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Boston's Dan Dawson Named to NLL All-Star Game

February 17, 2009 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Boston Blazers News Release

BOSTON (February 17, 2009) - The National Lacrosse League has announced that Boston Blazers forward Dan Dawson has been selected as a starter for the league's Eastern Division in the 2009 National Lacrosse League All-Star Game, to be played on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. Dawson is the first Blazer to be named to the 2009 All-Star Game and the selection marks Dawson's fourth appearance as an All-Star.

"Dan has been our offensive leader all year," said Tom Ryan, Blazers Head Coach and General Manager. "His character and skill put him among the elite in our sport and make him a tremendous ambassador for the game. Being selected as a starter for the Eastern All-Star Team is an honor that is well deserved."

The Eastern and Western Division starting lineups were determined by the combined votes of the league's general managers, league media and fans. The reserves for the Eastern and Western teams will be announced later this week.

Over the first seven games of the 2009 season with the Blazers, Dawson has helped lead the first year expansion franchise to a 4-3 record and third place in the NLL East Division standings. Dawson is currently tied for third in points scored (41) in the NLL with 28 assists and 13 goals in seven games this season.

ALL-STAR WEEKEND EVENTS

On Friday, March 6, the Pepsi Center will play host to the NLL All-Star Experience. Doors will open at 6 p.m. MT 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. At 8 p.m. (10 p.m. ET), the players will take center stage during the All-Star Skills Challenge that will be broadcast live on the NLL Network.

At 7 p.m. MT/9 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 7, the East All-Stars will face off against the West All-Stars in the 2009 NLL All-Star Game. The game will be broadcast live on the NLL Network.

For tickets and more information on all of the All-Star weekend events, please visit coloradomammoth.com or call 303-405-1101.

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