February 10, 2019 4:56 pm
Updated: February 11, 2019 7:38 pm

Curtis Dickson’s 11-point night leads Calgary Roughnecks over Saskatchewan Rush

WATCH: The Saskatchewan Rush fell short in a 17-12 loss to the Calgary Roughnecks Saturday night in NLL action.

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Curtis Dickson had four goals and seven assists and Dane Dobbie added four goals and six helpers as the Calgary Roughnecks (5-4) beat the Saskatchewan Rush (3-4) 17-12 on Saturday in National Lacrosse League (NLL) action.

“We’re just not consistent enough. We had a really good start, but had some breakdowns defensively,” said Derek Keenan, Saskatchewan Rush head coach.

“I thought we had a lot of really good scoring chances where we just didn’t bury them.”

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Tyler Pace scored four times and tacked on three assists while Riley Loewen had a pair of goals for the Roughnecks (5-4), who got singles from Dan MacRae, Dan Taylor and Mitch Wilde.

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Robert Church and Jeff Shattler paced the Rush (3-4) offence with a hat trick each while Ryan Keenan and Curtis Knight both scored twice. Mark Matthews and Ben McIntosh rounded out the attack.

“This team hasn’t faced a lot of adversity recently, so now we’re going to show what we are made of,” Keenan said.

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“I have full confidence in our guys to turn it around.”

Christian Del Bianco made 39 saves for the win as Evan Kirk stopped 27-of-42 shots in defeat.

The Rush travel next to Vancouver for a game against the Warriors (3-6) on Saturday.

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