NLL: Emotional 18-17 win for Bandits in game one over Rock

May 18, 2022

In terms of a lacrosse game, game one of the conference finals between the Buffalo Bandits and Toronto Rock was an instant classic. But for the Bandits and the city of Buffalo, it was far more. Tragedy struck the city of Buffalo Saturday afternoon, as a heinous, senseless mass shooting at a local grocery store left 10 people dead. The attack was racially driven, and that hits home to the…

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NLL: Vinc, Priolo instrumental in Bandits’ quarterfinal win

May 11, 2022

The Buffalo Bandits’ “drive for five” was underway at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York Saturday night. The visiting Albany FireWolves were looking to spoil that party and advance in this year’s playoffs. Albany had a tough task, as Buffalo finished as the league’s top team, and had the support of 12,535 of the Banditland faithful. These two teams met twice this year, with Buffalo winning both. If you’re a…

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NLL: Knighthawks let lead slip away in final game of the season

May 3, 2022

Following the Rochester Knighthawks’ season ending 13-10 loss to the playoff bound Halifax Thunderbirds, Paul Dawson called it a “microcosm of our season.” The description was not only unexpected (and awesome!) but perfect. Dawson said, “We’re there, we’re winning, we’re tied and then we just let it fall away from us.” Head coach Mike Hasen echoed the statement, saying, “We just stalled… They kept coming, they kept pushing.” Ryan Smith…

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NLL: FireWolves punch ticket to playoffs with big win over Riptide

May 2, 2022

The final week of the NLL season featured a clash of two New York teams. The Albany FireWolves came into this game needing a win to punch their ticket to a playoff berth in their inaugural season, while the New York Riptide were content to play spoiler. Albany packed on the goals in the second half to win the game 17-9. New York looked comfortable in the first quarter considering…

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NLL: Toronto takes season series against Buffalo with 10-7 win in Banditland

May 1, 2022

The rivalry continues. Going into the game Saturday night, Toronto and Buffalo were tied at one game apiece for the season, they are the top two teams in the NLL, and both teams already locked in their spots for the playoffs with no chance of moving up or down in the standings. But wait, there’s more! Both teams are coming off a bye week, both teams are 8-2 over their…

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NLL: Jeff Teat becomes the new all-time rookie assists and points leader

April 26, 2022

It’s Jeff Teat’s world, and the rest of us are just living in it. Teat made NLL history on Saturday night, breaking both the all-time rookie assists and points records. He has one game left in the season to add onto his current totals to set the final mark to beat for the next generation. With numbers like these, though, the records will stand for a very long time. It’s…

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NLL: Records fall but so do the Riptide as postseason bid ends

April 25, 2022

Records fell on Saturday night, but so too did the New York Riptide. Their bid for a postseason berth came to an end at the hands of the Halifax Thunderbirds in a 16-13 loss at Nassau Coliseum. The Riptide’s record sits at 6-11, although they have one more game to play against Albany next Saturday. During the game, Jeff Teat broke the all-time rookie records for assists and points, and…

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NLL: Rochester shocks Calgary 15-7 for fourth win of season

April 23, 2022

Woah. Where did these Rochester Knighthawks come from and where have they been all season? Friday night the Knighthawks picked up their best win over the season – and just fourth overall – 15-7 over the Calgary Roughnecks, who had come into Blue Cross Arena on a five-game winning streak. Calgary had been looking to sew up a home playoff game but will have to wait until next week to…

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NLL: Riptide win big for second game in a row

April 19, 2022

The New York Riptide remain in playoff contention after another strong showing on the weekend, defeating the Rochester Knighthawks 15-7 at Nassau Coliseum. After the NLL’s week 20, only two teams have clinched playoff spots in the East. Halifax, Georgia, Albany and Philadelphia stand in New York’s way, but with two games left for most teams, anything can still happen. It could be settled this coming week, or it could…

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NLL: Bandits secure home floor and NLL’s top seed with win in Georgia

April 19, 2022

The expression is simple: third time’s a charm. Saturday night, the Buffalo Bandits had their third crack at locking up home floor advantage throughout the playoffs. It’s late in the year, injuries have been prevalent over the course of the last couple weeks, but the boys in the orange and black were up to the task. Buffalo came into “Sting City” in Duluth, Georgia with quite the chip on their…

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