October 22, 2009

NLL All-Stars Set for Show Down Under

from press releases

Rochester Knighthawks Shawn Evans, Gary Gait and John Grant will make their longest commute of the season this October as they travel to Melbourne, Australia for the first ever NLL All-Star Series.

The Rochester trio will play in the two-game series Friday and Saturday at Hisense Arena. The games start at 7 p.m. Melbourne time (4 a.m. Eastern time) Friday and Saturday mornings.

The game will be a warm-up for the Knighthawks players as they prepare for the 2010 season, which begins on Saturday, Jan. 9. That night, the K-hawks open their 16th season against the Buffalo Bandits at 8:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial.

Evans, Gait and Grant will represent the East squad as they take on the West. Each team will have NLL stars paired with Australia’s best box lacrosse players. Some of the other notables on the East include Anthony Cosmo (Boston), Geoff Snider (Philadelphia) and Mark Steenhuis (Buffalo).

Meanwhile, check out the NLL All-Star Series Player Blog.

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Four members of the Calgary Roughnecks will be taking part in the NLL All-Star Series.

Among the participants are Roughnecks’ Andrew McBride, Dane Dobbie, Jeff Shattler and Bruce Codd.

The two-game exhibition series will be played Friday and Saturday and feature some of the best players from around the world. Lacrosse stars from the NLL won’t be the only ones on hand, as players from Australia’s own back yard will also be showcased.

Australia’s Keith Nyberg, who tried out for the Roughnecks last season, will also be in attendance. Nyberg currently plays for the Eltham Panthers .

The Calgary Roughnecks kick-off the 2010 season on Sunday, January 10th at the Pengrowth Saddledome against the Minnesota Swarm.


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