NLL: Double wins for Bandits in Week 9

February 1, 2023

It’s never easy to play back-to-back nights in the NLL, and that is exactly what the Buffalo Bandits had in front of them this past weekend. Friday night they were in Philadelphia and came out with a win. Saturday night they were in Uniondale, New York to take on the New York Riptide. Buffalo sat in second place in the East Division and the Riptide were coming in second from…


NLL: Wings retire Finneran’s number but can’t get the win

January 30, 2023

The Buffalo Bandits came into Philadelphia and nabbed a 13-9 win over the Wings on Friday night. In a game that seemed eerily reminiscent of their last game (a loss to Toronto), Philadelphia broke down in the second half. Buffalo snagged the win. The stadium was roaring with excitement as fans celebrated the retirement of Kevin Finneran’s number 11. The players seemed to feed off the fans. However, like the…


NLL: Halifax Thunderbirds end Knighthawks’ undefeated streak

January 30, 2023

The Halifax Thunderbirds beat the undefeated Rochester Knighthawks 17-7 on Friday night at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. With 17 goals, many Thunderbirds had big nights, but stealing the show was rookie Wake:Riat BowHunter. The son of team owner Curt Styres scored his first career hat trick on four shots.  “It means a lot, it wouldn’t happen without my teammates getting me open and passing me the ball so shout…


NLL: Knighthawks use big fourth quarter to remain unbeaten

January 24, 2023

Who doesn’t love a battle of the I-90 to get your Friday night going? To make that even more juicy, the Rochester Knighthawks came in as the only remaining unbeaten team in the NLL. Across from them were their rivals from just about an hour away, the Buffalo Bandits. Buffalo came in at 4-1, which had them in second place in the East Division. Blue Cross Arena was deafening for…


NLL: Byrne, Bandits take game two of home and home with Swarm

January 17, 2023

Banditland sure knows how to party! Fourteen thousand, one hundred and eighty nine raucous fans came to see the boys in black and orange on Saturday night. The Georgia Swarm were in town with a score to settle from last Saturday. The Bandits went down to Gas South Arena last weekend and stung the Swarm 18-9, so presumably Georgia wanted to give it right back. The game from this Saturday…


NLL: Riptide’s personnel changes don’t pan out in loss to Rochester

January 16, 2023

The New York Riptide look a little different this week. After their third consecutive loss, the team made some cosmetic changes they hope will provide some deeper results. However, the changes will have to play out over the long run, as they fell to 0-4 after a Sunday afternoon 11-8 loss to Rochester. First, they fired general manager Jim Veltman and named executive vice president Rich Lisk as the interim…


NLL: FireWolves defeat Thunderbirds 11-10 in overtime

January 15, 2023

Kieran McArdle was not allowing the Albany FireWolves to drop two straight games against the Halifax Thunderbirds.  McArdle scored two goals and added two assists, getting a point on all of Albany’s four fourth quarter goals to send the game to overtime. In the extra frame, McArdle ran into the high slot and fired the winner into the net. The FireWolves beat the Thunderbirds 11-10 in overtime at the Scotiabank…


NLL: Bandits get big win for weather-ravaged Buffalo

January 2, 2023

It’s no surprise to anyone that wintertime in Buffalo, New York can be quite nasty. But this past week leading up to Friday night’s showdown with Halifax was another level. Snow, wind and bone-chilling temperatures all caused blizzard-like conditions in the Western New York area. Some even said that this topped the Blizzard of ‘77 (if you know, you know). With that, came people getting stranded, having no power, or…


NLL: Riptide fall as Thunderbirds set team record for goals

December 22, 2022

The New York Riptide were hoping for better results in the first part of the 2022-23 NLL season, but they find themselves at 0-2 in the East Conference and in last place. They were one goal away from defeating the much talked about San Diego Seals in their opener, but suffered mightily at the hands of the Halifax Thunderbirds this past weekend, falling 20-11. Eleven goals is pretty decent –…


NLL: Bandits take early-season victory over Rock on Teddy Bear night

December 21, 2022

An NLL Championship is the annual goal for the Toronto Rock. Last season, the Buffalo Bandits denied them the opportunity, winning both playoffs matchups by one goal. On Saturday night, it was the reigning Eastern Conference Champions gaining the upper hand in the historic rivalry once again with an 11-8 victory. Buffalo jumped out to an early 3-0 lead with Dhane Smith and Tehoka Nanticoke scoring before the first media…