It was the inaugural game for the defending NLL-champion Rush after relocating from Edmonton to Saskatoon this summer.
Zack Greer also had a pair of goals for the Rush (1-0). Ben McIntosh, Adrian Sorichetti, Chris Corbeil and Riley Loewen rounded out the attack.
Dane Dobbie scored a hat trick for Calgary (0-1), which got two goals and two assists from Curtis Dickson. Dan MacRae, Wesley Berg and Jeff Shattler had the others.
Aaron Bold made 37 saves for the win in net as Frankie Scigliano also kicked out 37 shots in defeat. Mike Poulin played 23 seconds of relief for the Roughnecks and made one save.
Saskatchewan was 1 for 4 on the power play while Calgary scored four times on eight opportunities.
The Rush hosts the Vancouver Stealth in their home-opener Friday, January 15 at the SaskTel Centre.
(The Canadian Press)