Buffalo Bandits One Man Wrecking Crew

The world champion Buffalo Bandits came to down Philly to face the Wings. Buffalo was looking to bounce back, as this would be their second straight game on the road and they came out with vengeance on their mind, winning 18-12. For Philadelphia this would be their third straight loss at home, having lost to Vancouver last week then to Saskatchewan less than 48 hours prior. Even though Philly played well offensively, Dhane Smith was an one man wrecking crew for Buffalo. Smith had back-to-back goals in the first quarter to set the tone for his team. He created space for shots while in coverage, facilitated the ball, and caused the Wings defense tons of pain. He finished with 5 goals and seven assists for a 12-point game.

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History Being Made

Mitch Jones made history at the Wells Fargo Center, recording his 600th career point on a first quarter goal. Jones made a nice cut to the net, reading what the Buffalo Bandits were throwing at him. Jones finished with 2 goals and 5 assists. Holden Cattoni (4g, 4a) and Joe Resetarits (3g, 5a) had eight-point games for Philadelphia. Zach Higgins made 48 saves on 66 Buffalo shots. Deacan Knott saved the only shot he faced in three and half minutes of relief work.

The Home Field Horrors Continued

The Wings battled Buffalo, going blow for blow with the Bandits. Philly’s offense kept pace with Buffalo’s offense up until the 4th quarter, when the Bandits were able to keep Philly at arm’s length. The Bandits went into lock-down mode in the final quarter and Philly didn’t have an answer for it. Josh Byrne put up 10 points himself (3g, 7a) as this Bandit team took a W out of south Philly. The Bandits improve to 8-7 and move up to the #6 seed. Buffalo wraps up their three game road trip next week, heading to Colorado. Meanwhile, the Wings fall to 5-10 and into 14th place in the Unified Standings. The home field horrors continued for this club as they finish a dismal 1-8 at the Wells Fargo Center this season. The Wings finish their season with road games against Panther City, Colorado, and Rochester.

Pat Bernard
Pat Bernard

Pat Bernard has four years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and four years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux Sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a  for 6 Philly sports fan.  Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Wings, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally out of Ambler from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony Bridge).  Pat is a credentialed Philadelphia Wings Beat Reported under Edge of Philly Sports.

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