NLL Announces All-Star Starters
from press release
The National Lacrosse League has announced the starting lineups
for its 2009 All-Star Game, which will be played at Pepsi Center in
Denver on Saturday, March 7. The Eastern and Western Division
starting lineups were determined by the combined votes of the
league's general managers, league media and fans. The reserves for
the Eastern and Western teams will be announced later this
2009 All-Star Game Starting Lineups
F Dan Dawson - Boston Blazers
4th All-Star selection; currently third in assists (26) and points (41)
F Casey Powell - New York Titans
6th All-Star selection; currently leads league in goals (26) and second in points (52)
F Mark Steenhuis - Buffalo Bandits
6th All-Star selection; currently leads league in assists (31) and points (54)
T Geoff Snider - Philadelphia Wings
3rd All-Star selection; currently second in loose balls (112) and first in faceoff percentage (72.6)
D Chris White - Buffalo Bandits
2nd All-Star selection; Bandits defense averages league-low 9 goals against per game
G Ken Montour - Buffalo Bandits
1st All-Star selection; leads all goaltenders with a league-best 7.50 goals against average
F Colin Doyle - San Jose Stealth
8th All-Star selection; currently tied for fourth in assists (26) and tied for seventh in points (35)
F Josh Sanderson - Calgary Roughnecks
5th All-Star selection; currently tied for sixth in assists (24) and tied for seventh in points (35)
F Dan Teat - Edmonton Rush
2nd All-Star selection; currently tied for third in goals (17) and 10th in points (33).
T Brodie Merrill - Portland LumberJax
4th All-Star selection; currently leads league in loose balls (115)
D Bruce Murray - Colorado Mammoth
2nd All-Star selection; Mammoth defense has allowed second-fewest goals in Western Division (63)
G Matt Disher - Portland LumberJax
1st All-Star selection; leads all goaltenders in saves (299) and third in save percentage (.810)
The reserves for the Eastern and Western teams will be announced later this week.
All-Star Weekend Events
On Friday, March 6, Pepsi Center will play host to the NLL All-Star Experience. Doors will open at 6pm for a non-ticketed and free interactive fan event on the home floor of the Colorado Mammoth. Both the East and West All-Star players will be present and available for photos and autographs. The event will feature contests, displays, interactive demonstrations and booths with various activities. Wooly, the Colorado mascot, will be present as well as the Wild Bunch, the team's dance squad. At 8pm, the talents of the players take center stage during the All-Star Skills Challenge. The Skills Challenge begins at 10pm ET/8pm MT and will be broadcast live on the NLL Network. The Friday night capper will be a party in the Blue Sky Grill at Pepsi Center featuring the players, coaches and dancers.
All-Star Saturday will kick off early at Pepsi Center with a variety of Colorado Youth Lacrosse Association games inside the venue. The National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame luncheon will be held in The Ridgeline on the ADT Club Level at Pepsi Center, where Dallas Eliuk and Jim Veltman will be inducted as the class of 2009. Tickets for the luncheon will be available to the public with special access surrounding that event. The Hall of Fame ceremony will be broadcast live on the NLL Network. At 9pm ET/7pm MT Saturday, the East All-Stars will face off against the West All-Stars in the highlight of the weekend. The game will be broadcast live on the NLL Network. Following the game, players will be available on the field for autographs.
For tickets and more information on all of the events, please visit coloradomammoth.com or call 303-405-1101.
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