blog by Ben Tsujimoto • March 09, 2014 @ 5:14pm •
The sight was eerily familiar.
Billy Baron slumped at the podium at the MassMutual Center following a 75-72 loss to Iona in the MAAC Tournament, this time without the prospect of another year in the blue and gold.
Again, he’d fallen short of his single goal announced when he arrived at the Koessler Athletic Center in the summer of 2012: take Canisius to a MAAC title and an…
gallery by Robin David Brown • March 09, 2014 @ 10:55am •
Banditland was 15,330 strong on Saturday night as they witnessed their Bandits come from behind several times and finally put away the Minnesota Swarm, 12-9, with four unanswered goals in the fourth quarter.
Mark Steenhuis had an impressive six-point night with four goals and two assists while Dhane Smith was right behind him with five points of his own, tallying three goals and…
Dhane Smith gave the Buffalo Bandits their first lead with 3:48 left in the fourth quarter on Saturday night, streaking through the Minnesota Swarm zone and firing a shot past goaltender Zach Higgins to make it 9-8 Buffalo.
It was Buffalo’s first and only lead of the game, but once Smith scored, the team never looked back.
Smith’s unassisted tally finally capped an extended…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • March 08, 2014 @ 10:04pm •
When Quinnipiac smacked around Canisius, 88-81, at the KAC, the Bobcats looked formidable, a likely favorite for the MAAC Tournament.
The problem with March is that projections go out the window.
The Bobcats lost starting guard Umar Shannon to a season-ending torn meniscus in a narrow loss to upstart Siena, then MAAC first-teamer Ike Azotam missed the majority of Quinnipiac’s…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • March 08, 2014 @ 5:33pm •
It would have been a colossal disappointment for senior-laden Canisius to lose in the MAAC Quarterfinals, but Siena made them an earn the right to face No. 1-seed Iona in Sunday’s semifinal.
The Griffs’ 71-65 win was a grind-it-out affair of small runs by both teams, a constant tug-of-war with the game’s momentum. No team possessed a bigger lead than six points.
When you last joined As The Sabre Turns, Ryan Miller and Steve Ott were jettisoned to St. Louis during a game that the rest of the team still managed to win.
On Saturday, Pat LaFontaine abandoned the Sabres because of Reasons, going back to his old job with the National Hockey League in New York.
Ted Black said it wasn’t about Ryan Miller or Ted Nolan or anything but a desire to…
It was still winter outside on this first Saturday in March when the noon-time battle between the UB Bulls and the Miami Red Hawks had begun. Most of the seats in the Alumni Arena were full.
After a talented eighth-grade girl belted out the National Anthem and the tip-off was complete, the Bulls came out scoring better than the Red Hawks, but that didn’t last long as the RedHawks…
blog by Ryan Nagelhout • March 01, 2014 @ 10:58am •
On Friday night, 19,070 fans arrived at First Niagara Center for Ryan Miller’s final game as a Buffalo Sabre. They were three days late.
Miller was pulled out of the lineup about an hour before the game, then traded to the St. Louis Blues shortly before puck drop along with Sabres captain Steve Ott. Many media members arrived in the press box just in time to hear the buzz about…
gallery by Matt Weinberg • February 23, 2014 @ 7:59am •
Crowds gathered at the Rainbow Rink in North Tonawanda on Saturday night for a double-header of the Queen City Roller Girls!
The first bout was the season opener for Western New York’s travel team, Lake Effect Furies, as they welcomed Westchester County’s Suburbia.
After a successful season last year making the WFTDA Division 2 playoffs, the Lake Effect Furies enter this season…
gallery by Cody Osborne • February 23, 2014 @ 7:52am •
The Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament was held in a new location this year in hopes of finally finding a successful solution to their yearly pond hockey tournament weather troubles.
The small-sided ice hockey tournament was held at Buffalo RiverWorks down on Ganson Street and, after walking the site and experiencing this event, I think there’s no better location for this event…