Bandits bounced from Champion’s Cup Finals

Saskatchewan Rush win NLL title for second year in a row.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo Bandits playoff run came to an end on Saturday night against the Saskatchewan Rush.

After losing game one in the Champion’s Cup the Bandits were in a must win situation in order to stay alive in the best-of-three series.

The two teams traded the lead back and fourth throughout the night and were tied at five at halftime. Buffalo lead by as many as two goals in the fourth quarter before the rush built a 10-9 lead. A goal from Kevin Brownell with 4:24 remaining tied the game at 10.

It appeared game two was heading for overtime but, with just twelve seconds remaining Jeff Cornwall scored what would be a game-winning goal to give the Rush a 11-10 win.

The victory marked the second straight Champion’s Cup for the Rush and continued the eight season drought the Bandits have had since winning the National Lacrosse League’s title. 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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