The New York Riptide faced the Calgary Roughnecks at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday night in Week 10 action. Calgary came in at 2-3, looking to climb over .500 with two games at home this weekend. The Riptide were also looking to even their record, having won three of their last four games after an 0-3 start. Jeff Teat had another huge night (4g, 5a) as the Riptide evened their record at 4-4 with an 11-10 victory.

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Transition game gives Roughnecks halftime lead

Teat (1:38) opened the scoring, only for Josh Currier (3:15) to equalize. The score remained tied at 1-1 until Jay Thorimbert scored in transition (9:26), followed by a power play goal from Teat (13:50). Currier netted his second (14:12) to make it a 3-2 game after 15 minutes of play.

Kiel Matisz (2:44) pushed the lead back to two with a diving sidearm heave as the shot clock was expiring. Jesse King (3g, 3a; 3:36) and Stephen Keogh (2g, 1a; 5:21) traded goals before Calgary went on a three-goal run. Shane Simpson took a long pass from goaltender Christian Del Bianco and scored a transition power play marker (11:05). Jeff Cornwall followed with another goal in transition (11:49), before Tanner Cook buried one (12:14) to give Calgary a 6- lead going into halftime.

Riptide come alive in third quarter

Reilly O’Connor (3:31) tied the game up at 6-6 to start the second half. However, the Riptide would then be called for an illegal substitution on a breakaway, giving Calgary a penalty shot. King (4:33) converted to restore the Roughnecks’ one-goal lead. Teat tied the game again with his hat-trick goal (8:17). Tyler Pace (10:20) put Calgary back on top 8-7 with a power play goal, but Keogh equalized just over a minute later for the Riptide (11:26). New York then took a 10-8 lead with Teat (13:00) and Larson Sundown (14:31) scoring power play goals as the third quarter came to a close.

Haiden Dickson cut the lead to one with a power play goal at 2:30 of the final frame. Connor Kearnan then quick-sticked one home on a power play at 3:40 to make it 11-9 New York. King secured his hat trick 15 seconds later to narrow the margin to one. Calgary had numerous chances to tie the game the rest of the way, hitting the post or crossbar several times, but ultimately were unable to find the back of the net again.

Other Stats of Note

New York won the faceoff battle 15-10, and had 57 shots on goal to Calgary’s 48. The Roughnecks won the loose ball battle 68-56.

Power Play: NY 4 for 5; CGY 3 for 6

Cam Dunkerley (NY): 38 saves

Jeff Cornwall (CGY): 5 Caused Turnovers

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“Muffler” Mike Kostiuk

“Muffler” Mike Kostiuk was formally introduced to box lacrosse when he attended a New England Black Wolves game on a whim in 2016. Instantly hooked, he has since become an avid follower of the National Lacrosse League. Following the postponement of the 2019-2020 NLL season, he was offered the chance to share his wealth of statistical knowledge and unique insights with the lacrosse community at large. He cheerfully accepted, and currently serves as Edge of Philly’s correspondent for both the Albany FireWolves and New York Riptide.