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Toronto's Adam Jones, a Canisius College graduate, notched three goals and two assists as the desperate Rock handed the Buffalo Bandits a 16-11 loss Saturday night at KeyBank Center. Buffalo was led by Mitch Jones and Shawn Evans, who both had three goals and an assist. Dhane Smith had one goal and four assists. Road to the playoffs: Buffalo needed a win and for the …

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Most people kill downtime on road trips with music or a movie. For Buffalo Bandits defenseman Mitch de Snoo, it's a great chance to catch up on medical journals. De Snoo, in his third year with the Bandits, isn't balancing lacrosse and a day job like most of his teammates. Instead, the sport has been a respite from countless hours in laboratories at the University of To…

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Faceoff: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Online: NLL TV, Twitter. Radio: WGR 550 AM. Records: Buffalo 8-8, Toronto 7-9. Last time out: The Bandits went ice cold last Saturday at the Calgary Roughnecks, failing to score for the entirety of the third quarter and half of the fourth. That allowed Calgary to go on a 10-0 run and win, 16-9. Roughnecks forward Holden Cattoni scor…

NEWS STAFF REPORT The Calgary Roughnecks took control of the game by outscoring Buffalo, 5-0, in the third period and took a 16-9 National Lacrosse League victory over the Bandits Saturday night. The loss before 17,113 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary was a costly one for the Bandits (8-8). With both Georgia (9-7) and New England (8-8) both winning road games …

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Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich drastically reconfigured Buffalo's roster in the offseason, swapping out nearly half the 2017 team for fresh blood. His final adjustment, trading for Calgary's Vaughn Harris the day before the season opener, is proving to be one of his best. Harris, who joined the team with only two games of National Lacrosse League experie…

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Faceoff: 9 p.m. Saturday. Online: NLL TV. Radio: 1520 AM. Records: Buffalo 8-7, Calgary 6-9. Last time out: The Bandits enjoyed their final off week of the season last weekend. Buffalo was last in action on March 31, when the team defeated the New England Black Wolves for the second time in eight days. The rookies shined, as Josh Byrne scored four goals and two…

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Every game against a divisional foe is reminiscent of a playoff game for the Buffalo Bandits with how close the East Division standings are. Buffalo entered the weekend as one of four teams tied atop the division at 7-7. Saturday's foe, the New England Black Wolves, sat a half game behind the pack at 6-7. "That one was a must-win for us," Bandits forward Josh Byrne said…

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Josh Byrne scored four goals and two assists as the Buffalo Bandits defeated the New England Black Wolves, 14-11, on Saturday night in front of 13,709 fans in KeyBank Center. With the win, Buffalo separated itself from the four East Division teams tied atop the division at 7-7. Buffalo's Shawn Evans had a goal and six assists, while Dhane Smith had a goal and five he…

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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…

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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…

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The Buffalo Bandits snapped their four-game losing streak Friday, using a 12-goal run in the second half to down the New England Black Wolves, 20-7, at Mohegan Sun Arena. Buffalo (7-7) moved into a tie for first place in the East Division with New England (6-6) and the Toronto Rock (6-6). Dhane Smith led the Bandits with two goals and seven assists. Vaughn Harris sco…

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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…

DULUTH, Ga. – The Buffalo Bandits fell behind by three goals in the first eight minutes and never caught up Sunday in a 14-10 loss to the Georgia Swarm at Infinite Energy Arena in their National Lacrosse League game. It was the fourth straight loss for the Bandits, who have not won since an 18-9 win over Georgia on Feb. 10 at KeyBank Center. Buffalo has been outscored, 55…

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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…