Bandits Show Struggles, Signs of Promise

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

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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MLL Announces Atlanta Game

January 15, 2013

Major League Lacrosse and LB3 Lacrosse, in conjunction with the Atlanta Sports Council and Kennesaw State University, announced today that the Rochester Rattlers home game against the Boston Cannons will be played at KSU Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga., on Friday, June 7, at 8 p.m. This will be the first MLL game played in Georgia and will serve as a test for the league as it contemplates expansion. “We are…

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2013 MLL Collegiate Draft Review

January 14, 2013

It’s been a few days since Friday’s MLL Collegiate Draft and we’ve had time to digest exactly what happened. Here’s a round-by-round evaluation of the draft. Round 1 Despite not being a lock to play MLL this summer, Peter Baum – the 2012 Tewaaraton award winner – was the consensus No. 1 pick. Baum and 2012 first round pick Steele Stanwick would be a fantastic duo to build around. Hamilton…

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NLL Power Rankings: Week Two

January 14, 2013

The season is now in full swing, a nd once again we have a new #1. The Rock opened up with back to back road games this weekend.  First defeating Calgary on Saturday night 13-10, then traveling and defeating a very competitive Rush team 10-9.  But one of our biggest jumpers was the Washington Stealth.  The Stealth are now ranked #2, and showed that their win over the Knighthawks was…

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MLL Announces 2013 Schedule

January 14, 2013

Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced today the regular season schedule for the 2013 season. “As we enter our thirteenth season, I believe this is a well balanced schedule,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “Each week will offer great matchups that will showcase the best talent professional lacrosse has to offer.” All of the eight teams (Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Hamilton…

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Bandits Pull Off Comeback Victory

January 13, 2013

At many points this game seemed like it was slipping away from the Buffalo Bandits. However with solid play in the second half the team pulled off a one goal victory by the score of 13 to 12 in the team’s home opener. Minnesota opened the game with three straight goals, two from Ryan Benesch and one from Tyler Haas. For the second night in a row, Darris Kilgour pulled…

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Wings Open 2013 With Win Over Bandits

January 12, 2013

Last night in front of a crowd of 9,096 at the Wells Fargo Center the Philadelphia Wings put together a game of lacrosse the Philadelphia fans have been waiting to see for a long time by beating the Buffalo Bandits 13-8. This was a total team effort from top to bottom.  Led by a three headed monster Kevin Buchanan (3G/3A) and Kevin Crowley (4G/1A) and Jordan Hall (1G/6A), the Wings…

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NLL: Bandits Look to Rebound Against Swarm

January 12, 2013

The Bandits are hoping their home opener tonight goes better than their season opener last night. After dropping their first game 13 to 8 to Philadelphia they look to get on the right path tonight against the Minnesota Swarm. The game is the first time we’ll see the Minnesota Swarm rookies suiting up in the NLL, including Brock Sorenson, Kiel Matisz, and Shayne Jackson. Minnesota is looking like a team…

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