NLL Protected Player Lists

July 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, July 3, 2018 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announces the protected player lists from each team in advance of the 2018 NLL Expansion Draft on July 16th. The Philadelphia Wings hold the 1st overall selection in the 2018 Expansion Draft. Both the Wings and the San Diego Seals will make alternating picks throughout 9 rounds (18 total selections). No current NLL…

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Buffalo Bandits Season in Review

June 24, 2018

With the 2018 season behind the Buffalo Bandits, it’s back to the drawing board for next season. This year, there was improvement for the Bandits as they saw consistency in their goaltending after the retirement of Anthony Cosmo. The 2018 season started off on the right foot for Buffalo as they beat their QEW rival, the Toronto Rock, in a 13-9 win in Banditland. This win against not only a…

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NLL: American scoring record set in Knighthawks’ win over Bandits

April 30, 2018

The Rochester Knighthawks punched their ticket to the post-season on Saturday night with a 15-13 win over the Buffalo Bandits at Keybank Center. The Knighthawks’ win also eliminates the Bandits, their closest rivals, from playoff contention. The Knighthawks finish the regular season in second place in the NLL’s eastern division. They will host the New England Black Wolves on Friday night in a single-elimination division semi-final. “It feels really good,”…

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NLL: Rock keep playoff hopes alive with win over Bandits

April 23, 2018

Buffalo, NY – The Toronto Rock (8-9) defeated the Buffalo Bandits (8-9) by a score of 16-11 on Saturday night at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY.  The win keeps the Rock’s playoff hopes alive heading into their regular season finale next weekend in Colorado against the Mammoth. “It was a game we had to have if we wanted to have any hope of moving on and advancing to the playoffs,…

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NLL: Bandits bite Black Wolves 20-7

March 24, 2018

The Buffalo Bandits made a big push towards the playoffs on Friday night with a 20-7 win over the New England Black Wolves at Mohegan Sun Arena. Twelve straight second-half Bandits’ goals crushed the Black Wolves, who just couldn’t win a face-off or even hold possession once they got it. Stephan Leblanc put New England on the board at 1:05 of the first quarter. Vaughn Harris answered seven seconds later….

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NLL: Thompson’s lead Swarm to much needed win

March 20, 2018

Taking advantage of a tired Buffalo Bandits team, the Georgia Swarm (6-7) earned a much needed 14-10 win on Sunday afternoon at Duluth’s Infinite Energy Arena. The loss was Buffalo’s (6-7) second of its two-game weekend. The Thompson brothers opened up the scoring with goals just a minute apart for the Swarm in the first quarter. Lyle Thompson struck first, with Miles quickly following. Kiel Matisz netted another for Georgia…

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NLL: Rush top Bandits in Buffalo

March 20, 2018

As the hottest team in the NLL, the 10-2 Saskatchewan Rush added another win to their column on Friday. The Rush managed to scored eight first-half points to come away with a 16-10 win over the Buffalo Bandits at Key Bank Center. The Rush have been no slouch when it comes to scoring in the NLL as they sit atop the league with 192 goals scored. This has been the…

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NLL: Fryer’s first start is a Mammoth win

March 4, 2018

Less than 24 hours after a clutch victory in Georgia, the Colorado Mammoth flew 2000 km back home to Denver, pulling out an 8-7 win against the Buffalo Bandits in front of 16,062 fans on Colorado Pride night. The two wins move Colorado to 7-3 on the season and give them a solid lock on second place in the west. Buffalo’s record drops to 6-5, which has them situated just…

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NLL: Knighthawks spoil Bandits’ alumni night

February 26, 2018

Saturday night the Buffalo Bandits (6-3) welcomed their interstate rival Rochester Knighthawks (4-6) into Keybank Centre for their third matchup of the season. With the regular season series between these two teams tied at one game each, it was the Knighthawks who came out on top with a score of 17 to 10. Coming off a monumental 18-9 win over the Georgia Swarm and head coach Troy Cordingley’s 101st win,…

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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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