NLL: No Byrne, no problem as Smith, Bandits take game one of NLL Finals 

May 28, 2023

The stage was set. The rematch was on. Whatever terminology you’d like to use. For the second year in a row, the Colorado Mammoth and the Buffalo Bandits faced off in the NLL Finals with game one taking place in Buffalo. Hold your breath Bandits faithful, we all know how last year went and just hours before the game, Buffalo received some not-so-good news as Josh Byrne was placed on…


NLL: Byrne, Vinc, Smith lead Bandits to monster game one victory over Rock

May 13, 2023

For the third consecutive year, we are treated to an East Conference Final showdown between the Buffalo Bandits and Toronto Rock. To refresh your memory, the Bandits took the season series against Toronto and clinched the number one overall seed. Those three games had everything a lacrosse fan could ever ask for. This conference finals matchup is going to be one for the ages. In the opening round, both clubs…


PREVIEW: Buffalo Bandits vs Toronto Rock… again

May 12, 2023

All season, it has been abundantly clear that the Buffalo Bandits and the Toronto Rock are in a class of their own atop the East Conference in the NLL. It isn’t much of a surprise that these two heavyweights meet again in this year’s conference finals. If you remember, Buffalo swept Toronto last year in the best-of-three series to punch their ticket to the NLL Finals. Let’s dig deeper into…


NLL: Buffalo offense explodes, cruise to victory over rival Knighthawks

May 11, 2023

All year, a huge question surrounding the Buffalo Bandits has been when is their offense going to jive and put up the numbers we all know they can? Well, it seemed to have been Saturday night in their one-and-done playoff matchup against their crosstown rival, Rochester Knighthawks. Sorry in advance K-hawks faithful, this one got out of hand. In front of 14,000+, the Bandits turned on the gas in the…


NLL: Bandits find offensive spark, clinch league’s number one seed 

May 3, 2023

Going into the final game of the regular season, the Buffalo Bandits and Albany FireWolves were in two totally different positions. Buffalo sat in first place in the East Conference and looked to lock up the league’s top spot with a win. Albany, who clinched a playoff spot in last year’s playoffs, were simply playing for moral victories at this point this year. A huge question around Buffalo was them…


NLL: Wings finish season with sweep of Knighthawks

May 3, 2023

The Philadelphia Wings swept the Rochester Knighthawks 3-0 this season with a 14-11 win to finish out the season.  The win also dropped Rochester to the fourth seed in the East Conference and set them up for a date with the Buffalo Bandits in the quarterfinals. Thomas Hoggarth scored first, putting the Knighthawks up 1-0. Chad Tutton quickly answered for the Wings and was promptly smashed into the glass. The…


NLL: Knighthawks clinch playoff spot (finally!) with win over Swarm

April 25, 2023

Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York played host to a monster East Conference matchup Saturday night. The Knighthawks welcomed the red-hot Georgia Swarm to town. Going in, Rochester sat in third place in the East and Georgia was fighting for that fourth playoff spot. To say this was going to be fun would be an understatement. Rochester used eight different goal scorers to propel themselves to a 12-10 victory…


NLL: Bandits clinch number one seed in East in front of an electric Banditland

April 24, 2023

It is physically impossible for the Toronto Rock and Buffalo Bandits to play a boring lacrosse game. To make this contest even more juicy, the winner of this game would be crowned the number one seed in the East Conference going into the playoffs. 16,861 piled into KeyBank Center in Buffalo, prepared to witness, quite possibly, the game of the year. This game had it all. Stout goaltending, tons of…


Live more, laugh more, love more: Bandits win emotional OT game on Tucker Out Lymphoma night

April 18, 2023

“Live more, laugh more, love more” – Tucker Williams Got your tissues ready? Week 20 action came to you live from KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. Emotions were on high as it was the ninth annual Tucker Out Lymphoma night. Every year the Buffalo Bandits honour the late Tucker Williams, son of former Bandit, Shawn Williams, and raise money and awareness for paediatric cancer, specifically Burkitt’s Lymphoma. They hosted…


NLL: Kelly, FireWolves upset struggling Knighthawks  

April 10, 2023

It was a battle of New York State Saturday night in Rochester, New York. The Rochester Knighthawks played host to an Albany FireWolves team who have had a lackluster season, to say it nicely. Rochester, who also have been struggling as of late, looked to boost their playoff chances and build momentum going into the final weeks of the regular season. Shockingly to some, Albany came out red hot and…