Bandits Streak Ends At Knighthawks, Vinc

From the old proverb by Geoffrey Chaucer, all good things must come to an end. The Rochester Knighthawks (4-2) defense and the stellar play of superstar goaltender Matt Vinc were the reasons why they earned their 9-6 victory against the Buffalo Bandits (5-2) Saturday night in front of 9,280 fans at the Blue Cross Arena. The Knighthawks outscored the Bandits 5-0 after the first half and held off a four…

February 9, 2014

Bandits Finding Success Through Goaltending

Heading into a weekend matchup versus in-state rival Rochester Knighthawks (3-2), the eastern division leading Buffalo Bandits (5-1) are in the midst their longest winning streak of the new decade with five consecutive wins. Buffalo’s unexpected success is largely attributable to the man between the pipes in Banditland, Anthony Cosmo. The 14-year NLL veteran is making the most of his third season with the Bandits; currently leading the league in…

February 8, 2014

NLL Preview: Bandits Battle Rival KHawks

With one third of the 2014 season now over, the Buffalo Bandits (5-1) are the team to beat in the Eastern Division. The Bandits are firing on all cylinders and have a five game win streak to show for their efforts. Heading into their Week 7 showdown against the Rochester Knighthawks (3-2) Saturday at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, Buffalo will look to increase their commanding lead in the…

February 6, 2014

Power Rankings Week 6: Rush On Top, Bandits Stealing the Show

Week 6 did not disappoint. Three games decided by a total of 5 goals. Casey Powell returns and helps the Mammoth to a huge win. Edmonton stays undefeated. Bandits are for real, and the Stealth get bombed.   Power Rankings   Week 6 (1) 1—Edmonton Rush (5-0)  Defeated the Knighthawks in overtime 8-7 on a pretty goal by Mark Matthews. Aaron Bold was strong in net for the Rush. Edmonton travels…

February 3, 2014

Rock, Paper, Scissors: Bandits Crush Rock

The Buffalo Bandits (5-1) broke away in the fourth quarter and emerged victorious with a 12-10 win against the Toronto Rock (2-3), Saturday night in front of 12,768 fans at the First Niagara Center. Buffalo concluded the contest on a 3-1 run to clinch their fifth consecutive victory and their longest win streak since 2009. With the victory this evening against the Rock and a Rochester Knighthawks loss against the…

February 2, 2014

Will Bandits Keep Streak Alive?

After their first defeat of the 2014 season against the Philadelphia Wings, the Buffalo Bandits (4-1) are catching fire. Riding a four game win streak heading into their Week 6 matchup against the Toronto Rock (2-2) tonight at the First Niagara Center, Buffalo will try to hold on to their fragile half-game lead in the Eastern Division. Tonight’s meeting against the Rock will be the second time that these two…

February 1, 2014

Hoping The Bandits Don’t Turn Into Pumpkins at Midnight

The Buffalo Bandits have become the Cinderella story of the NLL this 2014 season. Though they were off to a rough start, the team has turned around their performance for the better and are currently riding a four-game win streak. On the roster are two key people: Coach Troy Cordingley and veteran player John Tavares. A question I’d like to ask is, “What or who is responsible for this drastic…

January 31, 2014

Bandits’ Domination of the NLL Frontier

A lot can happen in the course of nine months. In between the Buffalo Bandits last home game on April 20 2013 (where they were eliminated from the playoffs by Rochester) to the current success they are achieving five games into their current 2014 season, a major feeling of change was definitely in the air. During the off-season, the Bandits let go of head coach Darris Kilgour and acquired the 2013…

January 27, 2014