NLL: Swarm stall Bandits’ playoff plans

March 12, 2019

Maybe the Buffalo Bandits will stick to one game a weekend from now on. After squeaking out a 12-11 win in overtime while visiting the Philadelphia Wings on Friday, they returned home and dropped a 14-9 game to the Georgia Swarm on Saturday. The loss halts the Bandits’ winning streak at six games and prevented them from securing the league’s first playoff spot. Dhane Smith said there was no excuse…

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NLL: Wings fall to Bandits’ team in search of playoff berth

March 11, 2019

Fraser nets four including overtime winner, Wings held scoreless for final 20:18 Friday night the Philadelphia Wings (2-9) fell to the division leading Buffalo Bandits (10-2) 12-11 in overtime in front of 10,805 fans at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. Chase Fraser’s fourth goal of the game at 5:18 of the overtime period was the game winner for the Bandits, who moved one step closer to becoming the…

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NLL: Bandits’ high-octane offence cruises past Knighthawks

February 24, 2019

Friday night the Buffalo Bandits (9-2) defeated the Rochester Knighthawks (2-7) 16-9 and took the I-90 season series 2-1 in front of 6,672 fans at Connor & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. This was a night dedicated to the first season of Knighthawks’ lacrosse and about a dozen members of the 1995 team where in attendance. Rochester would get the crowd going early with some early opportunities, but…

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NLL: Bandits come from behind over Roughnecks

February 19, 2019

The Calgary Roughnecks would have been happy with a three-quarter game on Saturday night at KeyBank Center, considering they led the game for 45 minutes. But lacrosse has four quarters, and the Buffalo Bandits pushed hard in the fourth to secure a 12-10 comeback victory. It was one Buffalo really had to work for as they found themselves working behind early in the first quarter. Calgary scored back-to-back goals to…

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NLL: 10-goal difference downs Swarm

February 10, 2019

The Buffalo Bandits marched into Georgia on Saturday night and asserted their dominance, taking down the Georgia Swarm 19-9 on Native Heritage Night. It was Georgia’s worst loss of the season thus far, and Buffalo’s biggest margin of victory. “They dominated us in every facet of the game,” said Swarm head coach Ed Comeau. “They outworked us, out-loose-balled us, everything. Full credit, they played with energy right from the beginning,…

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NLL: Bandits get important win for Tucker

February 4, 2019

The Buffalo Bandits continued their early-season success picking up their sixth win of the year against the Colorado Mammoth 15-12 on Saturday night at KeyBank Center. The Bandits took an early lead and never looked back. Dhane Smith, coming off his 11-point performance against the New England Black Wolves, helped get the team going, assisting on the first two goals of the game by Shawn Evans. Jordan Durston and Chase…

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Press Release: Tucker Out Lymphoma Night returns for sixth year

January 31, 2019

  BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 29, 2019) — The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host its sixth annual Tucker Out Lymphoma Night when the Colorado Mammoth visit KeyBank Center on Saturday, Feb. 2. The evening will honor the memory of Tucker Williams. Tucker, the son of former Bandits player Shawn Williams, lost his battle with Burkitt Lymphoma in 2014. Faceoff for the game, which is presented by Intense Milk,…

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NLL: Bandits bombard Black Wolves 15-5

January 29, 2019

A day after an embarrassing loss to their arch rivals, the Buffalo Bandits roared out of the gate and trampled the New England Black Wolves 15-5 at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday afternoon. Saturday night’s loss in Rochester and a long travel day to Connecticut (two hours from Boston’s airport to Uncasville) were just blips in the radar as the Bandits had the only lead they would need 5:33 into…

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NLL: Knighthawks stand tall on Military Night

January 28, 2019

The Rochester Knighthawks did the U.S. Military proud on Saturday night with an 18-13 win over the Buffalo Bandits at Blue Cross Arena. The rivalry between the Knighthawks and Bandits is no different than traditional sports clashes between Army and Navy. During Military Night, the Knighthawks represented the Navy on their jerseys while the Bandits represented the Army. Austin Shanks led the Knighthawks with seven goals while Angus Goodleaf made…

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NLL: Bandits take down Wings again

January 22, 2019

A four-goal run late in the fourth quarter helped the Buffalo Bandits edge the Philadelphia Wings on Saturday night at KeyBank Center 14-10. The win ends a 3-1 four-game home stand for the Bandits, who’ll play back-to-back road games next weekend. Their overall record improves to 4-1, tying them for first place in the East division with the Toronto Rock. Head coach John Tavares told bandits.com that the win shows…

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