NLL: Bandits hold off Knighthawks to complete season sweep of crosstown rivals

February 7, 2024

There are a couple things in our lives that are for certain: death, taxes, and the inability for the Buffalo Bandits and Rochester Knighthawks to play a boring lacrosse game. For the second week in a row, the Saturday Night Showcase featured the Buffalo Bandits, this time with them on their home floor against Rochester in their second meeting of the season. In front of 15,000+ we can assure you…

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NLL: Thunderbirds snap a three-game skid in win over Knighthawks 

January 29, 2024

Ryan Benesch became the fifth all-time leading goal scorer in NLL history as his five goals propelled him up the record books and helped the Halifax Thunderbirds defeat the Rochester Knighthawks 10-8 on Saturday night in Halifax, N.S.  Benesch, who is in his 16th season, came into the game four goals away from passing Colin Doyle for fifth all-time with 527 goals. Not only did Benesch pass Doyle, but he…

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NLL: Bandits hold off cross-town rivals

January 17, 2024

The first installment in 2024 of the I-90 rivalry between the Buffalo Bandits and Rochester Knighthawks was a banger. These games always tend to be high intensity and a split crowd as Buffalo fans travel well. A snowstorm in the Buffalo area did affect some of the travellers, but there still was a sea of orange and black at Blue Cross Arena. This contest was as back-and-forth as it gets…

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NLL: Buffalo offense explodes, cruise to victory over rival Knighthawks

May 11, 2023

All year, a huge question surrounding the Buffalo Bandits has been when is their offense going to jive and put up the numbers we all know they can? Well, it seemed to have been Saturday night in their one-and-done playoff matchup against their crosstown rival, Rochester Knighthawks. Sorry in advance K-hawks faithful, this one got out of hand. In front of 14,000+, the Bandits turned on the gas in the…

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NLL: Wings finish season with sweep of Knighthawks

May 3, 2023

The Philadelphia Wings swept the Rochester Knighthawks 3-0 this season with a 14-11 win to finish out the season.  The win also dropped Rochester to the fourth seed in the East Conference and set them up for a date with the Buffalo Bandits in the quarterfinals. Thomas Hoggarth scored first, putting the Knighthawks up 1-0. Chad Tutton quickly answered for the Wings and was promptly smashed into the glass. The…

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NLL: Knighthawks clinch playoff spot (finally!) with win over Swarm

April 25, 2023

Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York played host to a monster East Conference matchup Saturday night. The Knighthawks welcomed the red-hot Georgia Swarm to town. Going in, Rochester sat in third place in the East and Georgia was fighting for that fourth playoff spot. To say this was going to be fun would be an understatement. Rochester used eight different goal scorers to propel themselves to a 12-10 victory…

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NLL: Kelly, FireWolves upset struggling Knighthawks  

April 10, 2023

It was a battle of New York State Saturday night in Rochester, New York. The Rochester Knighthawks played host to an Albany FireWolves team who have had a lackluster season, to say it nicely. Rochester, who also have been struggling as of late, looked to boost their playoff chances and build momentum going into the final weeks of the regular season. Shockingly to some, Albany came out red hot and…

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NLL: Wings pull off another OT win over Knighthawks

April 6, 2023

The game was summed up succinctly in a post-game interview with Mitch Jones. “We’re in a dog fight. We’re in a fight for our playoff lives.” Fortunately for the Philadelphia Wings, their 14-13 OT victory over the Rochester Knighthawks keeps them in playoff contention. Not only did they prevent Rochester from clinching a playoff spot, they kept themselves alive. On fan appreciation night, it was also a night of family…

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NLL: Riorden, Wings keep playoff hopes alive with OT winner

March 21, 2023

Who doesn’t love some Sunday afternoon lacrosse? I’ll even add to that: who doesn’t love a massive East Conference matchup with serious playoff implications? That’s exactly what we had in store Sunday afternoon in Rochester, New York. The Knighthawks were in third place in the East, and Philadelphia was in fifth. It would be interesting to see what kind of shape the Wings would be in, as they played Saturday…

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NLL: Fields has 10 points in Knighthawks’ high-scoring affair

March 14, 2023

When you watch a lacrosse game, do you like the goal scoring? Or are you a fan of the defense and goaltending? If your answer was the latter, look away now (don’t actually, please keep reading!). The Sunday afternoon matchup between the Rochester Knighthawks and Georgia Swarm was an absolute shootout. Georgia came in on a two-game winning streak and needed to continue that for any chance to get into…

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