Mammoth Head to Buffalo in Season Opener

December 30, 2016

The Buffalo Bandits, coming off of their Champions Cup appearance last season, open their season at home tonight against the Colorado Mammoth, a team coming off a western conference finals berth. While Buffalo has retained mostly the same roster, losing just Chad Culp and Jay Thorimbert, the Mammoth roster looks quite a bit different. No Adam Jones, as the Mammoth shipped the former third overall draft pick to Saskatchewan for…


2017 NLL Season Preview: Buffalo Bandits

December 30, 2016

Time is ticking until the Buffalo Bandits hit the floor for the first time for the 2017 National Lacrosse League season. For Buffalo, it’s a season where all expectations are geared towards making another run for the Champions Cup, which they lost by one goal last year to the Saskatchewan Rush. The Bandits front office was somewhat quiet during the offseason. They didn’t make too many moves, but the moves…


Rock Finish Preseason Undefeated

December 18, 2016

  The Toronto Rock ended their preseason on a high Saturday night defeating the Buffalo Bandits 15-13 for their third consecutive win. They finished the preseason 3-0 and will now prepare for their season opener in Rochester on December 29. Toronto built a 9-3 lead in the second quarter but their rivals from Buffalo wouldn’t be denied and kept coming. Mark Steenhuis, Ryan Benesch, and Connor Brown each had a…


Knighthawks Acquire Kevin Ross From Toronto

December 3, 2016

    The Toronto Rock reshaping continues. After the retirement of Colin Doyle, and the addition of several field players to their training camp roster, the Rock traded veteran forward Kevin Ross to the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday right before the start of the pre season. “It’s such a tough place to come in as a visiting player. I have been doing it for years. It’s definitely one of the…


2016 NLL Draft: Bandits Add Seven Rookies

September 28, 2016

After being swept out of the 2016 NLL Championships by the Saskatchewan Rush and the losses of Bandits veterans Jay Thorimbert and Chad Culp to the New England Black Wolves during the off season, Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich and head coach Troy Cordingley headed into the 2016 NLL Draft searching for some fresh up and coming talent to add to their burgeoning roster. After the draft was over,…


Bandits Acquire Brad Self from Knighthawks for Lomas

September 26, 2016

The Buffalo Bandits traded their 16th overall selection on Monday night’s NLL draft to the Rochester Knighthawks for transition defender Brad Self. The Knighthawks would use that selection to take Dan Lomas out of High Point and the Oakville Rock. In 2016, Self played in 15 games for the Knighthawks where he  played in 15 games and scored 23 points. Self’s career high in points of 29 came in his…


Black Wolves Signing of Culp, Thorimbert, Take From Buffalo Again

August 8, 2016

The New England Black Wolves are heading into just their third season of play since moving to Philadelphia. Already, the young team has seen a worst-to-first turnaround, the acquisition of a former league MVP, and a playoff run. In the brief history of the club, however, has also been an odd trend. While during their tenure as the Philadelphia Wings, the franchise was not one to sign big name free…


NLL Finals: Rush Looking to Defend Title Against Buffalo

May 28, 2016

Following the brutal Eastern Division Finals slugfest that saw the Buffalo Bandits emerging victorious over the New England Black Wolves with two consecutive victories, the team will face their greatest challenge when they host the defending NLL Champion Saskatchewan Rush at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night at the First Niagara Center for Game 1 of the Champion’s Cup Finals. Bandits’ defensive coach Rich Kilgour addressed the media earlier this week about…


NLL Playoffs: Black Wolves Open East Semis vs Bandits

May 16, 2016

After an incredible record breaking 2016 NLL regular season that saw the team secure first place in both the Eastern Division and the National Lacrosse League, and set a new franchise single-season record with 13 wins, the Buffalo Bandits will not be satisfied until they’re finally able to bring their fifth championship back home to the fans in Banditland. The organization’s drive for five begins Monday night when the Bandits…


Audio: John Tavares on Bandits 25th Season, His First Year Coaching

April 26, 2016

On Saturday night, we caught up with Buffalo Bandits and National Lacrosse League great John Tavares to discuss his storied career, the Bandits 25th season in the NLL, and his first year behind he bench as one of their coaches. Buffalo defeated the Rochester Knighthawks 15-13 on Saturday night, and will be heading to the post season.