Long Island Home to One of Two New NLL Franchises 2/13/19

February 14, 2019

Chris Vale, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Long Island is one of two locations starting a new NLL franchise next season.  Box Lacrosse may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking about the home of Billy Joel, beaches and excellent food but there is quite a bit of history from the New York island connected to the game.  Long Island is well known for its…


Bandits Put Out the Lights in Georgia 2/9/19

February 10, 2019

Chris Vale, Correspondent Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Buffalo Bandits On Saturday February 9, the Buffalo Bandits (7-2) headed down south to take on their Eastern Division Rivals the Georgia Swarm (7-3) during Native American night and they dominated the Swarm on their home floor.  The attendance was actually very high for this game


Buffalo Has the Wings Number 1/19/19

January 20, 2019

Chris Vale, Correspondent Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse is Awesome© It was alumni night in Buffalo Saturday January 19 and the crowd and players were ready to put on a show. The Bandits were looking for their fourth win on the season and second versus a hungry Philadelphia Wings squad but the Bandits just seemed too much for the Wings to handle. Final Score:  Bandits 14—Wings 10.


Bandits Overtake the Warriors 12/28/18

December 29, 2018

Chris Vale, Correspondent Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse is Awesome© The Buffalo Bandits (2-1) got things back on track with a big 16-10 victory over the Vancouver Warriors (1-2) on Saturday December 28, 2018 at the Key Bank Center. Final Score:  Bandits 16—Warriors 10. Both teams may sit on different sides of North America but they have made many trades through the years and things weren’t that different this offseason when the…


Buffalo Bandits What Have They Been Up To in 2018?

December 10, 2018

Chris Vale, Beat Writer Buffalo BanditsLacrosse is Awesome The Buffalo Bandits are looking to make it back into the playoffs and it can be said that it looks like they have the team to do it. They had a strong offense last season and made moves towards the end to add a player like Shawn Evans. In the off season they traded a young lefty forward, Mitch Jones to the…


Bandits Fall Flat on Alumni Night 2/24/18

February 25, 2018

Chris Vale, Beat Writer Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse is Awesome Saturday, February 24 was Alumni Night at the Key Bank Center in Buffalo.  Over two dozen past players and staff were honored prior to the game and the current Bandits payed homage by sporting the flashy throwback jerseys.  The coaching staff probably wished they could’ve dressed some of those former players, as the Rochester Knighthawks (5-6) handily beat the Buffalo Bandits…


Buffalo Wins Second of Weekend 2/10/18

February 13, 2018

Chris Vale, Beat Writer Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse Is Awesome On Saturday, February 10 the Buffalo Bandits (6-3) were back in Bandit Land hosting the defending champion Georgia Swarm (3-4).  This would be Buffalo’s second game in as many nights, as Friday they beat New England on the road to take first place in the East Division.  The Swarm have had a difficult start to the season, often having trouble scoring. …


2018 Kaitlyn Cup a Success

February 8, 2018

Chris Vale, Correspondent The Kaitlyn Cup Lacrosse is Awesome The second annual Kaitlyn Cup took place on January 27th and it was nothing short of a fantastic time. The day was spent with some great master’s lacrosse; a tournament get together at Jack Astor restaurant; and a free trip to watch a NLL Eastern Conference match up with the hometown Toronto Rock hosting the New England Black Wolves. The Kaitlyn…


Stealth Winless No More 1/13/18

January 15, 2018

Chris Vale, Beat Writer Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse is Awesome Featured Image Photo Credit: Bill Wippert On Saturday January 13, 2018 the Buffalo Bandits (2-2) would host the Vancouver Stealth (0-4) at the Key Bank Center in Buffalo, NY also known as Bandit Land.  As always the Bandits bring in a crowd and Saturday night was no different as 12,16o fans would brave the cold to see their


Rock Crush the Bandits Getting Win No. 1 on 12/30/17

December 31, 2017

Chris Vale, Beat Writer Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse is Awesome The Buffalo Bandits (1-2) were looking to defeat the Toronto Rock (1-2) for the second time this season to get back on track with the “W”.  The first time the teams met December 8, 2017 on Bandits home turf, they would defeat the Rock 13-9.  Toronto was looking for their first win of the season after loses to both Bandits and…


Bandits Give the Rock a Tumble 12/8/17

December 10, 2017

Chris Vale, Beat Writer Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse is Awesome Featured Image Courtesy of:  Bill Wippert The Buffalo Bandits (1-0) and Toronto Rock (0-1) opened up their 2017-2018 season Friday December 8, 2017 in Buffalo in front of 11,516 fans at the KeyBank Center. The Bandits made numerous trades and draft picks in the off-season going with a new younger line up and only 12 returning players from last year.  The…


No Playoffs for Buffalo First Time in Four Years 4/29/17

April 30, 2017

Chris Vale, Beat Writer Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse is Awesome Photo Credits:   Buffalo Bandits The Buffalo Bandits (6-12) hosted the Toronto Rock (9-9) at KeyBank Center on Saturday April 29, 2017 where 18,417 Bandits fans were hopeful their team would end the 2017 season with a win.  But this game had meaning for the Rock as well who needed this win if they wanted to stay in second place in the…