The Saskatchewan Rush finished the regular season on a sour note as they now prepare for the playoffs.
The Calgary Roughnecks outscored the Rush 9-3 in the second half en route to a 14-7 drubbing of their Prairie rivals. It also snapped an 8 game losing streak against Saskatchewan.
Adam Jones led the Rush with 3 goals and an assist, while Curtis Dickson was the top scorer for Calgary with 3 goals and 3 assists. Mark Matthews also talled a goal and 2 assists to finish second in league scoring with 113 points.
Despite the win, Calgary falls 1 game short of the playoffs, missing the postseason for the first time in 14 years, while the Rush finish 1st in the West with 12 wins and 6 losses. The Rush will get a bye while Vancouver and Colorado battle in a single game elimination.
They'll visit the winner of that game in the first game of the West final May 13th, and host game 2 on May 20th.