News | 11/5/2010 5:16:40 PM |


Darris & Rich Kilgour part of star studded class for Buffalo Sports HOF

Buffalo Bandits head coach Darris Kilgour and assistant coach Rich Kilgour were inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday night. They were the first lacrosse players to be inducted. The class included Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff & retired Buffalo Bills kicker Steve Christie.

Both of the Kilgour brothers are members of the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame. Darris was inducted into the NLL Hall of Fame in 2007. Rich was inducted in September 2010. Both had legendary playing careers with the Bandits, winning four championships as a player or coach.

"That was one of the big things about this — lacrosse is now in the Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame," said Rich Kilgour to Niagara Gazette reporter Tim Schmitt in a story that appeared in Friday's editions. "To have my name associated with the first lacrosse players ever going in is great, no one can take this away from us. I'm going to be smiling for the next two weeks, it's just such a great night."

In a story in Friday's edition of The Buffalo News, Darris Kilgour pointed out that there are now 30 high schools in the Buffalo area that offer lacrosse. "If the Bandits or myself had any part of that growth it would be one of the proudest accomplishments of my life and small payback to a game that has given me so much".

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