Calgary Roughnecks can win the NLL championship at the Saddledome this week

May 21 2019, 8:59 pm

The Calgary Roughnecks have a chance to win the third NLL championship in franchise history this Saturday in front of their hometown fans.

The Roughnecks beat the Buffalo Bandits 10-7 on the road in Game 1 over the weekend. Game 2 shifts to the Scotiabank Saddledome, giving Calgary their lone chance to lift the National Lacrosse League Cup at home.

Dane Dobbie scored three goals and three assists to lead the way for the Roughnecks in Game 1, while Curtis Dickson (1G, 1A), Dan MacRae (1G, 1A), Dan Taylor (1G), and Mitch Wilde (1G) rounded out the scoring.

Christian Del Bianco stopped 48 of 55 shots for the visitors.

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Expect a huge crowd to show up for Game 2, which is set for this Saturday, May 25 at 7 pm MT. A win for the Roughnecks will clinch the best-of-three series, while a loss would force a decisive Game 3 back in Buffalo.

The Roughnecks haven’t won an NLL title since 2009.

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