March 29, 2009

Calgary the First to Clinch Playoff Berth

from press release

The Calgary Roughnecks defeated the Minnesota Swarm by a score of 13-10 on Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center. With the win and the loss by San Jose earlier in the day, Calgary (9-3) becomes the first team to clinch a berth in the playoffs.

Trailing 8-7 entering the fourth quarter, Calgary took over in the final frame, outscoring Minnesota 6-2. Curt Malawsky and Kaleb Toth each scored twice as Calgary opened the quarter with five consecutive goals to take control of the game.

Dane Dobbie led the Calgary offense with four goals and two assists. Toth scored two goals and tallied five assists.

Minnesota was led by Aaron Wilson's three goals and four assists. Kevin Buchanan scored three goals and added three assists. Minnesota falls to 5-7, but maintains fourth place in the West Division, one game ahead of San Jose (4-8).

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