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The Buffalo Bandits four-game win streak ended with a thud Saturday night. Rochester Knighthawks goalie Matt Vinc shut out the Bandits for the first 20 minutes of the game, propelling Rochester to a 17-10 victory at KeyBank Center. As Vinc shined on the back end, Rochester got out to a 7-0 lead in the first 18:50 seconds. Buffalo didn't cut the lead under six goals the …

Bandits

The Buffalo Bandits game started at 7:30 p.m. Saturday but the Bandits arrived far later than that. The Rochester Knighthawks scored the first seven goals of the game, holding Buffalo off the board for the first 20 minutes, in a 17-10 victory at KeyBank Center. The result snapped Buffalo's four-game win streak and pushed the Bandits to 6-4 on the season. Rochester im…

Bandits

The Buffalo Bandits had been eyeing forward Jordan Durston for a while before they acquired him hours before the National Lacrosse League Draft in September. Buffalo General Manager Steve Dietrich said the Bandits had been inquiring about the young forward for a year before a trade was finally completed. After months of back and forth negotiation, he finally found a ret…

Bandits

Buffalo Bandits goalie Alex Buque and the entire defensive unit entered Saturday's game against the Calgary Roughnecks with plenty of uncertainty after a pair of disastrous performances the past two weeks. Buffalo was blown out twice on the road, falling 21-11 to the Rochester Knighthawks on Dec. 23 and 20-13 to the Toronto Rock on Dec. 30. Buque was pulled in the fi…

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…

Bandits

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…