DENVER — The Colorado Mammoth beat the Calgary Roughbecks Thursday night at Ball Arena in Game 1 of the West Conference Finals.
Mammoth goaltender Dillon Ward stopped 36-of-43 in the Mammoth's 8-7 win.
The Mammoth will play Game 2 at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on Saturday as the team could close out the series in one weekend.
If not, the teams will conclude the best-of-three West Conference Finals on Saturday, May 20, in Calgary.
The East Conference Finals, featuring Toronto Rock and Buffalo Bandits, begins with a pair of back-to-back matches this weekend on Friday and Saturday.
The Mammoth are the defending National Lacrosse League (NLL) champions, having captured the title last June.
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