Six Nations’ Alex Kedoh Hill powered the Buffalo Bandits past the Colorado Mammoth 14-11 Saturday, Feb. 28th at the First Niagara Centre with three goals and an assist.
The win increases the Bandits’ record at the halfway point in the season to 5-5, good enough for third place in the east.
The Bandits led the Mammoth 4-3 after the first quarter, but Colorado evened the score to 6-6 by the half.
Each team scored five more in the third quarter to set up an exciting final 15 minutes.
Buffalo goaltender Davide DiRuscio turned into a stone wall in the final frame while Ryan Benesch, Dhane Smith and Hill beat Dillon Ward at the other end of the floor to secure the Bandits’ win.
Rochester Knighthawks’ star Cody Jamieson’s 7-point game was capped off with the game winner scored at 11:12 of the 4th quarter Saturday night at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester.
The Knighthawks were hosting the Calgary Roughnecks who very nearly stole the game after a slow start, falling behind 6-1 in the 1st quarter. Dan Dawson added another Rochester goal early in the second quarter, but Calgary got off the canvas and pounded four past Matt Vinc to cut the Rochester lead to 7-5 by the half.
Each team scored three in the third to keep the two goal margin, but in the 4th, Calgary tied it up 11-11.
Jamieson then threw it in that gear that most other players don’t have, and notched the game winner to improve Rochester’s record to 6-2 for second place behind the Toronto Rock.
Meanwhile, in Vancouver, Johnny Powless and the Vancouver Stealth were hammering the Minnesota Swarm 21-15. Powless assisted on five.
It took OT to settle the score in Edmonton Friday night where the Toronto Rock added to their first place holdings by defeating the Rush 16-15.