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The Buffalo Bandits made one of the biggest splashes in franchise history Wednesday, acquiring forward Shawn Evans and a 2019 fourth-round pick from the New England Black Wolves in exchange for forward Callum Crawford and a 2019 second-round pick. Evans has won the National Lacrosse League Most Valuable Player award twice, in 2013 with the Calgary Roughnecks and 2015 wi…

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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 …

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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…

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Buffalo Bandits forward Josh Byrne looks like the can't-miss lefty prospect he was billed as at the halfway point of the season. The first-overall pick in last year's National Lacrosse League draft leads rookies in all three main offensive statistical categories heading into Saturday's home game against the Rochester Knighthawks (7:30 p.m., 1520 AM). The rest of the …

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Faceoff: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Online: NLL TV. Radio: 1520 AM. Records: Buffalo 6-3, Rochester 4-6. Last time out: The Bandits' first back-to-back of the season was wildly successful, as Buffalo defeated New England on the road on Friday, 18-13, and Georgia at home on Saturday, 18-9. The pair of victories, which extended Buffalo's winning streak to four games, th…

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If you came to KeyBank Center Saturday night and couldn't tell which team was the reigning National Lacrosse League champion, you'd be forgiven. The Buffalo Bandits dominated the Georgia Swarm nearly start to finish, upsetting the 2017 champs 18-9. The Bandits have won four straight, catapulting themselves into first place in the East Division at 6-3. The Toronto Roc…

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The Buffalo Bandits showed no signs of fatigue after taking a bus home from their game in Connecticut Friday night, defeating the defending National Lacrosse League champion Georgia Swarm, 18-9, on Saturday. Buffalo held onto the top spot in the East Division with the victory. Buffalo's Josh Byrne and Callum Crawford each had three goals and three assists. Jordan Dursto…

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The Buffalo Bandits won a third straight game, surviving a comeback effort by the New England Black Wolves to win 18-13. With the win, the Bandits passed New England and the Toronto Rock to move into first place in the East Division entering tonight’s home game at KeyBank Center with the Georgia Swarm (7:30 p.m., Radio 1520). Buffalo’s Josh Byrne, who scored a career…

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When you get drafted by a team that already has Lyle and Miles Thompson, Shayne Jackson, Randy Staats, Jesse King, Kiel Matisz and Johnny Powless, it's going to be tough to crack the offensive unit. That's the situation former Silver Creek lacrosse star Zed Williams was thrown in when he was selected fourth overall by the reigning National Lacrosse League champion Georg…

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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…

The Buffalo Bandits acquired transition player Thomas Hoggarth in a trade with the Vancouver Stealth. Buffalo sent forward Pat Saunders to Vancouver in exchange. Hoggarth, 22, was selected 20th overall in the 2015 National Lacrosse League draft by the Geogia Swarm. Since joining the Stealth in 2016, the Lakefield, Ont., native had eight goals and four assists in 24 games…

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A seven-goal burst to close out the third quarter and start the fourth propelled the Buffalo Bandits to a 16-14 win at Rochester Saturday night. Rookie Josh Byrne, the first overall pick in last year’s draft, scored a career-high five goals to lead the Bandits (4-3) to their second straight win and third in the last four games. Dhane Smith added three goals and a sea…

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Faceoff: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Blue Cross Arena. Online: NLL TV. Radio: 1520 AM. Records: Buffalo 3-3, Rochester 2-4. Last time out: The Bandits pulled off a miraculous comeback on Jan. 19 against the previously undefeated Saskatchewan Rush. Buffalo stormed back from down 12-5 in the third quarter to beat the Rush, 16-15. Pat Saunders was the overtime hero, scori…

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Buffalo Bandits forward Pat Saunders tied the bow on one of the most improbable comebacks you'll ever see in the National Lacrosse League two weekends ago, but he doesn't want to dwell on it. "We're back to Square One," Saunders said. "It's nice to win in Saskatoon after that poor start there, but we've got Rochester this weekend. That's what we have to focus on." Sa…

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SASKATOON, Sask. – Pat Saunders was a healthy scratch for the Buffalo Bandits the previous two games, but Friday night he was an overtime hero. The second-year Bandit scored just under two minutes into overtime to lift Buffalo to a 16-15 win over the Saskatchewan Rush. The go-ahead tally completed a ferocious comeback for the Bandits, who were down 6-0 in the first q…