Realty One

Saturday, January 20, 2018


SASKATOON - Pat Saunders scored 1:46 into overtime as the Buffalo Bandits came from behind to hand Saskatchewan its first loss of the National Lacrosse League season, beating the Rush 16-15 on Friday.

Mitch Jones had three goals and seven assists while Dhane Smith had four goals and five helpers to pace the Bandits (3-3). Jordan Durston scored twice and added six assists, Vaughn Harris had two goals and two assists, Nick Weiss struck twice, Josh Byrne had one goal and four assists while Craig England scored once to round out the scoring.

Mark Matthews had two goals and six assists, Robert Church had a hat trick and two assists and Ben McIntosh scored three times as the Rush (4-1) built up a 6-0 lead after the first quarter and a 9-3 advantage at the half before a second-half collapse.

Chris Corbeil and Ryan Keenen also scored twice while Mike Messenger, Jeremy Thompson and Jeff Shattler added singles.

Zach Higgins earned the win after stopping 34-of-45 shots for Buffalo, which scored seven fourth-quarter goals to force overtime. Evan Kirk made 42 saves in defeat.


Anonymous said...

Wow the rush fall to a sub 500 team ,let the free fall begin

Anonymous said...

Fire the coach watch the bandwagon fans drop by 3,000 next game

Darren Muller said...

Listened to almost all the game. Rush jumped out to a 6-0 lead but give Buffalo credit as they chipped away and never gave up which shows the parity in the league. Each team had 2 possessions in overtime to win it and Buffalo won on their third. Announcers called it game of the year so far. The games are very entertaining and another sellout proves the team and the sport are worthy of our support. I've met many people who went once and now are hooked and want to come again. A season ticket base of 11,000 shows the fans love it. Can't win them all in an 18 game season either.

Anonymous said...

Let the attendance crash now

Anonymous said...

Don't loose any sleep over Rush attendance. worry about the team you support

Anonymous said...

Mind your own bees wax please, Saskatoon is not a football nor a hockey town.

Anonymous said...

Neither is Regina.

Anonymous said...

Neither Saskatoon or Regina are a football or hockey town.

Very few support the Huskies & Hilltops. For a team begging to have a better calibre of football, you don't show you want to get to the next level. The same goes for the Blades.

Regina. HA HA HA!! They bitch and whine about the prices of Pats games, they think tickets for the outdoor game and Memorial Cup should be about 30 dollars tops. Go to a Thunder or Rams game and see what you get.

Why is that? Look in a mirror and see the pathetic excuse staring back at you.

Kris Moen said...

Of all the comment blogs out there, this might be the highest percentage of complete degenerates. Go hug somebody people, you are a sad, sad group. Saskatoon has a great thing going and if you actually left your parents basement you might find out that it is a pretty cool experience!