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Bandits sweep the Rock in tight NLL East final

TORONTO — Chase Fraser had two goals and teammate Josh Byrne added six assists as the Buffalo Bandits eliminated the Toronto Rock from the National Lacrosse League playoffs with a 10-9 victory in the East Conference Finals.

TORONTO — Chase Fraser had two goals and teammate Josh Byrne added six assists as the Buffalo Bandits eliminated the Toronto Rock from the National Lacrosse League playoffs with a 10-9 victory in the East Conference Finals.

Buffalo, which won the first game  of the best-of-three series 18-17, will now play the winner of the San Diego Seals-Colorado Mammoth series for the NLL title. The Mammoth lead their best-of-three series 1-0. Game 2 in that series is Saturday night.

The Rock, with three goals from Tom Schreiber, outshot the Bandits 51-49 in the series clincher but couldn't score on netminder Matt Vinc down the stretch. Nick Rose made 39 saves in the Toronto net.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 21, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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