Players of the Week
News | 1/21/2009 2:12:49 PM | Bandits.com

The National Lacrosse League today announced that Buffalo Bandits forward Mark Steenhuis has been named the overall and offensive player of the week after his 12 point (7+5) performance.

In addition, goaltender Ken Montour has been named the Defensive Player of the Week for the second-straight week. Montour made 49 saves and allowed only six goals for the second week in a row.

Steenhuis tied the Bandits franchise record with seven goals in Buffalo's 23-6 victory over Rochester on Friday. He tied the Bandits franchise record for goals in a single game, a record he held along with John Tavares and Darris Kilgour. Steenhuis' 12-point performance helped lead Buffalo to their largest defeat of the Knighthawks in franchise history.

He added a game-high 13 loose balls to his performance and is now the league leader with 14 goals and second in points with 24.

For the second week in a row Ken Montour allowed only six goals while carrying the Bandits to a victory. Montour made 49 saves on 55 shots as he improved to 2-0 on the season. Montour is currently the NLL leader with a 6.00 GAA and a .879 save percentage. In 2008 Montour posted a 4-5 record with a 10.23 GAA and a .808 save percentage.

The Bandits open a set of three-straight road games on Saturday at Minnesota at 8 p.m. Fans can watch the game on the NLL Network at NLL.com by following the link here .

Buffalo's next home game is Saturday, February 14 against the Toronto Rock at HSBC Arena. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Canadian fans can purchase tickets at par by entering the promotional code: CANADA at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-467-2273. Season tickets in all price levels are still available for the 2009 season. Individual tickets are still available for the Bandits next home game against Toronto with 300 level tickets starting at $18 pre-sale and $22 the day of the game. For more ticket information call 1-888-467-2273.

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