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Calgary Roughnecks Bid Farewell to Season with Victory Celebration

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Calgary Roughnecks bid farewell to their 2023-24 National Lacrosse League season on a high note, celebrating a thrilling victory in front of a record-breaking crowd at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The 14,424 fans in attendance brought the energy for the Roughnecks’ clash against the Panther City Lacrosse Club, creating a lively atmosphere for the team’s final game.

Captain Jesse King led the charge for the Roughnecks, reaching a milestone of 100 points in the season and setting a personal best of 101 points with a standout performance. The team rallied behind key players like Logan Schuss, who notched his first goals for the team after a season-ending injury.

Head coach Sanderson reflected on the team’s season, emphasizing the importance of building a strong team culture and looking ahead to the future. While the Roughnecks fell short of a playoff spot, the players showcased their determination and unity in the final game, ending the season on a positive note.

The Calgary Roughnecks faced tough competition throughout the season, with rivals like the Vancouver Warriors and Saskatchewan Rush vying for playoff berths in the NLL. Despite the challenges, the team remained resilient and competitive, showcasing their passion for the sport.

Looking ahead, the Roughnecks will evaluate their performance and make necessary adjustments in the off-season to come back stronger next year. With a core group of players expected to return, the team is focused on building on their successes and pushing towards playoff contention in the future.

The final playoff slot in the NLL will be determined in an upcoming match between the New York Riptide and the Rochester Knighthawks. The outcome of this game will impact the post-season picture, with the Roughnecks keeping a close eye on the results as they prepare for the off-season.

Rachel Adams

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