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The Buffalo Bandits have landed in the National Lacrosse League championship series. The Bandits fought off a second-half Toronto comeback and outscored the Rock, 4-1, over the last 9 minutes and 35 seconds Saturday night for a 12-8 win in the East Division playoff championship game at KeyBank Center. Buffalo will face the West Division winner Calgary Roughnecks in the b…

Bandits

The Buffalo Bandits opened this season with two former National Lacrosse League MVPs still learning to play together, two new co-head coaches and one secret weapon. “I think the guys just see me as an added edge over their competition,” Christopher Siuta said this week. “I think the Bandits are the only team in the NLL that has somebody like me on staff.” Siuta, who …

Bandits

The Bandits made a huge splash Tuesday by bringing a six-time National Lacrosse League Goaltender of the Year to Buffalo. Matt Vinc, an unrestricted free agent, signed a three-year contract, pending league approval, the Bandits announced, bringing Vinc back to where he starred on defense for Canisius College. Vinc was rumored to be signing with the Bandits throughout…

Bandits

The Buffalo Bandits selected defenseman Matt Gilray and transition player Ian MacKay with their first-round picks in Tuesday's National Lacrosse League Draft. The Bandits chose Gilray at No. 3 and MacKay at No. 4. The selections fill a position of need, especially considering the Bandits used last year's first overall pick on Josh Byrne, a lefty forward. Gilray pl…

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…