Throwback Thursday: Gait Brothers – 1994 MILL Finals


The Buffalo Bandits won the MILL title in 1992 and 1993. In 1994 they made it back to the Finals where they took on the Philadelpia Wings. The Wings had both Paul and Gary Gait on their team, as well as some other real legends, and they wanted to knock off the Bandits badly.

Guys like Tom Marachek, Jim Veltman, John Tavares, Darris Kilgour, Dallas Eliuk, and a host of other famous players were involved in the game, but at the end of the day, it was ALL Wings. In fact, this game actually got into mercy rule territory, where the last 5 minutes of the game are running time!

This face mask still gives me nightmares:


Pretty sure that’s just a football face mask. Insane.

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Connor Wilson

Connor is the Publisher of He lives in Brooklyn with his better half, continues to play and coach both box and field lacrosse in NYC as much as possible, and covers the great game that is lacrosse full-time. He spends his spare time stringing sticks and watching Futurama.

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