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There’s one more stop for the Bandits before they return to the postseason for the first time since 2016. Buffalo will be in action tonight on the West Coast and a game with the expansion San Diego Seals at 10 p.m., Eastern time, at the Pechanga Arena. Last week went as well as Buffalo could have hoped. The Bandits (13-4) defeated New England, 12-6, and Philadelphia top…

The Buffalo Bandits wrapped up some unfinished regular season business in the National Lacrosse League on Saturday. Buffalo’s 12-6 victory over the New England Black Wolves in the final regular season game at KeyBank Center and the Philadelphia Wings’ 19-14 victory at the Georgia Swarm assured the Bandits of first place in the Eastern Division of the NLL. It means the Ba…

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By Mike Pesarchick News Sports Reporter As the Buffalo Bandits return to the NLL playoffs for the first time in two seasons, forward Dhane Smith knows there is something different about this year’s squad. “We have gotten a lot younger, more determined,” he said Friday. “I think this is definitely the right direction.” Smith, the “Great Dhane” as some call him, ha…

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Buffalo could have secured a home-field advantage in the first round of the NLL playoffs, but rival Toronto had other plans. The Rock took the Bandits to overtime and came away with a 12-11 win over Buffalo at the Scotiabank Arena Friday night. The Bandits fall to 12-4 overall. The top seed in the playoffs remains up for grabs. The Rock also win the season series, 2-…

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The Buffalo Bandits have the best record in the NLL with just three games remaining on the schedule. The Bandits have missed out on the playoffs the past two seasons but at 7:30 p.m. tonight they can clinch home-field in the first round of the playoffs when they face the Toronto Rock at Scotiabank Arena. Buffalo and Toronto met recently on March 23 as two stellar goalten…

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The Buffalo Bandits took a big step toward the Eastern Division championship with an 8-6 triumph over the Toronto Rock at KeyBank Center on Saturday night. The Bandits (12-3) own a three-game lead over third place Toronto (8-5). Buffalo has only three games left to play in the regular season. One is at Toronto on April 5. The Bandits final home game will be against the …

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The Bandits will turn back the clock Saturday at the KeyBank Center as the team hosts rival Toronto for “90s Night” at 7:30 p.m. Buffalo (11-3) has already locked up a National Lacrosse League playoff berth, but the Bandits are only a game-and-a-half up on the Rock (8-3) in the Eastern Division. Georgia (10-4-1), which also has clinched a playoff berth, is a game back, …

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Chase Fraser scored with Shawn Evans assisting at 1:51 of overtime Saturday night to give the Buffalo Bandits a 12-11 National Lacrosse League victory over the Saskatchewan Rush at Sasktel Center in Saskatoon. After leading nearly the entire game, the Bandits needed a late goal by Evans with 2:09 to play to force overtime before they went on to win on Fraser’s tally in th…

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The Buffalo Bandits’ six-game win streak is over and their lead over the Toronto Rock in the National Lacrosse League has grown a little shakier. The Georgia Swarm, who absorbed a 19-9 shellacking from the Bandits on their home surface down South last month, got some revenge on Buffalo with a 14-9 victory at KeyBank Center Saturday night, spoiling the party a bit on Nativ…

It wasn’t pretty in the early minutes, but Buffalo came out of the City of Brotherly Love with a 12-11 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Wings at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night. With the win, Buffalo sweeps Philadelphia (2-9) in the season series, 3-0. Chase Fraser led the Bandits (10-2) with four goals on six shots, including the game-winner. Chris C…

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The Buffalo Bandits haven’t played a game in two weeks, yet they still have the most wins in the National Lacrosse League. Buffalo holds a one-game advantage on Toronto in the Eastern Division with a 9-2 record. The Bandits can secure a spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2016 with two wins this weekend. Buffalo hasn’t played since Feb. 22 when they defeated t…

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Buffalo avenged an earlier loss to Rochester this season as the Bandits topped the Knighthawks, 16-9, before 6,672 at Rochester’s Blue Cross Arena on Friday night. The win improves the team to 9-2 and gives them sole possession of first place in the Eastern Division. Since the Bandits’ loss to Rochester on Jan. 26, they’ve gone 5-0 and have outscored their opponents …

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The Buffalo Bandits travel a short ways to take on their next opponent. Buffalo will play the Rochester Knighthawks at 7:30 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena. Buffalo allowed the most goals they have all season when the teams last met. The Knighthawks pounded Bandits goalies Zach Higgins and Matt Vinc for 18 goals on 48 shots. Since, Buffalo has gone 4-0, outscoring opponents, 61-…

The Buffalo Bandits will award its Native American Scholarship on Native American Night presented by Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino on March 9, when they face the Georgia Swarm. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be of Native American descent and residents of Western New York or Southern Ontario. To apply, applicants must provide a completed application fo…

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Buffalo is among the 30 finalists to be a host city for the new outdoor Premier Lacrosse League, officials announced Thursday. The league will select 12 cities for the inaugural season, which begins June 1. Rather than having the six teams based in six cities and play multiple home games in each, the league is set up as a tour, similar to golf and NASCAR. There will …