NLL: Bandits best Rush 12-11 in OT

March 17, 2019

In a see-saw battle, the Buffalo Bandits earned a 12-11 overtime win against the Saskatchewan Rush in Saturday night action. The Bandits improve to a league-best 11-3 record with the win, while the Rush (6-5) drop to second place in the West Division, behind the surprising expansion franchise San Diego Seals. Buffalo opened the scoring with two quick goals in the first 3:37 of the game. Saskatchewan responded with two…

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NLL: Boushy’s big debut not enough to propel Knighthawks to win

March 16, 2019

The Georgia Swarm became the first team to clinch an NLL playoff berth on Friday night, but it didn’t come easily against Chris Boushy and a revamped Rochester Knighthawks squad. The Swarm were at Blue Cross Arena to face the Knighthawks, which had six new faces in their lineup (with two more in the stands waiting their turn). The Swarm jumped on them early, leading 5-0 just over five minutes…

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MLL Draft Recap: Alex Woodall goes first to Ohio Machine

March 13, 2019

The 2019 Major League Draft happened Saturday night with some big moves shaking things up. The Towson University Tigers led the way with three of the top 20 picks including faceoff specialist Alex Woodall who was selected by the Ohio Machine. Zach Goodrich went third overall to the Boston Cannons and Brendan Sunday went 13th to the Atlanta Blaze. The University of Maryland and Penn State followed close behind with…

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NLL: Swarm stall Bandits’ playoff plans

March 12, 2019

Maybe the Buffalo Bandits will stick to one game a weekend from now on. After squeaking out a 12-11 win in overtime while visiting the Philadelphia Wings on Friday, they returned home and dropped a 14-9 game to the Georgia Swarm on Saturday. The loss halts the Bandits’ winning streak at six games and prevented them from securing the league’s first playoff spot. Dhane Smith said there was no excuse…

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NLL: Wings fall to Bandits’ team in search of playoff berth

March 11, 2019

Fraser nets four including overtime winner, Wings held scoreless for final 20:18 Friday night the Philadelphia Wings (2-9) fell to the division leading Buffalo Bandits (10-2) 12-11 in overtime in front of 10,805 fans at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. Chase Fraser’s fourth goal of the game at 5:18 of the overtime period was the game winner for the Bandits, who moved one step closer to becoming the…

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Opinion: Rochester’s moves signal the end of an era

March 9, 2019

With under a week to go until the March 11th NLL trade deadline, the 2-8 Rochester Knighthawks exploded on Wednesday and dealt away three veteran players. Joe Resetarits and Paul Dawson were moved to New England and San Diego for draft picks. The biggest move saw 10-year Knighthawks’ veteran Cory Vitarelli traded to Colorado for Ryan Benesch. Defenseman Billy Dee Smith was released and Austin Shanks was placed on the IR….

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NLL: Big home victory for Swarm

March 4, 2019

The Georgia Swarm used a huge third quarter performance on Saturday to help lift themselves to a 15-11 victory at home over the Rochester Knighthawks. It was really tight in the first half, and it all started pretty early on. Georgia got on the board first with a Randy Staats goal just over a minute into the game. Rochester answered with a quick two-goal run as Luc Mangan and Austin…

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NLL: Bandits’ high-octane offence cruises past Knighthawks

February 24, 2019

Friday night the Buffalo Bandits (9-2) defeated the Rochester Knighthawks (2-7) 16-9 and took the I-90 season series 2-1 in front of 6,672 fans at Connor & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. This was a night dedicated to the first season of Knighthawks’ lacrosse and about a dozen members of the 1995 team where in attendance. Rochester would get the crowd going early with some early opportunities, but…

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NLL: Bandits come from behind over Roughnecks

February 19, 2019

The Calgary Roughnecks would have been happy with a three-quarter game on Saturday night at KeyBank Center, considering they led the game for 45 minutes. But lacrosse has four quarters, and the Buffalo Bandits pushed hard in the fourth to secure a 12-10 comeback victory. It was one Buffalo really had to work for as they found themselves working behind early in the first quarter. Calgary scored back-to-back goals to…

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