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The Calgary Roughneck beat the Buffalo Bandits two games to none, to claim their third NLL Championship in franchise history.  The Calgary Roughnecks won the NLL Cup in 2004 and 2009.

Now we get look forward to a fun offseason.


Box Score

Attendance 17,038

Corey Small scored the game tying goal for the Bandits with :28 seconds left to force overtime.  Rhys Duch scored the game winning goal 1:12 into overtime for the Roughnecks and to give the Roughnecks their third NLL Championship in franchise history

Press Release

In typical NLL fashion they announce this deal after game one of the finals has already been played. Stadium is a solid service we use the service during college football season. 

However, this deal continues to show that the NLL has NOT risen above Niche Sport status in the United States. 


The National Lacrosse League and its global media partner, Bleacher Report Live, have announced a partnership with Stadium throughout the duration of the NLL Finals between the Buffalo Bandits and the Calgary Roughnecks.

Each game of the Finals will be aired in the United States by Stadium in its entirety on a delayed basis.

Live NLL Finals games will be available in the U.S. and Canada on the B/R Live website ( and apps. Stadium will re-air the games as follows:

· Game 1: Premiere at 8:00 pm ET on Tuesday, May 21; repeat at 1:30 pm ET on Saturday, May 25
· Game 2: Premiere at 8:00 pm ET on Tuesday, May 28; repeat at 2:30 pm ET on Saturday, June 1

· Game 3 (if necessary): Premiere at 8:00 pm ET on Tuesday, June 4; repeat at 1:30 pm ET on Saturday, June 8

Box Score

Attendance 15,747

The teams combined for four goals over the first thirty minutes as Matt Vinc and Christian Del Bianco put on a show. Shawn Evans broke the tie 4:15 into the third quarter and give the Bandits a 3-2 lead before the Roughnecks went on a 4-0 run that stretched between the third and four quarters to take control and head back to Calgary with a 1-0 series lead.

Dane Dobbie led the Roughnecks with three goals and three assists. Christian Del Bianco made 48 saves for the Roughnecks

Buffalo will have to find a way to solve Del Bianco if they want to bring the series back to Buffalo for a third and deciding game.

Game two goes Saturday May 25 in Calgary 9 PM ET face off.

Game 1 Saturday, May 18 7:30 pm ET KeyBank Center Buffalo, NY

Game 2 Saturday, May 25 9:00 pm ET Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, AB

Game 3 Friday, May 31 8:00 pm ET KeyBank Center Buffalo, NY


At least the season won’t extend into June.