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Bandits

Forward Mitch Jones was barely a National Lacrosse League player when the Buffalo Bandits acquired him in a draft-day trade in 2013. He was a sophomore in college during his rookie season with the Washington Stealth, spending most of the year playing hockey at Northern Michigan University. He joined his NLL squad for the final three games of the year once his collegiate…

Bandits

Faceoff: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Online: NLL TV. Radio: 1520 AM. Records: Buffalo 7-7, New England 6-7. Last time out: The Bandits put up their best offensive output of the season last Friday against New England, as they went on a 12-goal run in a 20-7 road victory. The Bandits' top producers had gaudy stat lines. Dhane Smith had two goals and six assists, Mitch Jo…

Colleges

The setup for the upcoming 3X3U Tournament will be familiar for the three local ballers heading to San Antonio: Canisius' Jermaine Crumpton, St. Bonaventure's Matt Mobley and University at Buffalo's Wes Clark. It's 3-on-3, halfcourt, first to 21 wins. "It's like a pickup setting," Crumpton said. 'Things that you do back home when you're with your friends." The bigges…

Colleges

The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Ally Power: The University at Buffalo junior pitcher threw her first no-hitter in the Bulls' 9-1 victory in the opener of a three-game series against Eastern Michigan. She struck out five and walked three in five scoreless innings, propelling UB to its first Mid-American…

Beauts

The Buffalo Beauts had aspirations of becoming the first back-to-back champions in National Women's Hockey League history, but Metropolitan Riveters goalie Katie Fitzgerald squashed those hopes. Last year's NWHL Goalie of the Year lived up to the billing, as Fitzgerald backstopped the Riveters to a 1-0 Isobel Cup victory Sunday at the Barnabas Health Hockey House in New…

Beauts

Faceoff: 3 p.m. Sunday, Barnabas Health Hockey House. Online: Twitter. Regular season records: Buffalo 12-4-0, Metropolitan 13-3-0. Last time out: Buffalo punched its ticket to the Isobel Cup in dramatic fashion last Saturday, as defenseman Sarah Casorso scored the first goal of her National Women's Hockey League career to secure a 3-2 overtime victory against the…

Beauts

Playoff hockey is known for its intensity. Make it a one-game, winner-take-all championship, and that gets ratcheted up to a whole new level. That's what the Buffalo Beauts face in Sunday's Isobel Cup final. "It's do or die," Beauts forward Corinne Buie said. "Every shift that you're out there could be the play that changes the game." Buffalo will face the top-seeded…

The final game of the Bowman Showcase featured a bevy of dazzling goals, but the game-winner was unintentional. When Cole Donhauser fired a puck on net from the left boards, he was looking for a pass. "I was looking for my linemate back door and sometimes you've got to get a lucky bounce," said Donhauser, who plays prep hockey at Nichols School. "I just read the reactio…

High Schools

Jaylen Morris, a Williamsville native who played high school basketball at St. Joe's Collegiate Institute, signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. Morris, who had previously played with the Hawks on a pair of 10-day contracts, is averaging 4.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in six games. He's missed the Hawks' last four games after suffer…

Bandits

Faceoff: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Mohegan Sun Arena. Online: NLL TV. Radio: 1520 AM. Records: Buffalo 6-7, New England 6-5. Last time out: The Bandits lost a pair of games last weekend to push their losing streak to four games. The week started with a 16-10 home loss to the Saskatchewan Rush on Friday. Two days later, Georgia's Lyle Thompson scored five goals on Buffa…

Colleges

The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. University at Buffalo men’s and women’s basketball: UB became the second collegge and first since Georgia in 1983 to have both its men’s and women’s basketball teams earn their first NCAA Tournament win in the same year. The men’s season came to an end in the Round of 32 …

Beauts

The Buffalo Beauts will get a chance to defend their crown. Defenseman Sarah Casorso scored a minute and a half into overtime to give Buffalo a 3-2 victory against the Boston Pride in the single-elimination National Women’s Hockey League semifinal Saturday at HarborCenter. Her goal, a shot from the point a second after she joined the rush, clinched a third straight appea…

Beauts

The Buffalo Beauts are heading back to the Isobel Cup. Defenseman Sarah Casorso scored a minute and a half into overtime to give Buffalo a 3-2 victory against the Boston Pride in the single-elimination National Women's Hockey League semifinal Saturday. Sarah Edney scored for the Beauts in the first period, a one-time slapper off a pass from the corner. Boston responded …

Bandits

There were no late-game heroics for the Buffalo Bandits like their previous game against the Saskatchewan Rush this season, when the team mounted a seven-goal comeback. The Rush showcased their offensive chemistry and got a strong performance from goalie Evan Kirk in a 16-10 victory against Buffalo at KeyBank Center on Friday night. The Bandits never led, while Saskatch…