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Well Wes Berg finally got his freedom from the Calgary Roughnecks, and is heading to the San Diego Seals.

The trade breaks down as follows

The Roughnecks has received  defenseman Shane Simpson, a first round pick in the 2019 NLL Entry Draft (8th overall) and a second-round selection in 2021 from the San Diego Seals in exchange for forward Wesley Berg.

Good deal for both clubs.

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Teams will submit a list of 11 players they wish to protect ahead of the Expansion Draft.

Per the CBA, a maximum of five forwards and one goaltender can be put on a team’s protected player list.

Well the league has published the protected players lists. Some interesting names available to Rochester and New York.

Curious move by Philadelphia not protecting a goaltender.  Let the bitching by Philly faithful begin.

Anyway let the backroom deals begin in earnest. Check out the lists below.

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Press Release 

The nominees for each award are:

Rookie of the Year

  • Ian MacKay – Buffalo Bandits
  • Matt Rambo – Philadelphia Wings
  • Austin Staats – San Diego Seals

Defensive Player of the Year

  • Graeme Hossack – Rochester Knighthawks
  • Steve Priolo – Buffalo Bandits
  • Kyle Rubisch – Saskatchewan Rush

Transition Player of the Year

  • Zach Currier – Calgary Roughnecks
  • Kiel Matisz – Philadelphia Wings
  • Challen Rogers – Toronto Rock

Goaltender of the Year

  • Christian Del Bianco – Calgary Roughnecks
  • Matt Vinc – Buffalo Bandits
  • Dillon Ward – Colorado Mammoth

Most Valuable Player

  • Dane Dobbie – Calgary Roughnecks
  • Lyle Thompson – Georgia Swarm
  • Matt Vinc – Buffalo Bandits

Sportsmanship Award

  • Dan Dawson – San Diego Seals
  • Tom Schreiber – Toronto Rock
  • Lyle Thompson – Georgia Swarm

Teammate of the Year

  • Kyle Buchanan – San Diego Seals
  • Chad Cummings – Calgary Roughnecks
  • John Ranagan – Georgia Swarm

Les Bartley Award, Head Coach of the Year

  • Curt Malawsky – Calgary Roughnecks
  • Matt Sawyer – Toronto Rock
  • John Tavares/Rich Kilgour – Buffalo Bandits

General Manager of the Year

  • Mike Board – Calgary Roughnecks
  • Steve Dietrich – Buffalo Bandits
  • Patrick Merrill – San Diego Seals

Executive of the Year

  • Terri Giberson – Toronto Rock
  • Lindsey Masciangelo – Philadelphia Wings
  • Dave Zygai – Buffalo Bandits

This just goes to show how little media coverage the NLL gets. 

Tom Borelli Award, Media Person of the Year

  • Bob Chavez – IL Indoor ( Enjoyed his work at the D and C. Now not so much. )
  • Tyson Geick – Lacrosse Flash ( Former league employee and still has his head up his ass. )
  • Barstool Jordie – Barstool Sports ( Barstool has more negatives than positives that we can think of. Just ask IB.  Jordie is an asshole to boot.

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

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.

Box Score

Attendance 8,900

Christian Del Bianco made 47 saves on 51 shots to help the Roughnecks advance to the NLL Cup Finals. Dane Dobbie led the Roughnecks with two goals and four assists.

Colorado was held scoreless for almost 33 minutes before Ryan Lee solved Christian Del Bianco 2:54 in the third quarter and got the Mammoth on the board and stopped a three goal run by the Roughnecks. The  Roughnecks only scored two goals at even strength and one with the extra attacker.

Plenty of fans came dressed as empty seats as only 8,900 announced saw the Roughnecks advance to the NLL Cup Finals.

 

Per #NLLStats tonight’s 12 combined goals ties the lowest goal total in a playoff game since 5/9/09 between New York (9) vs. Buffalo (3).

Box Score

Attendance 5,005

The San Diego Seals were fifteen minutes away from moving on to the West Division Final and hosting the Colorado Mammoth. However, the Calgary Roughnecks had other ideas and used a four goal fourth quarter to advance to the West Division Final and end the Seals season.

Dane Dobbie led the Roughnecks with three goals and four assists. Christian Del Bianco made 43 saves in between the pipes for the Roughnecks.  Turner Evans led the Seals with three goals and one assist.

Only if Austin Staats stayed healthy….

The Calgary Roughnecks will host the Colorado Mammoth Friday May 10 faceoff is set for 9 PM ET.

Friday May 3 Colorado at Saskatchewan 9:30 PM ET

Saturday May 4 New England at Buffalo  7:30 PM ET

Monday May 6 Toronto at Georgia 7:30 PM ET

Monday May 6 Calgary at San Diego 10:30 PM ET

Box Score

Attendance 19,289

The Necks outscored the Rush 14-5 over the first 30 minutes and the Rush just tapped out. Calgary is heading to the playoffs and the Rush have one more regular season game to get it together.

Dane Dobbie led the Necks with four goals and four assists. Christian Del Bianco made 36 saves for the Necks.  The Necks got to Rush netminder Evan Kirk early and often and chased Kirk to the bench after Kirk gave up 10 goals on 20 shots.

Up Next

Saturday April 27 Colorado at Saskatchewan 8:30 PM ET

Calgary – Playoffs