Hoping The Bandits Don’t Turn Into Pumpkins at Midnight

The Buffalo Bandits have become the Cinderella story of the NLL this 2014 season. Though they were off to a rough start, the team has turned around their performance for the better and are currently riding a four-game win streak. On the roster are two key people: Coach Troy Cordingley and veteran player John Tavares. A question I’d like to ask is, “What or who is responsible for this drastic…

January 31, 2014

Bandits’ Domination of the NLL Frontier

A lot can happen in the course of nine months. In between the Buffalo Bandits last home game on April 20 2013 (where they were eliminated from the playoffs by Rochester) to the current success they are achieving five games into their current 2014 season, a major feeling of change was definitely in the air. During the off-season, the Bandits let go of head coach Darris Kilgour and acquired the 2013…

January 27, 2014

Bandits Best K’hawks; Claim Eastern Conference 1st Place

The Buffalo Bandits (4-1) seized sole possession of first place in the Eastern Division by holding on to an 11-10 home victory over the two-time defending NLL champion Rochester Knighthawks (3-1) before the 13,339 Banditland faithful at First Niagara Center. After beginning the 2014 season with an embarrassing 17-13 home loss to the Philadelphia Wings, the Bandits refocused on their game strategy and are now flying high on a four-game…

January 26, 2014

Bandits – Knighthawks: Week 5 Showdown

The undefeated Rochester Knighthawks (3-0) will take on in-state rival Buffalo Bandits (3-1) Saturday in a battle for first place in the East Division. The Bandits and Knighthawks split in 2013 with two wins each. Rochester has yet to play a road game this season, after going 5-3 as the visiting team in 2013. The Knighthawks stellar defense have allowed the fewest goals against (23) in the league. Goaltender Matt…

January 25, 2014

The Bandits’ Cinderella Man

With both teams riding a three game win streak, the Buffalo Bandits (3-1) will host the undefeated back-to-back NLL champion Rochester Knighthawks (3-0) at the First Niagara Center Saturday night at 7:30 pm for the first of four “Thruway Rivalry” matchups. What makes this game that much more special is the fact that the team that emerges victorious will take sole possession of first place in the Eastern Division. One…

January 24, 2014

The Bang on the Bandits

The Buffalo Bandits are in the midst of a three game win streak at 3-1. This team is under the new leadership of Troy Cordingley. Buffalo played this past weekend without their superstar John Tavares. Additionally, they’re ranked third in the NLL. It is clear that Cordingley brings a different game perspective to Buffalo than what they have become accustomed to. If I had to pick one major thing that…

January 20, 2014