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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…

Bandits

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…

Bandits

Faceoff: 7:30 p.m. Friday at New England at Mohegan Sun Arena; 7:30 p.m. Saturday vs. Georgia at KeyBank Center Online: NLL TV Radio: 1520 AM Records: Buffalo 4-3, New England 4-2, Georgia 3-3 Last time out: Buffalo avenged an early-season blowout loss to Rochester, defeating the Knighthawks 16-14 thanks to 11 points from Dhane Smith and five goals from Josh By…

Bandits

Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich preached fighting complacency during last year's training camp. The Bandits were coming off a trip to the Champions Cup and brought back nearly the entire roster for another crack at the Saskatchewan Rush. "Maybe I was the most complacent of the group," Dietrich said. A roster previously good enough to win the division t…

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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.…