Vyse & Steenhuis combine for seven goals to lead Buffalo


Delby Powless (1 goal, 1 assist) and the Buffalo Bandits defeated the Knighthawks in Rochester to end their 16-game winning streak. The Bandits still own the league's all-time mark with 22 consecutive wins in the early 90s.

Mark Steenhuis and Roger Vyse combined to score seven goals with four assists to lead the Buffalo Bandits to their first win of the 2008 season, a 14-9 victory over the Rochester Knighthawks in front of 10,939 fans at Blue Cross Arena on Saturday evening.

After the teams exchanged three-goal spurts in the first quarter, the Bandits took a 4-3 advantage on a goal by Billy Dee Smith just 1:57 into the quarter. But, Rochester rallied by scoring three goals, including a pair by John Grant, for a 6-4 edge at the intermission.

Rochester scored two of the first three goals in the third quarter before the Bandits rallied to tie the score at 8-8 with 11 seconds remaining in the stanza on a goal by Steenhuis. Vyse scored the other three goals for the Bandits during the quarter.

Sparked by a pair of goals from Cory Bomberry, the Bandits took a 14-9 lead with 7:56 remaining in the fourth quarter by going on a 6-1 run.

Steenhuis scored three goals and three assists while Vyse added four goals with an assist in the victory for Buffalo.

The Knighthawks were led by Grant, who scored three goals with four assists. Shawn Williams had a game-high six assists in addition to a goal for Rochester in a losing effort.