Wednesday, February 8, 2012

NLL Crazy-Awesome-Player-Game Team Announcements

By Josh Bourhis

Today the Crazy-Awesome-Player-Game teams were announced a.k.a the All Star Game, and us here at the NLLBlog are going to break them down for you. For those that don't know, it's being played in Buffalo, and features Team Right side of North America and Team Left side of North America . East vs. West.

There are always exciting stories from the All-star Game including Dan Dawson going to sit in the hot tub after a goal, many awesome trick shots during the skills competition, and the Nooch defying the laws of physics. Sadly we have no picture of the last one, so you'll have to settle for Dan Dawson enjoying the hot tub.


Many of the players are excited, especially one player who unfortunately did not want to be named, "I'm stoked to be considered a Crazy-Awesome-Player and will be playing in this game. It will be nice to get away from some players in my teams dressing room. A lot of them smell."           


The Rosters are as follows

Team Right Side of North America

(R) Denotes Rookie, (V) Denotes 5x or more All Star

Starter: John Tavares - Buffalo Bandits (V)
Starter: Cody Jamieson - Rochester Knighthawks
Luke Wiles - Buffalo Bandits
Dan Dawson - Philadelphia Wings (V)
Garrett Billings - Toronto Rock
Kevin Crowley - Philadelphia Wings (R)
Josh Sanderson - Toronto Rock (V)
Colin Doyle - Toronto Rock (V)
Johnny Powless - Rochester Knighthawks (R)

Starter: Brodie Merrill - Philadelphia Wings (V)
Max Seibald - Philadelphia Wings

Starter: Billy Dee Smith - Buffalo Bandits
Starter: Pat McCready - Rochester Knighthawks
Chris White - Buffalo Bandits
Sandy Chapman - Toronto Rock
Mike Kirk - Rochester Knighthawks 

Starter: Mike Thompson - Buffalo Bandits
Matt Roik - Toronto Rock

Team Left Side of North America

Starter: John Grant Jr. - Colorado Mammoth (V)
Starter: Adam Jones - Colorado Mammoth (R)
Gavin Prout - Colorado Mammoth (V)
Rhys Duch - Washington Stealth
Ryan Benesch - Minnesota Swarm
Callum Crawford - Minnesota Swarm
Shawn Williams Edmonton Rush (V)
Jeff Shattler - Calgary Roughnecks

Starter: Andrew Suitor - Minnesota Swarm
Geoff Snider - Calgary Roughnecks (V)
Curtis Manning - Calgary Roughnecks
Paul Rabil - Washington Stealth 
Jordan MacIntosh - Minnesota Swarm (R)

Starter: Rory Smith - Colorado Mammoth
Starter: Kyle Rubisch - Edmonton Rush
Chris Corbeil - Edmonton Rush

Starter: Chris Levis - Colorado Mammoth
Aaron Bold - Edmonton Rush

How about that for a list of Crazy-Awesome-Players. Toronto, Colorado and Buffalo have the most players, with 5 each in the game.

A Big Congratulations to John Tavares and Colin Doyle who have been in this game 10 times now. Sorry boys, this officially means you’re getting old.

Notable Crazy-Awesome lacrosse players that are missing from the All Star team this year are Mark Steenhuis, Mike Accursi, and Cory Vitarelli.  Another notable look over is Athan Iannucci who is not only missing from the All Star Game, but from any NLL Roster too.

There is also a special player not on the list above. That player is NLLBlog's own Avry Lewis-McDougall who will play as Team Left Side of North America's official benchwarmer.

Official Stats: 9 Games Played, 0 Points, 2 Penalty Minutes

Team Left Side of North America's waterboy will be Wooly, the Mammoth's mascot.

Guess he has to learn to serve water while Tebowing.

Go to the All Star game in Buffalo, if you’re in Buffalo.
Also, don’t do drugs, those things are bad.

Take care and stay safe Bloggers.

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