March 9, 2012

Calgary Wins Battle of Alberta Over Edmonton

from press release

EDMONTON, Alb. - The Battle of Alberta continues to be a one-sided affair in favor of the Calgary Roughnecks.

Dane Dobbie put Calgary ahead for good with 4:21 to play and the Roughnecks won their eighth straight game over the Edmonton Rush, 13-10 on Friday night at Rexall Place.

Curtis Dickson scored four goals for Calgary (6-3), which moved past idle Minnesota and alone into second place in the West Division.

Edmonton’s Shawn Williams played in his 187th straight game, leaving him one shy of tying Colin Doyle and Steve Toll for the NLL’s longest consecutive games-played streak. Williams will match Doyle and Toll when the two-game weekend set shifts south to the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday night.

Williams had four assists Friday, leaving him three points shy of becoming the sixth player in NLL history with 1,000 for his career.

Scott Evans scored four of his six goals in the fourth quarter for the Rush (2-5).

On Friday, Edmonton also became the first Canadian club to have players wear Twitter handles in place of last names on its jerseys.

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