Roughnecks Loss is Bandits Gain With Veltman

August 18, 2015

The Buffalo Bandits announced on August 10 that they have come to terms with unrestricted free agent forward Daryl Veltman. Veltman is a former first overall pick from the 2008 NLL Draft, where he was selected by the Boston Blazers. Veltman had the best time of his career there when he amassed 77 points (34 G, 43 A) in his rookie season, followed by a 65 point (23 G, 42…


NLL Off Season Needs: Rochester Knighthawks

July 2, 2015

The Rochester Knighthawks are coming off a bitter sweet 2015 NLL season which saw them get eliminated in the NLL Eastern Division finals at the hands of the Toronto Rock. The dynasty had to come to an end at some point, the Knighthawks of course were the reigning NLL Champions for three straight seasons (2012, 2013, and 2014). While the 2015 season was far from a failure, they still did…


Knighthawks and Rock Open NLL Eastern Finals

May 16, 2015

The Rochester Knighthawks will play the Toronto Rock in a best of 2 series starting tonight at the Blue Cross Arena, faceoff set for 7:30 pm. The Knighthawks are fresh off a 14-11 victory in round 1 where they defeated the Buffalo Bandits. The Rock are the top seeded team in the East, so they had a bye in the first round. Coming into this season, I think a lot…


Knighthawks Advance to Eastern Finals

May 10, 2015

The Buffalo Bandits have been eliminated from the playoffs at the hands of the Rochester Knighthawks. Rochester controlled much of the temp of the game game, and lead for all but a couple of minutes early in the 1st quarter, and as a result, came away with the 14-11 win. “We did not play good tonight” said Bandits Head Coach Troy Cordingley. “Especally considering how well we played down the…


Black Wolves Play for Pride Against Bandits

April 26, 2015

The Buffalo Bandits will travel to Connecticut to take on the New England Blackwolves at 6 pm EST. The Bandits, following their thrilling 17-9 win over the Vancouver Stealth at home last night, have clinched a playoff berth. As a result, this also eliminated the Blackwolves from playoff contention. While New England has had an up and down season, on the bright side, they’ve beaten the Bandits in the two…


Trade Analysis: Resetarits to Rochester

April 3, 2015

Joe Resetarits finds himself on a now third team since originally being drafted by the Calgary Roughnecks in the first round of the 2012 NLL Entry Draft. The right handed forward and Hamburg, NY native Joe Resetarits was sent by the Buffalo Bandits to the Rochester Knighthawks in exchange for defender Jamie Batson at the recent trade deadline. Resetarits as struggled as of late, putting up only seven goals in…


Swarm Lose Fan Favorite in Suitor

March 30, 2015

Wow… What a way to start out the NLL Trade Deadline of 2015! The New England Black Wolves and Minnesota Swarm have swapped captains. Minny sends vet Andrew Suitor to New England while Joel White is sent to the Swarm. Also going with White is New England’s second round draft selection in 2017. At first, it may seem like Minnesota gave up a lot. The Swarm have been known to trade…


Bandits Get Over .500

March 23, 2015

The Buffalo Bandits defeated the Minnesota Swarm 12-8 on Saturday night at the First Niagara Center. This marks the second time the Bandits have defeated Minnesota, as the Bandits pulled out the W in a January matchup. The Bandits controlled the game from the very start. Mark Steenhuis opened the scoring for the game with a nice shot while driving through the middle. That was all the momentum the Bandits…


Bandits and Knighthawks in Rematch From Last Week

February 21, 2015

The Buffalo Bandits (4-4) will travel to Rochester to take on the Knighthawks (4-3) for the third and final time of the season. These to foes played against each other last week as well (except in Buffalo) where the Knighthawks managed some late game heroics to get the comeback win. Will we see the same result in this matchup? Or will the Bandits overcome their struggles and get the vital win?…


Bandits and Knighthawks Reignite Rivalry

February 14, 2015

The Buffalo Bandits look to reignite the thruway rivalry when they take on the visiting Rochester Knighthawks tonight. The Bandits narrowly escaped with a win in their game last week against Calgary, winning it 15-14 in overtime. The Knighthawks weren’t as lucky last week; they too played into overtime, but thanks to heroics from the Swarm’s Callum Crawford, the Swarm pulled away with the W over the Hawks 7-6, dropping…