2020 Buffalo Bandits season

The Buffalo Bandits are a lacrosse team based in Buffalo, New York playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2020 season is their 29th season in the NLL. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was suspended on March 12, 2020.[1] On April 8, the league made a further public statement announcing the cancellation of the remaining games of the 2020 season and that they would be exploring options for playoffs once it was safe to resume play.[2][3]

2020 Buffalo Bandits
LeagueNLL
DivisionNorth
2020 record7-4
Home record4-2
Road record3-2
Goals for130
Goals against118
General ManagerSteve Dietrich
CoachJohn Tavares
CaptainSteve Priolo
ArenaKeyBank Center
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Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Reference: [4]

North Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Halifax Thunderbirds1284.6670.06–12–3139126+1311.5810.50
2Toronto Rock1174.6360.54–23–2122106+1611.099.64
3Buffalo Bandits1174.6360.54–23–2130118+1211.8210.73
4Rochester Knighthawks12210.1676.02–30–7115165-509.5813.75
East Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1New England Black Wolves1183.7270.04–34–0135101+3412.279.18
2Georgia Swarm1275.5831.52–45–1149126+2312.4210.50
3Philadelphia Wings1486.5711.53–35–3151134+1710.799.57
4New York Riptide13112.0778.01–50–7116177-618.9213.62
West Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Saskatchewan Rush1073.7000.02–35–011193+1811.109.30
2Colorado Mammoth1376.5381.54–23–4128125+39.859.62
3San Diego Seals1266.5002.03–33–3138131+711.5010.92
4Calgary Roughnecks1055.5002.01–44–1122111+1112.2011.10
5Vancouver Warriors1349.3084.52–42–5117160-439.0012.31

x: Clinched playoff berth; c: Clinched playoff berth by crossing over to another division; y: Clinched division; z: Clinched best regular season record; GP: Games Played
W: Wins; L: Losses; GBGames back; PCT: Win percentage; Home: Record at Home; Road: Record on the Road; GF: Goals scored; GA: Goals allowed
Differential: Difference between goals scored and allowed; GF/GP: Average number of goals scored per game; GA/GP: Average number of goals allowed per game

Game logEdit

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 December 7, 2019 San Diego Seals KeyBank Center W 13–10 10,685 1–0
2 December 28, 2019 Halifax Thunderbirds KeyBank Center L 10–15 13,576 1–1
3 January 11, 2020 @ Georgia Swarm Infinite Energy Arena W 16–10 8,585 2–1
4 January 18, 2020 Toronto Rock KeyBank Center W 10–8 12,026 3–1
5 January 25, 2020 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center W 13–12 OT 10,994 4–1
6 January 31, 2020 Rochester Knighthawks KeyBank Center W 16–15 OT 10,978 5–1
7 February 7, 2020 @ Vancouver Warriors Rogers Arena W 15–8 7,215 6–1
8 February 9, 2020 @ Toronto Rock Scotiabank Arena L 9–13 7,021 6–2
9 February 15, 2020 Philadelphia Wings (2018-) KeyBank Center L 6–7 12,459 6–3
10 February 29, 2020 Halifax Thunderbirds KeyBank Center W 13–9 12,813 7–3
11 March 8, 2020 @ Halifax Thunderbirds Scotiabank Centre L 9–11 8,359 7–4

Cancelled gamesEdit

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
12 March 13, 2020 @ Toronto Rock Scotiabank Arena
13 March 14, 2020 New England Black Wolves KeyBank Center
14 March 28, 2020 Saskatchewan Rush KeyBank Center
15 April 3, 2020 @ Calgary Roughnecks Scotiabank Saddledome
16 April 11, 2020 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena
17 April 18, 2020 New York Riptide KeyBank Center
18 April 25, 2020 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena

RosterEdit

Buffalo Bandits roster
Active (21-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
Defensemen
Forwards
Transition
Practice Squad
Injured Reserve
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches

Equipment Manager

  • Ted Cordingley

Legend
  • * Suspended list
  • (C) Captain
  • (A) Alternate captain

Roster updated 2019-01-06
NLL Transactions

Entry DraftEdit

The 2019 NLL Entry Draft took place on September 17, 2019.[5] The Bandits made the following selections:

Round Overall Player College/Club
1 12 Brent Noseworthy Michigan University
2 29 Nathaniel Kozevnikov Robert Morris University
3 45 Ryder Garnsey Notre Dame University
4 52 Taylor Kauffeldt Brampton Jr. A
4 56 Tyler Halls Orangeville
6 84 Joel Watson Whitby

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NLL Statement on game play (March 12, 2020)". NLL.com. March 12, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "National Lacrosse League cancels remainder of season due to COVID-19". Sportsnet. Sportsnet.
  3. ^ "National Lacrosse League announces cancellation of remaining regular season games". NLL.com. April 8, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  4. ^ "2020 National Lacrosse League Standings". Pointstreak Stats.
  5. ^ "2019 NLL Draft Results". NLL.com. September 17, 2019. Retrieved September 18, 2019.