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Doyle to Start for West in NLL All-Star Game

02/16/2009, 4:32pm PST
By Washington Stealth
Stealth Captain Colin Doyle was named to his eighth National Lacrosse League All-Star game this week. He will be starting at forward on the West Division squad alongside Calgary’s Josh Sanderson and Edmonton’s Dan Teat. All-Star Weekend is scheduled for March 6 and 7 in Denver, Colo. Doyle is currently tied for fourth in assists (26) and seventh in points (35) in the NLL. He leads the Stealth in both categories. Doyle’s eight All-Star game appearances are the most among the starters from both divisions. The complete starting line-ups are as follows: West Division Forwards Colin Doyle, San Jose Josh Sanderson, Calgary Dan Teat, Edmonton Transition Brodie Merrill, Portland Defense Bruce Murray, Colorado Goaltender Matt Disher, Portland East Division Forwards Dan Dawson, Boston Casey Powell, New York Mark Steenhuis, Buffalo Transition Geoff Snider, Philadelphia Defense Chris White, Buffalo Goaltender Ken Montour, Buffalo 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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