Saskatchewan Rush open season with win over Calgary Roughnecks

The win marks the team's first win of the season, which was also their first regular season game ever as a Saskatoon-based team.

Matthews, Church each have five points in 10-8 win

The Saskatchewan Rush wanted to add a Hulk fist patch to their jerseys for this weekend's game in Calgary, but the team says the National Lacrosse League will not allow it. (Chanss Lagaden/CBC)

Mark Matthews and Robert Church both had two goals and three assists as the Saskatchewan Rush got past the Calgary Roughnecks 10-8 on Saturday night in National Lacrosse League action.

The win marks the team's first win of the season, which was also their first regular season game.

Zack Greer also had a pair of goals for the Rush (1-0). Ben McIntosh, Adrian Sorichetti, Chris Corbeil and Riley Loewen rounded out the attack.

Dane Dobbie scored a hat trick for Calgary (0-1), which got two goals and two assists from Curtis Dickson. Dan MacRae, Wesley Berg and Jeff Shattler had the others.

Aaron Bold made 37 saves for the win in net as Frankie Scigliano also kicked out 37 shots in defeat. Mike Poulin played 23 seconds of relief for the Roughnecks and made one save.

Saskatchewan was 1 for 4 on the power play while Calgary scored four times on eight opportunities.


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