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Sat, Dec 3
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Sat, Dec 3
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Sat, Dec 3
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22:00:00
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19:00:00
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WK
3
Fri, Dec 16
22:00:00
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Vancouver
Fri, Dec 16
22:30:00
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Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
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19:00:00
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19:00:00
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Sat, Dec 17
19:30:00
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Sat, Dec 17
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WK
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Fri, Dec 30
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Dec 30
21:00:00
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Calgary
Sat, Dec 31
21:00:00
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Saskatchewan
WK
6
Fri, Jan 6
22:30:00
Philadelphia
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Panther City
Rochester
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Halifax
Albany
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Buffalo
Georgia
Sat, Jan 7
19:30:00
Toronto
New York
Sat, Jan 7
22:00:00
Vancouver
San Diego
Sun, Jan 8
0:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
WK
7
Fri, Jan 13
18:30:00
Albany
Halifax
Fri, Jan 13
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Colorado
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Halifax
Toronto
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Panther City
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 14
19:30:00
Georgia
Buffalo
Sat, Jan 14
21:00:00
San Diego
Calgary
Sat, Jan 14
22:00:00
Las Vegas
Vancouver
Sun, Jan 15
15:00:00
Rochester
New York
WK
8
Fri, Jan 20
19:30:00
Buffalo
Rochester
Fri, Jan 20
22:30:00
Vancouver
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
New York
Albany
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
9
Fri, Jan 27
18:00:00
Rochester
Halifax
Fri, Jan 27
19:00:00
Buffalo
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 28
19:30:00
Buffalo
New York
Sat, Jan 28
20:30:00
Las Vegas
Saskatchewan
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
Toronto
Calgary
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
San Diego
Colorado
Sat, Jan 28
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
WK
10
Fri, Feb 3
21:00:00
Georgia
Colorado
Sat, Feb 4
18:00:00
Calgary
Halifax
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
New York
Toronto
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
Albany
Philadelphia
Sat, Feb 4
19:30:00
Rochester
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Panther City
San Diego
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 4
22:30:00
Colorado
Las Vegas
WK
11
Fri, Feb 10
19:30:00
Toronto
Georgia
Fri, Feb 10
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Sat, Feb 11
19:00:00
Halifax
Rochester
Sat, Feb 11
19:30:00
Albany
New York
Sat, Feb 11
20:00:00
Vancouver
Panther City
Sat, Feb 11
21:00:00
Colorado
Calgary
WK
12
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
San Diego
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Calgary
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Georgia
Toronto
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Las Vegas
Albany
Sat, Feb 18
19:30:00
Philadelphia
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 18
20:00:00
Colorado
Panther City
Sun, Feb 19
13:00:00
New York
Halifax
WK
13
Fri, Feb 24
21:00:00
Panther City
Colorado
Fri, Feb 24
22:30:00
Calgary
Las Vegas
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
New York
Rochester
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
Albany
Georgia
Sat, Feb 25
20:00:00
Vancouver
Saskatchewan
WK
14
Fri, Mar 3
18:30:00
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Halifax
Fri, Mar 3
21:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sat, Mar 4
11:30:00
New York
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Rochester
Toronto
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
Sat, Mar 4
20:00:00
Saskatchewan
Panther City
Mon, Mar 6
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
15
Fri, Mar 10
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Mar 10
21:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
Sat, Mar 11
19:00:00
Albany
Toronto
Sat, Mar 11
19:30:00
Philadelphia
New York
Sat, Mar 11
20:30:00
San Diego
Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 11
22:30:00
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Las Vegas
Sun, Mar 12
16:00:00
Rochester
Georgia
WK
16
Fri, Mar 17
21:00:00
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Calgary
Fri, Mar 17
22:00:00
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Vancouver
Sat, Mar 18
11:00:00
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Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 18
18:00:00
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Halifax
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
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Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
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Buffalo
Sat, Mar 18
20:00:00
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Panther City
Sun, Mar 19
15:00:00
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Rochester
WK
17
Fri, Mar 24
20:30:00
San Diego
Panther City
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
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Albany
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
Halifax
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 25
19:30:00
Georgia
New York
Sat, Mar 25
21:30:00
Calgary
Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
Buffalo
San Diego
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
Colorado
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 25
22:30:00
Rochester
Las Vegas
WK
18
Fri, Mar 31
20:00:00
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Georgia
Fri, Mar 31
21:00:00
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Colorado
Fri, Mar 31
22:00:00
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19:00:00
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20:00:00
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Panther City
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21:30:00
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Saskatchewan
Sun, Apr 2
13:00:00
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Halifax
Sun, Apr 2
18:00:00
Rochester
Philadelphia
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19
Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
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Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
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Georgia
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
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Calgary
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
Vancouver
Colorado
Sat, Apr 8
22:30:00
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Las Vegas
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20
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
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Calgary
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
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Toronto
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
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Albany
Sat, Apr 15
19:30:00
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Buffalo
Sat, Apr 15
21:30:00
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Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 15
22:00:00
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Vancouver
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21
Fri, Apr 21
20:30:00
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Panther City
Sat, Apr 22
18:00:00
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Halifax
Sat, Apr 22
19:00:00
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Rochester
Sat, Apr 22
20:00:00
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Buffalo
Sat, Apr 22
21:30:00
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Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 22
22:00:00
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Sun, Apr 23
15:00:00
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Albany
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22
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
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Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
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Albany
Sat, Apr 29
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Georgia
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
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San Diego
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
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Sat, Apr 29
22:30:00
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Buffalo Brave: Bandits Clinch With 17-9 Win Over Stealth

