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: 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…


NLL: Riptide defeat FireWolves for second win in a row

March 23, 2023

The Albany FireWolves (2-9) and New York Riptide (3-9) came into Week 16 at the bottom of the NLL’s East Conference. Despite that, New York was coming off a game against Philadelphia in which seven different scorers combined to beat the Wings. Saturday night, it was eight different players scoring 13 times to beat Albany 13-10. By comparison, the FireWolves got goals from just five different players. One of those,…


NLL: Swarm get long-awaited first win after huge games from Kew, Thompson

February 27, 2023

Georgia swarmed their way to their fist victory of the season as they upset the Albany FireWolves 20-4 in a game that was only close in the first quarter. The locker room must have been as loud as Gas South Arena, as Georgia recorded its first victory of the season. For the Swarm, it was an offensive showing that was long past-due. However, it wasn’t an effort from all of…


NLL: Jones has big impact in debut game with Wings

February 6, 2023

The Philadelphia Wings soundly defeated the Albany FireWolves 13-5 on Saturday night to snap a three-game home-losing streak. Joe Resetarits broke out with his best game of the season, scoring four goals and four assists, and the newest Wing, Mitch Jones, scored twice and added three assists. “Obviously getting the victory was huge,” said Wings’ head coach Paul Day. “It was a total-team effort. The penalty kills were strong, the…


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: Rochester outlasts Albany with big third-quarter push

December 18, 2022

Who’s ready for an Empire State battle? The Rochester Knighthawks walked into MVP Arena in Albany, New York Saturday night as arguably the hottest team in the league and maybe even most improved thus far. I know, pump the breaks, it’s only week three of the season. However, it demands attention how well Rochester has played in their first two games this year. Albany also had a phenomenal season opener,…


NLL: FireWolves, Jamieson spoil Bandits home opener

December 6, 2022

The Buffalo Bandits kicked off their 2022-2023 season at home Saturday night at KeyBank Center. Their interstate rival, the Albany FireWolves, were in town and there were high expectations for the boys in orange and black. After a heartbreaking loss in game three of the NLL Finals last year, Buffalo had high hopes for this fresh season and looked to start this year the same as last. Well, not if…


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…


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…