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Sunday, January 3, 2016


CALGARY - Mark Matthews and Robert Church both had two goals and three assists as the Saskatchewan Rush got past the Calgary Roughnecks 10-8 on Saturday night in National Lacrosse League action.

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)


Anonymous said...

this league is on par with the cfl

Anonymous said...

Great Game. Good start for our new pro team! Go Rush!

Anonymous said...

This win outta bring two minivans of fans from Regina to the home opener in Saskatoon if they don't fill up with teenburgers at Davidson get homesick and turn back.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see the RUSH getting some exposure. They should have a bright future, remaining in Saskatchewan. Watched the game on TSN3 last night and got my ticket for the home opener. Hopefully our province will support our 2nd professional franchise as well as we support the first.

Anonymous said...

It's an awesome game and product. I wish Winnipeg would get a team. If you've never seen a game, go... you won't be disappointed.

Anonymous said...

Rod and Al Dumba should get involved by doing the radio broadcast of the home games.

Anonymous said...

no they absolutely should not under any circumstances be involved in any fashion.

Anonymous said...

Two mini vans. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Why shouldn't Rod be involved? Too bad for you little bud, Rod is pals with the Rush president so he's going to be involved whether you like it or not. And yes I'm from Saskatoon.

Go Rush!

Anonymous said...

NFL trolls never cease to amaze. The CFL season has been over for over a month now and yet the NFL snobs still have to find every opportunity to bitch and complain about it. Go give your posters of Brady and Gronk a kiss or something.

Anonymous said...

That game was slightly more entertaining than the CWHL game on TSN1 earlier in the day..... A modified version of basketball and anything with basketball in its DNA is boring...... Good crowd though, and a nice win to start the season !