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Colin Doyle Among Five Rock All-Stars

Toronto – The defending NLL Champion Toronto Rock had five players named as reserves for the East All-Stars recently.  This year’s All-Star Game will be played on Saturday, February 25th at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.

The Rock will have three forwards, one defender and a goaltender represent the club.  Up front Colin Doyle, Josh Sanderson and Garrett Billings make up the list of forwards.  Defender Sandy Chapman and Goaltender Matt Roik round out the Toronto selections.

For Doyle it’s his record 10th NLL All-Star Game appearance.  Buffalo’s John Tavares has also appeared in ten All-Star Games and will be a starter for this year’s showcase of the league’s best.  Sanderson will make his 7th All-Star Game appearance while Roik, Chapman and Billings will each play in their second game.

Earlier the league announced that Toronto Rock head coach Troy Cordingley will serve as head coach of the East team, assisted by Buffalo Bandits head coach Darris Kilgour.  Washington Stealth head coach Chris Hall will serve as head coach of the West team, assisted by Edmonton Rush head coach Derek Keenan.
 
East All-Star Team
 
(Player, Team and # of times player has now been selected to NLL All-Star Game)
 
Forwards
Starter: John Tavares (Buffalo Bandits – 10th)
Starter: Cody Jamieson (Rochester Knighthawks – 2nd)
Luke Wiles (Buffalo Bandits – 2nd)
Dan Dawson (Philadelphia Wings – 6th)
Garrett Billings (Toronto Rock – 2nd)
Kevin Crowley (Philadelphia Wings – 1st)
Josh Sanderson (Toronto Rock – 7th)
Colin Doyle (Toronto Rock – 10th)
Johnny Powless (Rochester Knighthawks – 1st)
 
Transition
Starter: Brodie Merrill (Philadelphia Wings – 6th)
Max Seibald – (Philadelphia Wings – 2nd)
 
Defensemen
Starter: Billy Dee Smith (Buffalo Bandits – 1st)

Starter: Pat McCready (Rochester Knighthawks – 3rd)
Chris White (Buffalo Bandits – 4th)
Sandy Chapman (Toronto Rock – 2nd)
Mike Kirk (Rochester Knighthawks – 1st) 
 
Goaltenders

Starter: Mike Thompson (Buffalo Bandits – 1st)
Matt Roik (Toronto Rock – 2nd)
 
West All-Star Team
 
Forwards
Starter: John Grant Jr. (Colorado Mammoth – 8th)

Starter: Adam Jones (Colorado Mammoth – 1st)
Gavin Prout (Colorado Mammoth – 8th)
Rhys Duch (Washington Stealth – 2nd)
Ryan Benesch (Minnesota Swarm – 2nd)
Callum Crawford (Minnesota Swarm – 2nd)
Shawn Williams (Edmonton Rush – 7th)
Jeff Shattler (Calgary Roughnecks – 4th)
 
Transition
Starter: Andrew Suitor (Minnesota Swarm – 1st)

Geoff Snider (Calgary Roughnecks – 5th)
Curtis Manning (Calgary Roughnecks – 1st)
Paul Rabil (Washington Stealth – 2nd)
Jordan MacIntosh (Minnesota Swarm – 1st)
 
Defensemen
Starter: Rory Smith (Colorado Mammoth – 1st)

Starter: Kyle Rubisch (Edmonton Rush – 2nd)
Chris Corbeil (Edmonton Rush – 1st)
 
Goaltenders
Starter: Goaltender – Chris Levis (Colorado Mammoth – 2nd)

Goaltender – Aaron Bold (Edmonton Rush – 1st)

Fans can watch this year’s NLL All-Star Game live on the NLL Network on NLL.com.

 

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