Knighthawks Defeated by Bandits in Banner Night

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January 20, 2013

Despite high pre-season expectations, the Rochester Knighthawks currently post a winless record after losing their home opener to eastern conference rival Buffalo Bandits. Shawn Williams led the Bandits to victory with an 8 point performance. The veteran has been solid since being acquired by Buffalo in the off-season and leads the team with 15 points in three games. Dhane Smith continued his stand out rookie campaign with a 4 point…

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Bandits Look To Spoil Banner Raising

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January 19, 2013

The Buffalo Bandits split their two games last weekend and face another difficult challenge tonight. The Bandits head to Rochester to take on the Knighthawks in their home opener, the night that they will be raising their Championship banner to the rafters. The Knighthawks had last weekend off and haven’t played since their opening night loss to the Washington Stealth. Tonight could be the first time we see their entire…

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Suspended NLL Players Appeal

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January 18, 2013

Three players were suspended in the National Lacrosse League earlier today; Glen Bryan (Buffalo Bandits), Tim Henderson (Washington Stealth) and Chet Koneczny (Colorado Mammoth). All three have appealed and will be able to play this weekend. Bryan was suspended for cross checking the head of Minnesota’s Andrew Watt last Saturday night. Koneczny was suspended for a match penalty that was assessed by the league after the Colorado loss to Washington….

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Ten NLL Players to Watch in Week Three

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January 18, 2013

1.  Cliff Smith (Stealth)   Another 7 point game, can he continue his hot streak, and lead the Washington Stealth to another victory? 2.  Curtis Knight/Mark Matthews (Edm)  Fantastic first game, just fell short against Toronto, can they hand the Stealth their first loss? Both rookies playing in their second game. 3.  Levis/Roik (Col)   Can they get on track vs Calgary?   Goaltending has been a HUGE question since pre-season. 4.  Anthony…

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Top Ten NLL Questions in Week Three

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January 17, 2013

Now that every team has played a game, we know a lot more about what the NLL will look like this 2013 season. However, we still have questions, and look at what to watch for in the third week. Can the defending Champion Knighthawks bounce back after road loss in Washington in week one? Rochester is raising their banner on this night and face a Bandits team looking to move…

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Knighthawks Sign Angus Goodleaf

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January 17, 2013

The Rochester Knighthawks announced tonight that they have signed goalie Angus Goodleaf to a one-year deal, pending league approval. In a related move, the Knighthawks released goalie Jake Henhawk. “It feels good. I have been waiting for this for a month,” said Goodleaf. The four-year pro spent his entire career with the Buffalo Bandits, where he posted a 10.86 goals-against average and .767 save percentage over three seasons. In 2012,…

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NLL Conference Notes: BDS Out, Powell Questionable

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January 17, 2013

The NLL coaches and media conference call yesterday had some interesting notes about the statuses of players and injuries from around the league. Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen said that he will know more about Casey Powell tonight during practice and if he will play this weekend against the Buffalo Bandits. With the Bandits, Billy Dee Smith will not play this week due to an injury he suffered at work….

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Bandits Show Struggles, Signs of Promise

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January 16, 2013

This weekend didn’t go entirely as planned for the Buffalo Bandits. There were some things that worked and looked very good, and other things that should make fans a bit worried. That being said, many of the issues were expected with the new faces in the lineup and there seemed to me a good amount of positives to balance things out. The Bandits are still in a good position at…

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NLL Three Stars: Week Two

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January 16, 2013

Week two of the NLL season has come to an end now that every team in the league has seen at least one game of action. Only Rochester had this week off, so we had plenty of options for our three stars. Nick Rose- Toronto Rock Nick Rose currently leads the league with two wins and 89 overall saves. It is early and he is on one of two teams…

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