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For the first time since Ken Montour and Mike Thompson in the late aughts, the Buffalo Bandits have a goalie battle. Last year's starter, Anthony Cosmo, announced his retirement earlier this month after six years manning the pipes for Buffalo. With him transitioning to an assistant coach, the Bandits have brought in three players to training camp to compete for the job:…

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Three Bandits home games and one road game will be available to watch for free through Twitter as part of the National Lacrosse League's Game of the Week series. The Bandits will be highlighted in the first week of the season, as the opener against Toronto on Jan. 8 kicks off the Twitter slate. Also on the schedule is Jan. 6 vs. Calgary, Jan. 19 at Saskatchewan and Apr.…

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After an off-season of revamping, the Buffalo Bandits opened their training camp this weekend looking to move past a last place finish in the National Lacrosse League last season. The regular season is less than a month away, but there are decisions to be made before the Bandits start their 27th season of play. Here are five things you need to know as the Bandits kick o…

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Five Buffalo Bandits will suit up Saturday in the Heritage Cup, an exhibition game between the U.S. and Canadian national teams at the FirstOntario Center in Hamilton, Ontario. The Canadian roster features Dhane Smith and Steve Priolo, while the U.S. team includes Tim Edwards, Blaze Riorden and Donny Moss. Former Bandits Joe Resetarits (Hamburg), Ryan Benesch and Billy …

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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.…

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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'…

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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…

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1) Polish Happy Hour, 5 to 11 p.m. Jan 8 at 33 Speakeasy Grill (3455 Genesee St.). Free to attend, and free food is included. Commentary: Free admission if your last name ends with "-ski"! Just kidding. Everyone gets free admission. The Polish cultural event is valuable for several reasons, like embracing traditional drinks, powering through free food, Krupnik, meeting pe…

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Get the kids out to enjoy nature by taking a hike outdoors at the Genesee County Park (11095 Bethany Center Road, Bethany). Hikes begin at the Interpretive Nature Center. First time? No problem, they’ll give you a lesson on how to walk in snowshoes. After the walk, warm up with some snacks back at the nature center. Snowshoes are provided or you can bring your own. Walks…

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The National Lacrosse League has released the Buffalo Bandits schedule for the 2015 NLL regular season. The Bandits will open their season at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut on Friday, Jan. 2, marking the third straight season-opener against the recently relocated Wings franchise, formerly of Philadelphia. The Bandits' schedule features four sets of back-to-back games (…