The Mammoth is on a three-game winning streak and is aiming to make it four. Saturday, the Mammoth takes on the Calgary Roughnecks for a third time this season, but for the first time in The Loud House.
Last week, the Mammoth (7-3) won back-to-back games against the Georgia Swarm (5-6) on the road and the Buffalo Bandits (6-5) at home.
“The back-to-back wins were massive victories that we needed to help us keep pace in the West,” said Assistant Captain Joey Cupido. “Everyone contributed from the top to bottom of our roster and, with March being our busiest month of the season, we could not have asked for a better way to kick it off.”
The Mammoth continues the busiest month in team history with a Rocky Mountain rival tie-breaker this weekend.
The Mammoth beat the Roughnecks 11-7 in their first matchup at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Ryan Benesch led the offense with eight points (5G, 3A). Three of Benesch’s five goals were scored on power plays. Overall, the Mammoth scored on 5 out of 7 power plays. For the defense, Dillon Ward saved 40 out of 47 shots and held Calgary to just five points until the last 30 seconds of the game.
In a disappointing week 10 rematch, the Roughnecks routed the Mammoth, 13-9. Though Colorado was perfect on power plays (4-4), and outshot Calgary 60-50 shots on goal, they struggled against goaltender Christian Del Bianco who had 51 saves. Dane Dobbie led the Roughnecks offense with seven points (4G, 3A).
Mammoth Captain Robert Hope said, “Dobbie is a great player and we need to make sure we are ready for him and Calgary’s offense. We need to be a lot better then we were last time. We were not ready to play and that can’t happen in this league. The players are too good. We will watch film and make sure we take away time and space.”
Players to Watch:
Ryan Benesch is only 5 points away from his career 900th point. Look for good numbers from Stephen Keogh who put up a total of 17 points in the last three game weeks. With 19 caused turnovers this season, Robert Hope is third in the league. He is one caused-turnover away from reaching 100 career caused turnovers. With seven points this season, Joey Cupido is second among NLL defensemen in points. He is 2 points away from reaching 100 career points.
Military Appreciation Weekend:
The Mammoth’s game on Saturday is part of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment’s Military Appreciation Weekend presented by Caliber Collison and Budweiser!
During the game, the Mammoth would like to honor fans who have served in the Military and to thank them for their service.
John Grant, Jr. Photos & Autographs:
Immediately after the game on Saturday, in anticipation of his jersey retirement on March 24, lacrosse legend John Grant, Jr. will return to the turf for photos and autographs with fans.
To find seats for the Mammoth's game on Saturday, March 10, visit AltitudeTickets.com. Military personnel will receive special ticket pricing through Saturday, March 10 at the Pepsi Center box office with a valid Military ID.