Roughnecks not cocky after perfect start

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:20 PM ET

Don’t expect the Calgary Roughnecks to be satisfied with their surprising start.

Head coach Dave Pym vows not to let anyone get complacent. In breaking down the tape of the two victories on opening weekend, he saw mistakes all over the floor.

All 23 roster players suited up over the two games, and a 24th player could debut Saturday against the Colorado Mammoth as Devan Wray was signed due to the injury of Nolan Heavenor.

Pym is waiting until the last minute to finalize a starting 20, and everyone is a candidate to sit.

“We will rotate throughout the entire roster,” Pym said. “If any player doesn’t perform to the expectations we have for them, they will be out of the lineup.”

With a young group — the Riggers started eight rookies last weekend, more than any other National Lacrosse League team — there is a worry they could get cocky after two big wins.

“It falls heavily on the leadership to keep everyone in check,” said defender Geoff Snider. “The guys we have here as a leadership core won’t let that happen. There is a confidence but a quiet one. We have encountered adversity in these games. They’ve been close. We’ve had to stick to our game plan and battle.”

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