Two years ago Mike Poulin was named the National Lacrosse League’s top goalie as he led the Roughnecks to a league-leading 12-4 record and Calgary gave up the fewest goals in the league. Last year he was off his game a bit and the Roughnecks also had an up and down season, still winning the West in the regular season but finishing just 9-7 and giving up the most goals in the league. As 2014 approaches, he’s made some changes to try to get back to the form he had in 2012. One thing he’d like to change from both seasons, though, is the Riggers’ lack of post-season success. “In past years, we’ve been a young group with the expectations of being together for a few championships. Now it’s, wow, I’ve been here for four years and we haven’t succeeded in that goal,” Poulin told the Calgary Herald. He’s done more off-season work than ever, Poulin says, and “This year, more than ever, there’s an urgency to finally bring a championship back to Calgary.”Stamp is a TV sports announcer and lacrosse lover whose skill set made him a defender but who always dreamed of being a goal-scorer. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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