February 19, 2009

NLL All-Star Reserves Announced

from staff reports

The National Lacrosse League has announced the reserves for the 2009 All-Star Game, which will be played at Pepsi Center in Denver on Saturday, March 7th. The Eastern and Western Division starting lineups were announced earlier this week.  A total of 36 players will participate in the All-Star Game. 

The All-Star teams will each be coached by a member of the league's Hall of Fame Class of 2009.  Jim Veltman will coach the Eastern Division All-Stars, while Dallas Eliuk will coach the Western Division All-Stars.  Both will be inducted into the league's Hall of Fame on March 7, in a ceremony to take place at Pepsi Center in the afternoon.  The All-Star Game will be played that evening.  

2009 All-Star Game Rosters

EASTERN DIVISION

Dan Dawson - Boston Blazers (Forward)
Casey Powell - New York Titans (Forward)
Mark Steenhuis - Buffalo Bandits (Forward)
Geoff Snider - Philadelphia Wings (Transition)
Chris White - Buffalo Bandits (Defenseman)
Ken Montour - Buffalo Bandits (Goaltender)

Reserves

Jason Crosbie - Toronto Rock (Forward)
1st All-Star selection; currently 10th in assists (22) and tied for 12th in points (31)

Gary Gait - Rochester Knighthawks (Forward)
6th All-Star selection; currently tied for 12th in goals (13)

Pat Maddalena -- New York Titans (Forward)
2nd All-Star selection; currently tied for sixth in assists (24) and tied for third in goals (17) and points (41)

John Tavares - Buffalo Bandits (Forward)
8th All-Star selection; currently sixth in points (36) and tied for sixth in goals (16)

Roger Vyse  - Buffalo Bandits (Forward)
1st All-Star selection; tied for sixth in goals (16)

Shawn Williams - Rochester Knighthawks (Forward)
6th All-Star selection; currently 11th in points (32) and tied for sixth in assists (24)

Jordan Hall -- New York Titans (Transition)
1st All-Star selection; currently second in assists (29) and tied for third in points (41)

Mitch Belisle - Boston Blazers (Defenseman)
1st All-Star selection; anchors defense that has allowed second fewest goals in Eastern Division (71)

Greg Peyser - New York Titans (Defenseman)
1st All-Star selection; leads Titans defensive transition and is currently eighth in loose balls (66)

Kyle Sweeney - Philadelphia Wings (Defenseman)
1st All-Star selection; currently 10th in loose balls (64)

Cam Woods - Toronto Rock (Defenseman)
4th All-Star selection; has collected 32 loose balls so far this season

Anthony Cosmo - Boston Blazers (Goaltender)
4th All-Star selection; third in total saves (225)

WESTERN DIVISION

Colin Doyle - San Jose Stealth (Forward)
Josh Sanderson - Calgary Roughnecks (Forward)
Dan Teat - Edmonton Rush (Forward)
Brodie Merrill - Portland LumberJax (Transition)
Bruce Murray - Colorado Mammoth (Defenseman)
Matt Disher - Portland LumberJax (Goaltender)

Reserves

Brian Langtry - Colorado Mammoth (Forward)
1st All-Star selection; currently tied for 12th in goals (13) and tied for 22nd in points (27)

Peter Morgan - Portland LumberJax (Forward)
2nd All-Star selection; currently tied for ninth in goals (14)

Gavin Prout - Colorado Mammoth (Forward)
7th All-Star selection; tied for 20th in assists (16)

Tracey Keluskey - Calgary Roughnecks (Forward)
7th All-Star selection; tied for sixth in assists (24) and ninth in points (34)

Jeff Zywicki - San Jose Stealth (Forward)
3rd All-Star selection; currently tied for ninth in goals (14) and tied for 16th in points (29)

Nick Carlson - Colorado Mammoth (Transition)
2nd All-Star selection; leads Mammoth transition game, has collected 30 loose balls

Jeff Shattler - Calgary Roughnecks (Transition)
2nd All-Star selection; leads Calgary's transition game with eight points and 33 loose balls

Ryan Cousins - Minnesota Swarm (Defenseman)
5th All-Star selection; named league's Defensive of the Player Award for the past two seasons

Ian Hawksbee - Edmonton Rush (Defenseman)
1st All-Star selection; tied for eighth in loose balls (66)

Nick Inch - Minnesota Swarm (Defenseman)
1st All-Star selection; Minnesota defense has held opponents to an average of 10 goals per game

Jeff Moleski - Calgary Roughnecks (Defenseman)
1st All-Star selection; Calgary defense has held opponents to 62 goals in first six games

Andrew Leyshon - Colorado Mammoth (Goaltender)
1st All-Star Selection; currently third among starting goaltenders in Goals Against Average (9.24)
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The 2009 All-Star Game takes place on Saturday, March 7th at Pepsi Center in Denver, home of the Colorado Mammoth.  All-Star Weekend begins on Friday, March 6 with the NLL Experience and All-Star Skills Competition.  On March 7, NLL Hall of Fame Class of 2009 members Dallas Eliuk and Jim Veltman will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of a special afternoon event at Pepsi Center.  The All-Star Game begins later that evening at 7pm Mountain.  For tickets and more information, please visit coloradomammoth.com or call 303-405-1101.


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