NLL: Knighthawks get important win over Swarm

February 12, 2018

Despite a solid 17-10 win over the Georgia Swarm on Sunday evening, the Rochester Knighthawks remain in last place in the NLL’s east division. At 3-6, they’re half a game back of the Swarm and two games back of New England for the final playoff spot. Both the Swarm and Knighthawks were playing back-to-back. Georgia lost 18-9 in Buffalo on Saturday, and the Knighthawks dropped a 12-9 decision to the…

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NLL: Rock back on track, win 12-9 over Knighthawks

February 12, 2018

The Toronto Rock headed out on the road to Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night to take on the struggling Rochester Knighthawks. After falling to the Calgary Roughnecks 18-6, snapping their win streak just a week ago, the Rock looked for and found redemption in the win column as they took this game 12-9. The Rock got big-time help from star goaltender Nick Rose who has been playing up to…

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NLL: Buffalo continues roll with win over Swarm

February 11, 2018

Buffalo scores 18 off defending champions, Byrne and Crawford net hat-tricks After defeating the New England Black Wolves 18-13 just 24 hours prior, the Buffalo Bandits (6-3) returned home to dismantle the defending champion Georgia Swarm (3-4) 18-9 in front of 14,058 fans at KeyBank Center. Rookie Josh Byrne, who scored five points (3G/2A) on Friday night, showed no sign of being tired. If anything, he became stronger on the…

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NLL: Bandits take first place from Black Wolves

February 10, 2018

Dhane Smith and Josh Byrne lead Bandits to first place Last night in front of 5,357 howling fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena, the Buffalo Bandits (5-3) defeated the New England Black Wolves (4-3) 18-13. With the victory the Bandits now stand alone in first place in the Eastern Division. Rookie Josh Byrne started the scoring for the Bandits just 13 seconds into the game, as Buffalo wanted to make…

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Hoggarth happy to be a Bandit

February 8, 2018

There is so much talent available in the NLL that when teams make trades it often evens out. A straight-up player-for-player swap returns equal value to each team. Teams also don’t have a long time to build a winner, so if something isn’t working they have to fix it fast. That’s what brought Thomas Hoggarth to the Buffalo Bandits (4-3) from the Vancouver Stealth (1-7) this week in exchange for…

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Press Release: Stealth swap Hoggarth for Saunders

February 6, 2018

Vancouver, BC – Monday, February 5, 2018 – The Vancouver Stealth have announced today they have traded for forward Pat Saunders. In exchange, the Buffalo Bandits received Thomas Hoggarth, pending league approval. “I think this is going to be a big move and I am feeling great about the whole situation. I am excited to be able to play with two really good lefties in Vancouver,” said Pat Saunders. “My…

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NLL: Back-to-back wins for ‘Wolves

January 22, 2018

A mere week after meeting at Rochester’s Blue Cross Arena, the New England Black Wolves and Rochester Knighthawks battled once more. And just like that meeting last week, the Black Wolves (4-1) emerged the victor, defeating the Knighthawks (2-4) 11-9. Black Wolves head coach Glenn Clark told the team’s website earlier in the week that execution would be key to earning a second straight win against Rochester, and their offense…

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NLL: Bandits take down Rush in OT

January 20, 2018

An improbable comeback by the Buffalo Bandits resulted in a 16-15 overtime win over the Saskatchewan Rush on Friday night at SaskTel Centre. It was an important moral victory for the club which has struggled this season. The Bandits fell behind 6-0 after the first quarter and lagged 12-5 in the third, but fought hard to tie the game at 15 in the final seconds of the game. Pat Saunders…

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MLL: Teams fill out rosters at supplemental draft

January 19, 2018

This past Wednesday, Major League Lacrosse held its annual supplemental draft with former Florida Launch goaltender Benny Pugh going first overall to the Boston Cannons. Teams can only protect 19 players prior to the start of the season, so the supplemental draft helps teams re-stock their rosters to the allowed 35 players. At this point, it’s safe to say that the MLL talent pool more resembles a waterpark in size…

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NLL: Black Wolves bite Knighthawks 9-8

January 16, 2018

Rochester falls to 2-3 after losing both games over weekend Saturday night the New England Black Wolves (3-1) defeated the Rochester Knighthawks (2-3) 9-8 in front of 6,336 fans at Connor & Ferris Field at the Blue Cross Arena. As one team scored, the other came right back to tie the game in a typical lacrosse battle. It wasn’t until 14:13 of the second quarter when Shawn Evans scored his…

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