NLL: Duch’s OT goal wins NLL Cup for Calgary Roughnecks

May 29, 2019

On the biggest stage and under the brightest lights, the Calgary Roughnecks and Buffalo Bandits delivered an exceptional performance worthy of a NLL Championship. It only seemed fitting that 60 minutes wouldn’t be enough time to determine a winner. At the 1:12 mark of overtime, the ball found its way into the stick of 11-year veteran Rhys Duch and he did what he’s done his entire career. With his signature…

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NLL: Del Bianco shines in Roughnecks’ game one win over Bandits

May 20, 2019

Winning came easily to the Buffalo Bandits this season, and they got hooked on the highs that came with the success of their 14-4 regular season. It was a harder road for the Calgary Roughnecks, however, to the NLL Cup best-of-three final series. The adversity they faced during a 10-8 season grizzled them. It made them even hungrier in the Bandits, and it showed in their 10-7 win in the…

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Press Release: Bandits announce Party in the Plaza and player arrivals

May 15, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 14, 2019) — The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host a Party in the Plaza on May 18 beginning at 5 p.m. prior to Game 1 of the NLL Finals against the Calgary Roughnecks. The event will feature Orange Carpet Arrivals presented by Towne Mazda. Fans are invited to line up along the orange carpet and welcome the Bandits players as they proceed across the plaza…

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NLL: Banditland party to continue in NLL Cup as Buffalo defeats Toronto 12-8

May 12, 2019

The party will continue in Buffalo after the Bandits defeated the Toronto Rock 12-8 on Saturday night in the NLL’s Eastern Division final. The Bandits will host games one and three (if necessary) of the NLL Cup beginning next Saturday, May 18 against the Calgary Roughnecks. The Bandits have won the Cup four previous times, but three of those wins came in the 90s. Their most recent championship was 2008…

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NLL: Heated battle in Buffalo tonight

May 11, 2019

Tonight the Buffalo Bandits and the Toronto Rock will meet for only the sixth time in the playoffs, which is surprising given the teams rivalry and dislike of one another. They last met in 2014 with Buffalo winning 15-13. Toronto holds a 3-2 record (1-1 in Buffalo). During the regular season the Rock won the season series 2-1, splitting the two meetings in Buffalo. Buffalo holds the number one overall…

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NLL: Bandits headed to East Division final

May 7, 2019

Dhane Smith, Shawn Evans and Matt Vinc lead the Bandits to Eastern Division final Saturday night the Buffalo Bandits moved ahead in their quest for the NLL Cup by defeating the New England Blackwolves 13-6 in front of 11,776 fans at the KeyBank Center. This marks the fourth time this season the Bandits have defeated New England, and a streak of eight that started on February 19, 2017. The Bandits…

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NLL: First-place Bandits down red-hot Seals

April 30, 2019

The Buffalo Bandits soundly defeated the San Diego Seals 18-7 in San Diego in a late Saturday night game this past weekend. The three stars of the game should come as no surprise – Shawn Evans, Jordan Durston and Matt Vinc. According to Nick Konotopskyj of bandits.com, “This was the Bandits 14th win on the regular season which sets a franchise record for wins in a season. They finished the…

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NLL: Bandits secure first place

April 24, 2019

There’s no place like home, especially during the playoffs. For the Buffalo Bandits, they’ll enjoy being home for as long as they’re in the postseason as their 12-6 win over the New England Black Wolves and the Philadelphia Wings’ 19-14 victory over the Georgia Swarm clinched home floor advantage for Buffalo. Their first-round matchup will be against the Black Wolves on Saturday, May 4th at 7:30 p.m. Head coach John Tavares…

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