Former Bandits Coach Darris Kilgour Arrested Again

June 20, 2014

According to the Buffalo News, Darris Kilgour, the former head coach of the NLL’s Buffalo Bandits, was arrested this month on charges of harassment and menacing. He was charged on June 7 for second-degree harassment, menacing and endangering a child. Kilgour had, according to the report, gone to his estranged wife’s home to drop off their son. The report said that he had been drunk at 9 am, when he…


Bold, Cosmo and Vinc Candidates for NLL Goalie of the Year

June 17, 2014

The National Lacrosse League has announced three finalists for the 2014 NLL Goaltender of the Year award. The Edmonton Rush’s Aaron Bold, Buffalo Bandits’ Anthony Cosmo and Rochester Knighthawks’ Matt Vinc were the top trio of vote recipients for best goalie play in the league this year. Bold, who posted an NLL-record 8.73 goals against average in 2014, backstopped the Rush to a league-low 157 goals allowed. The nine-year veteran…


Corbeil, Rubisch and Priolo Defensive Player Award Nominations

June 13, 2014

The National Lacrosse League has announced a trio of finalists for the 2014 NLL Defensive Player of the Year award. Two Edmonton Rush defensemen, Chris Corbeil and Kyle Rubisch, join Buffalo Bandits defender Steve Priolo as the top three vote recipients for best defenseman in the league. Corbeil, who serves as the Rush’s captain, led all defensemen in both points (27) and goals (17). The fifth-year pro tied for the…


NLL League Announces Finalists for 2014 Sportsmanship Award

June 9, 2014

Toronto’s Billings, Edmonton’s Knight & Buffalo’s Williams all honored for high level of play and respect for the game The National Lacrosse League has announced three finalists for the 2014 NLL Sportsmanship Award. Toronto Rock forward Garrett Billings, Edmonton Rush forward Curtis Knight and Buffalo Bandits forward Shawn Williams were all deemed to have exemplified a high level of sportsmanship to go along with tremendous play on the field this…


NLL Season Recap: Bandits Fall Just Short

May 21, 2014

Team Acquisitions: (F) Joe Resetarits—Calgary Roughnecks (F) Ryan Benesch—Minnesota Swarm (T) Andrew Watt—Minnesota Swarm (D) Rory Smith—Colorado Mammoth Team Losses: (T) John Harasym (D) Mike McNamara (F) Luke Wiles (F) Derek Hopcroft (F) Mike Hominuck Offense: Grade C+ The Buffalo Bandits off-season acquisitions of Ryan Benesch and Joe Resetarits proved to be just what the team needed to help boost their sagging scoring output from last year. Benesch lead the…


Hawks Defeat Bandits to Advance to Champion’s Cup

May 18, 2014

The Rochester Knighthawks defeated the Buffalo Bandits 13-8 in Game 2 to tie the series at a game apiece. The game was a typical Knighthawks/Bandits game: chippy and hard hitting.  The Knighthawks started to carry the momentum as Cory Vitarelli started the scoring at 3:16 and it seemed as if Rochester would start the way Buffalo did in Game 1. Buffalo went on a three-goal run with goals from Benesch…


Rochester Knighthawks Host Buffalo Bandits in Game Two

May 17, 2014

The Rochester Knighthawks will be hosting the Buffalo Bandits 7:30pm Saturday night at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester for Game Two of the NLL Eastern Division Finals. After defeating the Rochester Knighthawks in Game One, the Buffalo Bandits will have two chances to not only dethrone the back-to-back defending NLL Champions but also advance to the NLL Champion’s Cup Finals as well. In their previous matchup, the Knighthawks held…


Tavares Leads Bandits to 12-8 Victory Over Knighthawks in Playoffs

May 12, 2014

The Buffalo Bandits continued their winning playoff ways by taking Game 1 of the East Division Finals with the 12-8 win over the back-to-back defending NLL champion Rochester Knighthawks Saturday night at the First Niagara Center. It’s starting to look like the Buffalo Bandits are finally putting the specter of their eight-game winless streak behind them as they ride the winning wave of momentum through the playoffs. With the Bandits…


Audio: Bandits Celebrate Win Over Knighthawks

The Buffalo Bandits won game one of their playoff series against the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday night, and now just need to beat Rochester on the road to advance to the finals. After the game we spoke with head coach Troy Cordingley and players mark Steenhius and John Tavares. Troy Cordingley John Tavares Mark Steenhius

May 11, 2014

Bandits and Knighthawks Reignite Playoff Rivalry

May 9, 2014

After defeating the Toronto Rock in the opening round of the 2013 NLL playoffs, the Buffalo Bandits will host the back-to-back defending NLL champion Rochester Knighthawks 7:30 pm Saturday night at the First Niagara Center for game one of the Eastern Division Finals.  The Knighthawks were the 3-1 season series winner this year against the Bandits. In their last matchup of the 2013 NLL season, the Knighthawks came away with…