NLL: Big effort from Philadelphia’s Corey Small leads Wings to win

March 29, 2022

It was an eight-point effort for Corey Small as the Philadelphia Wings broke a four-game losing streak on Saturday evening with a 12-8 win over the Rochester Knighthawks at Blue Cross Arena. Wings’ head coach Paul Day appeared ecstatic that the offense finally seemed to find the back of the net again. Philadelphia has struggled with either offense and defense this season. At the beginning of the season, the offense clicked,…

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NLL: Bandits punch ticket to playoffs with home win over Halifax

March 27, 2022

Everyone loves a nice matinee lacrosse game every now and again. That, plus the contest being between the top two teams in the East Division, smelled like a pretty decent Saturday afternoon in downtown Buffalo, New York. Or it could be the Cheerios factory down there. Only one cheesy pun this week, this matchup between the Halifax Thunderbirds and Buffalo Bandits was all business. The last time these two teams…

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NLL: Thompson bests Resetarits in goal contest as Georgia downs Albany

March 21, 2022

In their third meeting of the season, the Georgia Swarm and Albany FireWolves faced off in a high-powered offensive game. Both Albany and Georgia are mid-pack and a victory would get them right back in the hunt for a playoff spot in the NLL’s East Division. After an explosive fourth quarter, the Swarm took down the FireWolves 15-12. Just a minute into the game, Georgia’s Jeff Henrick scored on a…

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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…

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NLL: Bandits stay atop the league with big win over Philadelphia

March 14, 2022

The boys were back in town. The Buffalo Bandits returned home to KeyBank Center after two weeks worth of wins on the road at Rochester and Albany. Looking to continue their winning ways, a win against the Wings would give them sole possession of first place in the NLL. As for the Wings, they were looking to stop a three-game skid and find some ground in a very cramped middle…

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NLL: Albany takes down Halifax for the second time this season

March 14, 2022

The Albany FireWolves are the Halifax Thunderbirds’ kryptonite.  Entering Week 15, Halifax had beaten every team they played this season except for Albany. Friday night hey fell 8-7 at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S. They also lost to Albany on Jan. 29 by a score of 8-6 in Albany, N.Y. “We didn’t play our normal game in the second half. I thought in the first half we played really…

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NLL: Bandits improve record to 9-1 with OT win over FireWolves

March 8, 2022

In a case of déjà vu, the Albany FireWolves fell again to their in-state rival Buffalo Bandits for the second time in a month. The Bandits beat the FireWolves 12-11 in a back-and-forth Empire State battle that went to OT. Both teams were trading goals all night. There wasn’t a lead larger than two goals during the game. The game’s opening goal came from a whipping Chris Cloutier shot assisted…

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NLL: Swarm steal one from Knighthawks in overtime

March 7, 2022

The game was fast-paced from the very beginning and GAS South Arena was buzzing with excitement.  Both the Rochester Knighthawks and Georgia Swarm have struggled this season, and this was a “must win” game for both teams and it was clear that it was going to be a close one. Georgia ended up winning 17-16 in this overtime spectacular that had fans of both teams on the edge of their…

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NLL: Riptide score first home win of the season in dramatic fashion

March 1, 2022

Anything can happen in the NLL, and the New York Riptide are proof of that statement. The Long Island boys pulled off a 14-13 win over the Toronto Rock on Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum, just their second of the season. How crazy is this? The Rock defeated the first place Buffalo Bandits just two weeks ago. This week they lost to the last place Riptide. That speaks volumes of…

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NLL: Bandits take final instalment of I-90 rivalry over Rochester

March 1, 2022

The final installment of the I-90 rivalry between Buffalo and Rochester definitely did not disappoint. Whenever these two clubs meet, there are instant fireworks. Blue Cross Arena in Rochester was rocking on Saturday night, partially due to a split crowd. It may have been “black-out” night at the game, but there was a ton of orange in the crowd. Rochester came into the game looking to gain ground in the…

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