Bandits drop Game 1 of Champion’s Cup

The Saskatchewan Rush win game one 11-9.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – After an eight year drought the Champion’s Cup finals returned to the Queen City on Saturday night as the Bandits faced the Rush in game one of the best-of-three series.

The Bandits trailed 3-0 early on before overcoming the deficit and rallying to take a 4-3 lead. The teams were tied at six at halftime.

The Rush pulled ahead late in the fourth quarter, en route to a 11-9 win.

Dhane Smith finished the game with a hat trick.

Game two will take place on Saturday June, 4th in Saskatchewan. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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