The Toronto Rock and the Calgary Roughnecks faced off Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. The Rock entered the game coming off of a loss against New England on February 24th, while Calgary was coming off of two straight losses, and were looking to get back to .500 at 6-6.
Nearly two minutes into the game, Dan MacRae found the net on a fast break with a man down off of a beautiful pass from Mitch Wilde to give Calgary a 1-0 lead.
Nearly 40 seconds later with the Rock still with the extra attacker, Johnny Powless ripped a shot from the right side to tie the game up at one.
Calgary then scored five goals in a row to take a 6-1 lead. Below is Wilde‘s goal to give the Roughnecks the 4-1 lead. It was Wilde’s only goal of the game.
Trailing 6-1, Dan Lintner ended the Rock’s skid with a goal with a man down. Dan Craig (goal not pictured) also scored for the Rock to cut their deficit to 6-3.
Calgary then shot back with two straight goals to take an 8-3 lead. Below is Riley Loewen’s goal to give the Roughnecks the 7-3 lead.
After both teams traded goals in the early part of the third quarter, the Roughnecks broke through with two straight goals, the first by Tyler Pace, and the second (below) by Zach Currier.
The Rock then scored two straight goals of their own to cut the score to 12-8. The second goal, below, was scored by Linter, his third goal of the game.
After Calgary scored, Bill Hostrawser scored for his second goal of the season.
But the Roughnecks ended the game on a 2-0 run to seal the win. The below goal, the final one of the night, was scored by Loewen.
Final Score: Calgary Roughnecks 15, Toronto Rock 9.