Buffalo Bandits sweep Toronto, advance to NLL Finals with 10-9 win

Buffalo Bandits Josh Byrne Chase Fraser
Posted at 9:23 PM, May 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-29 17:48:34-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Bandits are the NLL's Eastern Conference champions! The top seed took care of business on the road with a 10-9 win to sweep the Toronto Rock.

Four different Bandits scored two goals apiece in the win. Josh Byrne led the way with six assists, while Matt Vinc made 42 saves.

However, Buffalo almost lost a 9-5 fourth quarter lead. A potential game-tying goal in the final seconds was waved off after the play was reviewed.

The Bandits are going back to the NLL Finals. It will be the NLL's first time crowning a champion since the 2019 season.

The Colorado Mammoth won the NLL's western conference title on May 28. Buffalo will host them for the first game of the finals on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m.