Game Over

TY PILSON -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:09 AM ET

SUN THREE STARS:

1. Blaine Manning, Toronto -- The Sherwood Park product continued to be a Roughneck-killer with five goals and eight points.

2. Josh Sanderson, Toronto -- Paced the offence with two timely goals and chipped in six assists.

3. Bob Watson, Toronto -- Stoned the Roughnecks for much of the night making 39 saves.

HIT OF THE GAME:

Calgary defender Taylor Wray grabbed a loose ball in his zone and ran it back, steamrolling Toronto forward Josh Sanderson at mid-floor and sending Sanderson crashing to the carpet sans helmet bringing a massive cheer from the crowd. Adding insult to injury, Wray then passed the ball to F Lewis Ratcliff who scored.

GOAL OF THE GAME:

Rock forward Blaine Manning fought through two Calgary defenders to get off a one-handed shot from a bad angle with one second on the shot clock that beat Roughnecks goaltender Curtis Palidwor short-side.

UNSUNG HERO:

Craig Gelsvik continued to be the Roughnecks most consistent defender playing a smart and aggressive game.

FIGHT CARD:

Calgary F Matt Green edged Toronto's Scott Campbell in a late second-quarter scrap. Calgary's Jeff Moleski and Toronto's Tim O'Brien went at it in a draw in the fourth quarter as did Calgary's Ryan McNish, who got the decision over Toronto's J.J. Dickie.

REPORT CARD:

Offence -- C

Defence -- B-

Goaltending -- C+

Special teams -- Powerplay: F; Penalty kill: B-

NOTABLES:

Calgary's scratches yesterday were Andrew Biers (healthy), Andy Ogilvie (family commitment), Callum Crawford (IR, back), Grant Hamilton (healthy), Kevin Dostie (healthy) and Rob Williams (healthy) ... Dennis Deis returned to the announcer's booth for the club yesterday. Deis served in that capacity for the club's first two seasons ... Calgary captain Tracey Kelusky -- who had four goals in the loss -- now has 402 points in his career.


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