The Buffalo Bandits (9-7) punched their ticket into the National Lacrosse League playoffs with a convincing 17-9 win over the Vancouver Stealth (5-12) in front of 15,897 at the First Niagara Center on Saturday night. The win also eliminated the New England Black Wolves from playoff contention as Buffalo earned the third and final spot in the East Division.

The Stealth kept within striking distance until natural hat tricks from Benesch and Steenhuis gave Buffalo an insurmountable lead early in the fourth quarter.

“It was a close game up until it was 9-7 and then [Buffalo] got on a bit of a run,” said Stealth head coach Dan Perreault. “We got on our heels and got in a bit of trouble.”

Buffalo also scored three short handed goals to help propel themselves to victory.

“They capitalized on their shorthanded opportunities, when they were shorthanded they went to the net hard and scored there,” added Perreault. “This time of year, special teams are really important and they took advantage of that tonight.”

“When you’re a man down, you try to dictate where their shots come from and make sure [Cosmo] can see the ball,” said Bandits head coach Troy Cordingley. “I thought we did a really good job of breaking out from our own end.”

Buffalo outscored Vancouver 2-1 in the first quarter. Jay Thorimbert scored in transition for Buffalo to open the scoring before Tyler Digby answered for the visitors. Ryan Benesch finished the frame’s scoring with a power play goal with 6:48 to go in the first.

Mark Steenhuis scored to open the second quarter and give Buffalo a 3-1 lead. Corey Small and John Tavares traded power play goals to make the score 4-2 with 10:00 to go in the second. Small tallied another goal and brought the Stealth within one. A short handed goal by Dhane Smith and a notch from Steenhuis made the score 6-3. Small finished out his second quarter hat trick and Logan Schuss scored a power play goal to send the game into halftime, 6-5.

The third quarter began with a short handed goal from Chad Culp before Schuss made the score 7-6. Steenhuis scored the Bandits’ eighth goal before Iliya Gajic potted the Stealth’s seventh. Benesch capped the third quarter’s scoring and had the Bandits out front, 9-7.

The Bandits got seven straight goals (Benesch, Benesch, Thompson, Steenhuis, Steenhuis, Steenhuis, Nick Weiss) to open up a 16-7 lead in the fourth. Rhys Duch stopped the run on the power play with 6:03 to go in the game. Digby added another goal for the Stealth and made the score 16-9. Steenhuis tallied his seventh goal of the game to close out the scoring at 17-9.

Buffalo hosted their second “Tucker Out Lymphoma” night to raise awareness and honor the late Tucker Williams whose battle with cancer . The team wore special jerseys designed by Tucker’s brother Dyson and his best friend Zack Toll.

“Last year this night was put on to benefit my family and that was amazing. This year the night is put on to honor Tucker. We want to help families the way we’ve been helped,” said Tucker’s father and NLL ironman Shawn Williams. “He’s so proud of the jerseys and he misses his brother. He’s an amazing boy. He’s remarkable.”

Logan Schuss had six points (2+4), Tyler Digby (2+2) and Corey Small (3+1) each had four points. Mark Steenhuis (7+2) and Ryan Benesch (4+5) each had nine points in the win.

Anthony Cosmo had a strong night and stopped 46 of the 55 shots he faced. He’s ramping up for a playoff run.

“It was a good game. We played for two purposes, one was for the Williams family, the other was to make the playoffs. We played well all around,” Cosmo said. “I hope to start the last two games. I want to make sure I’m at my best before the playoffs.”

Steenhuis entered the top 10 in NLL all-time scoring, surpassing Blaine Manning, with his assist on Benesch’s first quarter power play goal. He talked about his motivation for such a strong performance.

“It was a special night to me. I have an eight-year-old son that was his friend. It meant a lot to me, the team and the organization. You couldn’t have asked for a better kid, your hat has to go off to that family,” said Steenhuis. “I was zoned in. I felt good. The ball felt good and it was going in for me. It was nice to do that for the family and for the team.”

The Bandits take on the Black Wolves Sunday afternoon in New England. Vancouver heads to Calgary to take on the Roughnecks in a play-in game for the final playoff spot in the West in Week 18 on May 2.

Three Stars of the Game as selected by the media:

1) Mark Steenhuis
2) Ryan Benesch
3) Dhane Smith

By Steve Bermel (@BanditsBeat) for NLL.com. Photo by Bill Wippert.

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