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The goaltending prowess of the Bandits’ Matt Vinc was a big part of the team’s franchise-record 14 wins last season and its deep playoff run. On Thursday, the Canisius College graduate was rewarded by the league for his skill between the pipes with his seventh NLL Goaltender of the Year award in ten seasons and his second in a row. Vinc led the league last season in …

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By Mike J. Pesarchick It’s a new season for the reloaded Buffalo Bandits, and it’ll kick off with the return of an old rival. The Bandits will travel to Philadelphia to take on the reborn Wings on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center, resuming a decades-old rivalry. Here are five things Buffalo fans should know before the season opener: Led by legends …

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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…

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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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Two games into the season, it's safe to wonder whether anyone can stop the Rochester Knighthawks. The Buffalo Bandits certainly couldn't Saturday night at Blue Cross Arena. The Knighthawks put on an offensive showcase and goalie Matt Vinc turned away 55 shots in Rochester's 21-11 victory against the Bandits. Buffalo, which earned an impressive win against Toronto in …