1997 Buffalo Bandits Roster

Major Indoor Lacrosse League (MILL)
Team Record: 6-4
Finishing 3rd in the MILL
Postseason: 1-1
Lost Championship
Coach: Les Bartley (6-4)
Location: Buffalo, New York
1997 Buffalo Bandits Statistics

The Buffalo Bandits of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League ended the 1997 season with a record of 6 wins, 4 losses and 0 ties for points, finishing third in the MILL, and compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

Buffalo paced the circuit with 158 goals. The team surrendered 153 goals. John Tavares scored 37 goals for the Bandits and contributed 29 assists. Ross Cowie topped the squad with 5 wins and a team-best 14.48 goals against average, leading regular keepers.

Les Bartley coached the team. The 1997 Buffalo Bandits lost in the Championship.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Bill CallanFebruary 3, 19666'0"210Whitby, ON
Dean CecconiFNovember 2, 19695'10"175Dayton, OH
Troy CordingleyFJanuary 9, 19675'10"175
Ross CowieGApril 2, 19646'2"195Peterborough, ON
Kevin CoxF
Neil DoddridgeFSeptember 16, 19696'0"195Mississauga, ON
Ted DowlingFMarch 2, 19705'10"190Mississauga, ON
Steve FannellFFebruary 27, 19715'10"188Wolverhampton, England
Brian HallFebruary 2, 19615'7"165
Mike HasenDJune 19, 19726'0"185Toronto, ON
Bob HenryFAugust 8, 19736'0"207Lewiston, NY
Donald Henry
Darris KilgourFSeptember 21, 19706'1"210Niagara Falls, NY
Rich KilgourTJanuary 14, 19696'0"185Niagara Falls, NY
Travis KilgourFJuly 9, 19736'2"250Niagara Falls, NY
Jason LukeFAugust 11, 19756'0"180
Pat O'TooleGDecember 24, 19716'0"215Toronto, ON
Peter ParkeOctober 21, 19636'4"225Vancouver, BC
Tom PhairFJuly 10, 19705'10"181Brampton, ON
Ryan SandersonFFebruary 18, 19755'8"176Orangeville, ON
John TavaresFSeptember 8, 19685'11"185Toronto, ON



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