Second-round trip a first for former captain

IAN BUSBY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:45 AM ET

It's trivia time: All three captains in Calgary Roughnecks history will be on the floor tomorrow night at the Saddledome. Who are they?

Tracey Kelusky and Kaleb Toth will, of course, be suiting up for the home team. Take a guess on the other one.

Time's up.

The Portland LumberJax are the Riggers' opponent for the National Lacrosse League's West Division final, and Bruce Alexander is part of their defence.

Alexander was wore the 'C' for the expansion Roughnecks back in 2002, before he was traded to Montreal and Toth took over.

Alexander hasn't worn a 'C' since leaving Calgary, having spent time in Montreal and Vancouver before hooking onto the expansion LumberJax in 2006.

"Lots of As, though," said the 35-year-old, who is pumped to come back to Calgary. "It's exciting because I've never played in a second-round game before. Ninth year in the league!"

Alexander only played four regular-season games with Portland this season because he planned on taking the year off when his wife delivered their third child.

Head coach Derek Keenan pulled him out of retirement, and he has helped give the Jax a boost down the stretch.

"Luckily, I dropped about 20 lb. and felt a lot better about my conditioning," Alexander said. "Being with the team for the last couple of years, it was easy to roll back into the system because I knew it well."

FINAL GOING PRIMETIME

The NLL announced yesterday next week's Champion's Cup will be broadcast across Canada on The Score. The title game will be May 17 in either Buffalo or New York.


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