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Youth lacrosse players born between 2002 to 2007 are invited by the Buffalo Bandits to tryouts for the Sixth Annual Jr. NLL Tournament to be played in late August. Three youth teams will be selected – for players born in 2006 or 2007 (Pee Wee), in 2004 or 2005 (Bantam) or in 2002-2003 (Midget). The tryouts will be conducted at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., on June…

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The Buffalo Bandits were eliminated from the playoffs for a second straight season after a disappointing 15-13 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks last weekend. That means the offseason has begun, and while it likely won't be as busy as last year, there are some looming questions yet to be answered regarding the direction of the franchise. 1. Will Steve Dietrich and Troy …

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The 2017-18 Buffalo Bandits were incredibly difficult to predict. They lost to the worst team in the league at home, but also beat the best team in the league on the road. They were riding high with a four-game win streak, then followed that up with a four-game losing streak. You never knew which Bandits team you were going to get. In the end, the negative moments sligh…

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The Buffalo Bandits fell to the Knighthawks, 15-13, in their season finale. The loss eliminated Buffalo from postseason contention.

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The Buffalo Bandits will watch the National Lacrosse League playoffs from home for a second straight season. Buffalo, facing a must-win situation in the regular season finale, fell 15-13 to the rival Rochester Knighthawks in front of a sellout crowd of 19,070 in KeyBank Center. "We let each other down, basically," Bandits Head Coach Troy Cordingley said. "We got caug…

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The Buffalo Bandits faltered at home in a must-win situation Saturday night. Rochester got goals from nine players as the Bandits fell to the Knighthawks, 15-13, and were eliminated from postseason contention. Dhane Smith scored with 1:06 remaining to get Buffalo within one, but the team wasn't able to beat Rochester's Matt Vinc on the ensuing possession. Kyle Jackson i…

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The Buffalo Bandits host the Rochester Knighthawks in their season finale -- their result will help determined whether their season will continue with a postseason. https://buffalonews.com/2018/04/27/buffalo-bandits-need-a-win-and-help-in-final-week-to-return-to-nll-playoffs/ https://buffalonews.com/2018/04/27/buffalo-bandits-gameday-bandits-vs-knighthawks/ Follo…

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The National Lacrosse League's East Division is wide open entering the final weekend of the regular season. None of the five teams have clinched or been eliminated from postseason contention, so the NLL needed 413 words in its press release to explain all the possible scenarios. For the Bandits to return to the postseason after a one-year hiatus, they first need to take…

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Faceoff: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Online: NLL TV. Radio: 1520 AM. Records: Buffalo 8-9, Rochester 9-8. Last time out: Buffalo had a chance to clinch a playoff spot last week with a win against the Toronto Rock and a Rochester loss to the New England Black Wolves. Unfortunately for the Bandits, neither result went their way. The Rock claimed the season series, as Tor…

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The Buffalo Bandits' playoff aspirations come down to the final week of the regular season. The Toronto Rock, facing elimination with a loss, spoiled Buffalo's playoff-clinching opportunity and the team's fifth annual Tucker Out Lymphoma Night Saturday. A pair of Toronto forwards notched five-point performances as the Rock bested Buffalo, 16-11, in front of a season-hig…

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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 …