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Rouillard and Coleman Signed to Chill Roster

December 22, 2004 - National Women's Basketball League (NWBL) - Colorado Chill News Release

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado Chill of the National Women's Basketball League (NWBL) and team owner, Dave King, announced today that they have added Nichole Rouillard and Danielle Coleman to the local roster.

Rouillard, who played collegiately at Loyola Marymount University and also was a member of the practice squad for the Colorado Xplosion, will compete for a spot on the full-time roster at either the point or shooting guard.

Coleman, a graduate of Skyview High School in Thornton, Colo., will compete for time at the shooting guard position this season. The Western State (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) alumna has the potential to be a big spark off the bench for the Chill this season.

"The addition of Coleman and Rouillard to our roster should help us at the guard position." said King. "Both players bring several of the intangibles to the court every day and will be critical to our success at the Budweiser Events Center."

With the additions of Coleman and Rouillard to the roster, the number of players signed to this point for 2005 is ten. They join Team USA Gold Medallist Ruth Riley, WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon, 2004 Chill MVP Katie Cronin, Teresa Hinz, Shawna Hawes, Erin Scholz and Tiffany McCain.

The Chill will open the season with a series of exhibition games against the Chicago Blaze beginning on January 8th. The first game will be played in Becky Hammon's hometown of Rapid City, SD, while the second will be played on January 9th back at home at the Budweiser Events Center. The regular season is scheduled to begin on January 15, when the Lubbock Hawks visits Colorado.

Season tickets can be purchased for as low as $140 per seat by calling Aaron Moore at Triple Crown Sports at 970-223-6644. Individual game tickets are also on sale, and can be purchased online at www.comcasttix.com, by phone at 877-544-8499 or at the Budweiser Events Center Box Office.

The NWBL is a six-team league that features more than 25 active WNBA players. Other teams in the league include the Birmingham Power (Birmingham, Ala.); Dallas Fury (Dallas, Texas); Chicago Blaze (Naperville, Ill.); San Jose Spiders (San Jose, Calif.) and Lubbock Hawks (Lubbock, Texas).

UPCOMING EVENTS

Becky Hammon of the Chill will host her annual basketball camp on Monday, December 27th and Tuesday, December 28th at Miramont Sport Center. The camp is divided into two age groups, with 3rd-6th grade girls working out from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. The 7th-12th grade girls session will run from 1 - 4 p.m. on both days.

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