Oooooh what feeling, what a rush. At least that’s what Edmonton would probably be playing had they maintained their two goal lead in the first quarter. Unfortunately for them, they lost that two goal lead 11 minutes into the first frame and remained behind for the rest of the game.
I can finally say that last night the Roughnecks were actually looking like the championship team they are. It’s definitely been a long haul this season and many a fan has been with me on this roller-coaster. Posting their highest goals against for the year, the Calgary Roughnecks managed a decisive victory in the last battle of alberta for the 2006 season.
Edmonton took an early two goal lead with goals by Susheski and Daly in the first. A minute later Calgary would begin their full on press and answer back with goals by Callum Crawford (2), Tracey Kelusky, Taylor Wray, and Kevin Dostie — all in the first quarter.
The second proved to be a bit of a repeat of the first. Andrew McBride scored a shorthanded goal followed by three from Lewis Ratcliff and one from Ryan McNish. Edmonton’s Dairon mixed in a couple goals of his own during that time as well.
Ahead 10–4, the Roughnecks didn’t let up in the third. Kevin Dostie, Lewis Ratcliff, Travis Gillespie, and Jason Wulder all put digits on the board for Calgary during the third. The lone goal for Edmonton was on a powerplay and scored by Giles.
The final frame saw a drop in the intensity from the Roughnecks and proved to be the Rush’s highest scoring quarter of the game — Daly, Dairon, Quinlan, and Howard. Ryan McNish and Rob Kirkby put up the final two goals for Calgary.