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Roughnecks Open NLL Final with a Win

May 18, 2019 - Buffalo, NY - The Calgary Roughnecks defeated the Buffalo Bandits 10-7 in Game 1 of the NLL Finals, presented by Michelob Ultra, on Saturday night at the KeyBank Center. It was a defensive battle in the first half as the rivals entered the halftime break knotted at 2-2, Rhys Duch (2g, 2a) scoring both of the Calgary goals. The Roughnecks' offence pushed in the second half, tallying eight goals including three by Dane Dobbie (3g, 3a) who posted a game-leading six point effort. Curtis Dickson (1g, 1a), Dan MacRae (1g, 1a... Full Story

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Bandits Announce Party in the Plaza and Pregame Player Arrivals

May 14, 2019 - BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host a Party in the Plaza on May 18 beginning at 5 p.m. prior to Game 1 of the NLL Finals against the Calgary Roughnecks. The event will feature Orange Carpet Arrivals presented by Towne Mazda. Fans are invited to line up along the orange carpet and welcome the Bandits players as they proceed across the plaza and into KeyBank Center. Arriving in Mazda vehicles, players are expected to begin walking the Orange Carpet at 5 p.m. The party will include live ... Full Story

Expansion Draft Coin Toss Set for New York Riptide and Rochester

May 14, 2019 - Philadelphia -The National Lacrosse League has released the date for the 2019 ceremonial expansion coin toss. After adding two expansion teams for the second year in a row, with the New York Riptide and the new Rochester Knighthawks franchise, the National Lacrosse League has officially set the ceremonial expansion coin toss for Game 1 of the NLL Finals in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, May 18. The coin toss will determine which team will claim the first selection of the Expansion Draft to be held in July 2019. On Sunday, Fe... Full Story

NY Riptide Name Jim Burda Chief Business Officer

May 13, 2019 - NEW YORK - GF Sports, a live events and sports media entertainment company, announced today the hiring of Jim Burda as Chief Business Officer for the New York Riptide of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) and Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for GF Sports. Burda joins GF Sports with more than 20 years experience in the sports industry, having held executive positions at Wilson Sporting Goods and the WNBA's Chicago Sky. The NLL awarded the New York franchise to GF Sports in December 2018. The Riptide will... Full Story

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