2012 Buffalo Bandits season

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2012 Buffalo Bandits
Division 4th East
2012 record 7-9
Home record 4-4
Road record 3-5
Goals for 198
Goals against 204
General Manager David Zygaj
Coach Darris Kilgour
Captain Chris White
Alternate captains John Tavares
Arena First Niagara Center
Team leaders
Goals John Tavares (41)
Assists John Tavares (39)
Points John Tavares (80)
Penalties in minutes Brandon Francis (69)
Loose Balls Scott Self (78)
Wins Michael Thompson (4)
Goals against average Anthony Cosmo (12.41)

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The Buffalo Bandits are a lacrosse team based in Buffalo, New York, playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2012 season was their twenty-first season in the NLL.

Standings[edit]

Reference: [1]

East Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff
1 Toronto Rockxy 16 9 7 0.563 0.0 3–5 6–2 198 196 +2
2 Rochester Knighthawksx 16 7 9 0.438 2.0 5–3 2–6 191 197 -6
3 Philadelphia Wingsx 16 7 9 0.438 2.0 3–5 4–4 176 207 -31
4 Buffalo Banditsx 16 7 9 0.438 2.0 4–4 3–5 198 204 -6
West Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff
1 Calgary Roughnecksxyz 16 12 4 0.750 0.0 5–3 7–1 216 170 +46
2 Colorado Mammothx 16 11 5 0.688 1.0 5–3 6–2 217 201 +16
3 Minnesota Swarmx 16 9 7 0.563 3.0 6–2 3–5 202 190 +12
4 Edmonton Rushx 16 6 10 0.375 6.0 4–4 2–6 167 175 -8
5 Washington Stealth 16 4 12 0.250 8.0 2–6 2–6 179 204 -25

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; Diff–Difference between goals scored and allowed

Game log[edit]

Reference:[2]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 January 14, 2012 Toronto Rock First Niagara Center W 14–10 16,356 1–0
2 January 21, 2012 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena W 12–9 9,776 2–0
3 January 27, 2012 Philadelphia Wings First Niagara Center L 10–13 14,492 2–1
4 January 28, 2012 @ Minnesota Swarm Xcel Energy Center L 11–19 8,232 2–2
5 February 4, 2012 Washington Stealth First Niagara Center L 10–11 OT 14,577 2–3
6 February 12, 2012 @ Philadelphia Wings Wells Fargo Center L 13–14 8,119 2–4
7 March 3, 2012 Colorado Mammoth First Niagara Center L 13–16 15,845 2–5
8 March 10, 2012 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena L 10–13 7,254 2–6
9 March 16, 2012 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre W 21–14 12,153 3–6
10 March 17, 2012 Minnesota Swarm First Niagara Center W 13–10 15,003 4–6
11 March 24, 2012 @ Calgary Roughnecks Scotiabank Saddledome L 6–17 7,687 4–7
12 March 31, 2012 Toronto Rock First Niagara Center L 9–15 15,322 4–8
13 April 7, 2012 Philadelphia Wings First Niagara Center W 17–7 15,060 5–8
14 April 14, 2012 @ Edmonton Rush Rexall Place L 8–11 6,897 5–9
15 April 21, 2012 Rochester Knighthawks First Niagara Center W 14–9 18,690 6–9
16 April 28, 2012 @ Washington Stealth Comcast Arena at Everett W 17–16 OT 3,770 7–9

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

Reference:[3]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Division Semifinal May 5, 2012 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre L 6–7 9,472 0–1

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 15, 2011[4] To Buffalo Bandits
Luke Wiles
To Washington Stealth
3rd round pick, 2011 entry draft
2nd round pick, 2012 entry draft
September 9, 2011[5] To Buffalo Bandits
2nd round pick in 2011 Entry Draft - Jeremy Thompson
Conditional 1st round pick in 2012 Entry Draft
To Edmonton Rush
Chris Corbeil
October 25, 2011[6] To Buffalo Bandits
Mat Giles
To Minnesota Swarm
4th round pick, 2013 entry draft
February 10, 2012[7]
To Buffalo Bandits
2nd round pick in 2012 Entry Draft
2nd round pick in 2014 Entry Draft
To Edmonton Rush
Jeff Cornwall
February 16, 2012[8] To Buffalo Bandits
Anthony Cosmo
To Minnesota Swarm
1st round pick, 2013 entry draft
1st round pick, 2014 entry draft

Dispersal Draft[edit]

The Bandits chose the following players in the Boston Blazers dispersal draft:

Round Overall Player
1 6 Kevin Buchanan
2 15 Damon Edwards

Entry draft[edit]

The 2011 NLL Entry Draft took place on September 21, 2011.[9] The Bandits selected the following players:

Round Overall Player College/Club
2 9 Jeremy Thompson Syracuse University
2 15 Jeff Cornwall Port Coquitlam, BC
3 24 Connor Daly Burlington, ON
3 25 Jerome Thompson Onondaga C.C.
4 33 Billy Bitter University of North Carolina
5 41 Dwight Bero Dartmouth College
6 51 Lloyd Chrysler Tuscarora University

Roster[edit]

2012 Buffalo Bandits roster
Active (23-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
Defensemen
Forwards
Transition
Practice Squad
  • 10 Canada Mike McNamara
Injured Reserve
Unable to play
  • -- Canada Kyle Clancy
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Chuck Brown
  • Jay Drury
  • Derek Graham
  • Ron Henry
  • Duane Jacobs
  • Rich Kilgour
  • Emmet Printup

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

Roster updated 2011-2-27
NLL Transactions

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2012 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Buffalo Bandits – National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Buffalo Bandits – National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Washington trades Wiles to Buffalo". NLL.com. July 15, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  5. ^ "Edmonton Rush upgrade defense, acquire Corbeil from Buffalo". ilindoor.com. September 9, 2011. Retrieved September 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Bandits acquire Giles in trade with Swarm". Bandits.com. October 25, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  7. ^ "Bandits deal defenseman Jeff Cornwall to Rush". NLL.com. February 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  8. ^ "Bandits acquire Cosmo from Minnesota". Buffalo Bandits web site. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  9. ^ "2011 Entry Draft Results". NLL.com. September 21, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2011.