Rush Outlast Bandits 11-9 in Game 1 of Champion’s Cup

May 29, 2016

The Saskatchewan Rush are one huge step closer to repeating as NLL champions with last night’s 11-9 win over the Buffalo Bandits. The win puts Saskatchewan in the driver’s seat in the best-of-three series as the two teams head west to Saskatoon for Game 2. In spite of a combined 26 shots on goal in the first quarter, both goalies frustrated the opposition offenses with rock solid performances. Aaron Bold…


2015 NLL Season in Review

June 8, 2015

  The Edmonton Rush won the Champion’s Cup this weekend, their first title in their 10-year history. And so ends the 2015 NLL season. So let’s now have a look back at the season that was, and some of the highlights along the way. The season got off to an unexpected start in the first two weeks of the schedule when the three-time defending champion Rochester Knighthawks lost two straight,…


Alex Kedoh Hill Has a Shot with Bandits

October 10, 2014

After their offense began struggling midway through the 2013 NLL season, the Buffalo Bandits organization came to the conclusion that injecting some fresh offensive blood was needed to help bring the franchise back from the brink. Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich and then-current head coach Darris Kilgour believed that the best place to start this new resurgence would be the upcoming 2013 NLL trade deadline. During the trade deadline, the…


Bandits Make Flurry of Signings

September 17, 2014

Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced the team has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with transition players Kevin Brownell and Mitch Wilde, as well as defensemen Glen Bryan and Marty Hill. Brownell returns for his third season with the Bandits this year. The former third-round pick amassed seven points (3+4) last season in 12 games played for Buffalo. He’s played in 19 games for the Bandits over…


Bandits Talk: Planning to Bring Back Tavares

September 12, 2014

This off season we plan on going one on one with every general manager in the National Lacrosse League to discuss the latest news. We spoke with Steve Dietrich about the Buffalo Bandits this week. Below are notes on four main areas of pre season talk with NLL teams. Free Agency:  The plan is for John [Tavares] to play again in 2015 and we couldn’t be happier to have our captain…


Net Impact: Can Coaches Make a Difference?

March 20, 2014

Coaches don’t make any difference to a team’s success or failure, right? It’s the 20 guys on the roster that win or lose games, not the coaching staff. That certainly seemed to be the prevailing attitude in Toronto last summer when the Rock decided to fire head coach Troy Cordingley only three weeks after he won his second Les Bartley Award as coach of the year. Cordingley had compiled a…


Bandits Swat Swarm, Comeback to Win 12-9

March 9, 2014

With a little over three weeks off from NLL regular season play, there was some talk going around the fans in Banditland about the team possibly showing some signs of rust after their extended break. The Buffalo Bandits were able to shake off any remaining rust they had and returned to the win column with their first of three 2014 regular season matchups with the Minnesota Swarm Saturday night at…


Minnesota Swarm vs. Buffalo Bandits: Will the Turn Around Begin in March?

March 8, 2014

Alex Urquhart The Minnesota Swarm have assuredly struggled this season, going 2-7 so far and only grabbing wins against the Philadelphia Wings and only winning in Philly to boot. The team has lost all three home games at the Excel Energy Center, and all of their away games, not in Philly. This week the Swarm will take on the Buffalo Bandits at First Niagara Center. The last time the Bandits…


Net Impact: Can the Edmonton Rush Run the Table?

March 6, 2014

The Edmonton Rush have tied an NLL record by starting the season with eight straight wins. The only other team to accomplish this feat was the Buffalo Bandits in 1993 when they became the first and only team in league history to go undefeated. Can the Rush repeat Buffalo’s performance? The short answer is no. The Bandits went undefeated in an eight-game season and only needed two more wins in…


Bandits, Stealth Face Long Breaks

Both the Buffalo Bandits and Vancouver Stealth are facing an oddity in the National Lacrosse League as both teams will not play for three weeks, not back in action until March 8. Vancouver this weekend is coming off of a win and a loss while Buffalo is coming off of a blowout win over Philadelphia. Both teams are heading in drastically different directions as they head to this break. Buffalo…

February 18, 2014