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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…

Bandits

The Saskatchewan Rush avenged an early-season home loss to the Buffalo Bandits, handling Buffalo in a 16-10 victory at KeyBank Center Friday. Robert Church led the way for the first-place Rush, who move to 11-2 on the season. He had six goals and two assists. Ryan Keenan and Ben McIntosh each had five points. Dhane Smith notched three goals and three assists for the …

Bandits

Faceoff: Friday vs. Saskatchewan at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at Georgia at 4:05 p.m. Online: NLL TV. Radio: 1520 AM. Records: Buffalo 6-5, Saskatchewan 10-2, Georgia 5-7. Last time out: The Bandits' offense struggled against the Colorado Mammoth's backup goalie, Steve Fryer, in a low-scoring affair in the Pepsi Center on March 3. Buffalo ended the game on a three-goal…

Colleges

No. 11 St. Bonaventure vs. No. 6 Florida Tipoff: Approx. 9:57 p.m. Thursday, American Airlines Center, Dallas. TV: TruTV. Announcers: Spero Dedes, Steve Smith, Len Elmore, Ros Gold-Onwude. St. Bonaventure is on to the first round of the NCAA Tournament after defeating UCLA in Dayton, Ohio, for the program's first tourney win since 1970. The Bonnies earned a dat…

Colleges

At 15, Kristen Romano left Lancaster, where she'd lived her entire life, to chase a dream – reaching the highest levels of swimming. She and her recently retired father, Mike, moved down to Long Island in 2015 so she could compete with the highly-competitive Long Island Aquatic Club. While it was difficult to leave her mother, brother and friends behind, Romano felt the…

Colleges

No. 11 St. Bonaventure vs. No. 11 UCLA Tipoff: 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio TV: TruTV Announcers: Spero Dedes, Steve Smith, Len Elmore, Ros Gold-Onwude St. Bonaventure didn't get the draw it was hoping for, but the Bonnies can't complain too much about earning their first NCAA Tournament bid since 2012 and their first at-large bid…

Colleges

The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. University at Buffalo men's basketball: The Bulls lived up to the billing of Mid-American Conference favorites, defeating Toledo Saturday night to earn the program's third MAC Tournament Championship. With the victory, UB earned an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournam…