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The Buffalo Bandits took a good-sized step toward improving their offense on Tuesday when they acquired Pat Saunders from the New England Black Wolves. The Bandits gave up a second-round pick in this fall's draft. Saunders confirmed Tuesday morning on Twitter that he was headed to Buffalo. Saunders, 27, had 10 goals and 15 assists for 25 points in eight games with the B…

The Buffalo Bandits find themselves in an unfamiliar position by 2017 standards: They are on a winning streak. The Bandits won their second straight game, a 15-12 win over the Toronto Rock, in the KeyBank Center on Saturday. That’s a relatively modest accomplishment eight games into the season, but it’s still a welcome one. A 3-5 record sounds much better than 1-5. …

The Buffalo Bandits developed a finishing kick just in the nick of time on Saturday. After 57 minutes in which they traded goals with the Toronto Rock, they scored two goals to take the lead for good. Buffalo took a 15-12 win in the KeyBank Center. The win was their second in a row, their first such winning streak of the season. The Bandits are 3-5. Alex Kedoh Hill b…

The Buffalo Bandits are missing their top scorer this weekend, and it's not certain when he'll be back. Ryan Benesch is still feeling the after-effects of a hit to the head taken last week against the New England Black Wolves. They don't know when he might be ready to play again. "He's had a tough week this week, we know that," Bandits coach Troy Cordingley said befo…

Ryan Benesch will not play tonight. He is suffering from concussion-related symptoms from a hit taken last week against New England. What's more, Troy Cordingley said that Benesch "hasn't had a good week." This is certainly something to watch as the season goes forward. You don't replace one of the top scorers in the league. Brad Self may get more time at forward. S…

It's a faceoff that Tim Edwards will remember for the rest of his life. The Buffalo Bandit lined up against ex-teammate Jay Thorimbert last Friday night in the KeyBank Center to take a draw in a game against the New England Black Wolves. "I didn't want to say anything," Edwards said about the moment. "It was all business." The referee blew his whistle, the faceoff…

The Buffalo Bandits earned a much-needed win on Sunday afternoon, and the winning margin came from a very unlikely source. Defender Mitch de Snoo scored only his second goal of the season - in overtime no less - to give the Bandits a 16-15 win over the New England Black Wolves in Uncasville, Conn. The goal came at 25 seconds of the extra session, tied for the second-fas…

The Buffalo Bandits’ gameplan should be a simple one for Sunday afternoon’s game with the New England Black Wolves (1 p.m., Radio 1520 AM) in Uncasville, Conn. They’d like to be ahead for a change after the first period. The Bandits take a 1-5 record and a three-game losing streak into the contest. In four of the losses, they’ve fallen behind by an 8-2 score.…

The Buffalo Bandits have been playing this season as if they’ve been using a shovel instead of a lacrosse stick at the start of their games. That’s because they keep digging themselves deep holes. Consider the amazing fact that the Bandits have fallen behind by an 8-2 score in four of the six games they’ve played this season. That’s a recipe for disaster, and…

The Buffalo Bandits' plight seems to grow more serious by the game, as little continues to go right for a team that played for a championship just last year. The Bandits effectively ruined their chances with a subpar first half, and fell to the New England Black Wolves, 14-11, in the KeyBank Center on Friday night. Buffalo fell to 1-5 on the season - matching the worst …

The Buffalo Bandits (1-4) host the New England Black Wolves tonight at KeyBank Center (7:30 p.m.). Follow along with News Sports Reporter Budd Bailey as well as team and league accounts 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.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.get…

Chad Culp passed the first test of his return to Buffalo Friday morning when he arrived at the KeyBank Center for the morning shootaround - thanks to his new teammates with the New England Black Wolves. "The guys made sure I turned left in the hallway instead of going straight" to the Bandits locker room, the veteran said. Culp had been a member of the Bandits for si…

At this point in the Buffalo Bandits' season, with the team sitting at a disappointing 1-4, fans could use a little good news. Here's some: Craig England's offensive production in 2017 has caught just about everyone by surprise. He has scored five goals in three games. That's five more goals than he had scored since entering the league in 2014, admittedly in mostly b…

TORONTO - The Buffalo Bandits' problems are not merely starting to mount up. They have started to multiply. In a season that turned surprisingly sour right from the start, the Bandits played their worst game to date on Friday night. They dropped an 18-10 decision to the Toronto Rock in the Air Canada Centre to fall to 1-4. The loss was Buffalo's worst in almost two y…