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Boston Blazers Sign Three Free Agents

August 14, 2008 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Boston Blazers News Release

Boston (August 14, 2008) - The Boston Blazers announced today that they signed former Fairfield University star Greg Downing, forward Gary Bining and defenseman Dave Campbell to free agent contracts for the 2009 National Lacrosse League season.

Downing, 23, was a first team All-New England and ECAC star for Fairfield University in 2006-2007 where he graduated as the school's only multiple All- American honorable mention player in history. He joins the Blazers after playing with the LA Riptide of the MLL where he was among the team's top scorers. The 6-1, 193-pound forward played in 12 games for the Riptide, scoring 19 goals. Downing, of Auburn, NY, was the sixth overall selection in the MLL's 2007 entry draft.

Bining, 26, was a 2006 first-round draft choice of the Colorado Mammoth of the NLL. He joins the Blazers from the Coquitlam Adanacs of Canada's Western Lacrosse Association where he concluded the 2008 season with 19 goals and 22 assists. Bining hails from Delta, British Columbia.

Campbell, 25, is a native of Mount Albert, Ontario and joins the Blazers from the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks of the Ontario Lacrosse Association.

The Blazers recently announced that they will host the National Lacrosse League's entry draft and combine scheduled for Sept. 6-7, 2008 at the TD Banknorth Garden. In conjunction with the event, the team will stage "Blazers Day," and indoor-outdoor fan festival on Saturday, Sept. 6th from 9am-9pm at the TD Banknorth Garden where the club will continue a special ticket presale campaign for fans to purchase eight-game ticket plans for the 2009 NLL season. Fans can obtain information on all Blazers ticket plans by calling 1-888-BLAZERS or by logging onto www.blazersl

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