The Calgary Roughnecks are a professional box lacrosse team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They are members of the Western Division of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) and play their home games at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The team name is derived from the roughnecks who work drilling rigs in Alberta’s oil and gas industry. The team is affectionately known by fans as the Riggers.
The Roughnecks were founded in 2001 and have qualified for the post-season every year since 2002. They have won three division championships (2005, 2009, 2011) and twice have captured the Champion’s Cup as NLL champions. They won both titles on their home floor, defeating the Buffalo Bandits in 2004 and the New York Titans in 2https://youtu.be/63Uz9MBkePs009.
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