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
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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…

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NLL Three Stars: Regular Season Concludes, Playoffs Loom in Near Future

The NLL saw a lot of odd performances this weekend as top teams struggled early in games and non-contending teams held their own. In the end, the big guns projected to continue into playoffs were able to pull off victories (Rush, Rock, Mammoth, etc.) With playoffs right around the corner now, many teams will look to prepare extra or begin their off seasons with restructuring and drawing boards. First Star:…

April 29, 2014
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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…

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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…

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NLL Three Stars: Grant Jr, Dickson and Vinc Lead

April 22, 2014

The NLL had a one-in-a-kind weekend. John Grant Jr. joined the 600-plus club (call AARP!), Curtis Dickson was the man for the Roughnecks, and Matt Vinc gave the Knighthawks an awesome victory over the Bandits. First Star: John Grant Jr.—600th Career Goal I’m personally a fan of awards and record breaking. The Colorado Mammoth pulled off the unthinkable and made it to the playoffs. Not that they’re a bad team,…

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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…

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Knighthawks Hand Out Team Awards

April 20, 2014

he Rochester Knighthawks presented their team-voted awards following tonight’s game. The on-field ceremony honored individuals for their exceptional performances during the 2014 season. Assistant Captain Cody Jamieson was voted as the Team MVP, sponsored by Ricoh. The Six Nations (Ontario) native led the Knighthawks this season with 34 goals and 65 assists, putting him at number one in points on the team for the third straight season. He currently sits…

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Stealth Try to Claim Playoffs Against Knighthawks

April 12, 2014

Saturday night the Stealth will make their first appearance in Rochester, N.Y.  to face the Rochester Knighthawks, as the Vancouver Stealth. The Stealth and Knighthawks have played some close games, including last years Championship game. Despite Rochester coming into this game ranked 3rd in scoring to Vancouver’s 7th spot, this is sure to be another great game.   Vancouver is led by star forward Rhys Duch. Rhys has recorded 68…

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Swarm Take on Rock

April 4, 2014

The Minnesota Swarm (3-10) will host the Rochester Knighthawks (9-4) Friday night in the first game of a home-and-home weekend series. Friday’s match-up will mark the second meeting of the year between the squads, with the Knighthawks previously emerging with an 8-6 season opening win. Dan Dawson led Rochester offensively in the game, while goaltender Matt Vinc posted 45 saves to record the win. The Knighthawks and Swarm enter the…

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