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Boston Blazers Announce 23-Man Roster for the 2011 NLL Season

December 23, 2010 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Boston Blazers News Release

Boston, MA (December 23, 2010) The Boston Blazers announced today the team's final 23-man roster for the 2011 season. The professional indoor lacrosse squad returns 13 members including team captain and the 2009 National Lacrosse League MVP Dan Dawson, All-Stars Anthony Cosmo and Mitch Belisle.

After finishing 2010 with an 8-8 record and making the playoffs for the second consecutive year, President and General Manager Doug Reffue spent the offseason accumulating new talent in an effort to bring Boston a championship in 2011. New members of the Blazers include Casey Powell, the 2010 NLL MVP and seven time All-Star, Josh Sanderson, the league leader in points last season, and Kyle Rubisch, a standout defenseman from Dowling College and the team's second overall draft pick in the 2010 entry draft.

Boston also features several local players including defenseman Jack Reid from the University of Massachusetts and faceoff specialist, John Ortolani from Billerica, MA and a graduate of Endicott College.

"We've set ourselves in a solid position both offensively and defensively this season with the addition of all all-stars like Casey, Josh, and young talent like Kyle," said Reffue. "We are looking forward to the 2011 season and bringing our fans the championship."

2011 BOSTON BLAZERS ROSTER

First Name Last Name Pos. Hometown College/ Club

Matt Abbott D Syracuse, NY Syracuse University

Mitch Belisle D Bourne, MA Cornell University

David Brock T Burlington, Ont. Albany University

Kevin Buchanan F Cockeysville, MD The Ohio State University

Scott Campbell D Markham, Ont. Elmira College

Anthony Cosmo G Mississauga, Ont. Brock University

Nick Cotter T Whitby, Ont. Dowling College

Dan Dawson F Oakville, Ont. Brampton (Jr. A)

Greg Downing T New York, NY Fairfield University

Jon Durno D Scarborough, Ont. Canisius College

Ryan Hotaling T Syracuse, NY Nazareth College

Mike Kirk D Orangeville, Ont. Dickinson College

Geoff McNulty F St. Catherines, Ont. St. Catherines (Jr. A)

John Orsen D Laurel Hollow, NY Hofstra University

John Ortolani T Billerica, Mass. Endicott College

Casey Powell F Carthage, NY Syracuse University

Brett Queener T Saratoga Springs, NY Albany University

Matt Quinton D Elora, Ont. Roanoke College

Jack Reid D West Hartford, CT University of Massachusetts

Jamie Rooney F Arthur, Ont. Wellington Aces (Sr. B)

Nick Rose G Orangeville, Ont. Orangeville (Jr. A)

Kyle Rubisch D Brampton, Ont. Dowling College

Josh Sanderson F Orangeville, Ont. Brampton (Jr. A)

Boston opens their third season on Saturday, January 15th against the Edmonton Rush at the TD Garden. Blazers season and individual game tickets are still available with single game tickets starting at just $13. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting blazerslacrosse.com, calling 888-BLAZERS, or via Ticketmaster.

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