-solid Thunderbird defense and back handed the ball through Warren Hill’s legs.

Down 4–2 with 32 seconds left in the first half, a Power Play opportunity for Halifax was just what they needed to get back into the game and build some momentum going into the break. A slash was called on Tyson Bell, and 4 seconds into the extra-man opportunity the lethal Cody Jamieson fired a shot past Del Bianco.

“We know we didn’t play our best in the first half,” said Jamieson as the second half began. “Calgary is a great team and will score if we give them the opportunity, so we have to finish our shots and pick it up if we want to win.”

Something changed for the Thunderbird’s offense in the second half and something changed for the Roughneck’s defense as well. After a dominant defensive half by Calgary and a lackluster offensive performance by Halifax, the tables turned.

Beginning the third on a Power Play that had rolled over from the end of the second, the Thunderbird’s Jake Withers continued his dominance at the faceoff X and gave Cody Jamieson the chance to rip another extra-man goal. You could feel the momentum swinging toward Halifax at this point, and the floodgates had opened.

Keogh fought through the Roughneck defense and added another goal, followed shortly by Jamieson on a pass from Brad Gillies, collecting a hat trick and tying the game at 6.

Tyler Pace followed Jamieson’s hatty with one of his own, scoring a goal from the corner of the offensive zone and beating Warren Hill low to reclaim the lead for Calgary. Herreweyes came back just 31 seconds later to stretch the lead to 2 yet again.

After a 4–0 run by the Thunderbirds answered by 2 quick Roughneck goals, the Thunderbirds got right back to business. Between the 6:53 mark in the third and the 14:19 mark in the fourth, Halifax would score 7 unanswered goals. The run was kicked off by rookie phenom Clarke Petterson scoring back-to-back goals to even the game at 8. A pair of goals by Keogh brought him to 4 on the night, and 2 more by Ryan Benesch moved him up in the All-Time scoring list, now tied for 8th.

When the drought for Calgary finally ended, Shane Simpson ran right through the defense and finished on the doorstep, doing his part to cut into the deficit that had so quickly fallen onto the Roughnecks after leading early in the game.

Stephen Keogh answered with his 5th goal of the night and regained a 5-goal lead for Halifax as they led 14–9. The Roughnecks would get two more goals from Dan Taylor and Shane Simpson again, but it was not enough as Petterson collected his hat trick and Jake Withers won yet another faceoff, allowing the Thunderbirds to run the clock out and seal a 15–12 victory.

Withers finished the night winning 27 of 32 faceoffs and was an integral part of the Roughnecks struggles in the second half. After playing such a sharp first half, the Roughnecks defense could not find the answers for the Thunderbird’s playmakers. Keogh finished the game with 5 goals and set the pace for the offense, earning the Player of the Game honor.

“We just started moving our feet and moving the ball. We took some hard shots and they started dropping,” said Keogh post-game.

While the second half was certainly not the outcome the Roughnecks would have liked to see, there were some positive aspects that came from it. Tyler Pace emerged as a scoring threat, and the assistant captain Curtis Dickson played well, too. There is a lot of potential going forward on offense if the Roughnecks can sort out some of the defensive woes that plagued them tonight in the second half.

The Thunderbirds improve to 6–0 on the season and sit atop the NLL, while Calgary falls to 2–4 and remains winless at home. They will look to change that in their next game when the struggling New York Riptide make the trip to Canada on February 8th. That game begins at 9:30 Eastern/7:30 Mountain and can be streamed on B/R Live.

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