Rush wrap up regular season against Calgary
Calgary comes on strong in second half to topple visitors from Saskatchewan
While the Saskatchewan Rush were able to keep their National Lacrosse League game against the host Calgary Roughnecks close in the first half — only trailing 5-4 a the midway point— they couldn’t hold off the Roughnecks in the second half, eventually losing 14-7.
Saskatchewan was shut out in the third quarter while the Roughnecks netted four goals.
The Rush offence improved in the final quarter, scoring three points, but the defence still struggled, allowing Calgary to record another five goals.
Adam Jones led the Rush with three goals and one assist, however, the top points of the game went to Calgary’s Curtis Dickson, who recorded three goals and three assists, as well as Dane Dobbie who notched two goals and assisted on four of his team’s scores.
In the net, Aaron Bold made 15 saves on 20 shots for the Rush in the first half before being replaced by Tyler Carlson at the beginning of the second half. Carlson would go on to record 17 saves on 26 shots.
At the other end, Frank Scilgliano played the entire game, only letting seven of 60 shots get past him.
The results of the game, which was the final of the NLL regular season, didn’t have any bearing on the post-season—the Rush still finish first in the Western Division, while the Roughnecks will miss the playoffs for the first time since the 2002 season.