Revamped Riggers set for 2013
By QMI Agency
CALGARY - It'll be a new-look Calgary Roughnecks squad when they tip off the 2013 season in a little more than fourth months time.
Curt Malawsky is now the man behind the bench, replacing Dave Pym, whose contract wasn’t renewed after being upset in the first round of the playoffs back in May at the hands of the Edmonton Rush.
Veteran Kaleb Toth, the lone remaining original Rigger, is also without a contract with time winding down until the regular-season opener Jan. 12 at the Saddledome against the Toronto Rock.
The National Lacrosse League released the 2013 regular season schedule Tuesday and the Roughnecks will open the season with back-to-back home dates on the 16-game slate.
After facing the Rock in the home opener, the Riggers will host division-rival Colorado Jan. 19, before hitting the road to wrap up a home-and-home with the Mammoth Jan. 25.
The Riggers play seven-of-eight home games on Saturday nights — the other is a Friday night start — with the rubber dropping at 7 p.m. at the Dome each night.
The Rush and Riggers will renew hostilities four times, while Malawsky’s squad will also face Colorado and the Washington Stealth three times apiece, and the Minnesota Swarm twice within the division.