Two Bandits Added as All-Star Game ReservesFebruary 8, 2012 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) Buffalo Bandits
Bandits defenseman Chris White will play in his fourth All-Star Game in five years. White scored four points (1+3) and recovered 11 loose balls in his three previous All-Star Game appearances in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Buffalo's team captain has one assist and 13 loose balls in five games played this season.
Buffalo forward Luke Wiles, acquired from the Washington Stealth in an offseason trade, has been selected to his second straight All-Star Game. Wiles scored a game-high six goals, a team-high 10 points (6+4) and collected 10 loose balls for the West in 2011 NLL All-Star Game. Buffalo's leading goal scorer ranks second on the team with 21 points (13+8) and is third on the team with 23 loose balls this year.
The reserves will join the East and West starters that were announced by the league earlier this week, which included three Buffalo players in defenseman Billy Dee Smith, forward John Tavares and goaltender Mike Thompson.
Tickets for the All-Star Game, which will take place in Buffalo for the first time in NLL history and features a total of five Bandits players, may be purchased here. For more ticket information, please call 1-888-467-2273 or visit the First Niagara Center Box Office.
National Lacrosse League Stories from February 8, 2012
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- Minnesota Swarm Sends Three More to the 2012 All-Star Game - Minnesota Swarm
- Duch, Roik, Rabil & Powless Honored - NLL
- Matt Roik Named NLL Defensive Player of the Week - Toronto Rock
- Three Roughnecks Named to West All-Star Roster - Calgary Roughnecks
- Two Bandits Added as All-Star Game Reserves - Buffalo Bandits
- Four Players Heading to All-Star Game - Edmonton Rush
- Philadelphia Wings Add Dawson, Seibald, Crowley as East Division All Star Reserves - Philadelphia Wings
- Colin Doyle Among 5 Rock All-Stars - Toronto Rock
- Captain Prout Named West Division All-Star - Colorado Mammoth
- Full Lineups Announced for NLL All-Star Game on February 25th - NLL
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