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Georgia Swarm Face Buffalo Bandits On Road

DULUTH, GA. (December 28, 2023) – The Georgia Swarm is set to wrap up their three-game road series against the Buffalo Bandits on December 29th, 2023, at KeyStone Bank. 

Before the holiday break, the Swarm secured a notable victory on the road against the Colorado Mammoth with a score of 15-6. This marked the second meeting between the Swarm and Mammoth this season. The Swarm maintained their lead in the second half, with Shayne Jackson showcasing a seven-point performance (1 goal, 6 assists). Lyle Thompson (2 goals, 4 assists) and Seth Oakes (4 goals, 1 assist) also contributed significantly, earning their places in the five-plus-point club. Defensively, Brett Dobson made 42 saves at the net, and TJ Comizio scooped up 8 balls.  

Meanwhile, the Buffalo Bandits continue to hold the top spot in the NLL rankings with a 1-1 record this year. Before their bye week, the Bandits faced the San Diego Seals on December 16, 2023, in Buffalo and secured a 12-9 victory, staging a comeback with three goals in the third quarter. Josh Byrne and Dhane Smith led Buffalo with seven points each, with Byrne scoring four goals and Smith recording seven assists. Other contributors to the multi-point night included Tehoka Nanticoke (1 goal, 1 assist), Chris Cloutier (1 goal, 1 assist), Ian MacKay (1 goal, 1 assist), Nick Weiss (3 assists), and Kyle Buchanan (2 goals).  

Lyle Thompson leads the Georgia Swarm in points (18) and goals (8), while Andrew Kew tops the assists chart with 11 assists. Defensively, TJ Comizio leads with 24 loose balls, and Adam Wiedemann has blocked 5 shots this season. 

The Swarm, having won 6 of the 12 away games at the Bandits’ home arena, aim for another road victory. Following the matchup against the Bandits, Georgia will return home for a two-game stand, facing Panther City on January 6 and the Albany Firewolves on January 13. 

  

 SWARM INSIGHTS:  

 History:  

  • Georgia and Buffalo have gone head-to-head 40 times in NLL history  
  • The Bandits hold a 28-12 advantage over the Swarm in the all-time series  
  • Buffalo is 15-6 all-time when hosting Georgia  
  • Georgia is on a five-game losing streak to Buffalo 
  • The last win the Swarm saw over the Bandits was a 14-9 victory on March 9, 2019, in Buffalo, NY 
  • Last game, the Swarm fell on the road to Buffalo 9-11 

 

Milestones:  

  • Forward Brendan Bomberry needs 5 assist to reach 100 in his career 
  • Forward Andrew Kew needs 6 goals to reach 100 in his career 
  • Defenseman/Transition, Jordan Maclntosh, needs 7 loose ball recoveries to pass Mark Steenhuis for seventh on the all-time with 1642 
  • Defenseman/Transition, Bryan Cole, needs 4 games played to reach 100 in his career 
  • Defenseman/Transition, Bryan Cole, needs 10 loose balls recoveries to reach 400 in his career 
  • Defenseman/Transition, Jermey Thompson, needs 7 loose ball recoveries to become sixth player all time with 1700 

 

Where to Watch:  

  • ESPN+ – Use your ESPN+ account (or create a new one) to watch the game live.  
  • Peachtree Sports Network- Streamed locally in Georgia, US.   
  • TSN+ – If located in Canada, you can log into your TSN account to watch the game live 
  • CW23 TV- Streamed locally in Buffalo, US. 
  • Buffalo Sports Sports Radio 550 & Audacy.com  
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