NLL: Double wins for Bandits in Week 9

February 1, 2023

It’s never easy to play back-to-back nights in the NLL, and that is exactly what the Buffalo Bandits had in front of them this past weekend. Friday night they were in Philadelphia and came out with a win. Saturday night they were in Uniondale, New York to take on the New York Riptide. Buffalo sat in second place in the East Division and the Riptide were coming in second from…


NLL: Riptide’s personnel changes don’t pan out in loss to Rochester

January 16, 2023

The New York Riptide look a little different this week. After their third consecutive loss, the team made some cosmetic changes they hope will provide some deeper results. However, the changes will have to play out over the long run, as they fell to 0-4 after a Sunday afternoon 11-8 loss to Rochester. First, they fired general manager Jim Veltman and named executive vice president Rich Lisk as the interim…


NLL: Riptide fall as Thunderbirds set team record for goals

December 22, 2022

The New York Riptide were hoping for better results in the first part of the 2022-23 NLL season, but they find themselves at 0-2 in the East Conference and in last place. They were one goal away from defeating the much talked about San Diego Seals in their opener, but suffered mightily at the hands of the Halifax Thunderbirds this past weekend, falling 20-11. Eleven goals is pretty decent –…


NLL: Riptide’s strong bond will improve results in 2022-23

November 29, 2022

Callum Crawford said it best, at the end of last season: “If we got [the New York Riptide] to the playoffs, there’s not a single team in this league that [would want] to see this young group. We can be this really dynamic team that you don’t want to face at any given time.” The Riptide finished in seventh place in the NLL’s East Division in 2022 with a 6-12…


NLL: FireWolves punch ticket to playoffs with big win over Riptide

May 2, 2022

The final week of the NLL season featured a clash of two New York teams. The Albany FireWolves came into this game needing a win to punch their ticket to a playoff berth in their inaugural season, while the New York Riptide were content to play spoiler. Albany packed on the goals in the second half to win the game 17-9. New York looked comfortable in the first quarter considering…


NLL: Jeff Teat becomes the new all-time rookie assists and points leader

April 26, 2022

It’s Jeff Teat’s world, and the rest of us are just living in it. Teat made NLL history on Saturday night, breaking both the all-time rookie assists and points records. He has one game left in the season to add onto his current totals to set the final mark to beat for the next generation. With numbers like these, though, the records will stand for a very long time. It’s…


NLL: Records fall but so do the Riptide as postseason bid ends

April 25, 2022

Records fell on Saturday night, but so too did the New York Riptide. Their bid for a postseason berth came to an end at the hands of the Halifax Thunderbirds in a 16-13 loss at Nassau Coliseum. The Riptide’s record sits at 6-11, although they have one more game to play against Albany next Saturday. During the game, Jeff Teat broke the all-time rookie records for assists and points, and…


NLL: Riptide win big for second game in a row

April 19, 2022

The New York Riptide remain in playoff contention after another strong showing on the weekend, defeating the Rochester Knighthawks 15-7 at Nassau Coliseum. After the NLL’s week 20, only two teams have clinched playoff spots in the East. Halifax, Georgia, Albany and Philadelphia stand in New York’s way, but with two games left for most teams, anything can still happen. It could be settled this coming week, or it could…


NLL: Bandits first home loss of season comes at hands of Jeff Teat and NY Riptide

April 11, 2022

All season long, the Buffalo Bandits have been on top of the mountain. Very rarely do other teams absolutely dominate the Bandits in every facet of the game. In addition, this season opposing teams don’t come into Buffalo and win, period.   But the New York Riptide came into KeyBank Center Saturday afternoon and blew the doors off the building, 15-12, handing the Bandits their first home loss of the season….


NLL: Trade deadline madness with marquee players on the move

March 18, 2022

It’s that time of year again: trade deadline week in the NLL. Top tier teams look to get better to make that last push for the playoffs, while teams at the bottom of the standings look into the future. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! No, let’s go with players and moves and trades, oh my! The madness started early last week. On March 9th, the Rochester Knighthawks kicked…