News | 1/5/2012 9:56:26 AM |


The National Lacrosse League has announced that two Buffalo Bandits 2012 regular season home games in the month of April will be nationally-televised live in primetime on CBS Sports Network.

Buffalo’s home game vs. the Philadelphia Wings on Saturday, April 7 marks the first NLL game to be televised by CBS Sports Network, which will air four consecutive Saturday night games, including the Bandits’ matchup with the Rochester Knighthawks on April 21.

During the playoffs, CBS Sports Network will broadcast four more games, including one Divisional Semifinal Game, both Divisional Finals and the 2012 NLL Championship Game. All games will be aired in High Definition.

CBS Sports Network is seen in 44 million homes and is available to 98 million households across the country. The Network is available locally in Western New York through Time Warner Cable (Channels 130, 175, 232 or 557) and Verizon FiOS (Channel 94). It can also be found via satellite on DirecTV (Channel 613) and DISH Network (Channel 152). CBS Sports Network is also available in Canada on the following cable providers: Bell ExpressVU, Eastlink, Cogeco Cable, Rogers Cable and Bell Aliant. For more information and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, please visit

Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced that the team has named two players, defenseman Travis Irving and transition player Jay Thorimbert, to its practice squad for the 2012 season.

Travis Irving (4/9/1990, 6’4”, 205 lbs.) enters his second season with the team. Buffalo’s 2010 first-round draft pick (9th overall) from Maple Ridge, BC appeared in ten games for the Bandits last year, collecting three points (1+2), 20 loose balls and 18 penalty minutes.

Jay Thorimbert (7/6/1986, 6’0”, 200 lbs.) joined the Bandits last season, recording six points (1+5) in 14 games. The faceoff specialist ranked second on the team with 84 faceoff wins and fifth on the team with 81 loose balls during the regular season. The Whitby, Ont. native has totaled 32 points and 317 loose balls in 44 career games with Buffalo, Minnesota and Boston.

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