Post by Crimson Cross on Sept 2, 2015 17:06:50 GMT -5
I've been a Buffalo Bandits fan from the very beginning in 1992 and I saw 3 (3 were in Buffalo) of the 4 Championships won by the team and John Tavares has been with the team from the beginning, he announced his retirement today...
Canadian box lacrosse legend John Tavares will announce his retirement Wednesday, WKBW in Buffalo reports. TSN hockey reporter Bob McKenzie confirmed WKBW’s report.
Tavares, 46, is the uncle of New York Islanders center John Tavares. He has played for the National Lacrosse League’s Buffalo Bandits since their inception in 1992.
Tavares hold the NLL records for most goals, assists and total points in a career. He has nearly 400 more points than the man in second place. He set the record for career points in 2007 and just kept adding to it.
Tavares spent his entire career playing indoor “box” lacrosse, a 6-on-6 variation of the 10-on-10 outdoor game more commonly played in the United States. Because NLL salaries are low, Tavares also works as a high school math teacher in Mississauga, Ont.
“This is my bread and butter,” Tavares told The New York Times in 2013. “I love teaching. Long after I’m done playing lacrosse, I’ll be a teacher. This is my career.”
Tavares will be missed, but he had a Legendary career and now he'll be coaching with the Bandits. I can say the Buffalo Bandits are my team and I'm a proud fan...
Post by Crimson Cross on Sept 5, 2015 12:25:09 GMT -5
I know the reality that Lacrosse is not a major league sport, but to me the Buffalo Bandits and Lacrosse has my support more than any of the other local teams. We've had some top level players that played for the Bandits from Jim Veltman, Derek Keenan, Darris Kilgour & Rich Kilgour. In the end John Tavares really was the best of the best in the game and I was their for most of it, awesome stuff...
Post by guiltyparty on Sept 18, 2015 9:16:59 GMT -5
Indoor Lacrosse, or box lacrosse, or as it's known in Canada "lacrosse", is a sport that I think will see a major boom in the next ten years. I particularly think that it's a perfect match for the southern United States... It's high scoring, fact paced, violent, and played indoors during the summer. It's perfect for Texas.
Post by Crimson Cross on May 22, 2016 4:54:32 GMT -5
It was a good move that Johnny Tavares retired as a player and moved onto as an assistant coach this season, which is the XXV for the Bandits. Two wins away from winning their 5th Championship and last night they revealed XXV as in their 25th season and "We Want 5" Championships. The only dumb scheduling the league has done is give us 2 home games in the best of three with game 1 at home and game 2 on the road, so we could win it all on the road, bad format. Either way, I'm hoping for the 5th Championship...