There were a few more empty seats compared to last year, but the goal output and intensity level was about the same.
Saturday's National Lacrosse League pre-season game at the Langley Events Centre didn't draw as many fans as the one held on Dec. 10, 2011, when 4,791 people filled the LEC's arena bowl to take in the Washington Stealth's 14-13 overtime win over the Toronto Rock.
This time around, about 800 fewer people were in attendance as the Calgary Roughnecks out-scored the Colorado Mammoth 20-11.
Jeff Shattler and Curtis Dickson scored five goals each for the Roughnecks, who also had a four-goal night from Scott Ranger.
During the summer, all three play in the Western Lacrosse Association, Shattler with the Victoria Shamrocks, Dickson with the Maple Ridge Burrards, and Ranger with the Nanaimo Timbermen.
Jordan McBride - a member of the WLA's New Westminster Salmonbellies during lacrosse's summer season - found the net four times for the Mammoth.
The game featured two Langley Thunder players: Ian Poole (Colorado) and Thunder captain Matt Leveque (Calgary).
Meanwhile, the Washington Stealth held its training camp at the LEC last weekend. Twenty-one of the 40 players trying out for the team hail from B.C., including Thunder players Athan Iannucci, Brett Hickey, and Lewis Ratcliff.
The LEC is home to the Thunder, the two-time defending WLA champions and Mann Cup finalists.