Bandits - The Buffalo News

Share this article

Bandits

print logo
Sports

The Bandits locked up their first-overall pick, signing forward Josh Byrne to a one-year deal Thursday. Byrne, a 6-foot-3 lefty, notched 16 points in four regular season games and 19 points in six playoff games with the Burnaby Lakers of the Western Lacrosse Association this summer. The Hofstra graduate played field lacrosse professionally as well this summer, scoring a…

Sports

Mike McNamara is back with the Bandits after four years away from the franchise. The 27-year-old defenseman was one of three to sign with Buffalo Friday afternoon. McNamara played in 13 games with the Bandits from 2012 to 2013, totaling three assists. He's made 43 career appearances in the NLL between Buffalo, Colorado and New England, notching one goal, 13 points and 1…

Sports

The Bandits locked up two of their selections from this year's draft, signing forward Chase Fraser and defenseman Connor Laird to one-year contracts. Fraser, a second-round pick, dominated in the western loop of Canadian summer box lacrosse. He was named the Western Lacrosse Association's Rookie of the Year after scoring 30 goals and 52 points for the Nanaimo Timbermen.…

Sports

Forward Chase Fraser and defenseman Connor Laird have agreed to one-year contract with the Buffalo Bandits, the team announced today. Fraser joins the franchise out of Neumann University, for whom he had 66 goals and 79 points last season. He was subsequently named rookie of the year in the Western Lacrosse Association after accumulating 30 goals and 52 points with the …

Sports

The Buffalo Bandits signed four players to one-year contracts, including defenseman Ethan Schott, a second-round pick in the 2017 National Lacrosse League draft. Forward Zach Tomkinson and defensemen Justin Pychel and John Rae are the other signings, the club announced. Tomkinson rejoins the Bandits after spending time on their practice squad last season. Pychel spent t…

Zed Williams, the 2013 Borrelli Award winner as the outstanding scholastic player in Western New York, was the fourth player selected Monday in the National Lacrosse League draft in Toronto. The NLL champion Georgia Swarm made the former Silver Creek standout and national career goals record holder their first round pick. Later in the draft the Swarm went for another fo…

Bandits

OAKVILLE, ONT. — Josh Byrne was slotted to go to the Bandits in nearly every mock draft going back months. That didn’t mean his nerves were gone, and for good reason. Buffalo nearly threw an enormous curveball. Buffalo GM Steve Dietrich said the Bandits had two sheets of paper to send to the NLL table, one with Byrne’s name on it and the other with transition player Zac…

Sports

OAKVILLE, ONT. — The Bandits bolstered the left side of their offense before Monday's National Lacrosse League Draft, trading right-handed forward Anthony Malcom and the 12th-overall pick to the Vancouver Stealth for 23-year-old forward Jordan Durston. Durston has spent the previous two seasons with Vancouver, finishing in the top six on the team in scoring in both year…

Sports

The Buffalo Bandits have the first-round pick in tonight's NLL draft in Toronto, which starts at 7 p.m. http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/17/bandits-expected-take-josh-byrne-first-overall-nll-draft/ Follow along live below: Tweets from https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/bandits-coverage !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.loc…

Bandits

The 2016 season brought plenty of agony for the Buffalo Bandits, as the historically successful franchise tied a team record for lowest winning percentage in a season. Luckily for GM Steve Dietrich and his staff, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. The Bandits have the first overall pick in Monday’s National Lacrosse League Draft for the first time since 2004 a…

The Buffalo Bandits have set their season ticket and individual game ticket prices for the 2017-18 National Lacrosse League season, which will begin on Dec. 8. Box office and season prices will not increase in the 100 and 200 level at KeyBank Center. Season tickets range from $13 to $32 per game, saving fans up to $81 for the season. Individual game tickets start at $15…

Bandits

The National Lacrosse League announced the Buffalo Bandits’ schedule for the 2017-18 regular season. The Bandits open play at home against Toronto on Dec. 8, then play consecutive road games before their second home date on Jan. 6 against Calgary. Defending-champion Georgia visits KeyBank Center on Feb. 10. The regular season concludes April 28 with a visit from Roch…

Sports

The Buffalo Bandits have acquired defenseman Reid Acton from the Georgia Swarm for a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2019 National Lacrosse League Draft, the team announced Monday. The Bandits also signed forward Bryce Brochu to a one-year deal, pending league approval. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Acton was taken 21st overall in the third round of the 2013 draft. He'…

Sports

The Buffalo Bandits re-signed top scorer Dhane Smith to a two-year deal, the team announced Monday. The contract is pending league approval. Smith, 25, was voted the NLL's Most Valuable Player in 2016 after setting league records in goals (72) and total points (137) in 18 games. He was the Bandits' scoring leader in 2017, as well, netting 30 goals and 81 points in 14 ga…

Sports

The Buffalo Bandits announced Thursday they will be a sponsor for the 2017 Wheelchair Lacrosse USA National Championship in Buffalo on Aug. 25 and 26. The tournament has eight teams from the United States, including one sponsored by the Bandits. Play begins Aug. 25 at 8:30 a.m. and concludes around 4:30 p.m. the next day, with each game using four 15-minute quarters and…