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…


Bandits Feel Prepared for Knighthawks

May 8, 2014

The Buffalo Bandits snapped their eight-game losing streak against the Toronto Rock last weekend to advance to the division finals. They will take on the Rochester Knighthawks at home this weekend and travel to Rochester for game two the next.”It was a good win for us on Saturday night,” head coach Troy Cordingley said. “It felt like a big weight was taken off our back. We found a way to win and…


Lucky Number 7! Benesch Leads Bandits To 15-13 Victory Over Rock

After losing their previous eight games, the Buffalo Bandits were finally able to come through when it mattered most in their opening round playoff matchup against the Toronto Rock. With the Bandits able to secure the victory tonight against the Rock, they will advance to the Eastern Division finals to face the back-to-back defending NLL Champion Rochester Knighthawks. The Bandits were able to score two goals in the final five…

May 4, 2014

NLL Playoff Preview: Can Rock Stay Solid Against Bandits?

May 2, 2014

Two eastern division rivals will battle on the turf of the Air Canada Centre Saturday, May 3, when the Toronto Rock host the Buffalo Bandits in the division semi-final.  Buffalo took the season series versus the Rock 2-1, capturing a pair of early wins during their 5-1 start. Despite dropping the season series against their division foes, Toronto was able to defeat the Bandits with a 13-9 Week 16 win…


Buffalo Bandits Look To Snap Skid in Playoffs

May 1, 2014

Looking back on the Buffalo Bandits 2014 regular season, I’m reminded of the novel “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. This 2014 season for the Buffalo Bandits and its fans has truly been the best of times and unfortunately the worst of times. With the hiring of head coach Troy Cordingley and the offseason acquisitions of Ryan Benesch, Joe Resetarits, Andrew Watt and Rory Smith, the Bandits were…


Knighthawks Send Bandits to Eighth Straight Loss

April 27, 2014

 The Rochester Knighthawks seized control of the game early in the fourth quarter en route to a 16-14 win over the I-90 rival Buffalo Bandits. With the victory, Rochester tied its single-season wins record with 14. The Knighthawks ended the season with five straight wins and victories in nine of their last 10 games. For 45 minutes, the East Division foes slugged it out with Rochester holding on to a…


Bandits Will Try to Lasso Knighthawks

April 25, 2014

With the 2013 NLL regular season winding down, the Buffalo Bandits (8-9) have already booked their ticket for the postseason. The only issue still facing the team right now is where they will face the Toronto Rock in the opening round. Currently in the throes of a franchise-record seven game losing streak, the Bandits are looking to redeem themselves on Saturday at 7:30 pm at First Niagara Center during their…


Knighthawks Hold Bandits to 7th Consecutive Loss

April 20, 2014

The Rochester Knighthawks (13-4) defeated New York state rival Buffalo Bandits (8-9) by a score of 8-4 on the turf of the Blue Cross Arena Saturday night.  The defensive battle began with Joe Resetarits picking up the lone goal of the opening quarter, giving Buffalo a 1-0 lead on the powerplay. The Knighthawks would control play in the second quarter, outscoring the Bandits 4-0 in the frame thanks to single…